For most her life Eli had been told she suffered from mental illness, paranoia, schizophrenia, and sensory overload. For years she thought her behaviour was what drove her father to leave. She had everything under control thanks to the prescriptions, that was until the day Zack turned up and sent her world tumbling down around her as he challenges everything she thought she knew. He claims she is not ill, but gifted, that he must bring her to a hidden community and purge the drugs from her system so she can reach her full potential and find the answers she has wanted all her life. But there is more to his agenda that helping her, they want something in return, and the mission must always come first, no matter what. Can she do what is needed, and will the answers be worth the price?
The Sensorians: Awakening is a gripping and engaging book by Brigitte Morse-Starkenburg. It is not only a tale of self discovery, but a journey that captivates the senses in more ways than one. The characters are well developed, vibrant with their own distinctive personalities and struggles. I loved the chemistry between Eli, Zack, and Zaphire. I couldn’t help but feel for Zack, who has the role of perpetual enforcer and bad guy while trying to suppress his own feelings for Eli who is drawn to both him and his sister, while Zaphire has the luxury of needing to be less formal and guarded. I really enjoyed the contradictions between what was wanted and what must be done. Intense, gripping, and thrilling this is certainly a read you won’t want to put down, and I look forward to finding out what happens in the next book.