Tania Westing, a high school senior, is one of the Gifted Ones, descendants of an ancient family with seven special powers. Some of the powers are common, and some are rare.
Until her geneticist brother Tom was murdered, Tania lived an ordinary life. Now hidden in her mind is a clue that will reveal Tom's research, including secret formulas to unlock all seven powers. During spring break, Tania meets and falls in love with handsome Dan Maclean. When Tania reveals her rare power to heal, the evil Gifted Ones who killed Tom suspect Tania has his research and formulas and come after her. Tania must learn to use her powers to help save Dan's sister in time to keep Tom's secrets safe.
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About the Author
Carol Nicolas, a native of Canada, has a bachelor’s degree in education from Brigham Young University. A teacher, mother of five, world traveler, and fan of sci-fi/fantasy books and films, she and her husband relocated from Southern California to the mountains of Utah. She enjoys listening to many types of music, from classical to rock and pop to Celtic.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
All around great book! I couldn't put it down. I highly recomend to anyone looking for a good read.
This is a great story with elements you've already heard of and completely new aspects that make this book unique and fresh. Tania is a great heroine. She isn't perfect. She needs help and training from other more experiences people like her, and she acknowledges that. She keeps her emotions in check and stays strong for the majority of the book but she does have moments of weakness which make her all the more human. What I liked most about her is that she doesn't rely on anyone to solve her problems, and that although she's affected by her mother's and brother's deaths, she doesn't let that get her down and she isn't scared of taking down the murderers even though they're after her. Dan is also a great male lead. He's sweet, thoughtful and protective. He helps Tania with her problems while trying to take care of his little sister Becky. He didn't put any pressure on Tania to heal his sister and he didn't resent her about not being able to on her first try. He did have his secrets though, things I didn't expect, but they didn't affect the main plot. Dan and Tania's relationship is light and sweet. They help each other through everything they're going through. But although their relationship progressed really fast, Tania didn't have Dan all through the story because they both had their commitments in different places, so they both had space from each other which made them appreciate each other even more, and Tania could learn about her powers and learn to develop them without the comfort of Dan. She had to have it hard before everything could get easier. Plus, he's be a delicious distraction. *wink**wink* I loved that most of the secondary characters had a part in the book. The author didn't introduce a character only so they can never be heard of again after that. The mystery and the suspense was great. Every now and then you'll get a reveal or an appearance from one of the baddies, so you definitely won't get bored reading this. The build up to the climax was so great, That I could actually feel the impending doom coming. The climax was worth the wait, but after all the action there's a bit of a time skip that irked me. I wanted to know what happened immediately after the big face off. I kept going back checking if I missed a chapter. The ending leaves place for a possible sequel, which I do hope happens but it's likely this is a standalone. Like I said, I hope this book gets a sequel because I really want to know more about the things that happened right at the end.
Carol pens "The Sixth Power" a thrilling adventure of paranormal romance and mystery in a fast paced, well written plot that totally had me captivated from the start. The cover itself just hooked me right in with her haunting stare shown. There was great character development that was believable and the special powers descriptions were fantastic. A must read for all paranormal lovers. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
The Sixth Power is a fast paced story with paranormal aspects. Tania’s life takes an abrupt turn when her brother is murdered. Tania finds out that the man that murdered her brother wants her because of her healing ability. Suddenly her life is a series of near death experiences. Through all of this she meets Don. Tania and Don have a wonderful chemistry that adds just the right dose of romance to the story. Carol Nicolas is a talented writer that keeps the reader engaged from the very start. The danger, love, and the thrilling adventure of this story will keep you reading till you reach the last page!
This story intrigues from the very beginning, with Tania's brother sneaking in and saying his goodbyes. You know something bad is going to happen. You can feel the emotion, the tension, as he says his final farewell, constantly cognizant of the enemies that lurk. This story is like one of those Russian dolls - you take off a layer, only to find another beneath it. Each layer peels away, revealing more clues, more hints, until everything is made clear. The mysteries in this book will keep you guessing and reading just to know - where did Tom put the formula? And it isn't just the mystery that keeps you reading on. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat, never quite letting the tension, the suspense, the danger ease. One thing that surprised me about this book was how much I laughed and smiled through it. I was fully expecting the novel to be dark - and it was. But the author was just as good at bringing lighthearted moments just when you, the reader, needed them most. I only had three complaints about the book. 1) In the past, a character in the book was arrested for statutory rape. However, according to Arizona law (Arizona 13-1405), statutory rape is "Sexual conduct with a minor to engage in sexual intercourse with someone under age 18." That means, since one party was 16 and one party was 14, both would be guilty of statutory rape and the parents wouldn't be able to bring charges against the boy without consequently bringing charges against their daughter as well. 2) I've worked in restaurants before and restaurants never let employees go on break at 12:30pm, right in the middle of lunch rush. Not to mention, restaurants routinely work on five-six hour shifts. This because they don't have to give breaks to minors and it breaks the average restaurant's day into two shifts. A "double shift" is generally 8-10 hours. 3) At one point, she mentions flash drives being hidden in object far too thin to hold them. This took me out of the story momentarily. All in all, this was a good book, a good read, that kept me engaged with the characters, the plot, and the mystery straight to the end.