Vlog: Reading Chapter Five from The Awakened!

Oh yes, you read that right. I read a WHOLE chapter at about 2:30 in the morning on my YouTube channel just for you guys!

I’m so nice, aren’t I?

Okay, so I have no idea if anyone actually cares about The Awakened enough, but I WANT you guys to care! Hence the reason that I post all these snippets on Instagram and I’m constantly sharing my journey of writing, and now I am sharing an entire chapter. Its not really one of my favorites but I think you’ll like it. A lot of my favorite chapters come later in the book but they’re so massively full of spoilers that I just can’t post that kind of that thing.

Now, for those of you who don’t know, The Awakened is my novel. Its not the first novel that I have written, but its the first one that I have felt secure about it, and comfortable enough to put out there, to try and sell it, get it an agent, get it in bookstores. I’ve worked hard on it and I am continually working on it.

The Awakened is a young adult science fiction novel that follows the main character of Zoey Valentine. Here is the synopsis that I’ve basically been sharing with everyone:

Eighteen year old Zoey Valentine is concerned with two things: surviving the multitude of self-defense classes her dad makes her take to keep her safe in their New York City neighborhood and avoiding her school bully, Ash Matthews, whose latest transgression includes dumping glitter on her during fourth period. College is just around the corner and she’s ready for it. 

That’s when the 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 like zombies, but worse: faster, smarter, working 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 these awakened victims. 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. 

Now, I’ve read you chapter five. The set up is in the video so scroll down, press play, and most importantly, let me know what you think!

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