Author: S.J. Pierce
Release Date: 4/1/2014
“My mom had always told me – when you meet “the one”, you’ll know; they’ll captivate your heart the moment you lay eyes on them. I had always wondered, though, if my mom’s words of wisdom were finite – if they applied to everyone. Maybe those who had found their one great love were the lucky few, and maybe the rest of us would have to settle for less than earth-shattering.”Seventeen-year-old Kat Walsh is a Gifted – a human with paranormal abilities. With her mom a former Angel and her dad a dream prophet, it’s always been in her genetic make-up to be extraordinary. Unfortunately for her, the world can’t handle the strange or unusual. So when she slips up and uses her powers at her high school in Ireland, the entire student body treats her like a freak – even the ones she thought were her closest friends.
Broken, but hopeful for a fresh start, she allows her parents to enroll her in a boarding school buried deep within the forests of a small Colorado town. At Midland Pines, School for the Gifted, she feels as though she can finally be herself; she makes new friends and even has the attention of the most popular guy in school – Levi. Everything feels normal again… or does it?
Not long after her arrival, weird dreams of an alluring boy whom she’s never met surface during the night, and the eerie, shadowy trees encircling their school seem to call to her. As these disturbing, yet enticing developments intensify, other bizarre occurrences happen – students and staff turn up missing, and mystery visitors leave gifts while she sleeps. With all of these other things vying for her attention, a desperate Levi has to fight even harder to keep her interest. But with the dreams of the attractive boy slowly captivating her heart, Kat has to make a choice – will she settle for ‘great’ Levi, or will she search for her elusive dream visitor, possibly stumbling across ‘amazing?’
Mysterious....always go with mysterious!
Where do I begin?? How about with how extremely awesome this book was! I loved Kat, loved that she was from Ireland, loved that she was different, and LOVED how far she came as a character in this book.
In the beginning there were some similarities to other books that I've read regarding teens who are "different" going to a special school off in the middle of nowhere, but that's where the similarities ended with Captivate Me. Kat's back history between her parents really gave the whole story that feel like it could go in a completely different direction at any time! Then with Levi & MM (Mysterious Man) yes there was that YA emotional struggle of who Kat should be with, but I always say going with mystery is never a bad idea.
The progression of this book was perfect! There was never a dull moment, though I never felt like there was any type of filler just being through into a scene to make it longer. With all the side plots and twists I can honestly say this book ended in the perfect way. No massive cliffhanger, no throwing the book at the wall because it made me mad, and no screaming WHYYYYYYYY, it all just came together.
I can't wait to read book #2, because there will be a book number 2.......(I'm saying this in my threatening deep voice) Now go out and grab this bad boy while it's on sale!
Open to US and Canada:
--A ecopy of Captivate Me
--The complete Alyx Rayer series in ebook (three novels and novella)
--A necklace with a white flower (relates to book)