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An Action-Packed Story About Friendship,
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This review is from: The Ultimate Sacrifice (The Gifted Teens Series) (Kindle Edition)I have so many issues with this book that I'm just going to list them in one incoherent list: instalove, obtuse plot devices, rape, the all-powerful-gift, resurrection, cheesy title... etc. and the list goes on, but you know what? I still liked this book.
Haha, and no, I didn't lose my mind. Given that this is a very basic story with great potential for improvement, it was an easy read. I refrain from saying that it was a light read because I'm not sure if I could say that exactly. Why? Well, it wasn't because the book was unpredictable because it was quite predictable. And it wasn't because these characters weren't the most well developed characters in the world. It's because this book nearly brought me down in tears.
There, I've said it. Yes, I nearly cried. There is so much EMOTION throughout the book. Not quite enough at first, but once you get that ball going, it goes. It's simple. Jager has an amazing ability to really bring to life the hurt, pain, joy, and relationships (romantic and platonic) of her characters. I especially loved the deep friendship that Kassia and Mira share. It made me want to call my friends and remind them that I love 'em to pieces.
So in short, The Ultimate Sacrifice is a touching story about a young girl's determination to protect her friends as her friends try to shield her from the great evil, it's not just about saving the world, but it's all about relationships.