Friday, June 22, 2012

Power Within by C.L. Causer

Charlie should have drowned in that shipwreck, instead she came out with superpowers controlled completely by her emotions rather than her mind. She finds others with powers like her own while discovering new mysteries about her abilities and learning to control them, all while on the run from those who seek to capture, lock up, and experiment on those like her. 

This story has a most captivating premise with the likes of what I’ve been hoping to see for a while: what would the life of an X-men be like before they discovered the school that could help them? In Charlie’s case, she eventually does find such a place to call home but even then she is not protected from those who seek to do her harm. This is a fast-paced tale full of action, tough decisions, character depth, and danger lurking around every corner. I didn’t love the ending but it was a clever balance of resolution versus forcing the reader to buy the next in this series called The Lazarus Children. 

7 comments:

  1. Sweet short review! ANNNIIIE~!! -cyber hugs- You're back one day after me ^^ I was here yesterday, wondering where you went!!! but anyhow, definitely looking forward to reading and commenting on your future posts!!! <3

    Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian

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    1. VIVIAN!!! I am so excited to see you back! I was studying for graduate entrance exams, final exams, and then I took a trip out of the country and did not plan on being AWOL for so long :). It is good to be reading and reviewing again and I look forward to doing it with you!

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  2. Great review! This looks awesome – it's a shame you found the ending a bit of a bummer though! 🙁

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! As for the ending – it was still well planned and I understand the author's need to sell the next book :)rather than resolve the current one – definitely worked on me. Some endings are left open to the point of feeling like the entire book built up to nothing, but this was definitely not one of them – just selling the next in the series quite fair and square, in comparison to many.

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  3. I'm in the middle of this book right now! it's pretty good so far 🙂 Can't wait to get to the end now and find out what you're talking about…

    Catherine x
    The Book Parade

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    1. Let me know how you like it!

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    2. Game hay nhat 24H đã chọn lọc, tro choi được việt hoá + tính điểm xếp hạng.Các game mini hot nhat, game vui hay nhất như game nong trai, game dua xe.

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