Review: The Awakening by Kaitlyn O’Connor

Posted October 9, 2016 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: The Awakening by Kaitlyn O’Connor
The Awakening
by Kaitlyn O'Connor

2.5 Stars


Released: October 28th 2012
Series: Cyberevolution #1
Published by New Concepts Publishing
Format: eBook

“I was fully expecting to love this book, it has all the elements that I normally love, but I found that this book didn’t quite hit the right chords for me.”
~ Under the Covers

The cyborgs were the latest in human weaponry, only now they are becoming self aware. Seth, Dane and Niles are part of one unit, as well as their human handler Danika, but things soon start to change when they realise that they are changing. Becoming aware of things they never noticed before, including the feelings they have for Danika…but it couldn’t have come at a worst time. Stranded on a freezing cold planet with little to no resources, Seth, Dane and Nile’s know one thing, they must protect Danika.

What’s better than one cyborg? Three cyborgs. And that’s exactly what Kaitlyn O’Connor offers us in the first of her Cyberevolution series. Three sexy cyborgs, newly aware of themselves and their emotions ready to start a new life away from their human creators. Especially if that new life has Danika in it. I was fully expecting to love this book, it has all the elements that I normally love, but I found that this book didn’t quite hit the right chords for me.

It took a while for the book to get going, and the first few chapters were the same scene yet from different points of views and I found it a little…boring. But, I continued not wanting to give up, however, although it did pick up a bit, unfortunately I found the whole book very slow and the romance was very half hearted.

It felt like O’Connor wouldn’t decide whether she wanted to write a fun romance or a more serious sci fi, so she tried to do both and the two elements didn’t mix together very well. The general story and sci-fi elements weren’t quite in depth or interesting enough to hold the book by itself and romance was a little off. I felt like Danika had sex with her cyborgs because she felt she had to, or as part of a team bonding exercise rather than because she had that kind of attraction towards them. It felt a little weird and forced.

There were some funny parts in this, but they felt incongruous with other elements in the book, not that serious books can’t have a little humour, but it just didn’t fit correctly for me. I also liked all the characters individually, however, this isn’t enough for me to continue with this series.


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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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I’ve read quite a few that were good but I want more and it’s hard finding a good scifi romance


Thanks for sharing your thoughts Suzanne

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Amy R

Thanks for the review.