Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lost by Donnielle Tyner (The Caelian Cycle, #1)

by Donnielle Tyner

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Caelian Cycle - Book 1
Publication Date: June 19, 2015
Publisher: Donnielle Tyner
ISBN-10: 069243299X
ISBN-13: 978-0692432990
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 208
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
During WW1, a meteorite crashed, releasing a mist that changed the DNA of all who were exposed. One hundred years has passed and society is divided between the Norms and the Caelians, whose changed DNA awakened dormant gifts, called Talents.

Sadie is over it!

She’s an orphan, her boyfriend was murdered, and she’s the only Caelian at St. Vincent’s without a Talent. Once she turns 18, there will be no place for her in the world. That is, until a chance encounter with Kian, a Caelian boy who makes her feel uncomfortable and alive at the same time.

Secrets of her past are uncovered and Sadie’s latent, rare Talent is exposed. With great power comes the hunters, hired by an egomaniac who wants to use Sadie’s power to establish Caelian dominance. On the run with Kian and her friends, Sadie will have to decide: hide or fight.

Will Sadie accept her new reality or will she stay lost?

 Lost by Donnielle Tyner (The Caelian Cycle, #1)

LostI think Donnielle Tyner has a hit for YA fantasy readers! Meteorites hit Earth all of the time, but what if when one hit, its fragments altered the DNA of some people, giving them a special talent? Totally possible, right? Fast forward about a century and meet Sadie, an orphan whose talent has not manifested yet. In a world now divided into “Norms” and “Caelians” (the talented). Where does Sadie fit in? Suffering from a tragic loss, she is vulnerable, alone and lost at the orphanage she has called home for so long. But Sadie’s life is about to change, when she meets Kian, a mysterious Caelian and her talent comes to life. Has she gone from feeling useless and displaced to being a rare find that can change the power structure of the world? She is now being hunted by evil and has no idea where to turn. Can she trust Kian? Is he part of a Caelian mob hungry for power or will he become her savior and more?

The run for survival is on and Sadie has to think on her feet and learn to trust as she finds herself caught up in mob machinations for absolute power.

Welcome to Lost by Donnielle Tyner, filled with intrigue, teen angst, insecurity and action as secrets from the past collide with the present and one girl’s rare talent could bring destruction to the world when evil wants to own it and use it. Ms. Tyner has used unique character descriptions, to mark her Caelians in vivid color! Well written, engaging and a full emotional roller coaster of adventure, each scene is dimensional, believable and well-executed! Wonderful characters round out the magic of this paranormal tale from a new author who has set her own bar high!

I received this copy in exchange for my honest review.

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