Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Candidates

Just finished another book that I received via Traveling ARC Tours. This one is The Candidates by Inara Scott.

About and Thoughts on Book:

Dancia Lewis is far from popular. And that's not just because of her average grades or her less-than-glamorous wardrobe. In fact, Dancia's mediocrity is a welcome cover for her secret: whenever she sees a person threatening someone she cares about, things just...happen. Cars skid. Structures collapse. Usually someone gets hurt. So Dancia does everything possible to avoid getting close to anyone, belieiving this way she can supress her powers and keep them hidden.
But when recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy show up in her living room to offer her a full scholarship, Dancia's days of living under the radar may be over. Only, Delcroix is a school for diplomats' kids and child geniuses--not B students with uncontrollable telekinetic tendencies. So why are they treating Dancia like she's special? Even the hottest guy on campus seems to be going out of his way to make Dancia feel welcome.
And then there's her mysterious new friend Jack, who can't stay out of trouble. He suspects something dangerous is going on at the Academy and wants Dancia to help him figure out what. But Dancia isn't convinced. She hopes that maybe the recruiters know more about her "gift" than they're letting on. Maybe they can help her understand how to use it...But not even Dancia could have imagined what awaits her behind the gates of Delcroix Academy.

I liked this book, but that's about it. I feel that it's meant for at least someone who is 13, but not too older than that. Dancia and her friend James were by far my favorite characters. I liked the parts best when James was in them. I didn't particularly like Cam all to much, and I don't think that changed even after finishing reading it. I usually like reading books about boarding schools, but something about this one didn't pull me in. I'm just giving my honest opinion, feel free to check it our for yourself.

Overall I rate this one:
OK - it was okay. Not bad, not excellent.

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