Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ungifted Review...

Title: Ungifted 
Author: Kelly Oram
Genre: YA paranormal/fantasy
SeriesSupernaturals #2 (companion)
Expected Publication: March 2014

Even though her father is running for President of the United States, Grace St. Claire is as normal a girl as they come. She’s clumsy, shy, and an outcast among her peers. She even manages to nearly die in a freak accident in front of the entire school. But when Grace survives a vampire attack she quickly learns that she is anything but ordinary.

There’s something about human Grace that has all the supernaturals around her going crazy. Her best friend’s brother suddenly wants to date her. Her worst enemy has sworn to protect her even against her wishes. Someone with very powerful magic wants her dead, and the vampire that attacked her has developed an obsession with making her his eternal mate.

In order to survive—and not as Count Dracula’s undead bride—Grace dives head first into the terrifying world of the supernatural. She teams up with a charming but mysterious warlock who strolled into town causing trouble and spouting stories of a Prophesy and Chosen One that looks exactly like Grace. Together they must figure out why Grace is different, who wants her dead, how she’s connected to the Chosen One, and who they can really trust.


While this book started out kind of slow it picked up speed pretty quickly.  This is book 2 in the Supernaturals series but I didn't read Book 1 and while there were moments were I was lost it worked extremely well as a stand alone as well.  I can't wait to read Dani's story (book 1) as well and I hope there is another book to follow this one soon.

Grace is human and can make supernatural beings feel human with a simple touch.  She has a guardian angel (so to speak) Ethan.  Her best friend and her brothers are werewolves.  She is being stalked by a vampire, Andrew.  And let's not forget about Russ the warlock.

This book takes supernaturals to a whole new level.  It was an entertaining thrill ride and I can't wait to see what ends up happening with both Dani and Grace and all of the people in their lives.  I can't wait to see if Grace finally makes up with her friend, if she accepts Ethan's bond and how things work out with her father.  While the book isn't really a cliffhanger I do have a lot of questions and like I said I can't wait to read book 1 to answer some of my questions about Russ and Dani.

Kelly has woven an amazing story that I didn't want to put down in the end.  I spent all day reading instead of doing the things I needed to do just so that I could finish this book and find out what happens.  It is suspenceful, funny, heart breaking and entertaining all rolled into one.  The characters are well thought out and the story line is well written.  I regret that one of my favorite characters had to die and eventually the character I hate the most also died which I was happy about.  I honestly can't find the perfect words to describe how much I thoroughly enjoyed this book it was fantastic!


5 out of 5 stars



Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.



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