Allison Noble never liked the Baileys. They were too good-looking, too popular, too charming to be legitimate. For most of their high school career she avoided the pair, convinced their outward affability was just a ruse to disguise their true character. Okay, yeah, she’s a little neurotic. Even so, she never suspected that what they were hiding was dangerous. It never occurred to her that they might have abilities based more in fiction than reality. Why would it? People can’t produce fire with their bare hands. There are no such things as mind control and telekinesis. Except, she discovers, there are.
The Baileys are Elect, gifted with supernatural powers Allison is able to not only sense, but use herself. In the history of the Elect, there has never been one such as she, and with good reason. Because she wasn’t born to such power, she has a difficult time controlling it. Accidents happen, putting them all at risk. As others draw near—some who wish to protect her, others who want to destroy her—she is forced to uncover the secrets of her past, and face the consequences of being what her own kind refers to as an abomination.
I have been having really good luck reading young adult books lately. There is some really excellent books for teenagers now and this book was no exception. I wish there had been books like this when I was a young.
Allison and her best friend Delaney stumble upon a scene they were not meant to see. And actually only Allison sees it. It involves some of the most popular boys at their high school and really shocks her. The boys know they have been seen and make it their business to find out who the witnesses were. When they do, it puts them all on an amazing path especially for Allison-because Allison is not who or what she always thought she was.
This story was paranormal but a really different paranormal. It was so easily read that I have already read the first two books in a two day period. There is also another one already released too. This book had a major cliffhanger ending and because it was so well written, I had to continue on with the next book.
One of the things I really enjoyed about this book was the dialogue. It flowed easily, was real and didn’t sound juvenile, always a good thing in a young adult book. Another thing I liked was the really different premise of the book. I read a lot of paranormal books and this is different from any I have ever read. The author takes her time, introducing the characters, letting readers gradually(apart from the beginning) realize that something is just not right in this small town. And something is definitely not right with Allison.
The author knows how to write for young adults and how to write a great story. If you are looking for a big romance, that isn’t this book. There is a kind of romance but nothing full on. And really it wasn’t necessary, because this book was character and story driven rather then romance driven. I enjoyed getting to know each of the characters and they were really well drawn by the author. I also would like to commend the author on a totally unique premise for this book. I will be interested to see if we learn more about this world the author has created in the next book. I received this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.
I really enjoyed reading this book and I rated it 4.5 stars.