I wanted to do a review of this series because it was really good! Once you start the first book, you just want to keep reading until you are done with book 3! So here is a quick review of each of the books in the Awakening Heroes Series by Joss Ware.
A man with no future...
When Dr. Elliott Drake wakes from a mysterious fifty-year sleep, the world as he knew it is gone. Cities are now desolate, and civilization is controlled by deadly immortals. Stranger still is Elliott's extraordinary new "gift" – he has the power to heal, but it comes with fatal consequences.
A woman with a past
Jade barely escaped the immortals and is now hell-bent on revenge. She trusts no one... until Elliott. His piercing gaze and tempting touch shatter her defenses, but the handsome doctor seems to have dangerous secrets of his own. Is it safe to trust him with her heart?
If they are to survive in this dark new world, Jade and Elliott must work together to fight the forces that takes them beyond danger.
Beyond the night.
-Book One of the series was exciting because we don't really know what cause the world to change the way it did. The characters awake to find the world is a very different place. Some of them have powers that allow them to do different things and they learn more about their powers everyday. Elliott is a doctor and is the main character of this book and his power is the ability to heal. His power has some challenges and Elliott has to learn how to control it. The characters soon meet others that can provide some information as to what has happened. Jade is able to bring them to the right people and they band together to get to the bottom of things. Along the way Elliott and Jade get paired up together and get to know each other a little better.
I loved this book. You will hear that repeated will the next books as well. This book introduced the characters for the series very well. I gave this book 4 Bells!
Everything they knew is gone.
From the raging fires, five men emerge with extraordinary new powers. They must learn how to survive this dark, ravaged world ... but they cannot do it alone.
Simon Japp will never forget his violent past. But when civilization is all but destroyed, he sees his chance for redemption. Blessed with a strange "gift," he's determined to help the resistance against the Strangers, the mysterious force that stalks them at every turn. He can't afford to get distracted, even by the stunning, soft-spoken woman fighting by his side...
Sage Corrigan has learned to be careful where she places her trust. But she sees something good in Simon, even if he can't see it in himself. Posing as lovers to infiltrate a group key to their fight, they find that their staged affection soon develops into a desire that will leave them fighting for their lives in the night eternal...
-Book 2 of the series picks up where Book 1 left off. It was almost as if the 2 books were one! I love that. In Book 2 we get the chance to learn more about the characters as well as what happened to cause the world to end the way it did. We also get to learn more about Simon who is one of the characters that has special powers. You will fall for Simon because he has a quiet mystery about him. He is mysterious, lethal, and sexy! Simon is paired up with Sage in this book and the two of them go on a mission to look for a missing and important person. Along the way Simon and Sage learn more about each other. Simon fights his attraction to Sage because he feels that his past has made him this horrible person. Sage doesn't care because she sees Simon for who he really is.
Book 2 was just as exciting as Book 1. I'm going to give Embrace the Night Eternal 4 Bells as well!
Everything they knew is gone.
From the raging fires, five men emerge with extraordinary new powers. They are humankind's last hope ... but they cannot survive this dark, ravaged world alone...
Quentin Fielding had everything. Money. Power. Women. But now that civilization is all but annihilated, Quent only wants one thing: revenge. Harnessing a strange new "gift," he embarks on a deadly mission to find the the man responsible for the chaos and destruction, the man he should have killed years ago: his father. Only one thing stands in his way – a mysterious, arrow-wielding beauty...
Zoe Kapoor is on her own quest for vengeance, searching for the monstrous fiends who murdered her family. Soon she and Quent join together, journeying through the ruins of the world they once knew as a desperate desire builds between them. Drawing closer to an enemy they never imagined, Zoe and Quent must abandon all fear, abandon all regret, abandon the night ... if they want to stay alive.
-Book 3 was my favorite out of the 3! There was so much action in this book. The characters have found out much more information about what has taken place. We also get to see more Quent and Zoe action. They have been involved with each other since Book 1 and they are the hottest couple of the 3 books. I love Quents British accent and British sayings. Zoe is a strong female character and is so bad ass! They really make the perfect couple.
I'm going to give Book 3 4 Bells as well!
-This series is so unique. It has everything you are looking for in a book. Action, mystery, romance, and a realistic view of a post apocalypse world. There are so many twists and turns and I for one can't wait for Book 4 to be released in January 2011. This series is a definite must read!
Here is a link to Joss Ware's website so that you can learn more about this exciting series and read excerpts from each of the books: http://www.josswarebooks.com/home.html