Awoken by Timothy Miller
Published Date: August 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
The Story: Fourteen-year-old Michael Stevens has never been ordinary; no orphan who hears music coming from rocks considers himself a typical teenager. But life gets a lot more complicated when two-foot-tall, albino, doll-like men sneak into his room one night, transforming the harmless music into a frightening ability he cannot control.
Soon, strangers in black suits begin to ask unsettling questions while unnatural animals with mismatched eyes haunt the streets. They are hunting, and not just Michael: anyone he cares about is in danger.
With the help of a mysterious drifter, an annoying girl he's accidentally mutated, and one of those creepy doll men, Michael finds himself in the middle of a war that could forever change the world he knows - reconstructing the very definition of humanity.
My Review: This was a cute book! The first thing that drew me into it, was the music coming from the rocks! I LOVE rocks, and so this story intrigued me.
While reading Awoken, I realized that this world was unlike any I've read before. Timothy Miller has presented a world where there's freaky albino people, crows and cats who pay way to much attention to each other and rocks under-go crazy transformations. It was great seeing how a kid who moved from foster home to foster home, found those he considered family. Found strength in himself, and learned to trust people.