on June 19th 2015
During WW1, a meteorite crashed, releasing a mist that changed the DNA of all who were exposed. One hundred years has passed and society is divided between the Norms and the Caelians, whose changed DNA awakened dormant gifts, called Talents. Sadie is over it! She’s an orphan, her boyfriend was murdered, and she’s the only Caelian at St. Vincent’s without a Talent. Once she turns 18, there will be no place for her in the world. That is, until a chance encounter with Kian, a Caelian boy who makes her feel uncomfortable and alive at the same time. Secrets of her past are uncovered and Sadie’s latent, rare Talent is exposed. With great power comes the hunters, hired by an egomaniac who wants to use Sadie’s power to establish Caelian dominance. On the run with Kian and her friends, Sadie will have to decide: hide or fight. Will Sadie accept her new reality or will she stay lost?
In ” An Oyster Shell- This book was okay, nothing to take too seriously. For a quick fun read, I recommend it.
The Pearls –This is not usually my genre but the concept seemed interesting to me. I like paranormal fiction coming from a scientific perspective. It had a good bit of romance in it which made this a good fit for me.
The myriad of characters were wonderful. From the main character, to supporting characters. Everything worked together to make a well-balanced story of action and relationships. I loved the head teacher in this book. Some of my favorite teachers in school, where the ones who I hated at first. In the end, they ended up being one of my greatest allies. This teacher reminded me of that.
The setting of the story was one of the reasons I wanted to read this book. I love the theme of a foster-child becoming something more. They were not given up because they were less-than, but because they were more than. Often times they are being hidden in a foster situation for their own safety. I have a huge heart for the underdogs that have little to no parental guidance and make it anyways.
The Sand – I felt like the title of the book was a little cliché, not very fitting. The cover of the book could have been done better. Story could have been longer.
Overall I give this 3 pearls. I will definitely be catching the next book when it comes out.