Discoveryby Lisa White (Website, Facebook)
Series: Council Powers Trilogy
Published by Crimson Romance on April 22, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Source: TLC Tours
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I received this book for free from TLC Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Grace Mackay thought she was normal, a little shy maybe, but no less normal than any other struggling young waitress. But she did not know about the secretive Powers world. She did not know she was the last person on earth with the DNA needed for the Powers’ survival. And she certainly did not know her newest boyfriend, Gregory, was an Anti-Powers prince who intended to break her heart and her bones in no particular order.
But when she discovers that Ben, her best friend and unrequited former crush, is actually her secret Guardian with superhuman powers, Grace’s normal turns a little wacky. And when she learns that she has The Gift, the rare power to heal the injured and resurrect life with her touch, it is official – Grace is a weirdo even in the Powers world.
But what freaks Grace out more than all that is the fact she has feelings for Ben again – and he has feelings for her – which makes Grace’s new normal a lot more complicated.
NA meets Supernatural
I was so excited to get the chance to read this book as part of TLC’s book tour! I absolutely loved the premise! Sort of X-Men meets Girls, Discovery introduces us to a world where comic book heroes are real and heightened drama lies just below the surface of the mundane.
In Discovery by Lisa White, we meet Grace, Annie and Ben, three best friends starting off on life’s adventure together. They live pretty boring lives, predominated by work and bills, highlighted by the occasional night out. But it is the advent of Gracie’s 22nd birthday party that brings big changes to the “Three Amigos”‘s lives.
First off, the trio gets split up when the girls meet the Reich brothers. Think country club, Abercrombie models. But without that clean cut spirit on the inside. And right from the start Ben can tell that these guys are trouble. Still, there’s something strangely compelling about the brothers and Annie and Grace get caught up in their web early on. Next, on the night of Gracie’s birthday party, things go…well….a little crazy. The next thing we know, Gracie and Ben are on a road trip (or Gracie’s been kidnapped, you decide) and life as Grace knew it is altered forever.
I liked the supernatural elements to the story and the set up for what promises to be an epic trilogy. I found Grace a little hard to relate to in this first book, but that’s not uncommon when dealing with heroines who have a lot of growth potential so I have high hopes for Grace in the next two books. I also found the start slow, but again, there’s a lot of ground work being laid, groundwork that holds a lot of promise!
If you’re looking for a fantastic way to slip away from your everyday, discover Discovery by Lisa White! I’ll definitely be looking out for the second book!!