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?
I loved it
This is a perfect continuation of Volume 1, The Gifting. Right after Tess begins to make sense of her unique ability, she and Luka are forced into the life of a criminal, hiding from the authorities, and everyone else that wants to see her dead.
The two teens make several new friends as they continue their search for answers. Their questions are finally being answered, while they go underground. The action, adventure, mystery, and suspense kept my family and me on the edge of our seats.
I strongly recommend The Awakening, as well as the rest of the Gifting Series. Overall, this is another 5-star book. I love Heather Masters’ narration too!