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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    Enjoyed the series so far

    We've really enjoyed the series so far, looking forward to the next book to be published.

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  • Posted May 28, 2014

    The fourth book in the Talented series is a riveting action pack

    The fourth book in the Talented series is a riveting action packed adventure.  When those she considered friends become enemies, Talia runs away and aligns herself with Ian Crane to rescue the love of her life, only she never imagined that the mission would plunge the nation into chaos. She soon realizes she’s fighting two wars, one with herself, as her talents grow stronger, she’s losing control. 
    This steady to fast paced plot keeps readers on their toes with lots of suspense, action, and drama.  The author describes the scenes and events with well written details that capture the imagination and spine tingling anticipation builds throughout with the escalating danger on several fronts for Talia and her friends.  The characters are strong, compelling, easily related to and grab the reader’s attention from the very beginning.
    There is some romance between Talia and Erik as their relationship continues, but this urban fantasy is more about suspense, drama and action, which the reader easily get caught up in.  Talia certainly makes a great heroine, she’s confident as well as insecure, questions her powers and what’s happening, loyal to her friends and what she believes in and getting stronger as the story unfolds.  She’s not the only character that arouses the reader’s curiosity, there’s lots of characters with spectacular talents and charismatic personalities that draw the reader deeper into the story.  
    The author has created an intriguing world with endless possibilities and I found this story to be enjoyable and entertaining with lots of twists and turns to keep me guessing.  The added spice of the characters not knowing for sure who trust adds some additional spice to the story as well.  I have not read the first books in the series and I was completely caught up in the story from the beginning however, I do feel that I would have had a better understanding of the world and how the characters got to this point if I had, so it is my recommendation to read the series in order.

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  • Posted April 2, 2014

    I received this book to give an honest review. Let me say I love

    I received this book to give an honest review.
    Let me say I love the world that Sophie has created with the Talented Series.
     But this book seemed to fall short with what I was expecting.
    There was a lot of action and for the most part the action scenes were intense.
    But the action towards the middleish to end (yes I know middleish is not a word but it sounds like what I am looking for) seemed to easy! I figured Toxic would give up more of a fight but it slacked for me. Also Talia, seemed so much more different with this story than in the others. I know she gets most of the answers she has been looking for but its like she has let it change her more than it normally would.  Through out this series I have always wondered how strong is Talia and in this book we learn she is pretty dang strong. We happen to lose a character in this book, and in a way it breaks your heart. We meet new characters and our old characters develop their powers even more.  Makes you kind of scared of them in a way. I hope there is a book five because even though this book did not leave you with a cliffhanger you still feel as though there is more to tell. What is going to happen to Alex, Penny, Talia, and Erik? Will the Coalition win in their battle against Toxic and stop what they are doing for good? 

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  • Posted November 8, 2013

    ¿Created¿ picks up right where ¿Hunted¿ left off. Talia along wi

    “Created” picks up right where “Hunted” left off. Talia along with the help of Ian plans on rescuing Erik from Toxic director Mr. McDonough better known as Mac. I enjoyed this book just as much as the rest of the books in the series. Secrets are revealed, lives are destroyed and most of all freedom seems to be no longer a choice of free will. Mac is determined to create more and stronger Talents in those he see as worthy. After certain events Talia realizes Mac is beyond saving, after all, you are supposed to love and protect those you love, not take advantage of the power you hold. Everyone life hangs in the balance and Talia needs to realize soon, that when it comes to war anyone can become a casualty but Mac isn’t the only one who has truly betrayed her. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a great read full of action, suspense, betrayal, revenge and love. The books in this series must be read in order but they are definitely worth reading.

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  • Posted November 8, 2013

    **I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest

    **I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.**

    I'm surprised myself by how much I have come to love YA books and this series is one in a short list of favorites. I won't say this is my favorite of all of the books in the series and probably because it is a bit busy...there is a lot going on in this book and given where things end, looks like there is a potential for another one.

    We pick up with where Hunted left off which is a good thing cause we know Talia needs to get Erik back and of course stop Mac from creating new talents. However, there were some twists I didn't expect with Donovan and Gretchen, and not sure I like how it ended, since I still think there are some unanswered questions and well, I'm surprised that Talia would be ok with not having a hand in making Mac pay for all he has done. She isn't exactly the most mature and frankly, very hot headed and yeah, selfish. On the other hand, Mac is also someone that she feared given he was the only father figure she remembered. I also struggled with how Mac was portrayed at the end too. He is just too arrogant to display fear...

    There are times I really like Talia and others where I think she still has a lot of growing up to do, but admit she doesn't lead a charmed life so her behavior is understandable. I know this is told more from Talia's viewpoint, but one of the things I did like about the novella was Erik's point of view. I would have loved more of his point of view...and you do get a little toward the end. I do like that the book touches on other characters, but as I mentioned, leaves me feeling like we still need closure...for example, what happens with Harris, Kenly, Cadence, Henri and Frederick, even Penny and Erik and the others "infected". We get so much, but also too much that seems unresolved. I'm still a huge fan and glad to have gotten an ARC copy to read.

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