Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Book Review: The Strange Power by L.J. Smith

I finished reading the first book of the Dark Visions series by bestselling author L.J. Smith and I decided to review it. If you would also like me to review the last two books of the series, request it in the form below this post.

Kaitlyn Fairchild has always felt like an outsider in her small hometown. Her haunting eyes

and prophetic drawings have earned her a reputation as a witch. But Kait's not a witch: She's a psychic. Tired of being shunned, Kait accepts an invitation to attend the Zetes Institute, where she can have a fresh start and study with other psychic teens.

Learning to hone her abilities with four other gifted students, Kait discovers the intensity of her power -- and the joy of having true friends. But those friendships quickly become complicated when Kait finds herself torn between two irresistible guys. Rob is kind and athletic, and heals people with his good energy. Gabriel is aggressive and mysterious, a telepath concealing his true nature as a psychic vampire, feeding off of others' life energy. Together, Rob and Gabriel's opposing forces threaten the group's stability.

Then one of the experiments traps the five teens in a psychic link. A link that threatens their sanity and their lives. And Kaitlyn must decide whom to trust...and whom to love.

Kaitlyn doesn't really have any friends because of her strangeness (psychic drawings, etc.), she feels left out and alone in the beginning of the book and she has to help her father a lot since her mother died. When Joyce comes to her school and she discovers that she is psychic, she goes to the Institute where she meets other teenagers that have powers like hers. I really enjoyed reading this first book of the series and I'm continuing to read the other books. There were a lot of parts of the story where there was a lot of suspense and I was sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for what would happen. I've loved all of Smith's books, they've always been well written and added a new twist to things.

There were a few slow parts where I wasn't that interested in reading it but once I got through those, it was a very good book. Loved it and I would suggest that you check this one out!

My Rating: (4 stars)

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