As the blog tour rolls on, now is our chance to offer up our giveaway of the book, plus my long-awaited review. I first want to say that I thought this book was awesome, and while I abso-freaking-loutely love the Significance series this gave it a run for its money! So again just like our blog or Facebook page for your chance to be entered to win a copy of this amazing NY Times best seller! Contest ends April 21st, and a winner will be picked at random. Good Luck!
A life she can’t remember.
When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she’s been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can’t remember them. She can’t remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can’t remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the ‘old her’ makes her start to wish she’d never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girl he’s dating to be with her, her parents want her to start planning for college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the hospital.
Will she ever feel like she recognizes the girl in the mirror?
Shelly Crane has always been able to make me feel exactly what the main character is feeling in all her other books and this one is no exception. In Wide Awake I felt just as confused and scared as Emma in the first chapter and felt like I had just woken up from a six month-long coma.
In Wide Awake Emma wakes up from a coma after having been hit by a car and left for dead six months ago. She has no memory of the accident, or anything else for that matter. And all she knows is that some guy with amazing eyes is telling her hold on and not to worry. Emma finds out that the guy is Mason and is her physical therapist (a hot tattooed physical therapist) that has been keeping her muscles moving while in a coma, and all at once Emma is thrust back into her ‘old’ life, including her over bearing boyfriend and mother.
With the help of her family she learns that she was kinda a spoiled brat and got her way all the time, and Emma is not sure how she feels about that at first. I was not a fan of Emma’s mother; at first glance she seemed cold and more interested in getting back the ‘old’ Emma and not getting to know the new one.
Meanwhile Emma seemed to latch on to Mason like a baby duck would after opening its eyes for the first time and Mason seems to latch right back, but Emma is his patient and while the relationship halts, the felling of love doesn’t.
“I want to give you back your first kiss, the one that jerk stole from you. And I want it to be something that even a coma can’t make you forget.”
Yea, Mason is smooth.
When Emma gets back into her old life, school and boyfriend she realizes that she was not only spoiled but was the queen bee at school, think Regina George from Mean Girls.
Emma has to come to terms with trying to embrace her old life, mixing with her new life and her friends. All while dealing with Mason and his secrets and the mystery as to who hit her six months ago! Talk about overwhelming. Shelly tells this story so great it’s like she has been there done that. And it’s all wrapped up by the end, with a some what ‘wow’ ending. You will never run our of what i like to call ‘awwww’ moment’s with this book, or any of her books for that matter! I love Shelly’s books because I’m a fan of’ Love’ and so is she, and with all the things her MC’s go though, love is what shines through! Whenever I need my faith renewed on love I pick up one of her books, she will never let you down.
4 out of 5 stars
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YA author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay at home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. They currently reside in everywhere USA as they happily travel all over with her husband’s job. She loves to spend time with her family, binge on candy corn, go out to eat at new restaurants, buy paperbacks at little bookstores, site see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music everywhere and also LOVES to read.
Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn’t go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, where her best ideas are born.