By: Sophie Davis
Series: Talented Saga #1
My Copy: Amazon Freebie
When Talia Lyons was just a child, her parents were murdered before her eyes. Offered a choice between accepting their fate and exacting revenge, Talia trains to become one of the country’s deadliest assassins in order to kill the man responsible for their deaths: Ian Crane. Luckily, Talia was born with a gift- the ability to read and influence the minds of others. At sixteen, Talia is poised to graduate from the McDonough School for the Talented, where she learned to control her abilities. Now there is only one obstacle standing between her and the retribution she craves... Talia herself.
Her greatest asset may also be her undoing; while a formidable weapon in the field, Talia’s talents prevent her from both shutting off the mental connection she shares with her questionable boyfriend and blocking out the thoughts of a beguiling fellow recruit. But Talia can’t afford to have the feelings and distractions of a normal teenage girl, when her life is far from normal.
She must regain the single-minded determination that has brought her this far, or it may cost Talia her life when she finally faces Crane. And even after being molded in to a weapon of war, she’ll still have to find the strength it takes to pull the trigger.
If James Bond and Sookie Stackhouse had a love child with a yearning for vengeance, her story would be TALENTED: an adventure about powerful teenagers who aren’t afraid to embrace their fears and fight for what they believe in.
Where have you been hiding???? This was just one of those books that I had picked up along the way. I was in no big rush at starting it, and when I began was a little nervous about what I would find. The description had prepared me for a story a little scifi, and a little action. The best way that I can describe what I actually found in this story is a post apocalyptic story with an intense twist. While it was not the end of the world per say; it was the end of the world as we know it. Talia is a loner and unique character. Even in a world of unique abilities; she is different. Tal's world is far from anything we know, but it was creative and easily imaginative with Sophie Davis's amazing talent for detail. I was engross almost immediately by this story line and the characters. I loved the relationship between Tal and Donovan, as well as, her relationship between her team. As the debuting novel of this series I expected this book to set the stage for the series of books to come. Therefore, the constant building was not unexpected. As the action begins to unfold, and the story takes a bit of a twist I was excited to say that the books to come will be anything but uneventful. Talented is an incredible start to this story where everything is not what it seems. I can not wait to see where the series will go, and what is in store for this cast of incredible characters. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer Jax~