An unusual encounter. A destined connection. Two superhuman teens in over their head...
San Antonio, Texas. Thirteen-year-old Cheater isn't sure how she ended up wanted for murder. Burdened with a power she doesn't understand, that's triggered by a creeping darkness she can't remember, she's both saved and taken lives. But when she makes a vigilante move to stop a mugging, she encounters a boy who might be the key to cracking the mystery of her strange gift.
Fifteen-year-old Jaz has survived too many tragedies to stay on the right side of the law. So when his small gang's robbery gets interrupted by a teenaged fugitive, he's perplexed by her act of heroism. And when he discovers they're both connected to the same mysterious fairytale, he feels drawn to her quest for answers.
But with danger lurking around every corner and the police hot on their trail, they may not even make it past the city limits... Can Cheater and Jaz discover why Fate linked them together before they land behind bars?
The Gifted Ones Paradise Rising is the captivating first book in The Gifted Ones superhero fantasy series. If you like smart heroines, gritty settings, and stories of hope, then you'll love PG Shriver's emotional tale.
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Plot: This novel is absorbing and well plotted. The author grabs readers early on and then slowly reveals just enough information to keep them hooked and turning pages.
Prose: While the storyline here is very strong, the writing is less so. The prose suffers from issues relating to word choice, sentence structure, character consistency, and excessive description.
Originality: With a unique and captivating premise, this work takes readers on an unexpected journey with memorable characters. Readers of all ages will be drawn to Cheater and will want to accompany her on her quest.
Character Development: Cheater and Jaz are distinct and original, although it takes some time to get to know them and learn their histories. Readers will be drawn in by these damaged adolescents who seek answers in a cold, indifferent world.
Blurb: An intriguing plot with memorable characters, this work will captivate readers of all ages from beginning to end.
Date Submitted: June 04, 2018