by T. M. Franklin


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ISBN-13: 9781612132365
Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop
Publication date: 10/04/2012
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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MORE 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
She saw him in her nightmares night after night, but nothing could have terrified Ava more than that same monster showing up at her college, attempting to abduct her. Until that moment, her worst problem was passing physics, now her tutor, the mild-mannered Caleb was also her rescuer. Ava has always felt “different,” was a loner and never quite fit in, but strange things began happening, and reality was becoming blurred with the chaos in her mind. Even Caleb seemed to be something other than normal… Little did Ava know she was so much MORE than she could have imagined in her wildest dreams and there are powerful beings out to get her. How does Caleb fit in? Is he truly on her side? What secrets is he keeping from her and why? Who is Ava, really and what is her destiny? MORE by T.M. Franklin is an intriguing foundation for the More Trilogy! Ava is clearly completely in the dark about who she is and just as we feel we are getting the “rest of the story,” a huge monkey wrench is tossed into the mix and readers will be compelled to NEED book two!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Here is my home"
mathphilosopher More than 1 year ago
T. M. Franklin’s “More” is a great read. It has a strong plot with lots of twists and turns and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. Caleb and Ava are great characters and the story keeps getting more and more mysterious as you keep reading. It’s as good as any Dan Brown novel. My only slight issue is that, so far, it’s definitely more of a mystery/thriller and not so much a romance novel. I have a feeling that book 2, “The Guardians,” is going to have much *More* in the romance department though.
LilMissBookmark More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, I've had this book sitting on my Kindle for almost a year. Almost a year. Well, that was a huge mistake on my part. If I had known what magic was hidden within those pages ... man. I should have read this long ago. You know, this is my first novel from Franklin. She was pretty unknown to me before picking this novel up but I'm really excited to see what is in store for the future of this series. More does start off a little slow ... at first, I was thinking that it might take me forever to get through the book but after you get a couple of chapters in, it's REALLY engaging. There were bunches of unexpected twists and surprises. The book had a super nice flow to it after the first shaky section and I didn't find any more slow spots. It actually starts to move at almost a break-neck speed and it pulls you along with it. I will definitely be looking into some more novels by this author and the likelihood that I'll read this one again is extremely high. This is one that I'll be adding to my must read list for my friends and family.
These-Pretty-Words More than 1 year ago
I actually read this book back in March of 2012, but with the upcoming release of The Guardians (Book #2 in the series) I figured I should read it again for a refresher. It is just as good the second time around. Let’s start with Ava – she’s a college student experiencing her first taste of life beyond her parents’ home. She’s going through some normal stuff (trouble with classes, trying to juggle a job, school and friends) and some not-so-normal stuff (nightmares, the feeling of being watched). She’s strong but not aggressive, kind but no pushover. She thinks through her decision and comes off as a mature young lady while being thrust into a world she never could have imagined. She is also realistic – not simply accepting the whole paranormal aspect of her life on face value. I think everyone knows an Ava Michaels…without he whole powerful-supernatural aspect of her. In a genre (YA/NA) where a lot of female leads tend to take a backseat to the ever-so-protective men in their life, Ava is a breath of fresh air. Now we get to talk about Caleb – Physics tutor, seemingly average yet he has this secretive almost dark edge to him. Due to the overall plot of the book, we don’t get to know Caleb’s backstory until late in the book which could make some readers feel a bit disconnected. I, personally, fell in love with him. He was protective without being dominant, understanding without being weak…and he could kick some serious ass when the chips were down. He is perfectly imperfect, and I love that about him. Overall I adored this book and gave it four stars. The pacing was a teensy bit slow at first but picked up quickly, pulling you along for the ride. The characters are as realistic as you can get in a paranormal story, and Ms. Franklin never wavers in their characterizations. There’s no questioning their motives or being pulled from the story by a decision that goes against what you’ve already learned about them. The plot is engaging and unique with an ending that will make you curse the next few weeks until The Guardians is released.
ArizonaFlame More than 1 year ago
BOOK REVIEW BY RENEE ROBINSON ISBN: 9781612131238, MORE, by T.M. Franklin's – A  story which begins to grow from the very first page.  It tells of college student, Ava Michaels. She is intelligent, funny, and “the girl nextdoor” type. She really isn't anyone exceptional, well not unless you count the unknown thugs chasing her for unknown reasons.  She grows very tired of all the running and hiding.  So  with the help of her friend and protector Caleb Foster, she believes she must confront these people.  But, when she reaches the point of no return, she believes she's made a terrible mistake. 
bkwrm29 More than 1 year ago
This was a very interesting and unique story. I loved how the author brought the plot, characters, and setting together into this creative world. I lied how the book flowed into each scene and there wasn’t any sudden jump from one setting and scene to the next. The author wrote the book from Ava’s POV and I loved how she was given a unique voice and opinion in this book. The only problem I had was that at the beginning of the book there was barely any emotions involved. Ava was a fascinating character that really helped me develop an interest in the plot. She had a unique opinion and personality from everyone else in the book and I love how she was characterized throughout the book. She was strong and self assured which I love in a main character. I was trapped in this book and not let go until the end, it was that wonderful. Caleb was an amazing main character that brought that extra something to the plot. I loved his interactions with the many different characters. It was interesting when the story was from his POV because you got a hint of what was going on but not the whole idea. Overall this book was a very fun read and I can’t wait for book two ( hopefullyWinking smile ). I think the author did a fabulous job and I can’t wait to read more.
Belinda-G More than 1 year ago
This will have you waiting and wondering what will happen next with Ava - whether she actually has powers and why everyone is after her - can't wait for the next book to come out to find out what happens between Ava and Caleb and who hid Ava and blocked her powers - this is definitely a must read
Mebuffy More than 1 year ago
There’s a lot of good in this book, with some things that were lacking.  It was an interesting and unique world that the author has built, and the plot had lots of twists and turns.  That being said, there were some plot holes and unanswered questions. The characters were likeable with Ava being a refreshing mature heroine and a very loyal, devoted Caleb  as our hero, but I would’ve liked to know more about Caleb to get a better feel for him.  Their romance was nicely paced, but was not the focus of the story, so naturally as a romance fan, I would have liked to see more of that, but that’s ok. Perhaps my biggest complaint is the pacing.  It was a slow to start and a little slow in other places as well, despite having action and adventure.  The storytelling other than that though was really pretty good.  We’re kept in suspense, but not left hanging or completely in the dark.  The author makes it feel more authentic by not having Ava immediately believe everything she’s told, but gradually coming to terms with her new strange knowledge.  Overall, it’s worth a read! This book leaves room for a sequel and the author leaves you wanting it.  If you’re looking for a refreshing read full of mystery, friendship, budding romance, and some action, don’t miss out on More!
Froschkoenigin More than 1 year ago
More has a slow beginning, but quickly picks up so much pace I'll have to call it fast paced nonetheless. The marvelous thing about it is that the author still, within all that seems to be happening at once, finds time for fun and romance - without it ever seeming forced or inept. The story uncoils smoothly, the characters develop more and more depth with every page and even characters who have only a short appearance "feel" real. The idea behind More is as intriguing as it is elaborate and very well carried out, leaving the reader wondering at times, solemnly smiling at others. Also the writing style is a very pleasant one. The only reason I didn't More give five stars is that there where a few little details about the plot bugging me, other than that it is your perfect paranormal summer read! To me the heart of the story are, of course, Ava and Caleb - each of them is wonderful, smart, funny and lovely, but together they are just so... soo... sooo much more! ;) I fell totally and utterly in love with this pairing and I can't wait to find out how their story goes on! My favorite scene was Ava walking in on Caleb as he sings "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls while shaving! He's shirtless in that scene too, which adds to the reasons I loved it, obviously! ;)
Lori_Zalewski More than 1 year ago
Find this review and more at Lusty Penguin Reviews! More is a thoroughly entertaining and gripping young adult paranormal suspense novel by T. M. Franklin. The author’s strong storytelling voice fully immerses the reader into her unique alternate world of the Race, Half-Breeds, and Rogues. Adjusting to life as a college student, Ava Michaels is doing well in all of her classes except physics. Furthermore, Ava has reoccurring nightmares that feature a tall, imposing man with two different colored eyes. On the suggestion of her professor, Ava agrees to see a tutor, Caleb Foster. While Caleb is helping her with physics, Ava wonders if he is constantly watching her and if he is somehow connected to the man in her dreams. Caleb is hiding the real reason he inserted himself into Ava’s life, making me wonder if I would ever really like his character. When Ava’s nightmares become real, Caleb provides help and protection. While on the run, Caleb tells Ava the truth about the Council, who wants to determine if she is a threat to the Race. When Caleb protects Ava from the Council while helping her learn about her new abilities, I changed my mind about his character and fell for him. Ava might be young, but she knows what is right and what is wrong. Ava does not want innocent people hurt while the Council tries to track them down, so she courageously decides to stop running and brings herself in front of the Council. Standing her ground, Ava is astoundingly brave when the Council decides her fate, which made me cheer out loud and love her character that much more. Franklin organically builds a friendship based on trust between Caleb and Ava while at the same time consummately building the suspense toward learning what Ava’s abilities really are. Throughout their journey, Caleb and Ava relationship changes from just friends to falling love. Their first kiss is breathtaking. I was fully drawn into Franklin’s original world of the Race and Half-Breeds that I could not put this book down once I started it. With heart-pounding action, surprising plot twists, and intriguing characters, More is a captivating and thrilling beginning to what promises to be a fantastic series. Franklin nicely ties up the major plot points while leaving enough unanswered questions to make the reader want to revisit these characters again. More is a great read for young adults and adults alike. I received an eBook copy from the author for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More is just that. The concept of this book was so refreshing! Normally I don't like books that start out inside a dream, but this dream was integral to the plot. It was also heart pounding and an exciting opening for the book. Ava (the MC) is a down to earth type that is trying to adjust to college. She's had struggles in her life, but she has no idea what is after her. She's been marked by the Race as a person of interest, and the one person she thinks she can trust might just turn out to be her greatest threat. I loved the interaction between the characters. The dialogue felt real and added to the charm of the book. The ending had a few logic problems, but that was probably because I expected it to go a different way. It was a great ending, just different than I thought it would be. I was immersed in the story immediately and had to continue until it was done. I can't wait to see what happens in the story and I will definitely follow this series and this amazing new author.
Joc2 More than 1 year ago
Amazing!! This book was a paranormal adventure that will leave you wanting MORE! The book starts with us in a dream. One that has been occurring in college student Ava Michaels dreams for a while now. But was it a dream? Ava Michaels feels as if she is being watched, by whom is unsure but the prickly feeling never seems to go away. Ava always felt as a child that she was special, having magical powers and making things happen. But as she grew up Ava believes she is normal, and has accepted that. I mean there’s nothing wrong with normal right? But then enters the mysterious and intelligent Caleb Foster. He is her tutor to help her pass her Physics class. But there seems to be more to Caleb then he’s letting on. He’s secretive, brave, and most of all always seems to be there protecting her. When dreams seem to turn to reality Ava finds herself finding a life she has always dream as a child. Full of magic and wonder, but where does she fit in all of it? Ava finds herself in a world of magic and an ancient race bound to protect humans but only after protecting their secrets. Ava is tossed in a life where as a child wanted to believe existed and a world she’s coming to realize isn’t everything she thought it would be. And Ava is different. Ava was right about one thing. She is definitely special, and seems to be a little bit more. I loved this book! I couldn’t put it down and found myself stuck in the story. The characters were so entertaining and I felt like I was experiencing the obstacles that they were facing. The plot was refreshing and very captivating. It definitely left me wanting more. If you like books that have adventure, action, some romance, and a paranormal twist you will love this book. An entertaining page turner and a story unlike any other it is sure to be a huge success. I loved reading about Ava and Caleb. Ava had a lot of the characteristics I look in a heroine: Strong, brave, caring, and a kick butt personality that had me rooting for her from beginning to ending. And Caleb, I knew I was going to like Caleb from the first time I read about him. He is: kind, compassionate, brave, and most of all loyal. I really love these characters and found myself really connecting with the characters. I think the author T.M. Franklin did a fantastic job writing this book. I am definitely a fan after reading this book and look forward to the author’s future work. I recommend this book to everyone.
JessMolly More than 1 year ago
If I were younger, I’d have been up all night with a flashlight to finish this book. As it is, Ms. Franklin stole quite a lot of my sleep, but I had to take a break and finish it today. It’s a suitable book for teens, but adults will enjoy it, too. This is a super story that kept me on the edge of my seat. It’s going to be very hard to wait for the second book in the trilogy. I’ve been reading T.M. Franklin’s fiction since 2009, and it’s lovely to see her first foray into publishing. This novel happily presented everything I have grown to expect from T.’s stories. Not only does she put you inside the characters’ heads, she puts you right into their skins. You get beautiful prose, with convincing dialogue, and a thoroughly developed plot, settings and characters. I can’t tell you how much I love these characters; they’re subtly drawn, and very realistic. Ava is such a strong heroine, which is one of T.’s trademarks. Ava is an admirable person, the kind of young woman you’d want for a friend. And then, there’s Caleb: quiet, affectionate (and a bit clueless about it), protective and not above telling a white lie or three. The supporting characters are also very interesting individuals. For instance, the adversaries in the book are not black-and-white. Excellent construction and flow, an intriguing plot line, and characters one wants to know better. I give “More” five stars.
Michela_Walters More than 1 year ago
Interesting paranormal romance story. The story tells the tale about Ava Michaels, a girl who has always thought of herself as just a little different than everyone else. When she goes to college, she finds herself in the rare predicament of failing Physics. Needing to pass the class to keep her scholarship, her professor has suggested she try tutoring with the handsome, geeky genius, Caleb Foster. Upon meeting Caleb, she suddenly gets the overwhelming feeling that someone is watching her. Not only that, but unexplained things begin happening to her. With the help of Caleb, they begin a journey into figuring out what makes Ava so special. I enjoyed this story very much. The beginning of the book seemed to drag a bit for me, but when I realized the story would be part of a trilogy, it made a little more sense. I find myself not loving the initial book of many series I’ve read because of all the required backstory the author needs to fill the pages with in order to give the reader the pertinent information they will need for not only this book, but the subsequent ones as well. Once the book passed the halfway point, the plot picked up and I found myself completely engaged in the story. I enjoyed Ava’s character and her insane, but selfless act in going to the Council to avoid having others involved with the drama going on in her life. (I’m trying to avoid spoilers here, so please excuse my vague remarks.) Caleb is an interesting and complex character. At his character’s introduction, he’s immediately likable and you are rooting for him. Although at times you will also want to scream at him to just come clean with Ava. When you finally discover his past, his motivations, and his family – you can understand his reticence with exposing Ava to the facts. Overall, I enjoyed the story and am looking forward to the other two books in the series. A nice start to what I hope will be fantastic trilogy.
Openbooksociety_dot_com More than 1 year ago
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Vicki More is the excellent first installment of T.M. Franklin’s ParaRomance/Young Adult trilogy. If you have previously followed Franklin’s derivative fiction you will inevitably begin this novel with the expectation of: brilliant writing; well-rounded, real characters; well-developed plot and believable world building. It is safe to say: you will not be disappointed. And new readers of Franklin will enjoy the ride. Some may say that this genre has ‘had its day’. But, hey, Spiderman only needed 5 years for a reboot, why not YA ParaRomance? Ava Michaels is a female character you can really root for – something that has always been Franklin’s niche and something that sets her apart from other female authors writing in the genre. Caleb Foster is swoonworthy, but not barf inducing. He’s also super smart and, shock horror, does not go around flaunting his superior intelligence. The paranormal elements of the novel are imaginative and original; this is ultimately what turns this novel into such a page turner. The romance is lovely but thankfully it does not take over the plot. If readers are looking for mystery, romance, adventure, sci-fi, intrigue, plot twists – they will find all that and More. This was such an exciting introduction to what hopes to be a great trilogy. This book belongs on bookshelves. This review and more at openbooksociety dot com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago