Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: Coming June 1, 2015 (Kindle Edition)
Genre: Young Adult Romance/Dystopian
Series: The Gifting
Katie Ganshert already has a talent when it comes to writing. Recently she has branched out into young adult fiction. This excites me because it’s rare these days to enjoy really good young adult fiction. If you’re a fan of Divergent or Twilight, you’ll probably love this one.
Tess Eckhart has always felt things nobody else can feel. Then the Ouija board incident happens at a high school party. Her complete freak out sends her family across the country—next to a nationally-renowned facility for the mentally ill. Worried Tess suffers from the same illness that tormented her grandmother, her parents insist she sees a psychiatrist.
But Tess is more concerned about fitting in at her new school and hiding the fact that she’s seeing a therapist at the Edward Brooks Facility. She’s used to whispers and stares, but when it comes to Luka Williams, a reluctantly popular boy in her class, she’s unused to a stare that intense. Then the headaches start, and the seemingly prophetic dreams that haunt her at night. As Tess tries to hide them, she becomes increasingly convinced that Luka knows something—that he might somehow be responsible.
But what if she’s wrong? What if Luka Williams is the only thing separating her from a madness too terrifying to fathom?
Let me start off by stating that this book is incredibly awesome! It does take awhile for the story to get interesting, but once you get past the beginning it’s a book that will be impossible for you to put down. You can tell right off the bat that it’s very different from any of her previous books. It’s kind of like Twilight in a sense because she moves to a new state and school, but it’s not a vampire and werewolf story in any way. It’s a paranormal/dystopia themed novel which makes it different and exciting at the same time. I enjoyed it!Tess is a totally relatable character and K.E. Ganshert has amazing character development. I felt like I knew the characters personally. Check out The Gifting today which releases Monday! The sequel, The Awakening releases in July so be sure to check that out as well!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
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About K.E. Ganshert
K.E. Ganshert was born and raised in the exciting state of Iowa, where she currently resides with her family. She likes to write things and consume large quantities of coffee and chocolate while she writes all the things. She’s won some awards. For the writing, not the consumer. Although the latter would be fun. You can learn more about K.E. Ganshert and these things she writes on her website www.katieganshert.com.