Review: Gifted by J.A. George

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Disclaimer: I have been provided with a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: There is no chosen one in this story.
Avery Gray was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and happened to make a decision that altered her future forever. It happens to all of us every day.
Avery is a size twelve university student with a penchant for dry humour, and she’s as normal as they come. One rainy afternoon, Avery had to make a choice: go through the alleyway or around it. Two possible options. One would have had her future continue on as planned, the other would ensure that her future never remained the same again. She unknowingly went with the latter.
Change can be good. It can bring new opportunities, new friends and a life you never thought possible. Change can be bad. It can bring you people determined to burn your city to the ground.
It all depends on the decisions you make.

This book has simply blown me away, and I really wasn’t expecting it!

The plot…is fast paced, enthralling and made my heart pound. I haven’t felt this involved in a novel for a while, and I still feel lucky to have been able to feel so close to such amazing characters and an incredible story.

The characters…made this book relatable. I love the great mixture of contemporary and fantasy in this novel, it was perfect. But the thing that made this book so good for Young Adults is the characters. They’re just like you and me, but they’re enhanced. Different. Gifted. That doesn’t mean they’re not relatable.

The writing…I am in awe of J.A. George for what she has created with Gifted. What an amazing mix, a lovely sweet-and-sour combination that really, really worked. I am a lover of contemporary but have recently found joy in fantasy, so the two are perfect!

Something I liked…as I’m sure you’ve gathered by now, is the contemporary/fantasy mixture. I have never read a book quite like Gifted, but that’s what made it such an enjoyable read. I love a good, different novel, especially with such a fresh and engaging plot!

Something I disliked…nothing! There’s a small, petty part of me that would have liked slightly more romance between two characters I won’t say the names of…but apart from that, I adore this book!

My rating is…

☽ ☽ ☽ ☽ ☽
5 out of 5 moons

Like the sound of Gifted? Take a look at the intriguing character interview Jessica provided me with here!

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽


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