On the original Mystery Day (the anniversary is now a holiday), all the superhumans, both superheroes and supervillians, disappeared, with the three Dalton siblings being the only exceptions.

Fast-forward ten years. Mystery Day is still, well, a mystery. Now, though, it’s celebrated with action figures and parties. The age of superhumans is pretty much over. Or so everyone thinks, until thirteen-year-old Danny Cooper saves his friend’s sister from being hit by a bus….From much too far away, in a matter of seconds.

His friends are, to say the least, suspicious. And when Colin Wagner, Danny’s good friend, starts exhibiting his own signs of weird powers, things really get exciting.

THE AWAKENING is packed with fast-paced action that reluctant readers, especially boys, will really enjoy. It’s not a particularly brilliant or well-written book, but its strengths are in the action and strong characters. Fans of superhero comic books, too, will certainly enjoy this fresh take on the subject! It’s not exactly my kind of book, but I was still sucked into the action enough so that I’ll definitely pick up the next book in the series!

Rating: 8.5/10