Here is the summary of the book:
Gorgeous. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Lexi and Thea have caught everyone's attention—but it’s Gemma who’s attracted theirs. She’s the one they’ve chosen to be part of their group. Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different. Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.
Instant page turner and excitingly watery. Wake kept me turning its pages until the sad and bitter end. Ms. Hocking I applaud you for that. This and the next book, Lullaby are perhaps the only books I actually finished in one day (and I mean literally in 24 hours... started in the morning with Wake and finished in the evening with Lullaby).
There is mythology in here. There is sea side adventures and some exotic underwater ones too. But in all this sunshine there is the repercussions that come with the deal too, murders and as as gruesome as they get.....blood and gore....bodies cut open. A carnage in other words.
This is Gemma's story. A perfectly normal and popular human girl. She finds herself unwittingly drawn into the affairs of the three sisters Pen, Thea and Lexi, mysterious and seemingly deadly; and shrouded into myths. They want Gemma.....she is essential for their life and for her own exuberance to life. And they don't like to be denied.....but can Gemma leave her family behind....new love Alex too when the song of the water reaches her ears??....well that is what this story is about.
The characters of this series are rather the perfect instruments to this series. Gemma is strong, beautiful, strong swimmer, an achiever, determined, has the sense to discern good from evil, but most of all in love. Alex is that love, the geek who matured into a handsome hunk, the boy next door. Gemma & Alex's sweet love brings a certain factor of serenity to the faction that balances the blood and gore of the three sisters. MAN those three are seriously evil....I am sure you might have already guessed what they are already (I'm not telling *wink*)...Evil truly evil....Pen, Lexi and Thea have it all....but the type of girls you might want to steer clear off though.
Finally I'd say the plot, the twists, the turns, the myths, the driving force and the biggest factor the characters, the action and the tension.....make it a fast page turner. You definitely won't want to leave until you get to the end and that's saying something....A worthwhile and exciting read!!!
"Dark and Light....Instant page tuner and excitingly water-y.....a myth as old as the Gods"