I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.More by T.M Franklin
Series: More Trilogy #1
Published by The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House on October 4th 2012
Ava Michaels used to think she was special.
As a child, she fantasized about having magical powers . . . making things happen. But Ava grew up and eventually accepted the fact that her childish dreams were just that, and maybe a normal life wasn't so bad after all.
Now a young college student, Ava meets Caleb Foster, a brilliant and mysterious man who’s supposed to help her pass Physics, but in reality has another mission in mind. What he shows Ava challenges her view of the world, shaking it to its very core.
Because Caleb isn't quite what he seems. In fact, he's not entirely human, and he's not the only one.
Together, the duo faces a threat from an ancient race bound to protect humans, but only after protecting their own secrets—secrets they fear Ava may expose. Fighting to survive, Ava soon learns she's not actually normal . . . she's not even just special.
She's a little bit more.
I’m pretty sure it was the eyes on the cover of this book that made me want to read this book. That, and the synopsis that was just too good to pass on.
The book started off a little slow, and to be honest, my first impression was that it didn’t really stand out from other Paranormal YA. But the originality lies in the Paranormal aspect of this book.
The slow start does give you the advantage that you get the chance to get to know the main characters better. With main characters I mainly mean Ava, an average student, juggling a job, college life, her friends, and her homework. She appears to be like any other girl, but then you get to know that she has these reoccurring nightmares about a strange guy that would scare the living daylight out of anyone. She keeps telling herself that a nightmare is just that, a nightmare, but when she gets attacked one night by the very same man of her dreams she begin to suspect something else is going on.
Of course, we already (kind of) knew that, because this book supports a third person point of view. Cue Caleb. Who we already know is not really human. He’s cute, though clearly hiding something. And that’s about when shit hits the fan (pardon my language). The Paranormal aspect kicked in full force and I fell in love with this book. Throughout the book you keep asking yourself who Caleb is, what he is. When you do find out, you find out what sets the story apart from other YA reads.
Really what’s not to like? When Ava found out what Caleb was, or rather what she is as well, that’s when I truly decided that I loved her as a main character. She didn’t immediately believe it (was rather bend on not believing it). She’s not a pushover and stands for what she believes in. The love story developing between them was cute, not too much.
The story is a good one, that I really enjoyed reading. Paranormal with some mystery. Oh! and before I forget to mention it, ‘More’ goes out with a bang. Or rather ‘Ava’ goes out with a bang! Nothing better than a heroine that knows how to kick some ass!