Four Star Review: The Talented by Desy Smith
Author Provided Copy
Publisher: Floebe Publishing
Released: Janurary 29, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Length: 199 pages
At age 17, Carmel founds herself in a mental institution thanks to an ice dagger, and a woman who apparently isn't human. After being rescued and arriving at the H.o.T, House of Talents. A house where no one is entirely human. She learns that she's Talented and has the ability to control Water and Ice.
At the H.o.T, Carmel learns to control her Talent, makes new friends, a few enemies, and begins to fall head over heels for a handsome guy. Who has a few secrets of his own. Carmel begins to realize that many people want her dead because of who she is. However she has no idea why. Can she figure it out or will she die. Look inside to find out.
Review by Stormi
I was given this book for an honest review. I want to say thank you to Desy for this opportunity.
First off, this book is in need of major editing. There is a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes throughout the book. Enough that at times it hurts the flow of the book and takes away from the story. If you can look past the issues in grammar and spelling the story is a good one.
Truthfully, I will lay a book down quick if I notice bad grammar and spelling, but this story grabbed me on page one. It was fast paced and enjoyable to read. I loved the characters and loved the world these people live in. I gave this 4 stars ONLY because of the errors in writing not the story itself. It was a great book, but one that greatly needed an editor. It seemed that the ending was left open for another book, if so I can't wait.