For I literally cannot fathom how long I have been waiting and waiting for this book to be released, it’s going to be so amazing. I would like to say that Sara-the author-is a friend of mine in a way, and I have watched her progress with this novel via both Instagram, Twitter and her very own blog. She has put her heart and soul into getting her story published, and it’s finally here!
OfTomes Publishing is definitely amazing and is flying off the wall with all of the books coming out recently. I can’t wait to see what comes out in the future!
You got there in the end, girl! So proud!
Without further ado, here is the spectacularly beautiful cover designed by the amazing Kimy.
Official Synopsis for The Awakened:
Zoey Valentine is concerned with two things: surviving the multitude of self-defense classes her dad makes her take and avoiding Ash Matthews.
That is, until the Z virus hits, wiping out a third of the population in a matter of weeks. If that weren’t frightening enough, the bodies of the victims disappear and suddenly reappear, awakened from their dead state. They’re faster, smarter, and they work together to get the one thing they crave, human flesh.
The United States is in a panic and then the government decides the unthinkable: to bomb every major city overrun with the awakened.
Now Zoey is on the run, with her dad and Ash, desperate to find a place of safety amongst the ruined remains of the country.
About the Author
Sara Elizabeth Santana is a young adult and new adult fiction writer. She has worked as a smoothie artist, Disneyland cast member, restaurant supervisor, nanny, photographer, pizza delivery driver and barista but writing is what she loves most. Her first story was written at age nine. She runs her own nerd girl/book review blog, What A Nerd Girl Says. Her favorite books are a tie between Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling and Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce. She lives in Southern California with her dad, five siblings and two dogs. Her debut novel is The Awakened.