Awakened

Awakened

James S. Murray / Jul 24, 2019

Awakened The star of truTV s hit show Impractical Jokers alongside veteran sci fi and horror writer Darren Wearmouth delivers a chilling and wickedly fun supernatural novel in the vein of The Strain in which

  • Title: Awakened
  • Author: James S. Murray
  • ISBN: 0062687883
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The star of truTV s hit show Impractical Jokers alongside veteran sci fi and horror writer Darren Wearmouth delivers a chilling and wickedly fun supernatural novel in the vein of The Strain, in which a beautiful new subway line in New York City unearths an ancient dark horror that threatens the city s utter destruction and the balance of civilization itself.After years of The star of truTV s hit show Impractical Jokers alongside veteran sci fi and horror writer Darren Wearmouth delivers a chilling and wickedly fun supernatural novel in the vein of The Strain, in which a beautiful new subway line in New York City unearths an ancient dark horror that threatens the city s utter destruction and the balance of civilization itself.After years of waiting, New York s newest subway line is finally ready, an express train that connects the city with the burgeoning communities across the Hudson River The shining jewel of this state of the art line is a breathtaking visitors pavilion beneath the river Major dignitaries, including New York City s Mayor and the President of the United States, are in attendance for the inaugural run, as the first train slowly pulls in.Under the station s bright ceiling lights, the shiny silver cars gleam But as the train comes closer into view, a far different scene becomes visible.All the train s cars are empty.All the cars interiors are drenched in blood.As chaos descends, all those in the pavilion scramble to get out But the horror is only beginning High levels of deadly methane fill the tunnels The structure begins to flood For those who don t drown, choke or spark an explosion, another terrifying danger awaits the thing that killed all those people on the train It s out there and it s coming.There s something living beneath New York City, and it s not happy we ve woken it up Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 287 pages Published June 26th 2018 by Harper Voyager More Details ISBN 0062687883 ISBN13 9780062687883 Edition Language English Series Awakened 1 Other Editions 9 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Awakened Awakened 1 by James S Murray, Darren Wearmouth Release date Jun 26, 2018 Get ready not to sleep at night Brad MeltzerAfter years of waiting, New York s newest subway line is finally ready, an express train that connect Get ready not to sleep at night Brad MeltzerAfter years of waiting, New York s newest subway line is finally ready, an express train that connects the city with the burgeoning communities across the Hudson River The shining jewel of this state of the art line is a breathtaking visitors pavilion beneath the river Major dignitaries, including New York City s Mayor and the President of the United States, are in attendance for the inaugural run, as the first train slowly pulls in.Under the station s bright ceiling lights, the shiny silver cars gleam But as the train comes closer into view, a far different scene becomes visible.All the train s cars are empty.All the cars interiors are drenched in blood.As chaos descends, all those in the pavilion scramble to get out But the horror is only beginning High levels of deadly methane fill the tunnels The structure begins to flood For those who don t drown, choke or spark an explosion, another terrifying danger awaits the thing that killed all those people on the train It s out there and it s coming.There s something living beneath New York City, and it s not happy we ve woken it up Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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plot Was it perfect No, some of the dialogue seemed to get a bit repetitive and explaining some of the situations, that happened along the way, seemed to defy logic but I could look past the imperfections and take the book for what it was a really fun read flag 30 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jun 24, 2018 Cody codysbookshelf rated it did not like it review of another edition Thanks to Harper Voyager for the review copy.Let s get this out of the way I have a few biases when it comes to my reading I am not a fan of collaboration novels I have never read a novel that was written by two or authors that I enjoyed I also don t like ber basic thrillers Awakened is both with one of the authors being a television star.I went into this with an open mind, though The book deserved that I was sent this in exchange for an honest review, and I wanted to give the Thanks to Harper Voyager for the review copy.Let s get this out of the way I have a few biases when it comes to my reading I am not a fan of collaboration novels I have never read a novel that was written by two or authors that I enjoyed I also don t like ber basic thrillers Awakened is both with one of the authors being a television star.I went into this with an open mind, though The book deserved that I was sent this in exchange for an honest review, and I wanted to give the story a fair chance And, for the first fifty or so pages, I was intrigued Not utterly enthralled, but I was interested.Sadly, the book soon fell apart This thing is just boring The characters are all cardboard, the scares such as they are are weak, and the resolution is disappointing Many plot lines are left unresolved, which leaves me to think there will be a sequel And if faced with a choice between reading said sequel or receiving a chemical castration, I d have to really think about it This book just isn t good I don t have much of note to say about it, other than that If you re looking for a summer read that doesn t require much thought and be consumed quickly, maybe it ll be your speed Otherwise, give it a pass flag 22 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jun 08, 2018 Steven rated it really liked it Shelves horror, netgalley or publisher, sci fi superheroes, read in 2018 Thanks to the publisher for reaching out to me to offer a physical ARC in exchange for an honest review.I am shocked at how much I enjoyed this book It was fast paced It was intense It was chock full of action It had at least moderately developed characters with some depth to them The villains were both human and mysterious other Can t say , spoilers The writers have created a really interesting world just like ours with a little twist Okay, the twist is huge It s like, EARTH hu Thanks to the publisher for reaching out to me to offer a physical ARC in exchange for an honest review.I am shocked at how much I enjoyed this book It was fast paced It was intense It was chock full of action It had at least moderately developed characters with some depth to them The villains were both human and mysterious other Can t say , spoilers The writers have created a really interesting world just like ours with a little twist Okay, the twist is huge It s like, EARTH huge And while I m glad I don t actually live in this created world, I was entertained by visiting it.There seemed to be set up for a sequel Damn, I hope so.If you liked Ezekiel Boone s trilogy, you ll like this one flag 18 likesLike see review Jun 17, 2018 Mogsy MMOGC rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves audiobook, review copy, horror, thriller suspense, science fiction 3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum by James S Murray of Impractical Jokers fame with sci fi author Darren Wearmouth, Awakened really couldn t have come at a better time Summer is here, and this impossibly fun and deliciously creepy horror thriller would make for the perfect read by the beach, pool, or anywhere really as long as it s bright, sunny, above ground, and surrounded by people Trust me on this, if you want to avoid nightmares.Set in Ne 3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum by James S Murray of Impractical Jokers fame with sci fi author Darren Wearmouth, Awakened really couldn t have come at a better time Summer is here, and this impossibly fun and deliciously creepy horror thriller would make for the perfect read by the beach, pool, or anywhere really as long as it s bright, sunny, above ground, and surrounded by people Trust me on this, if you want to avoid nightmares.Set in New York City, the story begins in a mood of celebration as the city s long awaited new subway line is about to be officially opened After years of construction, the state of the art expression train complete with a visitor s pavilion and underwater viewing area beneath the Hudson River is finally ready to take on its first passengers Many important guests have gathered to witness and commemorate the inaugural run, including NYC s mayor and even the President of the United States Dozens of journalists from across the globe are also on site, ready to capture the historic moment when commuters disembark from that first train.But deep below the city, something else is stirring Ancient and monstrous, they have been there all along, but the recent drilling of the tunnels has disturbed the bedrock in which they make their home, and they re about to make their displeasure known As the first train pulls into the station, no smiling passengers greet the cameras Instead, the cars are empty, save for all the blood and viscera splattered everywhere But by then, it s too late for everyone else to escape Pockets of methane gas released from beneath the earth fills the tunnels A breach causes water levels to rise And in the darkness, nightmarish horrors are waiting.If you re claustrophobic, don t read this book Awakened gave me serious flashbacks to the Alien movies, especially the scenes where our characters find themselves in dingy, tight, dark spaces, with all that was missing being a hair raising motion tracker sound effect But if, on the other hand, you happen to be into books that read like a campy disaster thriller meets sci fi horror, then this might just be up your alley It might also please you to know that the story throws readers into the action right away, and that there s absolutely no skimping on the blood and gore or edge of your seat suspense.When it comes to plot, I can t say I typically expect much from books like these To the authors credit though, they made a valiant attempt to thicken things up with a second act twist complete with a grand conspiracy theory about government secrets and supernatural phenomena Totally ridiculous and over the top Maybe Yet the story was no less entertaining despite the insane shenanigans, and in the end, that s what counts In addition, the stage is set for a possible sequel, which would hopefully provide answers for the mysteries left unexplained here.While the summer may be heating up, you can still count on Awakened to give you a few shivers If you re looking for a good scare delivered in a fast paced, blockbuster style novel with thrilling action and horror, this novel should do the trick Overall, I thought it was a fun and thrilling read, perfect for a bit of escapism.Audiobook Comments I m often wary of authors narrating their own books, but in James Murr Murray s case, his theater and TV experience no doubt gave him the edge for voice over performance and overall showmanship Being the expert on his own story, he knew exactly how to deliver his characters conversations, which lines of dialogue to stress, and which parts of the story to emphasize All in all, Awakened was a compelling listen flag 21 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 23, 2018 Mindi rated it it was ok This book was sent to me by Haper Voyager in exchange for an honest review.This book was entertaining, but sort of in the same way action movies with not a lot of substance are entertaining Even though the marketing for this book says it s horror, I felt like it was of a political thriller than a horror novel Sure, there was gore and evil subterranean creatures, but I like my horror to be darker and a lot less political.Some of the characters are likable, but I felt like most of them were This book was sent to me by Haper Voyager in exchange for an honest review.This book was entertaining, but sort of in the same way action movies with not a lot of substance are entertaining Even though the marketing for this book says it s horror, I felt like it was of a political thriller than a horror novel Sure, there was gore and evil subterranean creatures, but I like my horror to be darker and a lot less political.Some of the characters are likable, but I felt like most of them were really just cardboard cutouts The ex gang member who turned his life aroundthe badass female SWAT team memberdouble agents and evil shadow organization members who have ties going back to Nazi Germany Seriously, Nazis Then there are the politicians who are just in it for themselves Again we have a host of white men in power who cut corners and put people s lives in danger The creatures are somewhat interesting But the concept of of them becoming a serious threat to humanity sort of just sounds like a set up for a sequel I also feel as if there were too many instances where the authors felt like things needed to be over explained because readers were not clever enough to pick up on them Ultimately, I would not recommend this one to any of my serious horror pals It s a quick read and had some entertaining moments, but if you are looking for real horror, this isn t it If political thrillers with some gore are your thing, than this would be a good beach read flag 14 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 24, 2018 Abbie boneseasonofglass rated it liked it Shelves horror, sci fi, arcs I ve not settled on a rating for this yet, I need some time to mull it over Review to come soon flag 12 likesLike see review View 1 comment Apr 12, 2018 Mlpmom Book Reviewer rated it liked it Shelves arc book read, dtb book I don t always love sci fi reads for some reason but every now and then I come across I just can t say no to Chalk it up to curiosity or a great synopsis, either way I feel like I need to read them Awakened was truly a different kind of read Part dystopian, part sci fi and part thriller, it kept me interested and turning the pages often than not With a conspiracy theory twist I didn t see coming, this truly stood out compared to others I have read and promises to be a series that will k I don t always love sci fi reads for some reason but every now and then I come across I just can t say no to Chalk it up to curiosity or a great synopsis, either way I feel like I need to read them Awakened was truly a different kind of read Part dystopian, part sci fi and part thriller, it kept me interested and turning the pages often than not With a conspiracy theory twist I didn t see coming, this truly stood out compared to others I have read and promises to be a series that will keep readers guessing and on edge ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review flag 11 likesLike see review May 13, 2018 Josen rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018 own When I was offered this ARC by the publisher, I read the synopsis and thought heck yeah I ll read it and I wasn t disappointed A new subway line is being christened in New York City with all the fanfare and hoopla which included not only the city s mayor, but the President of the United States as well The opening of the celebration was to have the first train come in with a load of it s first passengers, but when it rolls into the pavilion, the passengers were gone Instead, the inside o When I was offered this ARC by the publisher, I read the synopsis and thought heck yeah I ll read it and I wasn t disappointed A new subway line is being christened in New York City with all the fanfare and hoopla which included not only the city s mayor, but the President of the United States as well The opening of the celebration was to have the first train come in with a load of it s first passengers, but when it rolls into the pavilion, the passengers were gone Instead, the inside of the train car was replaced with blood From that point on, the story never stops I flew through this book It s a fast paced, action packed thriller that I just could not put down I won t say what it was that happened to the people in the train, but you do find out early on The story takes place within a few hours which, again, makes it a page turning book Sometimes I couldn t read fast enough to find out what was going to happen Beyond the action, I even found the characters likeable and rooted for them the entire way through I don t know that this storyline will continue into other books but there s definitely room for it If you re looking for an exciting story that ll keep you glued to the page, I think this is a good place to start flag 10 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jun 20, 2018 Emily rated it it was ok review of another edition 2.5 The power cut Total darkness Glass shattering So many screams So many Holy fucking opening It is described on the back of the book, but I still absolutely loved the subway leaving on its first journey coming back empty covered in blood AMAZING SO CREEPY Obviously I was hooked on the beginning of the book The short chapters keep everything moving along quickly, and I was dying to know what happened In opposition to the ease of the short chapters, there were ent 2.5 The power cut Total darkness Glass shattering So many screams So many Holy fucking opening It is described on the back of the book, but I still absolutely loved the subway leaving on its first journey coming back empty covered in blood AMAZING SO CREEPY Obviously I was hooked on the beginning of the book The short chapters keep everything moving along quickly, and I was dying to know what happened In opposition to the ease of the short chapters, there were entirely too many characters It was difficult to keep everyone straight, and eventually I pretty much gave up on keeping track of who was who By the middle of the book, it started to become clear that answers weren t coming anytime soon, and my interest began to fade a bit I m not a huge fan of pure action I need storytelling suspense to carry it along, and Awakened ends up relying on fight scene after fight scene If this is your thing, this book is definitely for you I feel like I spent a lot of time waiting for anything else to happen I don t like when storylines are set up then not explained I am pretty sure that this was a ploy to get people to purchase the second book if there is one , and that frustrates me It s the first book in the series, and it s unfinished since almost nothing was explained The things that were explained weren t explained that well, and the format for explaining them was not creative Awakened started out well enough to be an awesome horror sci fi thriller, but than anything else, it s a political thriller with monsters I probably would not have picked up this book if that s how I knew it was going to be I feel like the purpose of this book was to get a TV or book deal it s fine if that ends up happening, but I want the actual book story to be the priority Thank you to Harper Voyager for sending copies to the NightWorms to review flag 9 likesLike see review Jan 14, 2019 Bob Milne rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves horror A good book that started out as a great book, before getting derailed about halfway through, Awakened was a fun popcorn read about subterranean monsters.James S Murray Darren Wearmouth waste absolutely no time getting down to business The first chapter features a harrowing accident, rescue, and ultimate disaster that got the adrenaline running I expected the story to settle down after that, plod along for a big, and then circle back to the action, but this is not a patient read The sec A good book that started out as a great book, before getting derailed about halfway through, Awakened was a fun popcorn read about subterranean monsters.James S Murray Darren Wearmouth waste absolutely no time getting down to business The first chapter features a harrowing accident, rescue, and ultimate disaster that got the adrenaline running I expected the story to settle down after that, plod along for a big, and then circle back to the action, but this is not a patient read The second chapter careens headlong into horror, leaving the pages dripping with blood, and things just keep getting intense from there.As much as I didn t care for the mid book twist that dragged the story into Illuminati, government conspiracy, high tech monster hunting territory, I loved what Murray Wearmouth did with the first half Everybody jumps to the conclusion that the subway disaster is terrorist related They spend far too much time trying to figure out human motivations and methods, never suspecting for a moment that it s really an inhuman terror stalking them It works because it s realistic, it s plausible, it s what real people would do Were this to happen in real life, monsters would be the farthest thing from anybody s thoughts.The moments before the twist is revealed are well done, adding a layer of human drama and anxiety to the monster story, and I liked that it made us question everything and everyone I did a double take at the first glimpse of the weird laser gun with a transparent handle that glowed pink around Samuels fingers and a smooth black body with no visible markings, and may have audibly groaned at the whole discussion between the President and his secret service agent about the man named Van Ness Don t get me wrong, it s an interesting subplot, and could have made for a fun read on its own, but I felt like it took away from the monster horror I was enjoying.For me, the whole was something less than the sum of its parts With that conspiracy angle, the story really stretched the bounds of credibility, and the plot hole became glaringly apparent Instead of grinning along with the carnage, cheering the MacGyver like survival scenarios, and rooting for the everyday heroes, I found myself shaking my head and questioning everything It doesn t help that it becomes clear this is meant to be part of a series, which means a lot of questions are left open In my opinion, Awakened would have been better as a straight monster thriller, but the opening 100 or so pages are well worth the price of admissiontps beauty in ruins flag 7 likesLike see review Sep 02, 2018 Jodi rated it it was amazing review of another edition This book is insanely brilliant Creepy and addictive from the first page I can t wait for the next one flag 9 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 22, 2019 Miriam rated it did not like it Shelves audio, horror, scrbd, dnf time of death 95% I just couldn t push through This story had everything I looked for in a horror book Monsters, blood, gore, lots of action, but despite that something was still off I couldn t keep up with the characters I couldn t remember who was who and I couldn t connect with any of them Most of the time this audio book was just noise in the background for me Every once in awhile a scene would catch my attention have me refocusing back to the story, but because I spaced out through t time of death 95% I just couldn t push through This story had everything I looked for in a horror book Monsters, blood, gore, lots of action, but despite that something was still off I couldn t keep up with the characters I couldn t remember who was who and I couldn t connect with any of them Most of the time this audio book was just noise in the background for me Every once in awhile a scene would catch my attention have me refocusing back to the story, but because I spaced out through the previous scenes leading to those rare moments of lucidity I was a confused messed The who, what, where and why were lost to me I give up I should ve given up way before now, but I couldn t find another book and I was desperate 3 stars audio1 star story because I can t leave anything less than that shrugs flag 5 likesLike see review View 2 comments Apr 13, 2018 Sheri rated it did not like it Shelves fantasy I absolutely love getting ARC from publishers And I really, truly hate when I have to give them a 1 star review because I have had publishers stop sending me stuff, even though they claim that they want honest reviews But, alas integrity is important to me.In all fairness, the concept of the book itself is that of an action movie and so even if it was well executed would probably only rate at 3 stars simply because it is not my cup of tea This was, however, a SLOW MOVING action film I I absolutely love getting ARC from publishers And I really, truly hate when I have to give them a 1 star review because I have had publishers stop sending me stuff, even though they claim that they want honest reviews But, alas integrity is important to me.In all fairness, the concept of the book itself is that of an action movie and so even if it was well executed would probably only rate at 3 stars simply because it is not my cup of tea This was, however, a SLOW MOVING action film I found myself bored and wondering when it was going to be over Murray attempts to write a page turner sacraficing philosophical commentary or even character development for plot and yet, he is so repetitive that his writing is boring.He also does not expect the reader to figure anything out for herself As soon as the creature tried to dig at the pregnant woman s stomach on page 36, I figured they were keeping the women for some reason And yet, 132 pages later on 168 he has to spell it out for us I m sorry, but if the reader hasn t figured out that the creatures are hoarding pregnant women on their own by this point, the reader is probably asleep Huh Yeah, maybe Murray does need to tell us.The book is filled with over dramatic attempts at comedy Mr Mayor, looks like I picked the wrong day to quit drinking I plan on starting again when we get out Stay safe and ends with a cliff hanger missing president and a new anti foundation task force Albert Van Ness would regret the day he unearthed the terror below New York and crossed swords with a man who didn t know how to lose Not quite I ll be back or Hasta La Vista, Baby , but certainly in the same vein Rarely do I say that the movie is better, but in this case I think my middle schooler would like the movie not sure anyone should waste their time reading the book flag 5 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jun 28, 2018 The Tattooed Book Geek Drew rated it really liked it As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Awakened came to my attention and piqued my interest after I saw that it was written by James S Murray, better known to many as Murr from the Impractical Jokers TV show I m a big fan of the Impractical Jokers series, it s good harmless fun and can always manage to make me chuckle at th As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Awakened came to my attention and piqued my interest after I saw that it was written by James S Murray, better known to many as Murr from the Impractical Jokers TV show I m a big fan of the Impractical Jokers series, it s good harmless fun and can always manage to make me chuckle at the groups humorous and often lowbrow shenanigans.So, how did Murr do with writing a book I d have to say pretty damn well actually.Awakened starts with a short prologue depicting an industrial accident during the construction of the new state of the art and high tech subway project known as the Z Train subway line extension that is then swiftly swept under the carpet and kept out of the media s attention The Z Train is the expansion of the New York subway line connecting different boroughs and allowing travel in superfast time It s the future of rail travel and the showpiece is the underwater visitors pavilion and concourse located beneath the Hudson River.We then jump forward three years in time and the decade long and overbudget project has finally been completed The President of the United States, the Mayor of New York City and then various reporters, photographers, security and the station workers are all at the underwater Pavilion to celebrate the opening of the expansion and the maiden journey of the Z Train along with a select group of other individuals who have the honour and privilege of being the first passengers to ride on board the Z Train.The train takes off from the Jersey City station and should arrive at the pavilion to huge celebrations in a matter of minutes but something goes wrong, the train is late and then the control centre loses all contact with the train Everyone is wondering what has happened when the powerless train silently rolls into the station, empty of passengers and drenched in blood The cause of the carnage on the train is deemed to be a terrorist attack, it s the only plausible explanation and then the shadows begin to move and the noises start The story in Awakened takes place over the duration of a few hours and there s certainly a lot of mayhem going on in the train tunnels as the characters struggle to escape and survive There are conspiracy theories and a clandestine organisation thrown into the mix to add an extra layer and depth to the story too We follow multiple threads as a variety of groups try to escape through the deadly tunnels and there are quite a few characters involved For the most part and in particular with the main characters, they do all have a fairly decent level of characterisation to them Sure, some could have been improved upon but then again, it s a book where people die and some as soon as they make it onto the page have fodder written all over them and you know that they aren t going to make it Well, ya know, obviously all that blood has to come from somewhere The creatures keep some of the captured women alive and honestly, it is quite obvious why but many pages later after the initial glimpses of the captured women the reason behind why they are still alive is finally revealed as if it is some groundbreaking revelation, it isn t and many will have already guessed the reason why.Apart from the few women that are being kept alive, the creatures don t discriminate and whether you are the Mayor, a station worker, a reporter, a policeman or the President your life is in danger from a gloriously gruesome demise.The creatures in Awakened deal death in gruesome fashion and there is plenty of limb tearing bloody carnage to go around but they aren t mindless killing machines and instead, they show an intelligence learning from the humans, their behaviour and the means in which they protect themselves For me, they brought to mind both the Xenomorph the Alien franchise and the Predator the Predator franchise and I felt there was definitely some similarities between them and the creatures in Awakened Whether or not that is where the actual inspiration came from, I don t know, I m just saying that is how I pictured the creatures in my mind both in looks and in intelligence as a married together version of those two classic monsters.The writing in Awakened is decent, at times good and occasionally even verges towards very good and you can really feel the claustrophobic tension that builds in the restricted space of the dark tunnels It doesn t get bogged down in excessive detail and everything moves along quickly I did feel that the attempts at humour often than not missed the mark but humour is very subjective and that is only a slight niggle that didn t detract from the fact that I found Awakened to be an enjoyable book and one that I had a good time whiling away the hours and reading.Awakened is the first book in the trilogy and as such, some things are left open for the sequel It does, however, do a good job of closing off the actual story that has been told whilst also simultaneously leaving the door open for the sequel which after reading the last few chapters and seeing what they reveal I m definitely interested in reading Whilst reading Awakened I was reminded me of The Hatching trilogy which, by the way, is a really fun trilogy that you should all check out by Ezekiel Boone only with the spiders of Boone s work being replaced with monstrous creatures.Awakened is an action packed, fast paced and exciting read, one to switch your brain off and just enjoy for what it is, a fun filled creature fest flag 4 likesLike see review Jun 24, 2018 Kate rated it really liked it Shelves out in 2018 and read, favourites read in 2018 Very entertaining, frightening and gory look at what lurks below the subway tunnels of New York City I love monster horror and this did the trick Review to follow shortly on For Winter Nights flag 4 likesLike see review Apr 16, 2018 Geneva rated it it was ok Full disclosure I was sent a free advance copy of this in exchange for reviewing it here even fuller disclosure part of my soul was all THEY RE SENDING ME FREE BOOKS NOW I VE MADE IT BIG I think, though, that the only way this is going to influence my review is by making me go into a bit detail than I would have otherwise.This book is okay I m going to get the caveat out of the way ahead of time I don t read a lot of modern horror, so I m not that familiar with the genre I do, ho Full disclosure I was sent a free advance copy of this in exchange for reviewing it here even fuller disclosure part of my soul was all THEY RE SENDING ME FREE BOOKS NOW I VE MADE IT BIG I think, though, that the only way this is going to influence my review is by making me go into a bit detail than I would have otherwise.This book is okay I m going to get the caveat out of the way ahead of time I don t read a lot of modern horror, so I m not that familiar with the genre I do, however, watch a lot of horror movies.This book felt like the authors wanted it to be a movie It dripped PLEASE PICK ME, HOLLYWOOD It felt like a movie pitch, and that irritated me, because if I m reading a book, I want character development and creeping horror I don t want a scene where a monster slowly snips the buttons off a woman s shirt That s irritating You know what else was irritating Because it felt so much like a movie, I started noticing how poorly it was doing on the Bechdel test It takes until and I don t have the copy with me, but I ll check when I get home, something like page 173 EDIT I checked when I got home and it was page 171 before two women speak to one another Also, the women characters are few and token You get the Here Is A Badass Woman, which I appreciate, it s GOOD to have a badass woman It kinda sucks though when there s only one of them You also get Somebody s Wife and Somebody s Assistant and A Passel of Victims, and those are your women right there Everyone else is a dude I AM SO TIRED OF THIS BULLSHIT I can make excuses for that kind of thing in science fiction from the seventies, but I m not going to stand for it in something written this year.I was also annoyed by how the characters romantic relationships are used, like Hawkeye s surprise family in Avengers, to make you care if they die or not, rather than actually giving the characters any actual depth or likeability You don t want this guy to die because he s just started trying to fix his marriage You don t want this woman to die because she s just agreed to let the guy try to fix their marriage Also Why Nazis Why did it have to be Nazis at least tangentially behind everything Like, you can have a shady global organization and NOT have them be founded by a Nazi It would have been a lot better had it not been Nazis, because that would have left some interesting ambiguity about the motives of the shadowy organization Sure Their methods are perhaps a little shady but they are PROTECTING THE WORLD FROM THE MONSTERS so maybe it s worth it That is a useful thing to have the reader questioning Is it worth certain sacrifices in order to protect the bulk of humanity Is blackmail 0kay if the money is used to protect the world WELL NOT IF IT S NAZIS As SOON as you throw Nazis in there, you lose all of the interesting subtlety.And I think that s what my review boils down to This book wants to be a movie, and it wants to be the kind of jump scare action horror movie that doesn t take the time to explore subtleties And it s really too badD GIVE ME BETTER WOMEN, GODDAMN flag 4 likesLike see review Jun 30, 2018 Cheryl rated it liked it review of another edition What was once underground is now coming to the surface Gavin BryarsI wanted to like this horror book than I did I grew up watching Creature Features and loving monster books and movies.This book, written by a writing team, lacked a spark for me Parts of it were good but parts were repetitive and lacking depth.There s a brand new subway opening in New York City, connecting parts of the city with New Jersey There is also an underwater pavilion built to commemorate the vast ventur What was once underground is now coming to the surface Gavin BryarsI wanted to like this horror book than I did I grew up watching Creature Features and loving monster books and movies.This book, written by a writing team, lacked a spark for me Parts of it were good but parts were repetitive and lacking depth.There s a brand new subway opening in New York City, connecting parts of the city with New Jersey There is also an underwater pavilion built to commemorate the vast venture But on opening day monsters crawl out of the depths and an all out slaughter begins.Out of the many characters presented in the book I only identified with a couple Some I downright disliked and some were like cardboard cutouts.I understand after reading the whole book that this is the first book in a trilogy I won t be reading the other two books flag 4 likesLike see review Jun 22, 2018 Alex findingmontauk1 rated it liked it Shelves owned, night worms Awakened, written by James S Murray and Darren Wearmouth, is a story that involves a big fear of mine underground subways It may be the claustrophobia talking, but there is something I just can t handle when it comes to dark tunnels full of nothingness, bugs, and that could just come collapsing down at any moment I mean what if the train stalled and there s nothing around I am not getting out and walking in that bye I ve seen movies like Cloverfield where that TERRIFIES me.Awakened Awakened, written by James S Murray and Darren Wearmouth, is a story that involves a big fear of mine underground subways It may be the claustrophobia talking, but there is something I just can t handle when it comes to dark tunnels full of nothingness, bugs, and that could just come collapsing down at any moment I mean what if the train stalled and there s nothing around I am not getting out and walking in that bye I ve seen movies like Cloverfield where that TERRIFIES me.Awakened is the story of New York finally getting an express train that connects itself with even communities than ever before It goes fast, too We open the book with the inaugural run of the express train and all the bigwigs are there for it But what we see first horrifies us The train cars come back empty, soaked, and covered in blood What the hell There s definitely something underneath New York City that has just been awakened.The plot sounds 100% fire to me Right Things I really enjoyed about this book the opening few chapters, the pace at which the book reads, the badass female character we have in Bowcut This story is a blend of Aliens, The Descent, and The Strain for me We have primal creatures and a political conspiracy combining as a huge threat to mankind But that is where the book also begins to lose me I was expecting FULL on horror, and that is how the book began But it morphs into this action packed political thriller with government conspiracies and a history of corrupt people The few times we see of the creatures I was enthralled I loved them and they were seriously freaking me out But I wanted and needed MORE scary creatures and MORE blood and gore There seemed to be the wrong mix of action vs suspense that affected me not enjoying this than I do.I would recommend this book, but not as a pure horror novel It is of a thriller with monsters than it is a monster horror book with suspenseful moments, if that makes sense It is a quick read with some great moments and I was entertained most of the book The reader is also left to assume there is going to be a sequel in the works I am going to give it three out of five stars If there is a sequel, I know I will read it But I will also go into it knowing that it is not a pure horror novel and has extreme aspects similar to political thrillers mysteries.Thanks to Harper Voyager for sending a copy in exchange for an honest review flag 3 likesLike see review Aug 14, 2018 James rated it it was ok This book starts out relatively good and creepy and then gradually devolves into something genuinely terrible The overall feel of the book is a SciFi Channel original movie and not one of the good one The characters are clich and the story is not particularly original It doesn t even work as a so bad it is great type book The beginning is fun and somewhat promising, by the middle it is bad to the point of being awesome, and then the end is just weak and boring If you want secret organi This book starts out relatively good and creepy and then gradually devolves into something genuinely terrible The overall feel of the book is a SciFi Channel original movie and not one of the good one The characters are clich and the story is not particularly original It doesn t even work as a so bad it is great type book The beginning is fun and somewhat promising, by the middle it is bad to the point of being awesome, and then the end is just weak and boring If you want secret organizations fighting monster go with Monster Hunter International.Below is an example of the absurdity of this book view spoiler An actual plot point is that an evil Frenchman who is part of a powerful secret organization established by former Nazis impregnates this mans wife to use her as blackmail a hostage This relies on the man being too busy at work to spend time with his wife, and then having an affair with another women, and then the wife feeling weak and being seduced by the evil Frenchman, and then her getting pregnant after they have had sex once because he the Frenchman is a motivated virile great lover Because that is a great plan and is how getting pregnant works I am not making any of this up view spoiler hide spoiler hide spoiler flag 3 likesLike see review May 17, 2018 Stefan Yates rated it really liked it Shelves general fiction Awakened is a fast paced exciting thriller along the lines of James Patterson or Dan Brown The characters are well crafted which to me is one of the keys to a successful thriller as the vested my interest in the people, the better the thriller grips me and keeps me turning pages to find out what happens next From about the midpoint of the novel on, I was pretty sure that the novel was laid out to be the first in a series and while I was correct I appreciate that the immediate events in th Awakened is a fast paced exciting thriller along the lines of James Patterson or Dan Brown The characters are well crafted which to me is one of the keys to a successful thriller as the vested my interest in the people, the better the thriller grips me and keeps me turning pages to find out what happens next From about the midpoint of the novel on, I was pretty sure that the novel was laid out to be the first in a series and while I was correct I appreciate that the immediate events in this novel were wrapped up to make it of a stand alone in a series not one where the reader is left hanging and has to wait an extended period to tie up loose ends The authors left me wanting , but nothing that I have to have immediately which I appreciate.Overall, Awakened is a pretty solid debut novel that I enjoyed There are some moments where I had to overlook things that wouldn t couldn t happen especially in regards to time and how much gets accomplished in a short period but that is a minor quibble It s a well written novel, reminded me of Reliquary by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child I will definitely be on the lookout for the sequel s flag 3 likesLike see review Sep 14, 2018 Ami rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves creature features, audio book, horror, tbr challenge 2018 Originally posted on Creature From the Book Lagoon blog The star of truTV s hit show Impractical Jokers alongside veteran sci fi and horror writer Darren Wearmouth delivers a chilling and wickedly fun supernatural novel in the vein of The Strain, in which a beautiful new subway line in New York City unearths an ancient dark horror that threatens the city s utter destruction and the balance of civilization itself.After years of waiting, New York s newest subway line is finally ready, an expres Originally posted on Creature From the Book Lagoon blog The star of truTV s hit show Impractical Jokers alongside veteran sci fi and horror writer Darren Wearmouth delivers a chilling and wickedly fun supernatural novel in the vein of The Strain, in which a beautiful new subway line in New York City unearths an ancient dark horror that threatens the city s utter destruction and the balance of civilization itself.After years of waiting, New York s newest subway line is finally ready, an express train that connects the city with the burgeoning communities across the Hudson River The shining jewel of this state of the art line is a breathtaking visitors pavilion beneath the river Major dignitaries, including New York City s Mayor and the President of the United States, are in attendance for the inaugural run, as the first train slowly pulls in.Under the station s bright ceiling lights, the shiny silver cars gleam But as the train comes closer into view, a far different scene becomes visible.All the train s cars are empty.All the cars interiors are drenched in blood.As chaos descends, all those in the pavilion scramble to get out But the horror is only beginning High levels of deadly methane fill the tunnels The structure begins to flood For those who don t drown, choke, or spark an explosion, another terrifying danger awaits the thing that killed all those people on the train It s out there and it s coming.There s something living beneath New York City, and it s not happy we ve woken it up Awakened Awakened 1 by James S Murray and Darren Wearmouth Audio book, published June 26th 2018 by Voyager, 9 hours and 12 mins Narrated by James S Murray.I love creature stories and when I saw this title come out back in June, I couldn t wait to get my greedy little hands on it Underground creatures attacking a subway Hell yeah Right on up my alley Awakened definitely did not disappoint in the creatures, either You saw them plenty There was much death and destruction, with a side helping of lots of gore, at the hands claws of these unknown beasts Like I said, I love creature stories, and I read as much as I can, and I do not recall seeing anything exactly like these monsters Through the whole book, these creatures kept growing and evolving, their powers becoming stronger And there are just so many of them The main characters in this book really have their work cut out for them.Along with the creatures, we are introduced to several human characters The main characters are made up of a few of the people who are stuck down in the tunnels and a few of the people who go in to the tunnels in order to rescue the people in trouble There is another group of humans caught up in the mix and this group is just as bad as the creatures At first it seems like there are too many characters going on, but it surprisingly never gets too overwhelming.Awakened is book 1 in the start of a new trilogy These creatures are a world wide problem There is a shady secret organization pulling a lot of strings in the background This group has known about the creatures for decades and plan on using them to their own devious designs This organization and the random strangers brought together to fight the creatures and the organization in this book form the set up for book 2 There was a lot of set up, especially in the last half of the book With the set up they did, I m really looking forward to where this trilogy goes in book 2 Author James S Murray has said that he had worked on Awakened for 14 years He had trouble at first finding someone who would publish the novel, so it sat around on his computer for years before his friends told him to get back out there and pass the manuscript around again This time Awakened, as well as future books 2 and 3, were bought by Harper Collins.It did not take long for the action to start in this book Pretty much right from the start there was crazy action It feels like it NEVER slows down after that It really hooks you at the beginning and you can t wait to see how it all ends It was a 9 hour audio book but it did not seem like it was that long at all The hours really flew by.The audio book was narrated by the author James S Murray Mr Murray is not your typical voice worker He did not narrate this with all the bells and whistles you normally hear on an audio book Most of the characters sounded exactly the same and the women didn t sound that much different then the men What he lacked in voice range, he made up with passion and energy He LOVES each and every character He LOVES this story he created Listening to Awakened is like hanging on every word that falls out of the camp counselors mouth as he tells a scary story around the campfire.Awakened is a fast paced horror ride that catapults you straight in to on coming traffic And by on coming traffic I mean thousands, and thousands of horrifying creatures that will destroy you and everything in their path This was a solid start to a new horror trilogy and I m looking forward to where the authors go in the next installment While author James S Murray may not have a versatile range with his voice acting, he makes it work by giving the audio book life with his energy and passion for his work flag 3 likesLike see review Apr 18, 2018 Kristie marked it as to read Shelves 2018, for_review, horror, science fiction I was sent a copy of this book for review by the publisher I am looking forward to it It sounds like it has potential to be a good creepy read flag 3 likesLike see review Apr 14, 2018 Julie rated it did not like it review of another edition I was given this ARC from the publisher, who asked for a review on GoodReads.Unfortunately, they ll probably regret this decision.This book is lousy.Advice given to all writers is show, don t tell This book is all tell I couldn t get past page 70 out of 280 and the only reason I slogged on that far was out of a sense of duty The plot is silly, the dialogue is ridiculous, and the characters aren t even sketches of characters, just doodles They are the sort of thing I imagine novelists jot I was given this ARC from the publisher, who asked for a review on GoodReads.Unfortunately, they ll probably regret this decision.This book is lousy.Advice given to all writers is show, don t tell This book is all tell I couldn t get past page 70 out of 280 and the only reason I slogged on that far was out of a sense of duty The plot is silly, the dialogue is ridiculous, and the characters aren t even sketches of characters, just doodles They are the sort of thing I imagine novelists jot down as they are planning out their novel, to flesh out in the actual writing There s Grady, working construction while going to school at night, to better support his young family Don t fret too much, he dies on page 6 There s Mayor Cafferty, who s dedicated his life to building a subway tunnel under the Hudson, at the expense of his marriage There s the wife, Ellen, who is carrying a 10 week old fetus presumably in her uterus who goes missing in the initial attack There s President Reynolds, who expresses concern with the safety of the 70 other people who are trapped with him under the Hudson, while he waits behind steel doors for the rescue submarine Reynolds security detail, who gives all the orders, which everyone follows, for no apparent reason Does the president s security detail automatically become dictator over everybody when the president s life is threatened I don t remember learning that in my civics classes I finally quit when the following scenario played out The people, trapped under the Hudson river, in a subway station, are endangered from rising methane gas levels The readers are told that when the levels reach 5, the gas can explode at the slightest spark If they manage not to explode, they will suffocate when the methane levels get higher than 5 Got it Of course you do, you re not an ignoramus Sadly, our characters are The solution our plucky heroes devise is to cram themselves into the undamaged subway car all 70 of them But first they must make the car airtight to protect them from the dangerous gas levels So they don t suffocate from the methane Exceptyou see where I m going here, right If you cram 70 people into an airtight container, they will suffocate anyhow as soon as they breathe up all the usable oxygen AND, the final nail in the coffin of this ridiculous plan is how they plan on making the car airtight they will use blowtorches to weld sheet metal onto the air vents Blowtorcheswhen the slightest spark will ignite the methane.Sample dialogue Tell them the whole place is explosive, so no weapons fire Was that what the bang was No time to explain Really No time to explain How bout Methane levels are at 5 That s only ONE word than No time to explain Also, it s helpful than no weapons fire What if no one fires their weapons, but someone lights up a cigarette Bang would happen.Sigh flag 3 likesLike see review Mar 31, 2018 Em rated it it was ok review of another edition Yikes More sci fi thriller than horror novel, this book is a whole mess of cliches and one dimensional characters and flat dialogue The great concept earns it an extra star from me, but the book doesn t even remotely deliver flag 3 likesLike see review Aug 07, 2018 Kari rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, audiobook Awakened was a random library pick that I ended up being pleasantly surprised with The book opens with a the launch of New York s latest subway line It s supposed to be an express to from New York to New Jersey under the Hudson river Reporters, The President of the US and the mayor of New York are on the New Jersey platform waiting for the train to arrive When it does, everyone on the train is gone and only bloody hand prints remain I thought this book was a fun sci fi horror adventure The Awakened was a random library pick that I ended up being pleasantly surprised with The book opens with a the launch of New York s latest subway line It s supposed to be an express to from New York to New Jersey under the Hudson river Reporters, The President of the US and the mayor of New York are on the New Jersey platform waiting for the train to arrive When it does, everyone on the train is gone and only bloody hand prints remain I thought this book was a fun sci fi horror adventure The authors did a great job of building tension and suspense It s bloody and gory, but I didn t mind I had a hard time turning the audiobook off, I was that engrossed in the story I loved that no one was safe It was hard to predict who would make it out alive The creatures were truly creepy and not something I would want to be caught with underground It makes you wonder what is really lurking under the subway tracks There are a few twists, since the reader can t predict who is playing for which side I could easily see this made into a movie if it was done right My only complaint is that I want to know about the creatures and how they were first discovered Maybe in the next book we will get background.I definitely recommend this one These two author s have done a great job with this collaboration and I look forward to reading from them flag 2 likesLike see review Apr 18, 2018 Amy S rated it it was amazing review of another edition I received this ARC in the mail last weekend I m not a huge horror fan, but figured what the heck, and went into it with low expectations Thankfully it was a weekend, as I had difficulty putting the book down and read well into the night Many scenes are quite intense, and right when you think you have figured it all out another twist is thrown in People are not who they appear to be I really did feel on the edge of my seat often.I m rating this five stars not for extraordinary writing, but I received this ARC in the mail last weekend I m not a huge horror fan, but figured what the heck, and went into it with low expectations Thankfully it was a weekend, as I had difficulty putting the book down and read well into the night Many scenes are quite intense, and right when you think you have figured it all out another twist is thrown in People are not who they appear to be I really did feel on the edge of my seat often.I m rating this five stars not for extraordinary writing, but because it was a lot of fun I read it quickly, and importantly, wanted to read it quickly I have a busy life, so that says a lot It s sci fi horror, so suspend your disbelief a bit and have some fun It appears to be the author s first book, so my advice to him would be to flesh out his characters a bit and remember the show, don t tell rule But other than that, I really enjoyed it This could be a great airplane readbut I probably would avoid it on the subway advisements profanity yes, but not overwhelming I don t love the F bomb, but I encountered less in this book than standing in a Starbucks in Los Angeles violence pretty graphic but not gratuitously sosex none flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 16, 2018 Julia rated it really liked it Let s face it I was drawn to this book because it was written by Murr from Impractical Jokers I love that show I went to see their tour last year I am a big fan I don t know how much was written by Murr and how much by his co author I like to think Murr contributed an equal amount to this.The story reminded me of two of my favorite horror books, The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone and The Descent by Jeff Long In all of these books, humanity is threatened by a heretofore unknown species living u Let s face it I was drawn to this book because it was written by Murr from Impractical Jokers I love that show I went to see their tour last year I am a big fan I don t know how much was written by Murr and how much by his co author I like to think Murr contributed an equal amount to this.The story reminded me of two of my favorite horror books, The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone and The Descent by Jeff Long In all of these books, humanity is threatened by a heretofore unknown species living underground I like this idea To me, under the earth is a scary place I can t imagine why people enjoy exploring underground caverns It is just too much.In Awakened, we get into trouble by digging an underground subway tunnel connecting New York to New Jersey Not only is the tunnel underground, it is also under the Hudson River So not only do our heroes have to deal with the killer inhabitants, but also the methane rich atmosphere in the tunnels, and the threat of tunnel collapse bringing in the water and drowning them all.The story contains some likable heroes, some terrible villains, double crosses and some mild political intrigue I generally don t like political thrillers, but this was mainly a horror book so it was ok The ending is a definite set up to the next book in the series I had a lot of fun reading this book and I am glad I did The story was interesting, I was rooting for the people to make it to safety flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 05, 2018 Gayle Noble rated it liked it Shelves 2018 challenge, arcs free review copy, horror, sci fi, own kindle At the opening of a new subway line in New York the first train rolls through, but when it arrives all the passengers are missing and the inside is covered in blood Then the rest of the guests, including POTUS, are attacked Is it terrorists or another new threat The book is a sci fi horror thriller and I thought it was a very entertaining read Kind of implausible, but entertaining I could actually see this being a TV film There were plenty of characters to become invested in, one or two sur At the opening of a new subway line in New York the first train rolls through, but when it arrives all the passengers are missing and the inside is covered in blood Then the rest of the guests, including POTUS, are attacked Is it terrorists or another new threat The book is a sci fi horror thriller and I thought it was a very entertaining read Kind of implausible, but entertaining I could actually see this being a TV film There were plenty of characters to become invested in, one or two surprise deaths, and lots of intrigue going on below the surface, in ways than one I would be interested in reading a sequel.Thanks to NetGalley and publishers, Harper360, for the opportunity to review an ARC flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 26, 2019 Debbie rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves fiction, scfi This, for the most part, was a fun old fashioned story with monsters It was a tense story and the reader worries about the people trapped in the subway tunnels being picked off by said monsters The entire Foundation subplot was boring and the Nazi tie in was trite I don t know if I will read the others in the series because of this I would be interested in continuing if it was just the few survivors going after the monsters but alas that isn t so I don t care about the nazis foundation This, for the most part, was a fun old fashioned story with monsters It was a tense story and the reader worries about the people trapped in the subway tunnels being picked off by said monsters The entire Foundation subplot was boring and the Nazi tie in was trite I don t know if I will read the others in the series because of this I would be interested in continuing if it was just the few survivors going after the monsters but alas that isn t so I don t care about the nazis foundation stuff and I suspect that is going to take up much of book two flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 09, 2018 CD rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves horror, read in 2018, science fiction Yes I read this in a bit than 24 hours The Awakened grabs you from the first few pages, if not the dust jacket blurbs.Now I must say that I became concerned when after 75 pages we find out that there are Nazi s involved Well it is OK for now This story while containing elements and echoes of many other SF and horror classics stands on its own Killer methane breathing 4 armed creatures are the stuff nightmares are made Particularly under the Hudson River on a subway A secret cabal of Yes I read this in a bit than 24 hours The Awakened grabs you from the first few pages, if not the dust jacket blurbs.Now I must say that I became concerned when after 75 pages we find out that there are Nazi s involved Well it is OK for now This story while containing elements and echoes of many other SF and horror classics stands on its own Killer methane breathing 4 armed creatures are the stuff nightmares are made Particularly under the Hudson River on a subway A secret cabal of inestimable influence hides in the shadows At about two thirds of the way through this book I felt like the authors had used their best material for a sequel Not so It looks like there could be plenty of ammo for books two and three.Leave the lights on and get plenty of fresh air when reading this spooky underground tale flag 2 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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        James S Murray is a writer, executive producer, and actor, best known as Murr on the hit television show Impractical Jokers on truTV and for his comedy troupe, the Tenderloins He also served as the senior vice president of development for NorthSouth Productions for over a decade and is owner of Impractical Productions, Inc Originally from Staten Island, he now lives in Manhattan Awakened is James S Murray is a writer, executive producer, and actor, best known as Murr on the hit television show Impractical Jokers on truTV and for his comedy troupe, the Tenderloins He also served as the senior vice president of development for NorthSouth Productions for over a decade and is owner of Impractical Productions, Inc Originally from Staten Island, he now lives in Manhattan Awakened is his first novel


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    1. I received this book through First Reads.I was pleasantly surprised with this one I honestly went into it not expecting to enjoy it as much as I did Winning a book, that sounds interesting, can always be hit or miss but this one definitely hit the mark in terms of an interesting plot Was it perfect No, some of the dialogue seemed to get a bit repetitive and explaining some of the situations, that happened along the way, seemed to defy logic but I could look past the imperfections a I received t [...]


    2. Thanks to Harper Voyager for the review copy.Let s get this out of the way I have a few biases when it comes to my reading I am not a fan of collaboration novels I have never read a novel that was written by two or authors that I enjoyed I also don t like ber basic thrillers Awakened is both with one of the authors being a television star.I went into this with an open mind, though The book deserved that I was sent this in exchange for an honest review, and I wanted to give the Thanks to [...]


    3. Thanks to the publisher for reaching out to me to offer a physical ARC in exchange for an honest review.I am shocked at how much I enjoyed this book It was fast paced It was intense It was chock full of action It had at least moderately developed characters with some depth to them The villains were both human and mysterious other Can t say , spoilers The writers have created a really interesting world just like ours with a little twist Okay, the twist is huge It s like, EARTH hu Thanks to the pu [...]


    4. 3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum by James S Murray of Impractical Jokers fame with sci fi author Darren Wearmouth, Awakened really couldn t have come at a better time Summer is here, and this impossibly fun and deliciously creepy horror thriller would make for the perfect read by the beach, pool, or anywhere really as long as it s bright, sunny, above ground, and surrounded by people Trust me on this, if you want to avoid nightmares.Set in Ne 3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum by James S Mur [...]


    5. This book was sent to me by Haper Voyager in exchange for an honest review.This book was entertaining, but sort of in the same way action movies with not a lot of substance are entertaining Even though the marketing for this book says it s horror, I felt like it was of a political thriller than a horror novel Sure, there was gore and evil subterranean creatures, but I like my horror to be darker and a lot less political.Some of the characters are likable, but I felt like most of them were This [...]


    6. I ve not settled on a rating for this yet, I need some time to mull it over Review to come soon


    7. I don t always love sci fi reads for some reason but every now and then I come across I just can t say no to Chalk it up to curiosity or a great synopsis, either way I feel like I need to read them Awakened was truly a different kind of read Part dystopian, part sci fi and part thriller, it kept me interested and turning the pages often than not With a conspiracy theory twist I didn t see coming, this truly stood out compared to others I have read and promises to be a series that will k I don t [...]


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