Captivate Me is Book One of The Captivated Series, a Young Adult Paranormal Romance
“My mom had always told me – when you meet “the one,” you’ll know; they’ll captivate your heart the moment you lay eyes on them. I had always wondered, though, if my mom’s words of wisdom were finite – if they applied to everyone. Maybe those who had found their one great love were the lucky few, and maybe the rest of us would have to settle for less than earth-shattering.”
Seventeen-year-old Kat Walsh is a Gifted – a human with paranormal abilities. With her mom a former Angel and her dad a dream prophet, it’s always been in her genetic makeup to be extraordinary. Unfortunately for her, the world can’t handle the strange or unusual. So when she slips up and uses her powers at her high school in Ireland, the entire student body treats her like a freak – even the ones she thought were her closest friends.
Broken, but hopeful for a fresh start, she allows her parents to enroll her in a boarding school buried deep within the forests of a small Colorado town. At Midland Pines, School for the Gifted, she feels as though she can finally be herself; she makes new friends and even has the attention of the most popular guy in school – Levi. Everything feels normal again… or does it?
Not long after her arrival, weird dreams of an alluring boy whom she’s never met surface during the night, and the eerie, shadowy trees encircling their school seem to call to her. As these disturbing, yet enticing developments intensify, other bizarre occurrences happen – students and staff turn up missing, and mystery visitors leave gifts while she sleeps. With all of these other things vying for her attention, a desperate Levi has to fight even harder to keep her interest. But with the dreams of the attractive boy slowly captivating her heart, Kat has to make a choice – will she settle for ‘great’ Levi, or will she search for her elusive dream visitor, possibly stumbling across ‘amazing?’
From the author of the Alyx Rayer Chronicles, comes a refreshingly different Young Adult series with plenty of love, suspense, and a new take on the Paranormal.
Recommended for readers 16 and up due to mature content.
Captivate Me is an engaging and astounding novel written by S. J. Pierce that will surely capture your attention.
The story tells the story of Kat – a daughter of a fallen angel and a prophet. She was already aware of her power – telekinesis – so she tries her best to keep it a secret from the people around her. When she accidentally used her gift while she was in school, someone saw what she did and tells it to everybody. Now, everyone thought that she was a witch or a devil’s daughter. Moving to another school meant for her kind – those who also had gifts – she met some friends and even a special someone named Levi. But, as she stays longer, her interest was caught by a mysterious boy in the forest. Getting to know what lies behind those trees and woods, Kat will also be lured into a dangerous trap she never expects.
This book promised me a good story since I’ve read the first page and it never failed me. I loved how Pierce knitted the scenes perfectly. The way it was narrated was also good to the point I can’t put this book down as I can’t wait to see what will happen next.
At some point, it also crossed my mind that this book has some similarities to some books I’ve read like the Harry Potter Series and the Twilight Saga. How? It’s for you to find out.
“But I do want you to know something,” I continued and reached for his hand, squeezed it to emphasize what I was about to say. “I do care for you. I’ll always care for you. You have a permanent place in my heart.” – S. J. Pierce, Captivate Me
The characters are very likable! I liked Levi the most because he isn’t like the other jerks. On the other hand, Kat makes me, sometimes, irritated on her because all she ever thinks is about love – if Levi is the one for her or not. The other characters are also cool and I won’t give their names and who they are in Kat’s life as it might spoil something.
The title plus a pretty cover and hooking synopsis will surely make you want to read this. This is recommended to all paranormal romance lovers! I am sure you will like this one.
Disclaimer: I received a reader copy from the author via Xpresso Book Tours.
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Publication Date: January 9th, 2014
Series: Captivated Series, #01
Genre(s): Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Page Count: 281
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Susan James Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Fantasy, Paranormal and Sci-fi novels.