Exiled: Kenly's Story (A Talented Novel) [NOOK Book]

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Kenly Baker is alone. TOXIC has been defeated. Her friends from the McDonough School for the Talented are scattered to the wind. Even Kenly’s only living family member cannot hide the scared teenager from those who wish to contain her. Because Kenly is one of the Created.

For her, it’s a future worse than death.

She travels across the Atlantic Ocean, to the slums of London. There, Kenly finds tentative acceptance among a group of outcasts. They...

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Exiled: Kenly's Story (A Talented Novel)

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Overview

Kenly Baker is alone. TOXIC has been defeated. Her friends from the McDonough School for the Talented are scattered to the wind. Even Kenly’s only living family member cannot hide the scared teenager from those who wish to contain her. Because Kenly is one of the Created.

For her, it’s a future worse than death.

She travels across the Atlantic Ocean, to the slums of London. There, Kenly finds tentative acceptance among a group of outcasts. They have spent their enire lives dodging shadows, barely staying alive. Kenly thought she knew what horrors haunt the night, but her new companions reveal predators far more alarming than anything she’s ever faced. Suddenly, she is brutally aware of the dark side of humanity.

Kenly’s biggest concern was the UNITED trackers, who round up and capture the Created. But there are adversaries in this new world who are far more terrifying. And now their sites are set on her.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045935166
  • Publisher: Sophie Davis
  • Publication date: 8/31/2014
  • Series: Talented
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 69,996
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 919 KB

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I'm a first-time author living in DC. I enjoy running in Rock Creek Park, shopping in Georgetown, and spending time with my two dogs, a poodle and a rescued Mutt. For more about me, please check out my website!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2014

    My Nook finally updated with the complete novel!! And wow...I l

    My Nook finally updated with the complete novel!!

    And wow...I loved Talented and the other books after it, and really thought the writing was great, but this is so much better! The story is both deep and action-packed- so much happened!  It's really long, like 400 pages, but I couldn't put the book down once I started and the ending came way too soon. If you're a fan of Sophie Davis or Richelle Mead or the Hunger Games, or really any awesome young adult writers, you HAVE to get this book!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2014

    PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED OR RECEIVED THIS BOOK VIA PRE

    PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED OR RECEIVED THIS BOOK VIA PREORDER- DO NOT READ!
    This is NOT the final version of the book! Barnes and Noble has mistakenly released a draft of the book- this is only 123 pages (unedited, unproofread pages) while the final version is 358.  I am SO SO SO sorry for this situation! If you have purchased the book, please contact me directly: Sophie at SophieDavisBookscom to arrange to receive your final copy . If you have not yet purchased the book from B&N, please wait to do so until after Aug 18, or until it goes back to being on pre-order. 
    Thanks you so much, and I am truly very sorry for the mixup. I am actually incredibly proud of the final version of Exiled, and hope you will give it a chance once it becomes available.
    With love and gratitude,
    Sophie

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2014

    Exiled was a great read. Kenly is in London trying to lie low an

    Exiled was a great read. Kenly is in London trying to lie low and not attract the attention of any united agents. She spends her time in a bar where she met Willa and Tug. Willa has been keeping an eye on Kenley without her realizing it because there’s more to Willa than Kenly knows. Willa, Riley, James and Honora save Kenly from the poachers who capture anyone with talents and sell them to the highest bidder for personal use. They all have special talents so they know how to stay hidden from poachers but soon their luck would run out. I loved how Talia, Penny, Brand and Erik appeared in this book; Talia being even stronger than ever and the fight is still on. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series; it is definitely a series worth reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2014

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    Once I started reading Kenly's story I couldn't put it down. The

    Once I started reading Kenly's story I couldn't put it down. The drama, excitement, emotions and intrigue kept me glued to the book. Kenly is running for her life and doesn't know if she can trust anyone. When she meets a group of "chromes" who have been keeping an eye on her things change. She learns that the life and dangers for the Talented in London are very different then what it had been in the states. There are bigger threats then even she could have imagined. This is a great story with great characters and I highly recommend it! This is a book for both YA readers and adults.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2014

    Charectrrs needed

    A main Man charecter, Atton,Disciple,Terisa,T3, hk 47 bao dur, handmadian and more I am probably forgetting. <p>
    RULES:<p>
    You start small. No immediate All the way death or all the way angel. Right now we are in the middle of the game so light should have three mastery to it. <p>
    No god moding. Now since we are roleplaying with both me and female, handmadian and disciple will be ok. The charecters have the same lives as always.

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  • Posted September 21, 2014

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    **I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest revie

    **I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review**

    5 HUGE stars!

    Sophie Davis has done it again…pulled us into the world of the Talented and the entire atypical world that they encompass. Though this time around, we get to hear the story of another of the Created – someone that was supposed to be Talia’s protégé back when they were both in TOXIC together…Kenly Baker. And she is a world she is no longer she’s familiar with…London, England – at a time that is instrumental for the Talents or Chromes as they are known in England. Their safety and equality is being brought into question, as the Coexistence Treaty – meant to add a layer of protection for those with Talents – is on the verge of being overturned.

    Kenly finds herself in the slums of London, in a frightening world that she isn’t used to – there are new dangers and bone chilling new threats that may be enough to intimidate even a Created such as herself. But when she reluctantly befriends another group of Chromes (Talents) on her journey to lay low and stay off of United’s (the agency that keeps the Talents in line) radar, she learns what relying on someone else is truly about – and maybe realizes a few things about Talia and why she turned “traitor”. Sometimes, there are people worth fighting for – and Kenly has found that in the eccentric group of James, Willa, Riley, and Honora…they’ve been on their own, keeping a low profile so the dreaded Poachers or gangs can’t capture them and sell them into a horrible life of servitude to the “collectors” that gather Chromes like one would collect vases or paintings.

    But can Kenly get over her attitude and come together with the lot of friends, or will she run and try to face things on her own? Does Kenly still have some trust left to let them in and help her…perhaps knocking down the walls around her and James’s hearts in the process? Oh goodness, I sure hope so! I am so excited that we got to hear the story from another point of view other than Talia’s – someone without the personal link to TOXIC as Talia did. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Talia and Erik (can’t wait for the next book – eeeeek!), but it was awesome to really get to know someone else that has been effected by being a Created. It was a great story that, of course, ties into the other stories as a whole, but just from Kenly’s shaded POV. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this series – another amazing job girls ;-)

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  • Posted September 16, 2014

    I loved the Talented series, so I had high expectations for this

    I loved the Talented series, so I had high expectations for this book and I’m so glad they delivered. It was great seeing how Kenly’s character had developed over time. The start is very much scene setting, but the action soon kicks in and from then on I was gripped. It was interesting having the book set in the UK, as it showed how the Talented affected other areas of the world. I would recommend reading the other books first, but it’s not essential.

    I received an e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted September 15, 2014

    I received this book to give an honest review.  So when when I w

    I received this book to give an honest review. 
    So when when I was offered this book I knew I had to read it. I have enjoyed all the Talented books. The story line and the characters are just awesome. 
    I started reading and the first thing that came to my mind was umm who is Kenly? I kept racking my brain as to who this character was. And finally within the story I got my answer. She was the protege of Talia. 
    With Exiled we follow Kenly and how is she on the run from UNITED. If you remember from before Talia and Erik took down the director and TOXIC went offline. With the previous stories I got the feeling that the talented and the created were only in America. But no it is worldwide! And Kenly is in London where it seems all of it had begun or at least that is my thought on how I read it. 
    Kenly has been alone for a while and so when she meets up with other talented people which was by mistake everything becomes a whirl wind as soon as Kenly uses her powers. 
    There are poachers which are people who hunt the talented and the created and Kenly is on their radar.
    The other talented people who have taken her under their protection seem pretty cool. You have Jason who of course has had a bad past which makes him a bit of a butt. But what do you expect with someone who has been on his own for a very long time. 
    Willa who works in the Tug pub with her father and has been keeping an eye on Kenly since she came into the pub.
    Riley who is Willa's boyfriend.
    Then you have Honora who seems to be a very quiet person.

    Now at first the book is kind of dullish. By that I mean you are getting to where Kenly is on the run we hear how she is reliving her past. She doesn't understand why Talia and Erik let her go. And the hatred she had for Talia become a bit too much for me. I understand the reason she started to hate Talia but hearing it over and over kind of turned me off on liking Kenly fully. But as soon as Kenly uses her powers that is when the action within the story picks up and you start getting into the story. 
    Kenly and James end up finding themselves in trouble and you gotta wonder who is going to save them? Will they have a relationship? What is going to happen to the Talented and Created with them becoming the hunted! 

    You looking for a new series? If so then get your hands on the Talented series. You will not be disappointed at all. 

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  • Posted September 15, 2014

    I have loved all of the Talented Books and this one was no diffe

    I have loved all of the Talented Books and this one was no different!!! This is all Kenly, I enjoyed to be able to see her as Talia must have when she took her under wing!!
    Kenly’s character at first is adrift and just trying to make it another day free.... ( if you have read the other books in this series, it is after Created-book #4 right). I love that the beginning of the book was spent on Kenly’s thoughts about everything that happened since escaping the events in DC and being the run from UNITED, To see her come to terms on what happen and will continue to happen if she does not make some hard choices! The cast of new friends to help her along the way are an amazing group and just what she needs to help her through.
    I cannot wait to see where her story goes!!! I think all are must reads but I think Kenly's story is my new Fav.!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2014

    Did not disappoint

    This Talented novella turned novel was everything I was hoping it would be. I loved the new characters and the storyline. I loved that the characters we know and love had a part in this story as well. I did not think it was possible to like another fictional couple as much as I do Talia and Erik, but I was proved wrong by Kenly and James. I cant wait to see what sophie has in store for this bunch in the next installment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2014

    An inspired expansion of the Talented World

    Exiled was a great back story for Kenly, one of the secondary characters in the Talented series. The novel picks up soon after the events in book four 'Created'. The first few chapters are slow, with a lot of descriptions and details setting the stage for the books plot, but with very little character interactions. Don't be discouraged, because it soon picks up and we are treated with an inspired story that keeps you engaged as the plot continues with constant unexpected twists. Sophie Davis has done a great job in expanding the Talented world, giving us a view how talented people are viewed and treated in other countries. As a big reader it was also enjoyable reading about a main story character that isn't the star superheroine and has to deal with their own world view being challenged while also grasping the consequences of there actions. Exiled is defiantly worth reading. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2014

    I gave this book 3.5-4 out of 5 stars First things first. Thank

    I gave this book 3.5-4 out of 5 stars

    First things first. Thank you so much to Sophie Davis/Barbara for sending me a free ebook copy in exchange for an honest review!

    I first fell in love with the Talented Saga since first being introduced to it and Sophie Davis when I attended BookCon 2014. Originally, Exiled: Kenly’s Story was set to just be a short novella, but instead was made into a 200+ page book.

    So here’s my honest review:

    I did take me awhile to truly get into this story (sad face). At first, I just could not connect with Kenly’s character at first. The beginning was very slow and Kenly was talking about events from the previous book that left me wondering what was going on ( if you’ve read the other books in this series, I would recommend reading Created-book #4 right before starting this to be less confused). I thought too much of the beginning of the book was spent on Kenly’s thoughts about everything that happened since escaping the events in DC, as well as talking too much about being on the run from UNITED. Since this book focused more on Kenly, you were of course given a chance to get to know her.

    Another reason why Kenly was driving me crazy at first… was her absolute HATRED for Talia. It drove me absolutely bonkers! I know from my standpoint, I knew what Talia went through to do everything that she did, but Kenly just needed to relax and think things through, I mean isn’t that her main Talent?

    Due to my love for the series, of course I was going to continue reading, because I was still interested in finding out where the story would go (I was unsure in the beginning). These were the main reasons why I rated this book at 3.5 stars (sad face).

    I then rated this book at 4 stars based on the following:

    Once Kenly meets the people that become her ally, I was finally hooked. Things started to break down and the story was finally making sense. I thought the relationships Kenly had with each of the four people that became her allies was very naturally written and each of the characters fit nicely together. I enjoyed the dynamics among the group, and is very reminiscent of the dynamics between Talia and her friends. Little by little I grew to appreciate Kenly and what she was going through. Little by little I grew to actually like Kenly’s character. I liked her tough nature, but also her willingness to allow others to protect and care for her.

    Once again, just like the previous four novels, there were so many twists and turns I didn’t know what to think. You will definitely be reeling from so many emotions you won’t know what hit you. There were many moments of things being at ease and things seeming completely normal, and then you are just thrown into a wall and major events happen. You will think everything is fine and Kenly and her friends will be okay, and then, yeah, not so much. I had several moments where I was flapping my hands and quietly shouting “What?! Oh my god! Did that just happen?!” After reading Exiled: Kenly’s Story, I was even more excited to read the next book in the series. I am glad that I stuck with this book. I am crossing my fingers that the characters in this book will also be introduced in the next book in the series. I would absolutely recommend this book! Even though it was a bit of a torture (sorry!) to read in the beginning, you must must must must read this book, you will NOT regret your decision!

    (And this review is different from my others because this technically is a review for the ARC of Exiled: Kenly’s Story, I had to leave out certain specific details about characters Kenly meets in order to not reveal too much… because I really want you to read this story)

    Happy Reading!

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  • Posted September 14, 2014

    Kenly is on the run. She's a stranger in a strange land. No one

    Kenly is on the run. She's a stranger in a strange land. No one must know who or what she is. She is being hunted both by United agents and tracked by the poachers who want to sell her. London is a dangerous place until she is rescued by new friends who are outcasts. Can she trust them? Kenly is a Higher Reasoning Talent who is now isolated from her previous life. I was caught up in Kenly's struggle to survive as she faces new dangers. Her new friends have special talents that helps them evade capture, but for how long. I enjoyed seeing her evaluate her past life with a new understanding and maturity. These new characters add depth and emotion to the story. I loved her tender and sweet romance with James. This is a fast-paced, suspenseful story. London provides the perfect setting. I was overcome as the tension and violence increased against the Chromes. The new setting and new characters helped her become a stronger person. It was impossible to put this book down. I needed to know what was happening. It's a roller coaster ride filled with emotion and unexpected surprises. I can't wait for the adventure to continue.

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  • Posted September 14, 2014

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    FIRST - I know that there are a few poor reviews on this book, c

    FIRST - I know that there are a few poor reviews on this book, complaining of the length and poor editing, and I just wanted to say that according to Ms. Davis's blog &amp; facebook page, the first version of this book was released by early &amp; by mistake. It wasn't a complete story (it was only about 1/3 of the way complete) and hadn't been edited yet.  If you are reading this, and you read the earliest version, PLEASE reread the new version!! You'd be missing out if you didn't!!  

    I loved Exiled!!  I loved it more than any other in this series, and it's tied for my favorite Sophie Davis book with Pawn (another great read, if you haven't checked it out yet you totally should!). 

    I reread the first 4 books of the Talented Saga before I read Exiled, just so I would be &quot;caught up&quot; in my head (in case I forgot a few things).  Exiled starts pretty soon after Created left off, with Kenly having traveled to London to try to escape from UNITED because they are hunting the Created.  Once in London, we meet an entire new set of characters and struggles.  Ahhh... but it's worth it. Kenly grows as a person and starts to realize the depth of the pile of crap Mac &amp; TOXIC left the world in.  The new characters are charming and loyal, yet feisty and intriguing.  Even some of the baddies held my interest and didn't inspire feelings of complete hatred. You understood where they were coming from.  I also loved that she tried to incorporate some slang (though it was DEFINITELY hard to get used to at first, since they were literally speaking another language (British English, not American English - hahaha), but once the definitions of words were given it was a lot easier.  

    I've read all of Sophie Davis's books... she writes some awesome stories, and this one is no different. But it is amazing to see how her story-telling has grown and progressed into the level of work it is now.   I can't wait for INESCAPABLE!  (or Sacrifice, or the next Blind Barriers segment).  :-D

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  • Posted September 12, 2014

    This was an ok book, definitely not up to par with the rest of t

    This was an ok book, definitely not up to par with the rest of the series, in my opinion. Kenly is in England hiding out from UNITED after
    TOXIC is dissolved. The first 6-7 chapters are complete fluff that are not necessary. If you can make it past that, the book gets better, but
    still moves slow. The love interest for Kenly is completely obvious right from the start. It annoyed me that Kenly is an above average created
     talent (nothing like Talia though), and she thinks she is the best thing on earth. This ends up putting her in situations she would otherwise
    not be in if she had used her brain properly. The ending of the book is rather abrupt, which makes a good cliffhanger but it also isn't very
    clear what is really happening. I think the reason I didn't love the book was because I didn't really like the character of Kenly to begin with
     from previous books. The story line was so different from the other books, it took a while to believe what was happening. I'm excited for the
     final book which brings Talia and Erik back. I wonder if their role in this book will be discussed in the next book or if this was just a side
    note? I will anxiously await to find out!i

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    This is NOT the entire book!

    I just found out that B&N is selling a rough draft of this novel instead of a finished copy! This rough draft is only 123 pages instead of the 300+ page novel it was supposed to be! Don't apend tour money on it! Go to facebook and search Sophie Davis Books to find out when the finished product is for sale.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    I enjoyed this novella. Of course i had hoped it would be longer

    I enjoyed this novella. Of course i had hoped it would be longer, but hey, beggers cant be choosers. As for the grammatical issues, there were several,but Ms.Davis has left a msg on her website that will explain. I love the world that she has laid before us and can only hope that we see more of the characters from exile in the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Decent Story. Sloppy Editing

    Definitely not a novel, but did enjoy the story. Sadly I was VERY distracted by the myriad of spelling and grammatical errors. I do hope that Talia's next story receives better attention to detail.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2014

    Amazing

    I loved the new book with Kenley & will happily follow this series just as I did with the last!

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