Book Review: Gifted by J.A. George

My e-book coverTitle: Gifted: The Hayven Series

Author: J.A. George

Genre: YA Romance / Fantasy / Dystopian

Age Group: Young Adult

Rating: 5 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

“Why do birds fly? Why do lions hunt deer? Why does the sun shine and the moon glow? Because it must. I wish I could tell you why, I truly do. It mustn’t be easy, such pressure weighted on such young shoulders, but we do not always choose the lives we must lead.”

Avery Gray had no choice but to be different. She was not born that way; she was chosen.

After having met a special, silver-haired woman, and the handsome and enigmatic Theodore-James Connors, Ava finds herself in Hayven, a city separated from the rest of the world, where only gifters – ordinary people with extra-ordinary gifts – can go. With Theo, his friends, Hayven, her gift, and the ability to ‘travel’ in different colours, Ava must now accept that she can no longer classify herself as normal. As friendships develop, and Theo and Ava become closer than she anticipated, it turns out her new gifted life comes with a catch. With no choice or say on the matter, Ava must save a city she is starting to fall in love with; a city that has almost begun to feel like home.

Gifted, the first book in the Hayven series, asks an interesting question to its readers. What would you do if you were not like anyone else, if you were gifted? Well, it’s a question Avery Gray, the main character of this enjoyable read, has to find an answer to.

Ava is one of the “gifters”, people with extraordinary gifts. Nineteen years old, charming and quirky, she makes an intriguing main character the reader can easily relate to. Her abilities bring her to the city of Hayven, a city seperated from the rest of the world. But being different has its bonuses: she gains new friends, meets Theo, a handsome and enigmatic fellow gifter. But soon, Ava finds herself in danger, and she’s forced to save the city of Hayven, a city she’s grown fond of, and the people she’s grown fond of too.

Gifted is a thrilling ride from start to end, and it blends in unique characters with an intriguing setting, solid writing, and a plot that kept me on the edge of my seat.

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