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by Donnielle Tyner

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During WW1, a meteorite crashed, releasing a mist that changed the DNA of all who were exposed. One hundred years has passed and society is divided between the Norms and the Caelians, whose changed DNA awakened dormant gifts, called Talents.

Sadie is over it!

She's an orphan, her boyfriend was murdered, and she's the only Caelian at St. Vincent's without a Talent.


During WW1, a meteorite crashed, releasing a mist that changed the DNA of all who were exposed. One hundred years has passed and society is divided between the Norms and the Caelians, whose changed DNA awakened dormant gifts, called Talents.

Sadie is over it!

She's an orphan, her boyfriend was murdered, and she's the only Caelian at St. Vincent's without a Talent. Once she turns 18, there will be no place for her in the world. That is, until a chance encounter with Kian, a Caelian boy who makes her feel uncomfortable and alive at the same time.

Secrets of her past are uncovered and Sadie's latent, rare Talent is exposed. With great power comes the hunters, hired by an egomaniac who wants to use Sadie's power to establish Caelian dominance. On the run with Kian and her friends, Sadie will have to decide: hide or fight.

Will Sadie accept her new reality or will she stay lost?

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Donnielle Tyner
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6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Donnielle Tyner has held down many jobs, but never found satisfaction until she became a freelance writer and stay at home mom. She's from North Texas and enjoys her chickens, garden, and most of all her children. LOST is her debut novel. Watch for the second installment of The Caelian Cycle in the fall of 2015.

Visit my website for updates: donnielletyner.com

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Lost 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ChristineLee More than 1 year ago
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED BY THE PUBLISHER/AUTHOR IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW** Lost by Donnielle Tyner is the first in the Caelian Cycle Series. A meteor hit back during the first World War, sending some alien DNA into the air, turning some people into Caelians. These Caelians have Talents. Some are harmless, others not so much. And of course, the world has become very much an us vs. them situation. Sadie grew up in a Caelian orphanage, not knowing that her birth affects one of the biggest Families in the world. This book brought you in quickly, and kept you there right to the end. I felt immediately close to Sadie and her friends, and I cannot wait for the next book in the series. **Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.
Sam920 More than 1 year ago
I received a free e-copy of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review. To start off, I want to say that I really enjoyed reading this book. It was better than I anticipated it being. I have to say, I have never read a book quite like this one. It was an adventure. I fell in love with the characters, felt what they felt and really understood them and their struggles, especially the main character’s: Sadie. Sadie, and other people at the Orphanage are Caelians. Caelians are people with altered DNA and gifts that are called Talent. Some talents include: invisibility, strength, fire bending etc. Because of this difference, Caelians are treated differently than normal human beings, or Norms. Almost every Caelian is left in the orphanage because no one want them. The thing is that Norms can have Caelian babies and they do not want them most of the time. This is what the kids at the orphanage have in common, they are not wanted by their family. Sadie is different. She has no talent…yet. This sets her apart from her peers. I actually really loved this book. I loved the characters and everything. Each character was very different and had their own struggles and I just love that they added so much to the story. I really loved how Sadie had the best friends. They were awesome and they stuck to her no matter what happened…and a lot happened in the book. It was just heart-touching see how much they cared about Sadie. Don’t get me started on Kian. Hes so HOT! I’m sorry…I’ll control myself. He is sooo amazing and I just love him. He’s so mysterious and oh gosh he is mine. Everyone needs a Kian in their lives. I love the way Donnielle writes! It is so easy to follow and understand. Its good to know that this author writes so you don’t need to reread every line 20 times just to understand what she is saying. I loved the world she created. It is so colorful and I love how its not perfect, Its like our world today. Her story is so creative and It is a must read. It is amazing, has wonderful characters, a heck of a story line, and a smidge of romance that I loved. It was nice to see that the romance in this book wasn’t too much. I loved it. Amazing! It did make me swoon though…. :) Oh yeah…the ending and the events leading to the ending….It was a wild roller-coaster with twists and turns and drops that I did not see coming. The whole story builds up to this wild ride and the ending just left me sort of satisfied…because I need the next book…i want it now. But that ending…omg…..what. It has left me craving for the next book. I need it! As you can probably tell, I really loved this book! It was really good and I recommend this to anyone and everyone. Just pick this book up and start reading. I promise you will love it! Thank you for reading my review. I hope you found it helpful! Characters: 8/10 Plot/Story line: 9/10 Pace: 8/10 Romance: 8/10 Writing style: 9/10 Entertainment value: 9/10 Overall Score: 51/60 (85%)
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
I think Donnielle Tyner has a hit for YA fantasy readers! Meteorites hit Earth all of the time, but what if when one hit, its fragments altered the DNA of some people, giving them a special talent? Totally possible, right? Fast forward about a century and meet Sadie, an orphan whose talent has not manifested yet. In a world now divided into “Norms” and “Caelians” (the talented). Where does Sadie fit in? Suffering from a tragic loss, she is vulnerable, alone and lost at the orphanage she has called home for so long. But Sadie’s life is about to change, when she meets Kian, a mysterious Caelian and her talent comes to life. Has she gone from feeling useless and displaced to being a rare find that can change the power structure of the world? She is now being hunted by evil and has no idea where to turn. Can she trust Kian? Is he part of a Caelian mob hungry for power or will he become her savior and more? The run for survival is on and Sadie has to think on her feet and learn to trust as she finds herself caught up in mob machinations for absolute power. Welcome to Lost by Donnielle Tyner, filled with intrigue, teen angst, insecurity and action as secrets from the past collide with the present and one girl’s rare talent could bring destruction to the world when evil wants to own it and use it. Ms. Tyner has used unique character descriptions, to mark her Caelians in vivid color! Well written, engaging and a full emotional roller coaster of adventure, each scene is dimensional, believable and well-executed! Wonderful characters round out the magic of this paranormal tale from a new author who has set her own bar high! I received this copy in exchange for my honest review.
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
I received this book from Sparkle Book Tours in return for a fair and honest review. This book starts off in a sad place as Sadie deals with the death of her friend/boyfriend, Liam. Her other friends are trying to bring her back to the 'land of the living' as she grieves for her loss. Her friends also include the older brother and also the twin sister of Liam, Michael and Lacy. Sadie is a rare one amongst the Caelian's, in a physical way with her lack of colouring, but also in that she doesn't appear to have a 'talent'. This story is well-written with a steady pace. It will give you an emotional connection as you empathise with the characters and situations they find themselves in. This is a fantastic debut novel that has definitely left me wanting more. A brilliant story that grips from start to finish, you will need to know more about Sadie and Kian. Although this story comes to a satisfying conclusion, it also leads you perfectly into the next book which is due out later this year that I have GOT to read. Highly Recommended. Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read. The world is interesting. A meteorite changing the DNA of a select population of humanity rings of something I'd read in a graphic novel, but it works in this world. Sadie is a strong MC and well developed. Her friends are well developed, but I'd like to see a little more depth from them. Kian on the other hand, started off as a typical YA love interest, but by the end, he changed from the broody YA stereotype to a loving support system. It's interesting to me that he is so much older than Sadie.  I can't wait to read more in this series.