Series: Delcroix Academy, Book 1
Authoress: Inara Scott
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Goodreads: The Candidates
Genre: YA, Mystery
Book blurb courtesy of Goodreads: "Whenever Dancia 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, believing 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."
My summary: Dancia was just beginning to settle in at her new distinguished boarding school, when her friend Jack starts to notice some very odd things about the school, their hosts, and the seemingly normal student-body.
My say: The Candidates is a slow yet deliberate story that concentrates on building characters, relationships, and tensions. What I am really looking forward to is book two. Now that we know what Dancia can do, just what does she plan to do about it?
My love-the-love take: Once again I found myself rooting for the underdog in this love triangle. I do hope Jack will be back.
My warning: You may not love Dancia's choice at the end but don't fret it does have a good resolution.
My cover thoughts: I know the cover seems dark and hellish but don't let that scare you away. What at first glance appears to be flames, is actually the heroine's pulsing energy.
My kiddie-o-meter: There is no sex or foul language. Violence is minimal.
My favorite parts:
- The smoking hot kiss! Man that was good! I still smile when I think of it.
- Dancia's sweet elderly grandmother warmed my heart. I want to go to her house for dinner.
My rating: 4 stars
My contest: Want to try The Candidates? Thanks to the authoress, I have 1 signed hardcover up for grabs. If you are a resident of the US, comment with your email address below. The winner will be announced November 30th.
My final say: Have you read this book? Didn't misunderstood Jack remind you a little of Daniel from The Dark Divine? Bad boys do nothing for me but broken and misunderstood guys always pull at my heart strings.
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