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Once a GEN (genetically engineered nonhuman) girl terrified of her first Assignment, Kayla is now a member of the Kinship, a secret organization of GENs, lowborns, and trueborns. Kayla travels on Kinship business, collecting information to further the cause of GEN freedom.Despite Kayla’s relative freedom, she is still a slave to the trueborn ruling class. She rarely sees tOnce a GEN (genetically engineered nonhuman) girl terrified of her first Assignment, Kayla is now a member of the Kinship, a secret organization of GENs, lowborns, and trueborns. Kayla travels on Kinship business, collecting information to further the cause of GEN freedom.Despite Kayla’s relative freedom, she is still a slave to the trueborn ruling class. She rarely sees trueborn Devak, and any relationship between them is still strictly forbidden.Kayla longs to be truly free, but other priorities have gotten in the way. A paradoxically deadly new virus has swept through GEN sectors—a disease only GENs catch. And GEN warrens and warehouses are being bombed, with only a scrawled clue: F.H.E. Freedom, Humanity, Equality.With the virus and the bombings decimating the GEN community, freedom and love are put on the back burner as Kayla and her friends find a way to stop the killing . . . before it’s too late....

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ISBN : 14288682
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Number of Pages : 400 Pages
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Awakening Reviews

  • Grace Troxel
    2019-03-26 15:16

    This review originally appeared on my blog, Books Without Any Pictures: is a GEN, short for Genetically Engineered Nonhuman. The GENs were engineered by the higher classes to do manual labor and are basically cyborg slaves. Kayla has been given the opportunity for a treatment that would dissolve her circuitry and let her pass as a member of a lower caste, but she’s turned it down repeatedly in favor of others who she feels need it more than she does. Instead, she continues her work in the underground resistance that’s dedicated to helping the GEN. But then mysterious bombings start occurring throughout the city around warehouses. Near each of the bombings, Kayla reads the phrase “Freedom. Humanity. Equality.” written on a wall.Awakening definitely feels like a book two, and I didn’t feel as hooked as I did while reading Tankborn. It’s not that it’s a bad book, but rather that the first book was so strong that this one feels like a placeholder. Here are some of the elements of the story that stood out to me the most, both good and bad:I didn’t like the way that Kayla and Devak’s relationship is progressing. Devak is pulling away from Kayla and won’t accept her for who she is. He can’t see past the fact that she’s a GEN, and even if she were to pass as a lowborn, he cares so much about his standing in society that he won’t take the fall to be with her. I think Kayla deserves better. She needs someone who sees her for who she is, not what she is.I did enjoy the fact that Kayla starts to come to terms with the fact that she likes being a GEN. Not the social constraints that go with it, but she’s realizing that as a GEN she has an identity that’s more than just a slave. Kayla starts to realize that she doesn’t *want* to give up her circuitry and the enhanced abilities that come with it, and that’s a good thing. She shouldn’t have to change her very identity to be treated like a person.I was also intrigued by Kayla’s growing disillusionment within the resistance. At first, working with them seems like a wonderful opportunity, but then as the story progresses Kayla starts to see that even within the resistance the GEN still aren’t treated like equals. The resistance wants them to be free, but doesn’t consider them to be the same as everybody else, and even within the organization, one’s social class determines one’s influence.All-in-all, I like the idea of Awakening more than the execution. I love the fact that there’s a young adult series that’s built around issues such as race and class, but I felt as if this book ought to have been stronger. I do plan on continuing the series, and I look forward to reading Rebellion.

  • Barbara
    2019-04-23 13:15

    Tankborn, the first book in this series, set me on fire. I loved the storyline, the concept of a dystopian future where a group of Earth émigrés set up an exacting caste system when they colonize a new planet. The castes begin with Highborn Trueborns at the top, and untouchable Gens (people born in tanks whose DNA has been combined with animal DNA to endow them with certain skets – skill sets) at the bottom. Skin color is an integral part of the system, Highborns have a perfect brown tone. Anything too light or too dark is lower on the ladder. The facial tattoo distinguishes a GEN. They may be any color. A romance grows between Devak, a Highborn, and Kayla, a GEN assigned to work for his family. They both learn some hard truths about reasons for the caste system, the real origin of GENS, and Kayla’s personal history. A conspiracy is uncovered, and Kayla barely misses out on a chance to take one step up the caste ladder and become a Lowborn. Instead she joins an underground movement seeking to improve the lot of GENs.Awakening takes place some months later. I started the book, eager to see what would happen next. Unfortunately Awakening suffers from pacing issues. Kayla wanders around the countryside, and the pages. Her role with the Gen underground has her traveling and delivering messages and supplies. But the story seems to take one step back for every two steps forward. A disease is running across the land, striking only GENS. Sick GENS are being rounded up and taken away. At the same time there is a new drug available for Highborns, one that can restore strength and fitness. Devak’s grandfather is both a member of the underground seeking to help GENS and a recipient of this medication. Yet no one seems able to connect the dots between these developments.Likewise, although Kayla is suspicious of the new Gen who joins her caravan, she never acts. At times his actions were so obvious I wanted to reach into the page and grab her and make her take another look at what he did. Coincidence should only be accepted for so long.Then there was Devak, also a member of the underground. The first time he lamented on the impossibility of there being anything between a GEN and a Highborn, I sympathized. But it happens every time the story enters his point of view. During the long road to the solution of several intersecting mysteries there are many detours and false starts. I have a feeling that if someone had just cut out about a hundred pages, this would have been a smooth, book; a real page-turner. I still want to read book three, but mostly I hope it regains the vitality of book 1.

  • Ashley
    2019-04-02 15:11

    Just your average second book in a series. The lovers face obstacles that are only relevant to themselves, they're apart the whole time, there's a lot of travel, unnecessary twists, and new gay characters.

  • Tiara
    2019-04-13 19:07

    First, I wanted to thank Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book picks up some months after the events in Tankborn. Kayla is part of an underground movement working toward freeing GENs from the life of oppression. Kayla, along with her lowborn companion, travel from sector to sector retrieving and delivering information for the kinship (a network of trueborn, lowborn, and GENs working together). While Kayla believes her overall work is good, she wonders if the kinship is truly as dedicated to this cause as they say. Are they truly willing to risk so much for GENs? She knows that most members of the kinship, no matter their social rank, hold her in high regards, but she wonders if this because she's proven herself. When they look at her, they see an individual. She's not some insignificant GEN girl. Kayla also continues to struggle with her feelings for Devak, the trueborn boy whose grandfather (and prominent member of the kinship) she cared for in Tankborn. There many things going on in this book. I mean, the last book had a couple of different issues going on, but they seemed to connect together from the very beginning of the story. Some of the things introduced into this story didn't feel like they fit anywhere at first and didn't really pull together until toward the end of the story where things seemed to progress at a rapid pace as the author tried to wrap the loose ends. There's nothing wrong with everything not coming together until later, but it made some things feel so rushed even though their impact on the story and what they mean for the people involved is important. I didn't feel like this was as intense as the last story was, but overall, I felt this was still a solid story about the struggles surrounding the GENs, I know this a young adult book and you have to have romance, but I got a little tired of Kayla and Devak's song and dance. I realize their relationship is extraordinary and nigh impossible. The societal pressures and laws that threaten to keep them apart weighs heavy on their hearts. This causes them to make decisions and mistakes that draw them further apart, though I did like Kayla's speech that Devak couldn't decide what was best for both of them without her input. So much of her life has been spent with her choices being stripped from her by people that "know" what's good for her. She wasn't willing to accept that in a relationship with someone who supposedly cared about her. However, it didn't feel like Devak really understood what Kayla was telling him instead he begins to nitpick and take what she said out of context. I guess I can understand since he's used to being listened to and doted on. It's hard to see where privileged behavior comes in at times when you're used to things going your way. However, it just felt a little disappointing and typical of someone with status. In any event, I felt like their drama just really took away from the story at times. I think it could've been streamlined into the story more. I wish Sandler spent a little more time world building. It seems like she's created this wonderful place, but we only get to hear about some of its nuances from time to time. From the first book, I knew they had two named suns, but it wasn't until this book that we learned they also have two moons. Also, the religious beliefs of the various social classes should be explored more since the trueborn don't believe as the GEN do, and the lowborn have their own take on what the GEN believe. And religion plays an important part of the story in these books, especially what the GEN believe.After the ending of this book, there's no doubt there will be another. It ended on a very tense cliffhanger, and I'll definitely be awaiting the next book.

  • Rich in Color
    2019-04-12 20:23

    Last week in her review of Fragments, Audrey wrote, “Second books in a trilogy are always complicated.” I couldn’t agree more. Middle books often seem to wander a bit merely waiting for the final wrap up in the third. In this case, the first book, Tankborn, left quite a few strings untied and much open for speculation, but this second book raised even more questions and provided very few answers. A completely new storyline is introduced and only a smattering of clues come with it.Karen Sandler certainly leaves the reader begging for more, since the book ends rather abruptly in the middle of some major action. The author has created characters that the reader can care about, so it can be a bit frustrating for the reader when faced with a cliff-hanger. You may want to wait until the third book is a bit closer to release so you can read them close together. Revolution is slated to be released in the spring of 2014 and that seems like a long time to wait to find out what will happen next.The benefit of a trilogy though, is that the world is already created, the characters are in place and a lot more development can happen. In Tankborn, Kayla’s physical and emotional strength were demonstrated on many occasions and the reader could get to know her to a certain degree. In Awakening, Sandler takes that next step and shines more of a light on her inner strength. Kayla has many choices to make and Sandler really takes the opportunity to flesh out who Kayla is and what she truly values.This book also delves deeper into the caste system and the effects it has on the entire society. The ranking of GENs, lowborns, and trueborns is extremely rigid and even the privileged people who are “helping” still don’t always see how little respect they show those who are lower in the order. As the truth is exposed, characters come face to face with the ugliness in their society and must make the choice to let it remain or take steps to make a change. Fortunately, there is hope for a better future.One of the cool things about this book is the wildlife on the planet Loka. I found the “pet” seycat to be pretty awesome. Kayla noted that, “Seycats like Nishi might be barely knee-high to the tall GEN boys, but they could slash even a full grown man to ribbons with those claws and teeth” (16). They generally eat rat-snakes (venomous spider creature with a rat-like head and long snake-like body) and sewer toads. Nice.Once in a while it felt a bit like the vocabulary was forced in and a bit deliberate so the world would seem radically different than Earth, but for the most part it worked. Karen Sandler has a vivid imagination and she uses it to spin a tale complete with deadly meter-high spiders called bhimkays and Genetically Engineered Non-humans who often times appeared more humane than their human “superiors”.Recommendation: If you cannot take suspense, I would say wait until the final book, Revolution, is closer to release. Otherwise, get it soon along with Tankborn if you haven’t already read it. You would miss a lot — particularly the backstory of Kayla’s relationship with Devak without reading that first. Both books are thought-provoking and entertaining with plenty of action, mystery, and a bit of romance.Original Review with extras at

  • Sallysmurf
    2019-04-23 19:59

    Tankborn was one of the first books that I read for review when I started writing for Midnight Reads so I have a soft spot for this series. It’s probably also why it feels as though I have been waiting forever for the sequel to be released.In the first book in this series Sandler really focussed on the story of Kayla, how her place in the world changes, her budding relationship with Devak and throughout the story we see her develop to become a stronger independent woman by the time the story draws to its temporary close. In Awakening the story takes on a much wider viewpoint. The disease, Scratch, which affects and kills GENS, is spreading wildly and even as those around her are dying a political uprising seems to be taking hold as the phrase Freedom. Humanity. Equality. begins to appear through the sectors that Kayla works in with Risa. When you look even deeper it would seem that even those individuals who claim to be pursuing equality for GENS like Kayla are actually using them for their own benefits whether they wish to see it or not. There is an interesting mix of characters in the Tankborn series. I particularly like reading about Risa and Kayla. They both portray a strength that I wish more female protagonists had. I also liked Abran and the little fliratations between him and Kayla, although I found some of the plot surrounding him to be a tad obvious. For me it was the complexity of his situation and the reasons behind his behaviour that I found intriguing and I kind of hope he pops up again somewhere in the future. I also liked Junjie, mainly for the loyalty he displays to those he cares about. The one person who disappointed me was Devak. At the beginning of the book his budding relationship sours and whilst he argues that he isn’t with Kayla purely because he wants to protect her I can’t help but feel that his behaviour is most triggered by his own fears of the potential repercussions he might face. I hope he sorts himself out for the next book or I won’t be pleased! It took me a while to get into this book, mainly because of the gap between the two publications and the unique language that Sandler has developed that does give it an ‘other-wordly’ feel but also means that you might be flipping back to the glossary from time to time to remind yourself of the meaning of certain words phrases etc. The story winds along at a slow comfortable pace until you get to the final couple of chapters and then everything begins to take off at a lightning pace, indeed I think it’s the final chapters that really up the ante for this sequel. After the ending, well I can’t wait until the next instalment is published. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait as long next time around. Rating: 3.5/5 If you enjoyed Tankborn you will enjoy this sequel. Now book three is due out when exactly?

  • Amy Acosta
    2019-04-12 14:04

    In a world where GENs are treated as less than human, a group of people called the Kinship work together to change this ‘rule.’ It’s the reason Kayla joined their movement, but now she isn’t so sure. The Kinship seems to have lost sight of their goal and Kayla is sick and tired of blindly following rules. But before she can rebel, Kayla will have to deal with a deadly virus, forbidden love, and treachery among the ranks.Awakening brings double the intrigue, triple the action, more swoon to the romance, and more incredible scifi details to the awesome Tankborn series.It took a while to get reacquainted with all the concepts and strange words—the new words are everywhere but it’s part of the beauty of the series. You’re immerse one hundred percent into this world. Once you roll with it, the narrative flies as smoothly as an aircloud lev-car.Kayla travels with Risa, a lowborn woman, delivering supplies across the sectors as a cover for Kinship business. Traveling in the lorry made this a fast pace story with every turn something new to discover. Their assignment has been going smoothly for the past months, until someone starts bombing foodstores and warehouses and leaving strange messages in GEN script.Because outer problems aren’t enough, Kayla also can’t get Devak out of her mind. Even after months apart he’s a constant presence in her mind and in her heart. But she knows GENs have no business dreaming about romantic relationships trueborns, much less a high status one. She even tries accepting another boys attentions, but it doesn’t work. Kayla realizes nothing will ever compare to the intensity between her and Devak. The scenes between them spark with resentment, yes, but also with fierce love. They both such stubborn heads, but I love characters willing to sacrifice their love and happiness for each other.But Kayla’s issues aren’t the only thing happening in this book. Two GEN girls have come back after dying from Scratch, a virus that attacks only GENs. What’s impressive is they now have the power to heal others. Also, Kayla’s best friend Mishalla made the change from GEN to lowborn. She dreams of having babies of her own, and when a possible solution presents itself, she’ll do anything to help. Even handing GENs to the hands of gene-splicers.The last chapter, I so cannot go into detail about it. All I will say is that it ended with a bang. Literally. And I hope I don’t have to wait so long for a third book!*Arc copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley*

  • Jessica Strider
    2019-04-19 18:01

    Pros: great characters, complex story, multi-racial castCons: Kayla and Devak's waffling with regards to their relationship got a bit irritating, several plot twists were obviousIt's been several months since the events of Tankborn and Kayla misses Devak. He's been avoiding meeting with her and she's not entirely sure why. Her transport job with Risa has kept her from visiting home and though she's done a lot of work for the kinship, transporting information and materials, she's not as sure their goals are in line with hers anymore. Two other matters concern her: the spread of the Scratch, a plague that only infects GENs, one their internal circuitry can't cure, with a 100% mortality rate. That is, 100% until one victim came back to life with the ability to heal others. And the graffiti scribbled on the door of a warehouse that blows up: Freedom. Humanity. Equality. This is a great book with a series of complex, interconnected plots. The characters are great, with a mix of races represented, and a positive portrayal of a lesbian couple. Kayla's dealing with several issues, both in her love life and with regards to her treatment by the kin. She's fed up letting people mess with her brain without explaining what they're doing, even if it's just to transport information from one group to another.While I found her relationship issues with Devak a bit irritating over the course of the book, I acknowledge that it's a realistic portrayal of how two sixteen year olds react in the face of challenges they hope - perhaps without hope - to overcome. Devak's realized just how hard a relationship with a GEN would be, and even if Kayla took the treatment that would turn her into a lowborn, a life together would be difficult. She meanwhile feels he's making decisions for her, just like the other trueborns in the kinship.Some of the plot twists were fairly obvious, but that didn't make the book easy to predict. There were a number of twists I didn't see coming, particularly the cliffhanger ending.

  • Lindsey Blake
    2019-03-28 20:10

    Haven't read the first in the series so making up ground and I liked the premise of the story - GENs are artificially engineered people born in tanks to do the bidding of the highborns and the lowborns. The society is highly ordered and strictly adhered to but there is an underground movement trying to make things better for the lowest elements. And of course there is a Romeo and Juliet style love affair going on between a high born and a GEN! I think the first book was probably better - this one had to carry on the story (and the love story was getting a tad annoying by now - does he love me???) and find new elements whilst trying to explain the intracacies of the system and what has already happened without it appearing stilted. This meant that nothing much happened for most of the book - it retold the last book, took us through teenage love angst and used lots of lovely made up words to explain their rather baffling society. These words are explained at the back of the book but as I was reading an electronic copy I didn't find this until the end! Towards the end of the book there is a flourish of action which hints that there could be a really decent story to be told but it is over in a flash, the baddie defeated, the lovers reunited, not all quite sorted though as obviously setting up for the next book. Sometimes I would like to read a book with an actual wrapping up of the story and proper ending not a hint of things to come.Having said all that I liked the characters, I liked the fact that the female lead was strong and feisty and making her own choices not waiting to be rescued and I thought the book was very imaginative. I may well go back and read the first one and I would recommend it to early teens upwards. They all do like a bit of forbidden love don't they!

  • Julie Witt
    2019-04-12 19:28

    My Opinion: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.This is the second book in the Tankborn trilogy and since I enjoyed the first book so much, I was really happy when NetGalley approved me for this installment. Where the first book really set the stage for this very unique and interesting dystopian world, this one was primarily about Kayla and what she's going through as she tries to navigate the ins and outs of being a Kinship spy. I think one of the things I enjoyed the most about the first Tankborn book was the romance between Devak and Kayla and I really missed that in Awakening. I understand that they are star crossed lovers since Devak is trueborn and Kayla is tankborn and there should be some conflict there to keep it interesting, but there was so little interaction between then in this book that they might as well not even know each other! With this being a YA book, there should have been something going on with them and I really did miss that. I liked that Kayla began to realize that the Kinship wasn't all good like they wanted her to think they were and the fact that she began to really stand up for herself showed huge personal growth from the beginning of the series. I realize that the "second book syndrome" is hard to fight, and while I recognized it in Awakening, I was still able to read the book very quickly and enjoyed it very much. I'm really looking forward to the third book and hope that it answers the questions that were raised in Awakening, but judging from how much I enjoyed books 1 and 2, I'm fairly certain that I will not be disappointed! :D

  • Melinda
    2019-03-30 20:23

    I really enjoyed this book even though it was slow reading at first. I think this book answers the question of what happens after you learn that the life you have and the religion you believed in are all based on a lie. Book Two of the Tankborn trilogy answers that question in part as we continue to follow Kayla in the aftermath of having her world tossed upside down. Kayla now has something to fight for while trying to figure out her feelings for Devak. What I love the most is that Kayla challenges everyone to think about their motivations when making a decision. Are you making that decision on her behave? If so she doesn't want to you to. How can people view her as fully human when they think they know better than she does about her life? Oh but Kayla doesn't make it about herself, she really is focused on changing the way trueborn, low born and GENs think of themselves in the world since the world is a-changing. This novel continues the story started in Tankborn and amps up the drama and the chaos even more. I know that a lot of folks maybe over romance in YA novels but I think the hint of one between Devak and Kayla is important because it illustrates deeper issues of the society that they are part of.

  • Lauren
    2019-03-30 20:22

    I still like this world, and I still like the basic premise of these books of just how difficult it is, societally, to break out of a class-based system of oppression. The themes of body and personal autonomy are also important in a book like this, and I appreciate how the author brings these across (even if all the desire in the world for autonomy, in this book, results in people violating that anyway). However, the main character and the prolonged, endless, self-imposed idiocy about her love interest got to the breaking point of annoyance in this book. The romantic storyline could have been removed entirely and the book would have probably been better with fewer distractions from the other interesting stories. I found that my annoyance at every single mention of lovers' angst tainted the whole story around it, no matter what the context was, and unfortunately it seemed that they lovers either avoiding each other or brooding over each other was the impetus for most of the actions in the story. I get that it's complicated when love happens across class divides, but I wish it had been more lightly handled instead of having their angst shoved onto every other page.

  • Joya
    2019-04-06 18:13

    I looooved this sequel and I can't wait for Part 3!!!!Awakening picks up not too long from where Tankborn leaves off. Where Tankborn really told a lot about the world Kayla lives in, Awakening really tells about the person Kayla (and the rest of the cast) has become. You really see the characters develop in direct correlation their experiences which is not easy to do in a book. The mysterious happenings in the book were just wonderful. A real challenge for the reader but not so hard to figure that you just lose interest. There was just one flaw that bothered me throughout:(view spoiler)[Kayla and Mishalla are basically on the run and yet they've kept their names and haven't tried to disguise their identities at all. Kayla even went back to her 'home'! I know they're off the grid but it still just seemed a little reckless and at least should have been addressed in some way. (hide spoiler)](This is a review of an ARC I received from NetGalley)

  • Linda
    2019-04-06 18:08

    I didn't like this book as much as I liked the first one of this series, Tankborn, but yet I didn't dislike it either. Although not mind blowing, it was a good sequel to a story with an interesting concept.In this book, Kayla, a GEN (Genetically Engineered non-Human) belongs to a secret force called the Kinship that is trying to save GENs from their life of slavery. It reminded me of a very updated Underground Railroad story. She has very little contact with Derek, the high-born boy who was so prominent in the first book. A love between them is not possible. Into this drama comes a deadly new disease called Scratch that only affects GENs. Between that and the bombing of GEN warehouses with the only clue being left is F.H.E.- Freedom, Humanity, Equality-the Kinship has its hands full and Kayla is right in the middle of it.

  • Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali
    2019-04-23 15:16

    I enjoyed this. While not a huge fan of YA, I jump at the opportunity to read a book with a multiethnic cast of characters, and where the protagonist isn't the usual cardboard cut out.I'm also not a fan of sappy romance, but I do like this one as its more than mere "love" but is intertwined with issues of class and race and sacrifice. Here we have freedom fighters, mystery and political/social/scientific intrigue and tough choices. These characters are put through the paces, forced to challenge their own notions of right and wrong, good and bad. this is just what a book should do. I look forward to the third book on this series.

  • kira levenson
    2019-03-29 18:13

    Intriguing and enticing, this was a wonderful follow-up to Tankborn. A new plague is spreading quickly, but it only affects GENs. GEN buildings are being bombed, but the cause is a mystery. And Kayla is dealing with a new and unknown group connected to both problems. As she does her best to keep helping the Kinship, a group dedicated to fighting for Lowborn and GEN rights, her loyalties are questioned when she discovers a power play being executed. It was a good sequel, and I'm excited for the third book!

  • Brichimt
    2019-04-03 13:25

    Karen Sandler's book 2 in the Tankborn series about genetically engineered teens called GENS finds them fighting for their freedom from the world they were created in. GENS are slaves to the low and highborns. After waiting for what seemed like a lifetime for the 2nd in the series to come out, I must say I'm a little disappointed.The rest of this review is on my blog:

  • Tim Lumsden
    2019-04-24 15:01

    Great story!! Excellent sequel. Really good, haven't been able to put the book down. Exciting sci-fi, drama, mystery, romance, intrigue... have already downloaded 3rd book to see where things go for our heroine, Kayla. Very exciting story of Kayla's struggle against her caste society. I recommend. Happy Reading!Tim

  • Victoria Law
    2019-04-01 18:16

    Wow, what a cliffhanger! And now I have to wait for the NEXT book to find out what happens!!!How oh how to write about this for my Girls of Color in Dystopia blog series without inadvertently spoiling the ending of Tankborn?

  • Missie Kay
    2019-04-01 21:04

    This second book in the series is just as wonderful in terms of worldbuilding and plot as the first, and improves upon the one major flaw of Tankborn. Watch the full video review here:

  • Anna
    2019-03-30 15:18

    Awakening is definitely the best second book of a trilogy I have ever read. I like it as much as if not more than Tankborn. I was literally speechless when I finished reading and have no idea how I'm going to be able to wait until the third book comes out!

  • Saba NTaylor
    2019-04-09 20:07

    Nice second installation to Tankborn. While I did not care for the back and forth between Kayla and Devak, I enjoyed watching her live, learn and grow in her new life, beyond what any trueborn could imagine. The title is definitely fitting for this story! The end left me wanted for a third book :)

  • Kimberly
    2019-04-16 14:18

    This is the second in the Tankborn series and it follows up the first book with the characters trying to find a way to help the GENs and ultimately find freedom for them. It wasn't a bad book but I did find it a bit slow in the middle but it did pick up and get more interesting at the end.

  • Bonita Parker
    2019-04-26 15:22

    Like the first book, it kept me wanting more and more!.Like the first book, it kept me wanting more and ready to purchase the next book. This would really be a much better movie than a lot of the dystopian movies already put out. I hope it gets noticed.

  • Shannon Leandry
    2019-04-16 20:06

    It was very nice and interesting.

  • Annwyn
    2019-04-02 17:10

    Omg??? Science fiction without a white person on the cover??? I'M SOLD MUTHAFUCKA

  • Christine
    2019-04-18 20:04

    Powerful sequel that really makes you think about freedom, humanity and equality.

  • Corinne
    2019-03-27 17:17

    Didn't finish.

  • Amanda
    2019-04-15 19:28

    Love this series, hard to put down, well written. Kept me hanging on. The struggle and triumph, such a great story.

  • Carla
    2019-03-31 14:01

    Plot somewhat predictable. That being said, I am curious about how the author will handle the twists and turns of Kayla and Devak's relationship and the chaos on their world.