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Created for evil.Raised to protect.Searching for truth.******When Dr. Margo Pullman goes to work for "The Institute" she hopes to change lives with her research in neurobiological studies. Instead, she is appalled to learn her research is being used to test and torture children, most of whom have died in the process. Margo goes rogue. That night, she steals away the threeCreated for evil.Raised to protect.Searching for truth.******When Dr. Margo Pullman goes to work for "The Institute" she hopes to change lives with her research in neurobiological studies. Instead, she is appalled to learn her research is being used to test and torture children, most of whom have died in the process. Margo goes rogue. That night, she steals away the three surviving children, changes her identity and hides them away from the world on a secluded ranch in Texas. For twelve years she raised the two boys and one girl as her own. The tests they were subjected to has altered the children's DNA, turning them into "metahumans" complete with fast reflexes, super strength, the ability to heal and unmatched intelligence. When Margo goes missing, the children--now teens--embark on a journey to reclaim their mother from the evil CEO of "The Institute" who wants them back to continue his plans for the perfect race. Begin the thrilling adventure into the world of Metahumans with Winter's Awakening, the first book in Winter's Saga....

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  • Sarah Martinson
    2018-12-07 05:59

    I have to admit, after just reading the prologue, it left me feeling sick and I didn't want to continue. As a mother of three small children, who happen to be close to the age of those in the story at that time, it hit a little too close to home for me. However, I'm not one to quit reading a book, even when I don't care for it, so the next day I picked it up and continued on with it. I'm very, very glad I continued!This book is wonderfully written, and throughout the whole story emanates strong feelings of love. Not the romance type of love, (though there is a bit of that in the story) but the pure, unshakable love of family, of a mother and her children. This story follows Meg, a 15 year old girl, who has two younger brothers, her pet coyote, and her mother. They live on a ranch secluded from society with no TV, radio, etc., and have been homeschooled. Her mother leaves for a conference and gets kidnapped, and the children do anything within their means to rescue her.Along the way the children face many discoveries, about their family, about themselves, and about the world they've been secluded from. This story is action-packed and fast paced, and will leave you wanting for more. I loved the fresh and pure story line and how throughout the story the family expressed their faith. Overall, this story is a great read, and I would definitely recommend it!

  • Sarah
    2018-11-16 06:19

    (Downloaded from Amazon.co.uk for free)This was an okay story, but it had some less-than-believable moments.Meg was an okay character although I wasn’t very impressed with her brothers; considering they were supposed to be smart, they made some really suspect decisions, and put themselves in real danger.The storyline in this was a bit up and down, I found it quite dull to start with, then it picked up a bit, then it was dull again, and it continued like this throughout the book. There wasn’t really any romance, but I got the impression that there might be a bit of a romance between Meg and Cole in the future.The ending to this was alright, but if these kids think they’re home safe, they’re even thicker than I thought!6.5 out of 10

  • Angela Dossett
    2018-11-24 07:53

    I came across this book, through one of my several newsletter regarding ebooks. After reading the description, I was thrilled at the prospect of reading it. I quickly downloaded it and consumed it very rapidly. This story starts with a short history of how Margo Winter came across 3 small children and what she did to take them out of a tragic situation. She raised them with love, loyalty, bravery, courage, and determination. She went the distance for these children that weren't biologically hers. This is encouraging to me. We have many parents out in our world, that don't care about their kids.The actual story starts twelve years after she abducted the children from a previous employer. They live on a ranch. These kids were experimented on, though the children have no idea. They just know that they each have unique abilities. Margo has trained them in all combat situations, as well as, given them love and a home to call their own. Margo leaves for a conference, and the teenagers don't hear from her. They are very determined to find her. They will meet new allies in their cause to find their mother. Along the way, they will discover truths about their lives. Despite the tragic truths, the teenagers will face obstacles with loyalty,determination,courage, and help from new allies, and a pet coyote named Maze, to rescue Margo. Will they succeed? What does their future hold? Will they ever find the Dr. Williams that experimented on them? Many questions will be answered in this story, and future books in this series. I have never read anything by this author before. I am thrilled to have found her. She has a fantastic way with words, in describing the world, and characters of this story. The pace was excellent for this story. Smooth and steady, and fast when actions occurred. I found myself just drawn into this world with its realistic characters. I loved the fact that an animal was part of this heroic rescue. I grew to love the main characters. They showed so much emotion through their actions. The story line was unique, heartfelt, and definitely intriguing. It contains suspense, intrigue, betrayal, loyalty, courage, and determination. These are all facets to which makes an excellent read. There is no romance, but there is mention of an attraction. In my opinion this was well edited.I found the book cover to be eye catching and does fit the story. This is book one of the Winter's Saga. Several of the books are out now, so there will be no waiting to find out what happens next. I hate waiting for the next one.I definitely recommend this book to all readers, family and friends. I'll continue with this series. Happy Reading!!!

  • Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
    2018-12-04 00:53

    OMG! This book was amazing! Review to come! But don't wait on me. If you liked James Patterson's Maximum Ride Series or his books When the Wind Blows and Lake House the two adult books the series came from, then read this book. It was so good! Again full review to come. I'm moving to the sequel!ReviewSo how did I like this book? Let me count the ways. The story intrigued me from the first page and I was completely sucked in by the end of the first chapter. The point of view is mostly told from Meg’s prospective but the story weaves in effortlessly other points of view throughout. There is a bit of romance, not much but the story doesn’t need it. There is mystery, action and intrigue all woven through.I really loved Meg, Alik, and Evan. These siblings’ whole world is turned upside down within the first few chapters. We follow their journey to turn it right side up. The author does a wonderful job at just everything. I don’t know what more to say without giving away the story. And I don’t do spoilers when I don’t have to. But it is a must read. I recommend for everyone of all ages. Nothing inappropriate here. I especially suggest those fans of James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series and the two adult book When the Wind Blows and Lake House for which that series was derived.

  • Nereid
    2018-11-22 03:22

    Life has not been easy for Meg, Alik and Evan who were whisked away in the middle of the night to some secret place by Margo to ensure their safety when they were children. The institute was experimenting on babies to genetically modify their DNA to make Super-Human beings or "Metahumans" as they were called. Endowed with gifts from physical strength, the powers of an Empath to feel and read peoples emotions and being super smart, these three kids just wanted to be a family. The evil villain/scientist (of course there has to be one) is Dr Williams who is running the show and wants his little "experiments" to be brought back to the fold and Dr Margo to pay for stealing them away from him. Lots of twists and turns and allies are found along the way not to mention a friendly coyote along for the ride. Actually, this book was reminiscent of one of my favorite books "Maximum Ride" as they were also genetically modified humans although they did have wings. What a credit to Karen to be able to write a book that is on par with this series and offer characters that are likable and engaging. An enjoyable read from start to finish and I avidly look forward to Book 2 of the series.

  • Dianne
    2018-11-26 02:53

    This is a beautifully told YA paranormal read! Children are used by an evil scientist attempting to create a superior being. Three of the children are taken and hidden away, living their lives unaware of their gifts or their background. They are discovered and the story takes off! A great read for young YA readers on up! Not too heavy, great characters who love each other as the family they thought they were!

  • Sharon Mariampillai
    2018-11-24 05:52

    Actual Rating: 2.75 This was an okay read. The story was dull at parts and I thought the writing style lacked. Meg was an okay character. I also thought that her brothers were okay as well. They are supposed to be really smart, but why do they put themselves in danger situations? The book was slow-paced, but it got better near the end. I want to see where the series goes from here, so I will continue it. I am, however, glad I made it through this book. Overall, a decent read.

  • Kimberly Steensen
    2018-12-05 07:20

    Science experiments on humans. This was an interesting story on a crazy Doctor who created "metahumans". He could not envision that his experiments would escape and try to live normal lives.I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading the rest of the series. I would have liked a little more detail in the action, but enjoyed it all the same.

  • Abbie
    2018-12-10 07:13

    Actual rating - 2.5I didn't like this as much the second time around.The characters in this were okay, but I didn't love any of them. The pacing in this was pretty slow, and by about 30% I felt bored. It picked up near the end, but I still wasn't enjoying it that much.

  • Heather Alexander
    2018-11-20 01:08

    I was given this book in return for an honest review. A young research scientist and ex special ops, with grand ideas on finding the cure for autism and dream job with a major research company. Sounds great right? Wrong. When Dr. Margo Pullman finds out what kind of research the company is doing, and on children, on children no less. She does something that will change her life and the lives of the children forever. Evan, Alik, and Meg Winter(along with her Coyote named Maze) live with their mother in the country, home schooled, no TV, no radio, no contact with the outside world. Educated and trained to defend themselves, make bombs, etc. They think this is normal, they don't know any different. Each of the kids has something special about them, Evan can build anything, Alik has a photographic memory and Meg has an affinity with animals, all seemingly normal things, until they start getting a little something extra. When there mother goes on a trip to share her research, she gives them explicit directions on what to do while she's gone, and gives them an exact itinerary of her trip, when she will call, and when she will be back. When she fails to call or come home, the kids know something bad has happened and they call the only person on their mothers emergency contact list, Dr. Andrews. He immediately tells them to get their things together and not to answer the door or phone for anyone but him. Once he gets there, they begin to learn a bit of their history. Dr. Andrews, their mothers very good friend, will help them in any way he can, and starts trying to find out what happened to her. Once he discovers who has her, he know why. Unfortunately it is not good for the kids or for their mother. The kids set out on a quest to save their mother while their mother is trying to outwit her captors to protect her kids. In the end, the kids will find out much more about themselves and their origins, they will also find out they are not alone. I really liked this book, I thought the idea was original and refreshing. I love the morality of Margo and the fact that she risked her career and her life to right a wrong. The characters were strong and smart, not your typical teens, in a good way. When your kids are Metahumans, protecting them is going to be harder than you think. I never read the bonus chapters for the next book because then I'm just bummed that I have to wait, but I read this one because I just had to extend the story. Really cool, action packed book with great characters and a great story line. Other than some violence, I think this book could be recommended for ages 13 and up. Kudos to the author.

  • Tatia
    2018-11-30 07:21

    4.5 stars **reviewed for Round Table Book Reviews**I wasn't sure of what to expect when I started Winter's Awakening. Although I do feel like the beginning of the book was a little slow, I was intrigued by this story. The flow was very smooth. I never questioned why the characters were doing something or where they were going. Your kept guessing about a few of them in the beginning though. Because of this, I had to know what was going to happen next.Margo Pullman is a newly hired researcher at the Institute of Neurobiological Studies, otherwise known as "The Institute." She's going into this believing that she helping other researchers try to find a cure for autism. What she finds out makes her question everything.Later we met Meg, Alik, and Evan, and let's not forget about Maze. At first they seem like your typical family. They live on a farm out in the middle of nowhere Texas with their mom. Something about them draws you in, makes you want to know more. For being so young, they are all very mature. The amount of knowledge they each have is astounding.Their mom is about to embark on a trip, leaving them for the first time since they were born. To say everyone had mixed emotions about this trip is an understatement. Whether it be that they are nervous, excited, anxious; you feel it all.The plot really picks up around this point. We get a ton of suspense with some action mixed in. With a good book, I'm able to go through the scenes in my head like a movie. I'm able to see it happening while I'm reading. Karen did a great job explaining everything in detail so that I was able to do that. She captured it all in a way that I was able to feel what the characters were going through. All of the main characters were very well developed. We got a sense of what each of their personalities was like. They were all very unique.Overall, it was a great book. I believe this is one I'll be able to read again and again and pick up different details that I didn't catch the first time. I can't wait to see what Karen gives us next! She's gained an instant fan here.

  • Gary
    2018-11-29 00:57

    First let me start by say Ah-Maze-ING. Winter’s Awakening: The Metahumans Emerge should definitely get the Hollywood treatment. If they are going to continue to remake crap like Total Recall, this should be on a studio’s list. It’s Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity meets X-Men: First Class. Warning: Set aside time to read, YOU WILL NOT WANT TO PUT DOWN.This is a fast pace and surprisingly quick read. I never questioned the good or bad of the characters. Karen Luellen’s writing allowed me to visualize the action surrounding the characters. For me I kept imagining Jennifer Lawrence’s character from Winter’s Bone as Meg. Alik (cool spelling btw), and Evan were generic based on their descriptions. These kids are intelligent, capable, and lethal. Their “mother” made them self-sufficient. It really doesn’t read artificial or farcical when these 15, 14, and 12 year olds put a plan in motion. The backstory is exactly how I imagine metahumans will spontaneous come into existence. It’s the noblest of intentions warped by the ‘GOD complex’ of man. Having been watching the Olympic, there are a few, I think are either metas or on the cusp of being one.The ending isn’t a cliffhanger but it does leave you hanging. I do have my suspicions. I usually like to add a buffer between books in a series but I think I’m going to just go into the next one, Winter’s Storm: Retribution (Winter’s Saga 2).

  • Staci Randall
    2018-11-16 02:15

    You can find my review featured on the Round Table Book Review Blog. Click the link to follow: http://www.roundtablebookreviews.blog...Warning: DO NOT begin to read this book unless you have time to read it in its entirety. This Winter's Awakening: The Metahumans Emerge" intrigued me from the beginningYears ago, Dr. Margo Pullman began her career at “The Institute” and quickly discovered a secret project in which children are acquired and experimented on. These children become Metahumans. When she stumbles across three of them, Margo realizes she must do something to save them. In this book, we follow the journey of Meg, Alik and Evan, the three children Margo saves. The story of the Metahumans is exactly what I hoped it would be. A mad scientist with a god complex? Who wouldn’t want to read about that? I haven’t read many science fiction books, so I don’t have much to compare this to. I have never read anything like it. Meg, Alik and Evan each bring incredible traits to the story. We get to follow their journey and experience how they feel when they realize who they really are. The author did a wonderful job developing these characters. Who was my favorite character? Maze, the pet coyote. YES. I said coyote. Meg, our main character, raises a pet coyote and he assists her in MANY ways. He’s her best friend and protector. “You ran miles and miles to find me, didn’t you? You clever boy! I don’t know if I should be scolding you or hugging you!” And with that, I wrapped my weak arms around my knight in furry armor. “You’re the best friend a girl could ever have, Maze. I love you.”If you’re looking for a fun, fast-paced story with tons of action, you’ve got to read Winter’s Awakening. I give it 3.5 stars!

  • Melissa
    2018-12-05 08:16

    Winter's Awakening was an engaging, fast paced first book in the Metahumans story. Meg and her two brothers are products of a ego-maniacal scientist who bio-genetically alters them as babies. This makes them physically and mentally stronger then humans. They don't get sick, they heal faster, and they learn and process information faster and more efficiently. They also each have some sort of gift such as super empathy or technological intuitiveness. Margo is the woman who steals them away from the research lab where they were being held as small children and raises them as her own children. Flash forward 12 years, and Margo is kidnapped by the scientist who is trying to get his "research" back. The children have to find a way to save their mother and avoid being captured and returned to the lab. I really enjoyed the character of Meg. Her relationship with her pet coyote, Maze, was well written and touching. Being a highly emotional person myself, I could totally relate to her mood swings and strong empathy. I wish there had been more story with the boys though. They kind of felt like expendable characters, instead of integral siblings. The flow of the storytelling was swift and kept me engrossed. The only criticism I would have would be the author's choice to jump between tenses. When Meg was telling the story it was in first person (most of the time). When it was from anyone else's point of view, the writing jumped to a third person tense. It was quite distracting. Other than that, I found this to be a great beginning to what I'm expecting to be a great series. I'm looking forward to picking up the other two books soon.

  • Cat
    2018-11-29 08:18

    REVIEWED FOR ROUND TABLE BOOK REVIEWSWinter’s Awakening by Karen Luellen reminds me of the James Patterson Maximum Ride series. Three children are given a serum that makes them super powerful, “metahumans.” The director of the Institute experiments on them in inhumane conditions. A brilliant, young doctor works her way into the project only to realize the horrible truth. The story is a tale about the strength of motherhood, friendships and family regardless of blood relationship. The characters grow and change developing stronger relationships. I particularly related to Meg’s desire to be protect her brothers and live up to her mother’s expectation as well as the overwhelming emotions that are part of being teenager. Evan an Alik are spectacular in their abilities, yet just as irritating as little brothers. Winter’s Awakening is also an interesting look at society through a mother who chooses to raise her children in an ‘unpolluted way of life that focuses on our intrinsic gifts and the development of our intellect.’ The view of the real world as the children are exposed to it is hilarious. There are several places where I wondered, “How would they know that if they have never been exposed to the outside world?” And, “the director” is a rather flat, predictable villain. My only other criticism is Evans ability with technology. It passes out of the extraordinary and into “magic” at a couple key turning points. I would definitely recommend this book to my nieces and nephews for the story, the suspense and the characters.

  • Franz McLaren
    2018-11-16 08:08

    "The little girl was crying…" With those words I was instantly drawn into a story that completely submerged me in the author's realm. From the first I could not put this book down. On the surface this is the tale of three young Metahumans vs Evil doctor. But beneath it is so much more than that. With the deft touch of a master, Karen Luellen draws us into the characters lives. We see the world through their eyes and feel their fears and joys. The story revolves around Meg who is 15, Alik who is 14, Evan who is 12. These children are at the age where they are making the tough transition between fading childhood and the confusion of becoming young adults. This is a stage that is difficult for the most secure of us. But these children have led a sheltered life. Their childhood comes to a screeching halt when their home is lost and their mother has disappeared. With only their own unsuspected abilities and a coyote for a pet, they are forced into the large and frightening world. Through realistic dialogue and subtle description we live with them on their journey to find their mother. Along with them we balance the need to find someone to trust with the knowledge that anyone that knows them could be endangered.There is something in this book for all of us no matter what age. As with any great novel, by the end I felt that I had made new friends, ones that I cared about and wanted to know better. I look forward anxiously to the sequel.

  • Obsession Is A Book - Terrie
    2018-11-29 08:13

    This is an engaging YA fantasy book.The book starts off full of action and continues right the way through. Which is what you need in a YA book, it needs to grab you and keep you, until it kicks you out.This is the story of the Winter family. The Winter children were ‘rescued’ 12 years ago by their ‘Mum’ and raised in seclusion on an isolated ranch in Texas. The book starts with Margo (Mum) going on a business trip and not being heard from again.The 3 children discover secrets about themselves that would have had me curled up in a corner rocking and humming to myself. These are 3 kick ass kids that you don’t want to get on the wrong side of, whose love for their Mum sends them on an adventure of a lifetime.The book is well written and even though this is not my preferred genre of book it had me hooked and turning the pages with anticipation. This is the first book in the series and the author has handled providing the background to the story really well. There is enough information to give you an insight to the series but not to much that it bores you. The character introductions and development were handled well. The scenes were well thought out and plotted. The book was predictable in areas however, in other parts you were completely blindsided by the turn of events.A recommended read for teens and YA fans.My rating is 5*

  • Cat
    2018-11-15 00:54

    I originally downloaded this for free and it has been sitting on my Kindle for a little while. Then I got a message from the author saying that she hoped I enjoyed the book :). Super nice and coincidently I was about to choose a new book to read.Definitely glad I read this, though it's probably more geared towards people slightly (wink wink) younger than me. The book is broken up into lots of very short chapters. POV alternate between Meg and Dr. Williams. It can be a little confusing at times because it is mostly told from first person, sometimes breaking the "wall" between readers and characters, and sometimes told from what seems like third person.Characters are likable; LOVED the relationship between the siblings (my heart holds a soft spot for good sibling relationships!). Oh, and I can't forget about Maze (did he perhaps he picked up on some of the kids' specialness?)! Plot is very straightforward, you always know who the villain is, and the storyline is easy to follow (meaning you can connect the dots without too much strain). Premise is very interesting and I like the subtle psychology behind the characters. Great set up for the rest of the series; I'm looking forward to reading me (evident by the fact that I read the book in a few hours).Thanks Karen!

  • Wendy
    2018-12-07 08:15

    Very interesting read. I loved the plot, enjoyed getting to know the characters and look forward to reading more about the Metahumans. There was enough action to keep me reading and I found that I was hesitant to put the book down. Unfortunately I was unable to give 5 stars due to a few minor annoyances that a little editing would be able to take care of. There was a grammatical error that was found throughout the book. The word passed was used where the word past should have been used. Ex. "I hopped down the stairs and flew passed Dr. Andrews heading out the back door." The word in this sentence should have been past-- " I hopped down the stairs and flew past Dr. Andrews heading out the back door." This mistake was repeated several times throughout the book. Another problem for me was that the story kept switching POV at inappropriate times. I would be reading along and all of the sudden in the middle of a sentence we would switch POV and I found that a bit disconcerting. Overall though I did enjoy this freebie that I picked up for my Kindle at Amazon and I do intend to continue reading this series. I will purchase the next in the series and recommend them to friends.

  • Erica
    2018-11-16 06:59

    I was very delighted when I was offered a copy in exchange for an honest review from Ms. Luellen's literary manager. As it was coming via recommendation, I was anticipating a fun and enjoyable read. And I was not disappointed.Imagine landing a job on the cutting edge of autism research, only to uncover your boss is a sinister man experimenting on innocent children. That is what happens to Margo, who rescues three small children and hides away with them, raising them as her own.The children are Meg, Alik and Evan. At the onset of the book, Margo is heading off to a science convention. When she doesn't call the children as promised, they realize something is seriously wrong, and thus embark on a journey fraught with peril to rescue their mother. Most of the story is told through Meg's point of view. I enjoyed her commentary, and insights. I totally loved her pet Maze, a coyote she raised since he was a pup.One weakness though was with the changing POV's. While it was usually very fun to get inside the minds of other characters, towards the end there were a few instances were the POV slipped.Over all, a fun book, and I look forward to checking out the rest of the series.

  • Anjie Kendall
    2018-11-22 05:18

    I love a good, strong, female lead, and I wasn't disappointed with Meg Winter. She totally delivered on all points. And Margo, another strong female who I could totally identify with since I have children of my own. I could see how the momma bear came out in her. She was fabulous. Evan and Alik were fantastic as well. All of the characters are wonderfully written. You sympathize with the correct characters and hate the ones you should hate. For me, that is the mark of great writing on the author's part. There is just enough development with room for growth.I think Karen Luellen totally captured the wonder of the three children as they were finally exposed to the outside world, especially with the donut scene. That had me giggling right along with Meg, and I totally would have felt the same frustration at Cole. This story sucked me right in, and when the action totally kicked in, I was on the edge of my seat wanting to throw things at Dr. Williams and save those poor, broken children although it's clear they don't need my help. ;) And how can I forget Maze? Where can I get my own coyote like that? I can't wait to continue this story.

  • Shelby
    2018-11-18 23:53

    At first I didn't think I would enjoy this book. Halfway through the first chapter I thought that the dialogue was getting a little ramble-y. I soon learned that that's just the way that Meg talks so I settled in and soon started enjoying. This book was so easy to love. The book centers around 3 kids. 2 brothers and a sister. You soon find out that these are not your ordinary kids. They each bring something very different to the table but come together so flawlessly. I cheered these kids on the entire time. As they met new friends. As they kicked bad guy butt. As they effortlessly put plans into action that no ordinary kid could ever attempt. I felt myself becoming fast friends with them. I loved sharing the bond that they had with each other. By chapter 3 it was impossible to put this book down. This kind of book isn't usually my cup of tea but the author made easy work of me. I read it straight through and only put it down when I had no choice but to sleep or eat. I cannot wait to read the second book in this series and find out what happens with the nefarious Dr. Williams. Definitely go out and buy this book. You won't regret it! Thank you for the great read Karen Luellen!

  • Karin
    2018-11-13 03:13

    Meg and her two brother were mostly normal children,with the exception of being home schooled, but what happens when their mom gets kidnapped?Well this book wasn't perfect,but it was just good enough, it had action,it had a plot,and overall it was a good read for the average,adventure seeking teen!Pros:*Action-it didn't have many boring parts,so it kept you interested enough to read this book till the end without forcing yourself.*Originality-It had similarity to some other books but seeing most of the books in the young adult section are similar,this book was pretty much original.*Characters- I quite liked the characters,although they weren't quirky as I like,they were pretty smart and acted well to the events that happened in this bookCons:*No romance-yea, this is kind of flat but I prefer books with romance, there was a romantic interest,but he didn't appear much in the book,and I found his character flat.*Predictable-I don't know about you guys,but I like to be surprised,which in this book I wasn't overall rating:3.5 stars

  • Amanda
    2018-11-23 06:00

    i was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. wow. I read this in less than 24 hours, I couldn't put it down. the book was fast paced, I loved how the chapters were broken up. the book was all around great. as someone else ,mentioned, it was a little odd in some parts, simply bc the kids were so sheltered. but the love among them was so heartwarming. I loved the pet coyote! I almost cried in a few spots, I was that drawn in. the crush thing between meg and Cole struck me as a little odd for some reason, but it was cute. the kids acted more like adults than kids, which was tough to read. it made me feel more for them. it was definitely a different kind of story, not the usual YA genre type which was nice. I will def be checking out the next books in the future to see what happens. only minimal typos (what can I say, I notice those a lot) but WS overall well written, good story line, not too many details, but just enough, I don't remember being confused or having trouble following along at any point.

  • B. McMichael
    2018-11-16 00:56

    Meg, along with her brother's find out the reason they were homeschooled and kept from the world. For their entire lives, they have been hunted by a lab that created them to be super humans. Their mother saved them, yet now it is time to return the favor.This book was different in that all the chapters jumped around from different points of view. There was the view point of Margo, Meg, Mr. Williams and they switched between first person with Meg to third person with everyone else. I was a very different style book that took some reading to get into and to not be distracted by all the switching.This story was nicely written. I did find some times for the plot line to be a bit choppy- as in the action was building but then something happened that didn't seem right or was too predictable- and at other times everything flowed well and was set up good.For a first book it was not bad and I would recommend this for people that like sci-fi.

  • Jon
    2018-11-16 05:20

    I had zero clue what to expect what I read this book, other than "sounds interesting, was free".It's obviously YA fiction, as everything is...very simple and straightforward.That's not to say that the book treats the reader as dumb, or that I didn't enjoy it, but I enjoyed it as YA, not as a "grown up" novel. The characters are good, the plot is interesting. Nothing new or ground breaking, but interesting. It's got several common tropes in it, but again, it's not geared towards sophisticated adult readers. I could easily see my 13 year old reading and enjoying this.So, if you go into it expecting the next Pulitzer candidate, you're gonna have a bad time. But if you dive into it expecting a good read geared towards a younger, less sophisticated reader, you'll probably like it, the same as me.

  • Liz
    2018-12-12 00:16

    I loved this book! What a fresh new idea, something I've never read about before. Metahumans? And oh man are they HOT!! And a pet coyote? What person wouldn't want one of them? Seriously, this book has it all...action, right from the start, romance, humor, good vs. evil...everything! I couldn't put the book down and finished it in a few short hours. The plot moves along VERY quickly and each of the characters are built up strongly. You'll find yourself laughing, crying and shouting at the book as the characters come into danger. Margo is a single mother raising 3 metahumans that she's rescued from the evil man that is making Metahumans for his evil intentions and he wants them back. He will chase them to the ends of the earth to get them, and deliver revenge to Margo. I won't go on, or I'll give something away...read it, you won't be disappointed. :)

  • Sabrina Guthrie
    2018-11-18 01:13

    Winter's AwakeningKaren Luellen****I downloaded this book because it was free, only to realize it's a saga! I enjoyed the book enough that I will finish the series.I've never read about 'metahumans' before and it took a bit to rope me in. I fell in love with the main characters right off the bat because the author paints a picture of innocence when it comes to them. They are all very likable and easy to get attached to.Sometimes the way things play out have me thinking, really? The fact that once they all realize what they are they can all of a sudden tap into very detailed memories that their 'meta' brains never remembered before was somewhat unrealistic to me. It wasn't too unrealistic to ruin the story or the plot. I enjoyed this book more for the characters and want to finish to find out what happens to them.Review by Carrie Jernigan Ham (By The Cover Book Club Member)

  • Anna-marie
    2018-11-12 00:56

    I enjoyed this book in the end. At first I struggled with it, as I thought it was going to be to all about experiments, but by the end of Chapter 1, I was hooked.A very exciting story, set around the Winter Family. Mum Margo, and the children , Meg, Alik & Evan, and Meg’s pet Coyote Maze. However they are no ordinary family. The Children have “special Qualities and Abilities”. We discover the true extent of those abilities, and how they got them, when their Mother is kidnapped, and they go to rescue her.All the characters were great, and complimented each other perfectly.A very cleverly written story, which I found hard to put down, once I had got into it. There were a few typos. But nothing major.I am looking forward to reading more in this series.

  • Maryaliece Jakobowski
    2018-11-15 06:07

    GREAT SERIES! That's all I said earlier because that was enough....however, I am NOT a "young adult".....I'm a 51 year old busy single Mom who could NOT put this series down. Karen had me living with the WInter's family. What a talented author! I read alot,,,everything from young adult to some pretty heavy duty journals. The characters she has developed jump out of the book. This is a great series for a Mom and teenager to even read together. It has everything in it a parent would want....it shows how teenagers can be compassionate and care for their family and others. It teaches many lessons, such as "Love thy enemy" and how THAT pays off! I can't wait until the next one comes out. Hurry up!