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The Synthesis (Powerless #1)

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Once again, knowledge is power!

As we are introduced to Mira, we see that she lives quite the sheltered life with her parents. For being overly protected, she is quite imaginative, scientific and is 'gifted' with the ability for making gadgets. When her parents decide it is time for her to grow and at...
As we are introduced to Mira, we see that she lives quite the sheltered life with her parents. For being overly protected, she is quite imaginative, scientific and is 'gifted' with the ability for making gadgets. When her parents decide it is time for her to grow and attend school, Mira slowly learns to stand on her own in a world like nothing she imagined. All but Mira have their own special ability which will help them for the upcoming war. Mira is overwhelmed by not having her own power for the obstacles to come from school and for what is waiting in her future.
Jason Letts has created a very interesting world of magic and power, while at the same time truly symbolizing the desire to be accepted by our peers. While Mira does not have her power, she does indeed have her truly unique gift that puts her at the head of the class. I really enjoyed reading this captivating tale and I am ready to pick up where I was left hanging!

posted by AnnHauer on August 11, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

From the book summary I really thought I was going to enjoy this

From the book summary I really thought I was going to enjoy this story a lot, but sadly, I didn’t enjoy it at all. The plot is full of holes and rife with inconsistencies, the story bored me to tears and it’s clear from the vast amounts of grammar errors that this was a...
From the book summary I really thought I was going to enjoy this story a lot, but sadly, I didn’t enjoy it at all. The plot is full of holes and rife with inconsistencies, the story bored me to tears and it’s clear from the vast amounts of grammar errors that this was a first draft which wasn’t revised. I really, really wanted to enjoy this story, but from start to end I just couldn’t get into it, and there were few to no explanations for most of the characters’ motivations. Too much telling and too little showing, too much narrative and no character development – the list is endless. In my opinion the idea for this book has lots of potential and with the guidance of a professional editor, it can easily become a bestseller. Unfortunately, I won’t be reading the rest of this series. 

posted by Books4Tomorrow on June 2, 2013

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  • Posted June 2, 2013

    From the book summary I really thought I was going to enjoy this

    From the book summary I really thought I was going to enjoy this story a lot, but sadly, I didn’t enjoy it at all. The plot is full of holes and rife with inconsistencies, the story bored me to tears and it’s clear from the vast amounts of grammar errors that this was a first draft which wasn’t revised. I really, really wanted to enjoy this story, but from start to end I just couldn’t get into it, and there were few to no explanations for most of the characters’ motivations. Too much telling and too little showing, too much narrative and no character development – the list is endless. In my opinion the idea for this book has lots of potential and with the guidance of a professional editor, it can easily become a bestseller. Unfortunately, I won’t be reading the rest of this series. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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