Dreaming Awake (Falling Under, #2) by Gwen Hayes

Dreaming Awake (Falling Under, #2)

She fell for him in a nighttime world. But the time for dreaming is past—and the here-and-now can be just as fragile their love…When Theia Alderson first encountered a mysterious, handsome boy in her dreams, she never imagined how finding Haden Black—and falling in love—could change her life. To save Haden, Theia sacrificed everything. And the dangerous bargain she made could have lasting repercussions.Now Theia has returned to Serendipit...


Details Dreaming Awake (Falling Under, #2)

TitleDreaming Awake (Falling Under, #2)
ISBN9780451235541
Author
Release DateJan 3rd, 2012
PublisherNAL Trade
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Demons, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Supernatural, Mythology, Magic, Young Adult Fantasy
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Reviews Dreaming Awake (Falling Under, #2)

  • Isamlq
    2012-01-09
    It’s too bad that the main thing I did like in the first book was virtually absent in this one. What one thing? Those nightmare snippets of sisters sewn together, of burning men and the like, well… little of those were in this one. I’d come into this knowing what I disliked in Theia and Haden, so there were no big surprises from their department. The last one ended with things upside down. Instead of love having conquered all, making someon...
  • Kaitlynne
    2011-03-02
    Okay, so I still REALLY liked this book, but there was a time, you know, after Varnie died, when I had to just sit the book down and walk away from it for awhile. Varnie was my favorite character gosh dang it! My heart is completely broken!!! :(
  • Scarlet
    2011-05-19
    I love the fantasy world Gwen Hayes created: dark, terrifying, haunting, chilling, twisted, creepy and lovely at the same time.
  • Patricia
    2011-06-11
    Mhe. MHE. Just a big fail. For several reasons. 1 stars for mentioning Renesmee, another star for Theia to notice that she's stupid and do the Edward. (This is another letter to my future self, something a few bloggers and I started because we were marathoning HIMYM and thinking, "Hey, we need things like that??" And yeah, I regret everything. ;))* * *Dear Patricia,you have started this book in January, but then noticed that you just couldn't kee...
  • Kim Smiley
    2011-05-24
    This book was ok, not great but readable. My initial problem was that I read the first book in the series so long ago it was really hard to remember how it had left off, even after reading my rating/summary.This book had a lot going on in it, but it really didn't get good until about half way through. Theia now had demon blood in her and she's trying to figure things out with herself and Haden. Her friends Donny and Amelia are still around, as we...
  • Mizuki
    2014-10-16
    I'm done, I'm so done.The story, the concept and the writing shows certain degree of promise, but I'm aloof to all of the characters and the painfully stupid romance between a 170 years old dude and a teenage girl.
  • Schay
    2011-06-25
    Beautiful book. Didn't care much for the first half (too slow and 'bumpy'), but the second half more than made up for it. Would have liked for a few things to be tied up e.g. Mara, but nonetheless, I loved how the book finished off, especially the last paragraph ;)
  • Mary
    2011-10-27
    MY THOUGHTSLOVED IT*** possible slight spoilers***Theia is miraculously recalled from Under by her besties, Ame, Donny, Gabe and Miss Varney. Varney is a psychic and plays a larger roll in this installment. He helps bring her back tthrough the efforts of Ame's newly discovered spell casting talents. Back in Serendipity Falls, Theia tries to resume her teen life, but finds her remote father even more distracted and she finds that the deal she made...
  • Jeanna-Has Probably Read It!
    2011-05-08
    It was good not great but still a good book. I liked it. I like Hayden the best. Just can't say that I was thrilled. But it was still a good read.
  • Kristi-The Book Faery
    2011-06-23
    THE FAERYS VIEWDreaming Awake by Gwen Hayes was absolutely fantastic, I was waiting for this sequel to Falling Under and when I was allowed to view the ARC I was beside myself with joy! Gwen Hayes has a true talent for grabbing the reader and taking them on a marvelous ride of ‘mythological’ proportions. I don’t want to re-hash the book but discuss more of the changes that occur since the first book, Falling Under. First thing: THEIA! She h...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    2011-05-23
    *Don't read this if you haven't read Falling Under. It would spoil some plot lines.*This picks up right after Falling Under. Haden has rescued Theia from Under. They're home trying to go back to a somewhat normal life. This is a little hard now that Theia has Mara demon blood mixed in with her own. She now possess' demon qualities and cravings that she's finding hard to fight. Also, both Haden and Theia know that just because they escaped Under d...
  • Doreen
    2012-01-16
    In all honesty, it was a good book HOWEVER! I did not care for the part where she left him for "his own good" NO! I am absolutely sick of that. What ever happened to strenght in numbers? This is ridiculous! Despite that, I found that the twists and turns that the book took were quite entertaining. I was like "huh....I am genuinely suprised". I did put the book down a couple of times because it was a little slow in the beginning but by the end I w...
  • Glass
    2011-04-27
    First, I have to say that Dreaming Awake is much better than Falling Under. I'm a big fan of dark, scary, twisted tales and this book is most definitely one of those. It would be a good anime. I kept imagining Haden as Kaname Kuran from Vampire Knight.
  • Jennavier
    2012-09-21
    Wow, this sequel really took me by storm! In the first book Theia meets Hayden, prince of Under. Since that's the land of nightmares, her life gets interesting fast. She's inexplicably drawn to him both in dreams and in reality. Despite early missteps they manage to fall in love. (Please don't tell me you think that's a spoiler or I may smack you). In the process both of them have changed, for the better and for the worse.Now they're dealing with...
  • Tamara
    2011-09-08
    B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T.
  • ☆☆Hannah☆☆
    2017-06-18
    This was a nice sequel and conclusion. I liked how it seemed to move at a faster pace then the first one. I liked how her friends were all there for her considering what she was. Of course the best part was knowing we got a happy ending.
  • Amber ~ The Reading Addict
    2018-11-26
    This sequel was pretty wicked and fun. Sure, it wasn’t the most original or well-developed story I’ve ever read, but I’m a sucker for Persephone/Hades retellings, and the ending to this one really satisfied me. If you liked book one, I’d definitely recommend checking out this second installment.
  • Kayla
    2018-03-20
    A great sequel that ends the story perfectly.
  • Sonja
    2013-12-18
    Actual rating would probably be closer to 2.5 stars I think. This book had all the possibility to be better than the first with how it could play out. Unfortunately, the execution of the story fell totally flat. Theia seriously annoyed the hell out of me for pretty much the entire story. It was just stupid how she "dealt" with all the issues that were happening to her and around her. How could she possibly think she was doing the right thing by k...
  • Teresa
    2011-08-02
    I really enjoyed it! It was strangely addicting and enthralling. For a first novel that disappointed me, I really liked the sequel. Dreaming Awake was, hands down, better than its previous, Falling Under. I wasn't very much impressed with Falling Under, because I felt it was the same story so common in YA fiction. Nothing I haven't seen before. I didn't like Theia or Haden in the first book, but I loved Amelia, Gabe, Varnie, and Donny (especially...
  • Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
    2012-04-12
    If this is the end of this series, I say that it makes for a good one. I ended up enjoying it more than I had expected, despite how much the character frustrated me in the first half of the book. I guess it was a lot like how they acted in the first book. The second half was much better. It seems to be the end of the series. I hope so. It ended on a good spot, even if it leaves some questions. I didn't feel like those questions had to be answered...
  • Susan
    2011-06-16
    Dreaming Awake is a powerfully written, emotionally gripping story that hooks you and keeps you there as the rest of the story unfolds. It's beautifully written, almost lyrical in a sense, and the imagery is quite powerful and heartwrenching. This is the second installment in this gripping trilogy, filled with romance, betrayal, friendship, and heartache. The pace picks up a great deal and there is quite a bit of action, the character's are amaz...
  • Kassiah
    2011-09-20
    I've been thinking about what to say about this book for a long time. I want to start off by saying that I know that it's hard to write the middle book of a series. Wait--I don't know that. I know that typically, the middle book seems to be the hardest. It seems to be the hardest for writers, and it's certainly the hardest for readers. Maybe that's because authors want us readers to get from point A to point C, but going through point B is just t...
  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    2011-06-26
    Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyThis has not been a good year for sequels. Some of my least favorite reads this year were follow ups to books I loved. For various reasons, the magic had been snuffed out, and I unfortunately have to add DREAMING AWAKE to that list. DREAMING AWAKE is all the more disappointing when compared to the dark and delightful FALLING UNDER. There were only two chapters in this entire book that I liked, two of the...
  • Marybeth (Manhattan Reader)
    2012-01-10
    The sequel to Falling Under, Hayes brings back Theia, Haden, and the rest of the gang. Now that Theia is back to the human world, she has some readjusting to do as she quickly realizes that things will not be the same. And that Mara, the queen of Under and a human's worst nightmare, will never let Theia go.I have to say, I loved the first one, but this one completely blew my mind. The world that Hayes has created is haunting, chilling, twisted, d...
  • Princess Bookie
    2011-03-02
    My Thoughts: We are back with the crew from Falling Under. Theia and her friends, her really strict father, and of course Haden. Lovely, demonic, charming Haden.In this book, Theia is trying to be normal again and deal with her non-humanly urges. She craves something she can never get. She knows she must be strong and overcome it. Theia is also trying to figure out how to be with Haden and have an uncomplicated relationship. This does not go over...
  • Jessica
    2011-11-07
    I don't think I have ever said this before (I could be wrong but don't think so) but I totally loved this book more than the first one! I really enjoyed Falling Under but this one was amazing!Theia has been recalled by her friends and is back in her world. All of Theia's friends are back and are helping her keep her demon side in check while also trying to fight Mara, the Mare Demon. Haden is back as well and while Theia and Haden's relationship ...