Friday, 5 July 2013
Branded by K.L.Hawker (Branded #1)
Seventeen-year-old Jake Rovert has never known the feeling of a broken bone or a lasting scar—he’s a healer, one of very few in the world with this rare gift.
Joining an elite group of Gifted Ones from his high school, Jake is quickly propelled into a life of secrets and training to enhance his gift. He becomes the healer they have been waiting for.
They didn’t expect him to fall in love.
He didn’t expect to be forbidden to be with her.
And no one expected him to risk it all to get her back.
Branded is the first novel in this easy-to-read, ready-to-love young adult trilogy.
Apparently this trilogy was written to encourage the Author's son to read more than he did.
I liked the premise of this first book about the Gifted Ones, in some ways it reminded me of an American TV series called Heroes (where the characters have all got super powers) but by the end of the story I wasn't blown away by it at all. It's a YA read and an easy one at that but I felt the story was a little lacking.
In this fairly easy read we are introduced to Jake who turns out to be a Gifted One and Anna a friend that he's rather keen on that he's known from childhood. Like a lot of friendships, striving to become a relationship the path of true love never runs smooth. To be honest there doesn't seem a great deal of chemistry between the two main characters. It will be interesting to see where the relationshp between them goes in the following two books but I don't know that I'll be finding out. I'm not that interested in reading the other two, if this is anything to go by but never say never!