Series: Council Powers Trilogy #1
Author: Lisa White
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Source: A copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
Grace Mackay thought she was normal, a little shy maybe, but no less normal than any other struggling young waitress. But she did not know about the secretive Powers world. She did not know she was the last person on earth with the DNA needed for the Powers’ survival. And she certainly did not know her newest boyfriend, Gregory, was an Anti-Powers prince who intended to break her heart and her bones in no particular order.My Review: I really adored this book! It was not at all what I had expected it to be and that made it all the better. We're thrust right into this new world with Grace and it's so much fun learning all there is to know about it. There was a lot of depth to this world and the superhuman people in it. I really liked the way Lisa White wove their society in with our own. There were some moments when things got a little shady and it was hard to understand what was happening but for the most part, everything was very clear and easy to follow.
But when she discovers that Ben, her best friend and unrequited former crush, is actually her secret Guardian with superhuman powers, Grace’s normal turns a little wacky. And when she learns that she has The Gift, the rare power to heal the injured and resurrect life with her touch, it is official – Grace is a weirdo even in the Powers world.
But what freaks Grace out more than all that is the fact she has feelings for Ben again – and he has feelings for her – which makes Grace’s new normal a lot more complicated.
I really liked Grace. She was just a normal girl who was put into a seriously abnormal and pressure-filled situation. I couldn't even begin to imagine how horrible it would be to be put on the spot like that. She handled it very well for the most part, although there were times when I got frustrated with her and how she was acting. Ben was awesome. I really liked how he supported her and protected her. I would have liked to see him let her branch out a little more on her own but I can see why he wasn't able to. I thought their relationship was cute and really sweet!
The plot moved pretty quickly. There was a lot of tension and drama and that just kept me absolutely glued to the pages. It was easy to get caught up in everything that was happening. I also really enjoyed the writing style. While this book was supposed to be NA, it read more like a YA which I didn't mind that much considering I enjoy YA books. NA is normally really angsty and dark and this book was a little lighter.
I'm excited to see where this series goes, especially after that ending! I really hope I get my hands on the second one soon because I'm dying to find out what will happen next!
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