Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Candidates by Inara Scott

The Candidates (Delcroix Academy, #1)
Release Date: August 24, 2011
Publisher: Hyperion Book C
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 304
Source: Bought
Buy the Book: Amazon 
Dancia Lewis is far from popular. And that's not just because of her average grades or her less-than-glamorous wardrobe. In fact, Dancia's mediocrity is a welcome cover for her secret: whenever she sees a person threatening someone she cares about, things just...happen. Cars skid. Structures collapse. Usually someone gets hurt.  So Dancia does everything possible to avoid getting close to anyone, belieiving this way she can supress her powers and keep them hidden. But when recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy show up in her living room to offer her a full scholarship, Dancia's days of living under the radar may be over. Only, Delcroix is a school for diplomats' kids and child geniuses--not B students with uncontrollable telekinetic tendencies.  So why are they treating Dancia like she's special? Even the hottest guy on campus seems to be going out of his way to make Dancia feel welcome.And then there's her mysterious new friend Jack, who can't stay out of trouble. He suspects something dangerous is going on at the Academy and wants Dancia to help him figure out what.  But Dancia isn't convinced. She hopes that maybe the recruiters know more about her "gift" than they're letting on. Maybe they can help her understand how to use it...But not even Dancia could have imagined what awaits her behind the gates of Delcroix Academy.
The setting of this book won me over, I have a thing for books that have to do with boarding school books, so i was hooked right away. 

Dancia was a very interesting character to read about as well was Jack. I liked that they they both have some weird powers that we still don't know too sure about. It gives the story an interesting twist that I think will lead to a great series. I also loved the students at Delcroix Academy as well, they had that kind of personality you can relate to. It makes me want to jump into the book and join the school so that I can help uncover the mystery. And I would definitley stick with Jack, Dancia has to be blind not see something is off with Cam.

 This was a very easy read and a great start to the series. I can't wait to see where it goes from here.


Lisa said...

I love boarding school books to for some reason. Maybe it's a secret desire that I always wanted to attend one. Too late now I guess.

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