I really can’t wait to do more! I hope you enjoyed these edits!!
What a FANTASTIC month of reading I had! I read mostly YA (of course), but I also dipped my reading feet into the NA genre, as well as a psychological thriller genre. All the books that I had the pleasure of reading this month were incredible and were given either 4.5/5 stars out of 5. A few books that I also read included some e-book novellas. Please check out my reviews of each of these amazing books in the links below! I’m looking forward to whats in store for my next month of reading (aka, FINALLY getting to read the Lux series: Beginnings and Consequences).
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Wait for You (Wait for You #1) by J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout
Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth
The Whispers of the Fallen: Rebellion (The Whispers of the Fallen #2) by JD Netto
Never Fade (The Darkest Minds #2) by Alexandra Bracken
In Time (The Darkest Minds #1.5) by Alexandra Bracken
The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1) by Alexandra Bracken
Created (Talented Saga #4) by Sophie Davis
Captivated (Talented Saga, #3.5) by Sophie Davis
Hunted (Talented Saga #3) by Sophie Davis
Caged (Talented Saga #2) by Sophie Davis
Talented (Talented Saga #1) by Sophie Davis
“But this is war. And war is unpredictable. Sometimes we need to adapt in order to survive.” Pg. 294 Created by Sophie Davis
“I wanted him to know what he meant to me, how much I loved him, that he, not seeking justice for my parents, was my reason for living.” Pg. 298 Created by Sophie Davis
When Talia runs away from the only life she’s ever known, she could have never fathomed the lengths to which the Agency will go to get her back. But if the Agency Director- the man who raised her, trained her, and made Talia who she is- can’t have her, he wants her eliminated. Now those she once considered friends are bona fide enemies, ruthless in their pursuit of her. Talia aligns herself with Ian Crane, the man she’d always believed was responsible for her parents’ murders. With Crane’s forces at her disposal, Talia sets off on her most personal mission yet: rescuing the love of her life from the Agency. But she never imagines that going after him will plunge the nation into chaos. Retribution for the lives of her parents is no longer enough for Talia. She wants justice for every innocent affected by the Agency’s greed. But she soon realizes she is actually at the center of two wars- one with them and one with herself. Talia can no longer trust the one thing that has never failed her. Her Talents are growing stronger by the day and she’s already losing control. Defeating the Agency will save countless lives, but triumph over the manufactured power within her will preserve her sanity. The Agency will stop at nothing to perpetuate their propaganda- that the Coalition is the enemy. Crane will do anything to expose the truth- that the Agency has been creating Talents for decades. Her world, her life, her future with the only person who remains true… the Agency stole everything. Now, Talia will sacrifice the little she has left to reclaim what’s hers.
I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars
Wow. Such a whirlwind of a book! There was never a dull moment in Created. I felt as though there was no delay between the events in Hunted and Created, which I enjoyed. Sophie Davis continues to dazzle readers in her ability to describe, in detail, the setting of the story and the characters emotions. I liked that this book focused a lot on the Talents and the Creation drug, making it very action packed. This book demonstrates how much the characters have changed, especially in their ability to use their Talents. You will definitely be surprised by some characters Talents (🙊). I loved how much Talia and Erik’s relationship has grown. They have such a strong emotional connection towards one another. So far, Erik and Talia’s are in my top favorite character relationships (Tris/Four, Will/Tessa, Jem/Tessa, Clary/Jace, Simon/Isabelle and Peeta/Katniss). There are MANY surprises throughout this book, so it’ll keep you on your toes. And, just like with the previous books in this series, CLIFFHANGER!! I would absolutely recommend this book. It is filled with action, suspense, love, and family. If it helps at all, this was me as I read Created: 😭😍😃😱😮😳😁😂
“I feel safe here, I feel like I can be me.” pg. 45 Hunted by Sophie Davis
In need of a distraction from her best friend’s betrayal, Talia jumps at the chance to pack up and head to Washington, D.C., to have a purpose once again. She is tasked with administering the annual Talent Aptitude Tests, analyzing the children of the nation’s capital to identify those with powers. She knows that the Mandatory testing laws are controversial, but is still shocked by the protesters lining the streets of the city, and the curfew imposed upon its residents. These add fuel to her own misgivings about the Agency and its Director, the man who raised her.
As if Talia doesn’t have enough on her plate with that, the Director assigns her a task that will expose his dirtiest secrets. She soon learns that it isn’t the children who are tested she needs to be concerned about; it’s the ones who aren’t. And when she encounters a face from her past, Talia must confront her toughest decision yet. Following her heart will put Talia and those closest to her in mortal danger. But the consequences of doing nothing are inconceivable.
The one bright spot in Talia’s new assignment is having her boyfriend, Erik, by her side. Because not only is Erik a source of comfort, but he is also as determined as she is to uncover the secrets behind the mysterious illness still plaguing her. Day after day, Talia never knows when she might be overcome by one of her unexplained seizures; she must pierce the veils of secrecy covering their origin, before someone decides she knows too much.
Life altering choices will be made. Loyalties will be tested. When the war begins, which side will Talia choose?
I gave this book 5 out 5 stars
Unbelievable book! I am at a complete loss for words after reading this book. I liked that you were able to learn more about Talia’s relationship with Erik throughout this book. I also liked that this books continues with the suspense of Talia trying to find more about who she is and figuring who she can trust. There were so many gripping moments throughout this book that will leave you completely shocked (which of course I can’t go into detail about). I have to say that Hunted has been my favorite so far in this series. This book is emotionally charged and will leave you completely breathless and desperately in need for the next book in the series. (Yes, I would suggest that you have the next book ready to read).
“I concentrated instead on the feeling of pure elation that just the thought of him brought about. I thought about being close to him and how, even when we were surrounded by a group of people, we still managed to create our own world.” pg. 248 Caged by Sophie Davis
After her brush with death at Ian Crane’s compound, Talia Lyons feels like a prisoner, confined in her childhood home. Plagued with seizures- the result of an unidentified drug injected in her neck by Crane’s men- Talia must put her dream of becoming a Hunter on hold.
When Agency Director McDonough asks Talia to go undercover at the School for the Talented, to find the spy who set the trap for her in Nevada, Talia jumps at the opportunity.
Soon she learns that her newfound freedom comes with a price- working with Donavon on a daily basis. As if that isn’t awkward enough, her former teammate, Erik, also shows up at the School. But at least Talia has the unexpected company of her best friend Penny; to not only assist her in uncovering the spy, but also to deal with the complications that the guys create.
As Talia becomes more entrenched in her assignment, she quickly learns the lengths that the Agency and Mac will go in the name of war. With Crane’s influence spreading, Talia learns that there are few Operatives without ties to the Coalition. Forced to face hard truths and dangerous conclusions, Talia realizes that it is those closest to her who are hiding the biggest secrets. As the task of finding the traitor becomes more problematic, desperation and frustration rule Talia’s world. It becomes clear that Talia can’t do this alone. But who can she trust, when everyone around her is lying?
I gave this book 5 our of 5 starts on Goodreads.
You know those books, where after you finish them, you just stare at the wall, and contemplate what you just read? Yeah, this book would DEFINITELY fall under that category. Sophie Davis once again does not disappoint in this sequel to Talented. She (author) continues to write the story in such a way that you can easily visualize everything that goes on (ESPECIALLY the characters feelings). This doesn’t reveal any spoilers, but I liked how the author recalls events from the first book, instead of making readers pause and think about previous events. This book at first, is a little slow, but I think it was done to build up the suspense. Yes, there is much more suspense in this book, more so than the first, with a smattering of contemporary themes. You will see characters being tested both emotionally and physically throughout this novel. This book is filled with drama, romance, betrayal, and suspense and I absolutely recommend this book to anyone, especially those who of course enjoyed Talented.
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