ARC Review: The Awesome by Eva Darrows

Posted May 11, 2015 by Bee in Reviews / 6 Comments

ARC Review: The Awesome by Eva Darrows

The Awesome

by Eva Darrows
Published on May 26th 2015
by Ravenstone
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Source: Author

Also by this author: The Awesome

Seventeen-year-old Maggie Cunningham is tough, smart, and sassy. She's also not like other girls her age, but then, who would be when the family business is monster hunting? Combat boots, ratty hooded sweatshirts, and hair worn short so nothing with claws can get a grip, Maggie's concerns in life slant more toward survival than fashion or boys. Which presents a problem when Maggie's mother informs Maggie that she can't get her journeyman's license for hunting until she loses her virginity.

Something about virgin blood turning vampires into pointy rage monsters. Blood and gore and insides being on the outside and all that.

Maggie's battled ghosts and goblins and her fair share of house brownies, but finding herself a boy - fitting in with her peers - proves a much more daunting task than any monster hunt. Did you know normal girls don't stuff their bras with holy water balloons? Nor do they carry wooden stakes in their waistbands. And they care about things like "matching" and "footwear." Of course, they also can't clean a gun blindfolded, shoot a crossbow, or exorcise ghosts from a house. Which means they're lame and Maggie's not. Because Maggie's awesome. The Awesome, in fact. Just ask her. She'd be more than happy to tell you.

After she finds herself a date.

5 Stars

Well shit. This just was all kinds of awesome. Seriously, it was over way too fast and I wouldn’t have minded if this book was a million pages long because it would fun x a million. The Awesome is all kinds of inappropriate, hilarious and just so very, very awesome.


The Awesome is about Maggie and she’s awesome. Honestly, I don’t even know how to describe this book without making it sound absolutely ridiculous, which it is not. Seriously. Just read the blurb, if that’s not enough to convince you… Then just read the rest of this review and I hope that’ll do the trick for you. Okay? Okay. Let’s roll!

So in the world of this book, supernatural creatures are a real thing and it’s not a thing the government hides. Not in the slightest. Can you imagine that? No, me neither. Maggie and her mom work for the organisation that controls these creatures and if they misbehave, or you know… kill people and stuff, the hunters go out and catch them. Maggie and her mom are hunters. And their interactions with each other are just to die for. They are hilarious. For real. I could not stop laughing. Do not read this book in public. Maggie’s mom, Janice, is awesome. I just can’t even… Here’s a piece of a conversation between them:

“Where am I supposed to meet kids my age? I’m home-schooled, remember?”
“And whose fault is that, Miss ‘I’m going to beat Joey What’s-His-Nuts’s face against the monkey bars ’til I knock out his front teeth’? Next time you decide to teach someone a lesson, don’t make it the superintendent’s grandson.”

I know, you’re laughing. Wait until you read Maggie’s quotes. Oh right, Maggie! Maggie doesn’t have the perfect body, she’s sarcastic, snarky, spunky and she uses death threats and violence as signs of affection. She’s absolutely awesome and I loved her to bits. I also loved Ian, he was soooo sweet and fantastic and I wanted more of him! He’s adorable. And of course I also loved Lauren, Jeff and Julie. They’re all fantastic okay! They’re awesome!

My name is Margaret Cunningham, though I prefer to go by Maggie because Margaret makes me feel like I’m four hundred years old, and screw that, I’m only seventeen.


If I’d be hurling Molotov cocktail holy bombs at attacking vamps, I wanted them to be in pretty pastel colors. Because that was funny to me. Because I wasn’t right in the head.

I really don’t know what else to tell you. I don’t want to give too much away because I want you to go into this one almost blind. Read the blurb and that’s it. Read it and be blown away. Have fun with it. Make sure you have a few hours to yourself, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. It’s over way too fast and you’ll want more. I can’t wait to read more from Eva in the future and I’m hoping there might be another book featuring Maggie and her gang of Awesome in the works.


The Awesome is over the top and just so freaking awesome. I don’t even know what genre to put it in to be honest. I recommend it to everyone who wants to have a really good time for at least a few hours, followed by a depression because it’s over. So go read it. Have fun!



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