The world is broken. Tara is alone. But within her a power grows.
The Shift destroyed the world. All that remains is the harsh and unforgiving sand lands. Food is scarce; water even more so. And Tara has just discovered that she's been lied to her entire life. The world as she knows it does not exist. She is not the ordinary girl she thought herself to be. Instead, she is one of a unique breed known as New Bloods – revered by some, hunted by others.
Tara is no stranger to hardship. But when her village is destroyed and the young people taken by the merciless Prezedant, she must quickly learn how much of a fighter she can become.
Gathering a ragtag fellowship on her way, she embarks on a quest into the unknown to find what remains of her family. Little does she realize how dangerous it will be. Or how it will change her–and perhaps the world–forever.
If I was not told, I would never have known that this was Michelle Bryan‘s first novel…. the characters were well-developed, the world-building is amazing, and she left me wanting more! -- Mom with a Reading Problem
Awaken is our first glimpse of the New Bloods Trilogy and if the next two books are anything like this one we are all in for one wild ride! -- Red City Review