Talented by Sophie Davis | Blog Tour Book Review

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Talented by Sophie Davis (Talented Saga #1)
Publisher: Self published
Format: eBook (courtesy of Reading Addiction Book Tours)
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Paranormal, Young Adult
Publication Date: 1 January, 2012
Talia Lyons is Talented. Born after a nuclear spill, she is part of a new generation that possesses special abilities; Talia can read the minds of others and manipulate their thoughts. Whether Morphers, Light Manipulators or Telekinetics, the Talented are taught to control their abilities under the protective eye of the government- to use their Talents for good. But all Talia wants is revenge.

Talia joins the Hunters, an elite group of government operatives, hoping to one day kill Ian Crane - the man who ordered the execution of her parents. Ever since she witnessed their brutal deaths, Talia has spent her life honing her abilities, determined to settle the score. But she still has a lot to learn before she can ease the pain inside. Talia turns to a boy who can mimic her Talents, a boy who truly understands her inner turmoil. But even he can’t help Talia, when she’s forced to choose between saving herself and avenging the lives of her parents.

Talented is an action-packed adventure, about a group of teenagers who aren't afraid to embrace their fears and fight for what they believe in.

I wasn't sure what to expect when I began reading this, but knew that with a character named Talia (my sister's name), and one named Penelope (my name), I just had to find out what was in these pages. So I joined the blog tour. Go figure. :)

Talia Lyons is a girl who I can support, even if I was annoyed with her at times for her immature behavior. She faces some tough challenges in this book, but used her super cool super ability to help her through them. The other characters are interesting and love-able, especially in the case of one certain guy who shall remain unnamed, so I don't spoil anything. Sophie Davis created a cast of characters who work well together, and who compliment each other on the page. I really enjoyed reading about them.

What I didn't like, was that there were times when Talia seemed to have double-standards. This didn't happen often but when it did, it was noticeable. In one part, she gets annoyed that her boyfriend because he doesn't want her to go into the city and leave him with nothing to do for the day, but then gets annoyed that very night when he has made plans without her and leaves to go to the city, leaving her alone with nothing to do for the rest of the night. Double-standards! I was also sad to see that story doesn't really have an ending--relationship issues are not tied up, and the mission of the story is not completed. It's more of a "to be continued" ending, which is something that I hate to come across.
Also noticeable, are the amount of grammatical and spelling errors in the book, which brought me out of the story pretty often. But that may just be an issue with the copy I received for review.

With these things taken into account, I still think this is a fun and adventurous story. I was invested in Talia's well-being, and I was so angry anytime she was mistreated. The story does a little exploring into relationships, and it totally gets it right. That alone is amazing. And Talia gets to do some pretty cool stuff. If you like adventures, this one's for you!

Fever meter: 98.3
Temp. Guide
Read this if:
...you love superheroes and adventure, and you like well-done relationship drama.

Content Warning
*This section may contain some spoilers about content!*
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{Strong language in some parts, violence, and some steamy making out scenes that get a little mature.}

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Other Books in the Series:
Book 2: Caged

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1 comment:

  1. Sigh, yet another book I haven't heard of. It sounds interesting but I really hope they get those errors fixed before publishing. Big turn off for sure.


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