Victoria Dinham doesn’t have much left to look forward to. Since her father died in a car accident, she lives only to fulfill her dream of being accepted into the Manhattan Dance Conservatory. But soon she finds another reason to look forward to dreams when she encounters an otherworldly girl named Ashlinn, who bears a message from Victoria’s comatose brother. Ashlinn is tasked with conjuring pleasant dreams for humans, and through the course of their nightly meetings in Victoria’s mind, the two become close. Ashlinn also helps Victoria understand asexuality and realize that she, too, is asexual.
But then Victoria needs Ashlinn’s aid outside the realm of dreams, and Ashlinn assumes human form to help Victoria make it to her dance audition. They take the opportunity to explore New York City, their feelings for each other, and the nature of their shared asexuality. But like any dream, it’s too good to last. Ashlinn must shrug off her human guise and resume her duties creating pleasant nighttime visions—or all of humanity will pay the price.
We Awaken is about a girl named Victoria Dinham, who is a dedicated ballet dancer. As the story begins, her world falls apart. She gets news that something really bad happened to her family. With Reeves currently in a coma, her mother has seemed to be lost and Victoria is also still coping with how her world has changed. Victoria goes to sleep one night and meets a mysterious stranger named Ashlinn in her dreams. Ashlinn explains that she creates dreams and has a message from her brother. In the book, Ashlinn and Victoria grow closer, but things start to get unbalanced.
Personally, I loved the story as a whole. Most of the characters seemed to react in ways I could understand. The story seemed to progress fluently and kept me interested the whole way though. The only problem I really had was the ending, which wasn’t bad exactly. It was more unexpected and not very satisfying to me. Even with that, I still like the story and would recommend it to some of my friends. Mainly the ones who like romance novels, and even then this isn’t a typical romance.
I like the relationship that Victora and Ashilnn have together. The only character I couldn’t really relate to was the mother, but that made sense to me. While I couldn’t relate to her, I could understand her for the most part along with most of the other characters. Overall, it was an interesting and different story with interesting people that I would love to see again in a second book. I think most young adults would like this story if they are into paranormal romance without a lot of sex in it.