It's the real world, but it isn't. Secrets and dangers lurk below the surface - as well as slavers, strange creatures and a shifting wasteland where humans were once gods. You just need to open your eyes to see past the illusion. You just need to wake up.
Meet Anna - a 21 year old cardigan-wearing English major - whose world falls apart when she stumbles home slightly drunk and sees a man dissolve into thin air. From there, hijinks ensue - as hot baristas, Hierarchs, slavers and acid rain make sure to severely disrupt the last year of her degree.
She's uncovered a dangerous new world - but soon realises that the truest danger is inside her own skin.
Jake gazed at me with his pale green eyes and reclined backwards onto his elbows. I realised that the metal on his hands continued up his forearms under his long-sleeved shirt. It was as if his skin had been stripped away, revealing nothing but a machine underneath.
“You are a Waker. So am I. And we’re in the unworld right now. Welcome.” He grinned at me without any humour. “We’re in the middle of a war, and you and me are the soldiers on the front line.”
For a few long moments I couldn’t speak.
Then I cleared my throat and said, “You and I.”
Follow her journals, music and thoughts as she realises that it isn't real.
Anna's Music : http://8tracks.com/users/annawakes
Annawakes on Tumblr : http://annawakes.tumblr.com
(One thousand thank yous to Minnah - an amazing designer and friend - who made this glorious cover (http://winklevines.tumblr.com/) and another thousand thank yous to another bestie, Georgia (http://whatthehellisawinchester.tumblr.com/), a social media goddess and marketing grad who has inspired and directed the various multi-media aspects of Awake.) xx