{Review by Kayla} The Awakening (Gifting #2) by K.E. Ganshert

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: The Awakening
Author: K.E. Ganshert
Series: (Gifting #2)

“I can’t go home. It’s not safe. Nowhere is.”

Tess Eckhart isn’t crazy. She’s not suffering from psychosis. She and Luka Williams are part of The Gifting. Before they can find out what that means, the man with all the answers turns up dead. The only thing he left behind? A few patient files that lead to the nation’s most lawless city.

With authorities chasing them, Luka and Tess escape into the very heart of peril and against all odds, find an underground community of people just like them. They aren’t gathered together for the sole purpose of survival, either. They have a plan and a purpose—to awaken as many people with The Gifting as possible. It’s dangerous and deadly work. Tess wants to help. Luka is desperate to keep her safe—a task that proves increasingly difficult as Tess’s gifting comes to light.

Could Tess Eckhart be the One they’ve been waiting for? The One who can save them all?




Reading this series feels like running through words that are both killing me but keeping me alive at the same time.

First can we talk about how I love how this book/series does not waste any time getting into the story. This book picked up right where it left off in the last book and blended the recap of the last few moments of book 1 in a ONE sentence and it was beautifully done. I’ve always felt like all the recapping from the previous book takes away from the current book, which almost all books that are part of a series do. But I’ve noticed with this series that although the story is not rushed, it hooks you immediately and seems to get right into it in the best way possible so that you have background, but it is presented in a way that doesn’t take away from the current moments in the book which I appreciate so much. But, the point is, this book has my hands shaking and blood boiling and right now, it feels like three books isn’t enough for this series seeing as there is only one book left. I am terrified and exhilarated.

Butterfly Rating: 5 Stars


Book Boyfriend Rating: 5 stars


Age Recommendation: 13+




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