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Lexi’s no ordinary teenager. She was born with the ability to read minds and sense danger. But on her seventeenth birthday, she realized how different she was after transforming, literally that is. Now she’s developing powers stronger than a superhero. But she’s no superhero.Far from it.She has no control over her abilities and causes accidents every time she’s nervous orLexi’s no ordinary teenager. She was born with the ability to read minds and sense danger. But on her seventeenth birthday, she realized how different she was after transforming, literally that is. Now she’s developing powers stronger than a superhero. But she’s no superhero.Far from it.She has no control over her abilities and causes accidents every time she’s nervous or upset, which being a teenager is hard to avoid, especially when the most popular boys in school are fighting to be with her.If that isn’t bad enough, a stranger is following her. She doesn't know who he is or what he wants, yet he knows all about her abilities and that she’s developing more. And . . . he’s her only hope of understanding why she’s changing and others are after her. What she learns will send her life into overdrive.A romantic and suspenseful story with several unexpected twists, The Zeuorian captures the struggle between wanting to survive and longing to know the truth even if it means risking death....

Title : The Zeuorian Awakening
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ISBN : 2940148738442
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Number of Pages : 254 Pages
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The Zeuorian Awakening Reviews

  • Cassie
    2019-02-28 01:06

    Wow! I couldn't put the book down. I read it in one sitting. I thought Untamed Powers was great, but this version was so much better.At first I was hesitant to buy the book since I already read Untamed Powers and Awakening was the first part of the book, but I'm so glad I did. Several back story questions I had were answered. The love story between the two lead characters had been spiced up, considerably (sigh!) and the ending had been changed from Untamed Powers as well.If you like a fast pace, suspenseful paranormal / fantasy romance story similar to Vampire Academy Series, you should read this book.

  • Alisha Tarran
    2019-02-26 03:54

    Okay so, this was out back in March, and before you all go crazy thinking I have the worlds biggest TBR (I mean, mine is pretty hefty but I prioritise review books) I've been having Kindle issues. My Kindle is kind of old, and for months now it's not been working, and I have no other way to read Kindle books because I kinda prefer, like actual books, you know, so I was pretty screwed. The NetGalley piled up and now it's June, and I'm about to start working my way through all of my NetGalley books from March. Some are going to be hella late, but I'll still review them anyway. Now that my Kindle is fixed and has finally decided to cooperate, I thought I'd delve in to what was next on my list. Just looking at the book on GoodReads it seems to get a lot of negative reviews, but I actually really enjoyed this book along with a few others. Alright, yeah, there were a few bits that were a bit like "really" but to be honest, I'm in the kind of mood were a bit of cliche and a bit of cheese is exactly what I need, and everyone has times like that so I'm not counting it as a negative. Towards the end, I will admit, it did get a bit much towards the end trying to work out who the Watcher was out of these two boys, because boy one was convinced he was this boy and I'd like to know why so hopefully we'll find out in the next book, especially as boy two is so obviously him, but there was a lot of back and forth between who it was and did get a bit repetitive at the end, but it was when the suspense was building so I was like "whatever". This book is all about aliens which was a nice surprise as I wasn't entirely sure what her deal was, and it's always great to read a book with a creature, shall we say, that you don't really see much. The book had a really cool, thought out mythology to go with it as well, and a great background for these people and complex politics and yeah. It was pretty damn easy to delve in to the world and the politics. But all this background on Lexi and what she is, is saved until nearer to the end and you still get a lot of information about her and her people without it being an info dump. I couldn't really put the book down to be honest, because once I started to read and started to connect to Lexi and got sucked in to the plot and the whole "who is the Watcher" "who's after her" "what's going to happen with her powers" and various other intrigues, I was hooked and couldn't get the pages to turn fast enough on my Kindle. I mean that literally, like, my Kindle is really slow right now because it's still being a pain in the ass even though it's fixed and so I'm clicking next and waiting and then clicking it a million times like "MOVE FASTER SHIT'S GETTING REAL" and then I have to go back because it suddenly decides to move it's ass and goes too far forward, and I have no patience when it's all tensiony and suspense and everything. There was so much backstory that's gradually revealed to you as you read because Lexi has some memory issues shall we say, and each time you learned a new thing, it added to the intrigue, especially if, like me, you were trying to work out who the hell the Watcher was, what the hell she is and what the hell was going on. Literally, I was totally wrong on all counts and I literally had no idea who the Watcher was, I mean, I suspected, but then I suspected everyone and his dog. If it was male it made my suspects list. So I was surprised but also like "oh yeah" at the same time. The main chunk of the book is all about Lexi and her powers and who's after her and her trying to come to grips with everything but there's a nice little romance plot going on. Lexi has like three guys after her, and rather than it being annoying it was actually just funny, especially with two of them being Watcher suspects it made the whole thing more interesting and more complicated. I enjoyed the romance to be honest, I felt like it wasn't the main focus, I wouldn't say it was entirely subtle, but it wasn't all up in your face every five seconds and it did keep you guessing. I actually really liked Lexi like I said, I found her easy to connect with and root for and sympathise for, I was entirely on her side as I was reading and I can't wait to see more of her in the next book. I liked Everett, he's an interesting character and I'm excited to see and learn more about him in the next book, and I loved the chemistry between him and Lexi. Tyler I actually liked, and I ALSO enjoyed his relationship/chemistry with Lexi....right up until he started being shady af and literally being the epitome of dodgy. I mean, I shrugged it off in the beginning because he was a great character but then he went straight to creepy town and I was like "woah okay". Having said that, I can't work out what his deal is because at the end it just made me go "hang on....why are you so convinced" but at the same time I think Everett is who he says he is so I'm just like "I KNOW SOMETHING IS GOING ON BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT" so I kinda need the next book like.....now. I mean.....it's going to be an interesting love triangle from what I can tell, I'm just hoping the next book explains why Tyler is so cray cray because I'm really hoping he's actually still a nice guy. Now, I'd like to make a little mention here. As I said, I scoped out some other reviews and there were plenty negative (sorry to keep mentioning it) but what really got me is the ones that are saying this is a rip off of Obsidian. Now. I LOVE Jennifer Armentrout. We all know it because I mention it every time I get to review one of her books or a book that's like hers. Have you noted how I have not yet mentioned how much I love her and how much this reminds me of her Lux books? That would be because it doesn't. It's entirely different. I mean yeah there's aliens pretending to be humans and everything but unlike in Lux Lexi knows about her powers she just doesn't know what she is. It's entirely different. Anyways, the plot was fairly complex, the narrative was entertaining and I'm looking forward to seeing more of Lexi because she does undergo some development over the course of the book, not much, but some, like I don't think she's going to be as gullible/easy to pull the wool over her eyes because so many people have lied she's got wise to it and everything. The Zeuorian Awakening (sorry, I'd have mentioned the actual title more but it's really tricky to spell because my Mac keeps changing it without me realising and then I'm like "whaaaat") is a fast paced, paranormal story that will grab you and keep you in the throes of suspense and intrigue until you finish the book. You'll actually be racing to finish it and then be totally gutted it's over because of how much you liked the world and characters and how much there still is to find out. There's a decent dose of romance, but there's also lots to that plot that isn't romance so it has something for everyone. I for one am super excited for the next books and to see what happens.

  • Cyan
    2019-02-19 06:52

    n I received this book from NetGally for free in lieu of an honest review. I'm a huge fan of mysteries, thrillers and fantasies. This book combined all three. I was hooked from the moment Lexi discovered others were after her. I couldn't put the book down until I reached the end. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.The book did have a minor romantic plot, but not a big one. I had hoped to have learned more about her romantic past with her Watcher. But after I visited the book website www.thezeuorian.com it looks like the love story between them will grow over the series.I really liked Everett's character. I can't wait yo learn more about him in the bext book. Tyler I didn't like so much. At first I liked him until Lexi figured out he had been lying to her.I liked how she had three boys fighting over her so you didn't immediately know who was her Watcher. I almost wished she had even more boys in the book chasing her as a reminder she turned into a major hottie.I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read fast pace fantasy thriller/action books with a little mystery, but if your looking for a slower pace romantic suspense I wouldn't recommend this book.I also wanted to note before I read the book, I reviewed some of the other reviews. I'm bad like that. I was shocked one claimed the book was a rip off of Obsidian. I read that series and it is good, but it's not even close to Awakening. Obsidian is a romance with a little action and suspense. The storylines were completely different. The only similarity was that Lexi and Daemen (lead love interest Osidian) were extremely attractive aliens pretending to be humans with green eyes and powers. They're being hunted.Spoiler alertUnlike Daemen, Lexi doesn't know the truth about herself. She believes she's a gifted human since her late parents and aunt had been lying to her.She discovers through her memories a group of half-aliens want her dead, because they believe she is a monster and that she dated one. He could be her Watcher.From what I read on the book website there is a reason her aunt lied-hint a half-breed used mind control on her. Lexi isn't going to be fooled as easy in book 1. She learned her lesson not to rely on her telepathy and premonitions to guage if someone is telling the truth. Tyler and Dillon will be in the next story, but it won't focus on them that much. It'll focus on stopping the half-breeds from finding her.

  • MiaHammond
    2019-02-28 23:58

    I'm a huge fan of action or suspense books with tough female main characters. I happened across this book on paperbackswap.com and decided to give it a try. I don't generally read YA, but the cover intrigued me.I'm glad I read it. Once I got past the beginning, I couldn't put the book down. I stayed up all night to find out who her watcher was and why others were after her.I really liked Lexi. She isn't your typical teen character. She is gifted with special abilities, determined to figure out what happened during the time she forgot and idolizes her late father. He drove for NASCAR and designed high performance engines. She chooses to keep her distance from everyone to avoid anyone discovering her abilities, so the wrong person won't find out and try to kill her, but she befriend Angie. Despite her fear of being killed, she still longs for friends like she had with her parents. This plays into the story grounding her and explaining why she befriends the different boys chasing after her.Having so many boys interested in the main character at first bothered me, but as I continued reading, it added to the mystery of her watcher.I was happy Lexi didn't end up being one of those characters where she thought of herself as not being good enough for a boy, in this case boys, and shocked they actually liked her. She understood from the get go, they were interested in her new appearance, which she despised. Except Tyler, who had a crush on her, but she decided not to talk to, because of her fear revealing her abilities to him.I wished she spent a little more on the secondary characters, especially her love interest, but I have a feeling that's going to happen in the sequel.***spoiler alert***I was pleasantly surprised Lexi turned out to be an alien. I'm so sick and tired of vampires and other urban fantasy creatures. I liked she ended up with Everett, the computer geek, instead of the popular jock. He seemed more believable as a love interest.Although I still wonder about Tyler and if he really is protecting her instead of stalking her.I look forward to the next book and seeing what else happens. I hope Everett doesn't end up being the liar and Tyler being her real protector. I really liked his character.

  • Beth Ann
    2019-03-07 22:51

    A friend recommended this book to me. She told me don't pay attention to the bad reviews. It's a great book. Truth is, I'm not a big fan of fantasy so I was a little hesitant at first, but I really enjoy thrillers so I gave it a try. I have to say, I totally agree with her. This book is great.I couldn't put it down from the point Lexi discovered someone broke into her house until the end. I did wish there was a little more information about Zeuorians and the Community, but I get a feeling that will be discussed further in the series.I didn't have the same issue with the three boys fighting over Lexi as other reviewers did. It made determining who her Watcher was harder and added more suspense to the story.I liked that the author didn't dwell too much on the love story as others do. I'm not a big romance reader. They sort of bore me. I suppose that's why I like thrillers. They focus on the story and trying to avoid dying.I can't wait to read the next book and find out what happens next. I'm curious as to why Tyler and his father are protecting Lexi. Why both Everett and Tyler claim they dated Lexi at the same time in Colorado where the Community resides. If we get to find out more about Everett's father, the head elder of the Community, and why he's helping Lexi when it's against their law.

  • EndlessReading
    2019-02-19 22:58

    Firstly I want to thank the lovely author and NetGalley for approving me to read and review this title.This will be my first time ready anything by Cindy Zablockis but I no I shall be hooked to read more.This is the story of Lexi who is a very gifted teen, She has one friend, Angie, who is also the only other person who knows about her abilities apart from her Aunt, whom she lives with.Lexi is attractive and popular, even though she doesn't want to be.But she wasn't perfect, it's one unfortunate incidence after another as she begins and continues to make her transformation.After falling hurdle after hurdle, Lexi learns that she is being hunted because of the power she yields within.In order to protect herself and those she lovesa around her, Lexi must remember memories she has lost of her past Engrossing, entertaining and electric the story really draws the reader in and keeps a hold until the very end.

  • Melissa
    2019-02-28 06:53

    The Zeuorian Awakening by Cindy ZablockisAmazing, Entertaining YA Dark FantasyThis is a great read. Definitely hard to put down once you get started. This is the story of Lexi who is a very gifted teen. You see she can read minds! If that was her only problem maybe she could handle it. Unfortunately Lexi starts changing, into what she's unsure. The only people who can explain her situation, her parents died in a car crash. As you follow Lexi along her journey it's one unfortunate incidence after another as she begins and continues to make her transformation. I dare you not to try and solve the mystery that is Lexi's complicated existence. This book grabs you from the beginning and does not let go until the final words. I can't wait to see what happens next!I was given this book free in exchange for an honest review

  • Claire Z
    2019-03-11 04:10

    I really really enjoyed this book. From the first page to the last, I was involved in the story. It wasn't the best story I had ever read, but I really enjoyed the plot, character development and action. I love that I'm still not certain she is with the right guy. I'm also wondering what role the fathers of the respective male leads will play and how her best friend might figure into the storyline in any sequels.Overall, the book was exciting enough to catch my attention from the beginning and interesting enough that I didn't feel disconnected since it is a Young Adult/New Adult novel. I would very much like to read a sequel.I was given this book free in exchange for an honest review

  • Cinlu
    2019-02-16 00:49

    I got this book through netgalley!So in the beginning it was a little hard to connect with Lexi. But as I keep reading I couldn't put the book down!Not giving too much away Lexi is a powerful being. She is starting to develop more abilities while trying to learn how to control them, all the while trying to figure out which guy she can trust! Could it be Tyler? Dillon? Everett? The only other people who know about her abilities are her aunt and best friend and the people who are hunting her!This book has scifi, romance, magic and action! I'm going to continue to read the rest of the series!

  • Karla
    2019-03-16 07:12

    3.5 stars. It was a sweet book, though the guys fighting over her was getting a bit much. After getting to the end, I felt the story line could have been more developed (not focusing on boys fighting over the attention of one girl). There was so much the author could have done with this book but no it focused on a love 'square' not even a triangle! Due to the ending the second book is promising.

  • Lois
    2019-03-08 23:09

    I received The Zeuorian Awakening free in exchange for an honest review which didn't influence the content of my review.I found this book to be well written and fast paced. I couldn't put it down until I finished it. I would recommend this book for others to read.

  • Destiny Brown
    2019-03-12 00:46

    Excellent YA Dark FantasyThe Zeuorian Awakening is an excellent young adult dark fantasy tale. Engrossing, entertaining and electric the story really draws the reader in and keeps a hold until the very end. Great, Great YA Fantasy Read!!!

  • C.
    2019-03-14 23:53

    Since I'm the author I'm not going to rate my book, but I wanted to add it to my book shelf. I hope everyone who reads my book enjoys it.

  • Elizabeth Emily Browne
    2019-02-23 23:09

    The only difference between a superhero and villain was the path they chose.I really enjoyed this book actually.. I found Lexi to be a strong character who doesn't back down. Lexi can move things with her mind (telekenises) and she comes across a group of others that can also do things with their minds and they plan to work together to beat the bad guys.This was full of love, mystery, frustration and fun. Sometimes learning the truth is worth risking everything - even your life.

  • Megan
    2019-02-28 07:02

    This was an okay story, though I thought it was a bit much how every guy was interested in Lexi...even considering her "transformation". Not sure if I'll continue with the series.

  • Emmeline (The Book Herald)
    2019-02-16 00:08

    Thank you to CZ Publishing, LLC publishing for giving me a copy of this book for an honest reviewOkay. As an overall story I wasn't a big fan. For some reason, when i saw the word Zeuorian and a girl standing with lightning near her, my brain screamed...ZEUS! MYTHOLOGY! LIGHTING! ...i was wrong, very,very, very...wrong.But before i really get into that, let's go into the plot. Lexi has strange and wonderous abilities. But those abilities are the reason why she constantly looks over her shoulder.One little slip and she could become a lab rat.Everything worsens when one day she begins to glow and her entire appearance changes, and with that appearance change, her powers grow even more. Now Lexi has one bout of anger and an earthquake occurs.And for a 17 year old with multiple guy problems and a group trying to kill her, life suddenly takes a turn for the worst. The story was creative and intriguing at first but along the way, i got bored...and extremely frustrated, especially with the love square.Yes this character brings all the boys in the yard and everyone wants her. This character, I'm sorry to say isn't very bright. She acts A LOT on hearsay and likes EVERY GUY THAT TAKES HIS TIME TO SAY HELLO! Of course there has to be one who is positively obsessed with her...the creepy kind and there a fun loving kind and a mysterious kind. This book is inundated with cliches. I personally thought this was a first novel, because of the writing. Turns out it isn't. The writing didn't draw me in, i wasn't very interested and my eyes natural skimmed over the content, i had to force them to actually pay attention. I know that sounds harsh, and I'm sorry but this is my honest opinion. It has MANY similar themes to the book Obsidian however, the delivery is completely different. This was an ok book.The characters did my head in, so many of the actions made me beg the heavens for patience and the same goes for the romance, when she finally chose who she likes i honestly didn't see it coming...nor did i really care. bright side of things- it was creative :)Stay awesome-The Book HeraldFind me on twitter- @thebookherald

  • Jules
    2019-03-12 05:49

    Surprised that I even finished this one. Harsh to say but this is booooring. Too bad tho, the premise sounded nice-----------------Disappointing. As much as I wanted to like this book and how I think its pretty, I am not so impressed with how the story is in general.The main reason why I wanted to read it was because it reminded me of aliens in a way that sounds like JLA, and because of that gorgeous cover. Here I am, imagining that it would be beautiful and very sci-fi, but it lacked a lot of things that would make me want to like it.The first thing I have a problem with, is the way the story was built. It felt very cluttered and unorganized, every sequence was suddenly changing and from one scene to the next, and before I know it, its already the next chapter and I don’t even understand anything from what happened. I probably reread the start of the book about three times because it was so confusing to read. And the whole idea of the society behind these Zeuorians were very vague. I didn’t get much background except that they possess great powers.Another big thing that I didn’t like at all is the characters. They were either annoying or bland and simple. The girl was very naïve and confusing. Her personality is so cluttered that understand what kind of a person she is, is hard to decipher. She’s not exactly a martyr. But she isn’t that smart either. I don’t want to sound mean, but it feels like her personality tries to be a perfect mix, but its not. It just makes her look bipolar.And then there’s the guys. Ugh. You know me dearies. I love a good love triangle. I like it when I get to guess who is the right one for the lady, but I could already see it from a mile away who’s Mr. Right and Wrong. And guess what, the girl juggles them. She likes guy #1 and then she’s wary of him, then she thinks she’s attracted to #2 but doubts him and so on and so forth. GAAAH. It is so infuriating. Eh.And lastly, what I hated most about this book is how predictable it was. There was no suspense, no surprise, no “Hmm, I wonder what will happen?”. I didn’t contemplate the what ifs of the story. It was just there! Nothing to get excited about.Overall, I’m just not impressed about the book, I’m kinda surprised that I managed to finish it at all. And I’m not even curious about what would happen in the sequel.

  • Jessica
    2019-03-08 01:02

    The Zeuorian Awakening is a fast paced novel- it also has quite a bit going on so it made it hard to put the book down. Her special abilities made Lexi a more interesting character to watch, and I love it when the best friend is aware of the special powers because it makes them feel closer in my opinion. There were so many boys interested in Lexi it was a little crazy; it obviously had a bit to do with her transformation...as far as I could tell they hadn't been all over her before the book began. All these boys being interested in her made the mystery of her watcher a little more intense and she was constantly wrong about who she thought her watcher might be. Although I wish there was more information about the Zeuorian (more background) I can understand why this would be better in another book as these 'people' were not really described or known about til much later in the book. There were points in the book were Lexi was always referred to by her first name, and then there were entire chapters where she was referred to as 'she' or 'her' but it seemed to even out as the book went on.

  • Casey Catherine
    2019-03-08 07:08

    I tried really hard to enjoy this book, but I really couldn’t get into it.I thought the storyline was hard to follow. It was never obvious when the main character was remembering events from the past or talking about actions/events in the present.I originally loved the cover art and thought this book would have some connection to Greek Mythology, but I was wrong. There was a random alien connection that seemed unusual.The “love triangle” was barely a love triangle and I didn’t feel any emotional connection between the characters at all. I even figured out the ending halfway through the book.There were also some typos and run on sentences that were annoying to come across.I was really hoping to enjoy this book and it was an easy read, and it pains me to say this, but I don’t think I would ever pick up a sequel.This review was also posted on my book review blog! Come check it out! https://madteapartybooksandthings.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/the-zeuorian-awakening-zeuorian-1-by-cindy-zablockis-book-review/*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, NetGalley!*

  • Katy
    2019-03-11 23:13

    I received my copy free from the publisher through Netgalley. An okay read, nothing new or original here, and a bit lackluster writing -- but I think this book would go over well for the intended audience of early teen readers.

  • Kayla/Michaela (mindcrazed)
    2019-03-17 03:57

    This was an interesting story, but I'm not completely sold on it. Full review here: http://mindcrazed.blogspot.se/2015/04...

  • roxi Net
    2019-03-06 02:53

    A fairly entertaining novel, The Zeuorian Awakening reminds me slightly of I Am Number Four with a slightly less engrossing storyline and sometimes confusing (but again, a good read :)). Lexi is already comfortable in knowing she can read other people's thoughts (as is her best friend) - the book opens up with Lexi discovering she has new abilities (glossing over the telepathic ones). There are a lot of questions to be answered throughout the book, especially when there are three potential suitors for Lexi and not one seems to have her best interest at heart. Confused and scared with her new telekinetic abilities (and weather controlling abilities), Lexi seeks out answers to the summer memories that have disappeared that might have the key to everything.I would've preferred the book be a bit deeper but then again, I'm a bit out of the teenage years. I'd recommend this for a younger teen reader.

  • Annk
    2019-03-08 01:08

    I got this book through Story Cartel for an honest review.Honestly, I really wanted to like the book. I love sci-fi, and YA, and most of the time a mix of the two is neat. However, while the main character’s abilities, and her discovering of her past was a nice storyline, the ‘romance’ storyline was a bit disheartening.Zeuroian Awakening is the story of Lexi Greene, a seventeen year old girl that lost her parents and now lives with her aunt Irene in Brookings, Oregon. She has one friend, Angie Taylor, who is also the only other person who knows about her abilities. Lexi is normally a quiet girl who keeps to herself because she doesn’t want to give away her telepathy or premonition abilities away. She has a crush on a popular jock, Tyler Moore, who is seemingly obsessed with the idea that Lexi is his soul mate. She disagrees. She feels she will fine The One at MIT and wouldn’t settle for anyone else.The story follows as Lexi starts developing more and more abilities. Her first one, a seemingly random physical transformation, was the first cringe worthy moment for me. Immediately, every guy was interested in her. And from there it seemed like the story hinged on the fact that three boys in particular (Tyler, Dillon, and Everett) are literally fighting over her.While a high school romance story is expected to have its giggle-worthy moments, as well as it cringe-worthy and heart-warming ones, I really just had to cringe at them because of Lexi’s reactions. As a telepath for all of her life, she should know better than to trust what people say at face value. Instead, Lexi seemed incredibly gullible. Where one boy was borderline stalker, another was overly aggressive. Neither option should be portrayed as viable ‘boyfriends’ as it too often is in fiction. And while boys will compete and be jealous over girls, I would think that a mostly reclusive, telepathic girl would have backed away from them sooner rather than later. As the most powerful person depicted in the story, Lexi acted very powerless and I wonder if she had any self-worth to begin with.HOWEVER, what I did enjoy of the story was this hanging danger of a society hell bent on finding, and killing, Lexi. This should have been enough to make her more cautious, to distance herself from endangering the testosterone-crazed trio, but somehow it isn’t. She has a mysterious ally, which is a nice touch in the story too. You don’t know why he’s helping her, or whether she should trust him. Honestly, Lexi is too trusting for someone who shouldn’t trust anyone. Even her own aunt hasn’t been totally honest with her.Overall, I found the story a nice quick read. The most enjoyable parts, for me, where when Lexi was trying to remember her lost summer or trying to understand her abilities and her situation with Angie’s help. And while her having a romantic interest isn’t bad, the main conflict should have been more about the society that was after her, not the boys. I imagine, that without the see-saw romances, the rest of the series would be much more focused on her abilities and hiding out, and making for a more enjoyable read.

  • Bruna
    2019-03-12 06:00

    I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.Honestly, I don’t think I could find anything enjoyable in this book at all, which is a very very rare thing to happen to me. Usually, I can find at least a couple of things that were nice or entertaining in books I read, even when I don’t enjoy them so much, but with this one everything was just completely lackluster.The writing was flat and bland, not engaging at all. It seemed like it was just a bunch of sentences put together from a script, just describing what the characters were doing and some superficial acknowledgement of their feelings. The dialogue also felt unrealistic and not natural at all. The book just had no pacing whatsoever.The characters were the worse though. Complete cardboard cut outs, no personality for anyone. The main character Lexi is completely dumb and her actions are contradictory to the way her characters is established to be. She says she doesn’t want to hang out with anyone and is a complete loner at school. But apparently the popular guy is super into her and when he offers to protect her for some unknown threat she accepts it without question. She claims to be super afraid of anyone discovering her powers, and when it turns out some mysterious person is following her because of them, what is her brilliant plan? To expose those same powers in a public place. She is also completely self involved, and thinks that the whole world revolves around her and her abilities. I can’t even say I hate Lexi, because is not like she is unlikable, is just that she is not a real person at all.The romance? I couldn’t even keep up with all the random guys who were interested in Lexi and kept popping up at random occasions to hit on her. Seriously, I’m not even exaggerating. There were times when you are not even aware a character is in a scene and then he shows up. And Lexi just swoons over every single guy. Ugh.Funny thing that she has so many super powers but still seem to need rescue all the time.The plot is just convenient and not well thought out at all. Lexi trusts one guy in one page and then another on the next one. Every conflict can easily be solved by Lexi’s unlimited super powers (even the ones cause by them) or simply by knocking someone out. I didn’t the worldbuilding or the premise were good either. I wanted to read it because it seemed like a cool alien story with maybe some romance. Even if it wasn’t particularly unique, at least it could have been fun. But the delivery was extremely disappointing.Overall, not a good read at all for me and I can’t say I recommend it either.

  • Courtney
    2019-03-09 01:08

    Lexi Greene, a not so ordinary girl with the ability to hear the thoughts everyone around never predicted that her life could get any stranger, she thought wrong. After almost drowning Lexi wakes up to find her appearances have slightly enhanced, not to mention the fact that she remembers glowing during her tussle with the waves before she was knocked out. After learning that she was almost abducted during the time she was passed out, Lexi is scared for her life. Adding in the complicated mess of boys, oh and of course, undiscovered powers that control her more than she controls them, equal a quite stressed out Lexi. After falling for deception at almost ever corner, Lexi learns that she is actually being hunted because the power she yields. In order to protect herself and those she loves, Lexi must remember memories long lost and be carful about whom she trusts.I enjoyed the story line but feel like the book didn't meet its potential. I wanted more of a foundation/build involved in the romance aspect of the novel. Additionally., the book seamed to much about finding out who the Watcher was rather than getting the "bad guys" off her tail. Also, the beginning changes of Lexi glowing and the change of her appearance were completely forgotten for the rest of the book, so much so I almost completely forgot about them.I feel that there is much room for this series to improve in future books and would love to see more about her deep relationship Lexi had with her adoptive parents, particularly her bond with her father and cars. I also hope to see Lexi search for her mothers journal to control her powers and learn about her people. As stated before, I see lots of potential for future books.More reviews on www.lifeisaboxofbooks.blogspot.com

  • Jenna
    2019-03-18 06:45

    Lexi has special powers she can read minds and get a kind off warning when she’s in danger. On her seventeenth B-day she transform and her powers get stronger and she develops new ones. Only she doesn't know how to control them. Every time she gets upset she attracts storm, lighting or other natural disasters. It’s dangerous and she is afraid someone will get hurt.Someone is talking to her in her head, but she doesn't know who. Her aunt is keeping secrets and she is not who she thought she is. Boys are fighting over her and one of them being a stalker and another one a watcher is hard to figure out who’s helping her.What I didn't like:The start of this book it was hard to get into.Lexi was going back and forth between guys, love triangle-ish , kissing all of themLexi instead of thinking her actions trough jumps from one stupid decision to another, you typical let’s talk in a secluded area where nobody hears you or can see when you’re in trouble.When she says "no" to a boy minutes later she’s talking to them or kissing them, I hate that kind of girls make up your mind and stick with it.Her final love interest” the one”, I didn't feel any love from her side for him or had a moment were I thought O wow this is true love or this is her soul mate. The love is not build. He was there and then it was like yeah he’s my soul mate.This book was very predictable. Writing was o.k. The main character is all over the place. Love the cover.

  • Angie
    2019-02-24 00:52

    I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. I tried to get into this book, I really did. I read about 20%, put it down and came back later for a second chance. I did finish the book, but it wasn't for me and I wouldn't read a sequel. Lexi's parents were killed and she has a feeling it has to do with her ability to read minds. She can't remember what happened surrounding her parents deaths, but she avoids people to hide her gift after someone attempted to kidnap her due to her "freakish" ability. I thought that was a good storyline and plot and I found that part interesting. It was the follow-through I wasn't a fan of. Yet again, a heroine that loves someone she barely knows. Practically her whole male student body is trying to get with her, to the point of breaking out in fights, which seemed a little over the top to me. spoiler: (view spoiler)[Then, she starts developing a ton of different powers, which was also over the top. (hide spoiler)]

  • Claire
    2019-02-15 23:12

    Lexi has always had premonitions but she is scared by way her powers have been growing lately as she knows that people are out to kill her. When she starts being stalked, she also finds 'romance' as two boys from school are fighting over her.This could have been a very good book, the idea was fascinating but the execution was poor. It was so full of angsty melodrama that I put the book down on several occasions. The romances were forced and I couldn't tell you anything about the two boys, in fact they seemed interchangeable in their 'but I'll protect you - he's lying' declarations. In addition the amount of times that people stalk or try to kidnap Lexi is ridiculous and it's treated in a blase fashion by all concerned. It was readable and I didn't hate it, but it could have been so much better. There are flashes of absolute brilliance in this text and I hope that the writer goes back to the book and fixes some of the glaring problems with this text.

  • Mark Gardner
    2019-03-11 03:47

    The Zeuorian Awakening had a lot of issues. First, like a lot of self-published books, there was a lack of editing. Missing words, incorrect tense usage, and verbosity permeated. It tried to be a kinda sci-fi, maybe paranormal romance, sorta mystery, but it doesn’t seem to rock any of those genres.And the angst, OMG it was hard. I considered quitting this story several times due to too much melodrama. The protagonist was unlikeable and had no agency. Everything just happened to her. She was the damsel in distress who had a suite of white and black knights to protect her.Giving this story two stars seems harsh, because fans of angsty melodramas will probably like it. I’m going to assume a solid copy edit will fix a lot of issues, and I’d still be interested in reading a sequel to see what the characters and the author learned since the first book.

  • Anne Monteith
    2019-03-07 03:47

    SIGH** I really wanted to like this book. I like sci-fi, especially when they have a strong female character with a super cool power (telekinesis), but I found it boring. I’d put it down then pick it up later but it was a struggle to finish. It’s not that it’s a YA novel, I enjoy many of them it’s a combination of things which included the romance storyline. I am so tired of instant romance and in the other extreme “I like them, but they could never like me, but they are secretly pining for them also”. These formulas have been done to death and are too clichéd.1.5/5 STARS **I want to thank the author and/or the publisher for providing a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review; all opinions are mine.**