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Discern (Mosaic Chronicles Book 1) by [Pearson, Andrea]
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Product Details

  • File Size: 4753 KB
  • Print Length: 257 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: August 25, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00N1NZIKA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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I'm having trouble sleeping and reading helps. Sadly, I can't read many of the books I get discounted because the writing is bad: too many ly adverbs or dialogue tags, boring and repetitive scenes that never seem to go anywhere, characters acting completely stupid.

I'm happy to say that Discern has none of these problems. I enjoyed this book. Well-written, no typos, just a great, story that kept me entertained. There isn't a ton of romance, if that's what you're looking for, but the romance is there, and I can see promise of more in the future. The world is creative, the plot active. It kept my interest. I love how magic students have their own university. I typically dislike high school angst, so I'm glad the main characters are older. I think the best target age is 16-20 year olds, but older adults who enjoy YA literature will like it as well.

Intimacy: kissing
Swearing: none that I can remember
Violence: quite a bit of action violence, but not over the top for even, say 13-16 year-olds.
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While on vacation I took along Discern and the other three novellas for Katon University. I loved them. They are fun, adventurous and good for all ages. I've shared Andrea's books with my granddaughter and she's 11 and I'm 63. I can't wait until book 2 come out next year.... I'm sure I'll be as equally entertained as I was with book 1. Keep up the good work Andrea and thank you for keeping your books clean and swear word free. There's nothing I hate more that to get into a book that looks like it will be good then they start cussing and saying words I hate to hear, or getting way to sexually explicit. That's a sure fired way to keep me from reading their books. I'll always recommend you to my reading friends. ;) Happy Writing, Sherilynn
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I enjoyed this story very much. I bought the novella set just because I wanted more of Nicole and Austin. I can't wait for the release of the next in the series. Easy to read, interesting, and the mystery kept me reading, as well as the developing relationship.
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Discern

A title rife with hidden meanings.

Does Nicole, a college freshman, discern her magic? Does she discern other's magic? Well no, on both counts. How does a girl who can't even "Channel" learn to do the magic necessary to qualify for an internship with the most powerful magical person around, who also happens to own the one thing that may be the key to her existence.

And beyond that, why does her mother want her dead?

Oh my. So much to learn, not counting how to say, "Arete" the term for what she is. Oh, and you aren't going to learn it in the first book of this series. Why do we have to wait?!? Such agony and suspense!

[note to self: breathe. it will help.]

Okay, the first thing is, Arete is pronounced "Ah Reet ay" Not "Ah Reet" as I first thought. How do I know? Well, just trust me on it for now...

I read the author's first series several times. I like the books that much. When I read Discern, I wondered if it would be as good. Well, in my opinion, I think this is by far the best of her writing.

I've read Fablehaven several times, Percy Jackson once, and Harry Potter 6 or 7 times. I lost count. A good story is hard to read without finding yourself lost in the twists and turns a good author takes your mind and heart through as you leave this life and enter another. Andrea Pearson does that to you very nicely, and horribly, and wonderfully, in Discern.

It's nice because there's humanity and love in the book. It's horrible because, well, horror is horrible. It's supposed to be. It's not the kind, however, that leaves you cold and helpless and dark.
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This is a very nicely detailed book! It It's a unique story, and very well written. I loved reading it, and could hardly put it down from start to finish. I can't wait for the other installments in this series!
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Andrea has written another winner! Discern is the first book in a new series about Nicole, a talented young college student with all the struggles of other students plus the added struggle of learning to use magic. I was priviledged to read the book prior to its publication and wasn't sure it would be my cup of tea but it was awesome! The story drew me in and kept me reading until the end. I think I put the book down only once or twice - and the published book is even better. I look forward to the next book in the series but if you liked this one, don't miss the novellas about the same characters - The Focus, The Manor, and The Angel. I would recommend ALL of Andrea's books to anyone even though her target audience is teens and preteens.
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This was an amazing book!! I had no idea what to except when I started reading but was pleasantly surprised. It was well written and very exciting. It kept me on the edge of my seat till the very end.
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I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

There are spiders, lots of spiders. I don't like spiders!

This book is about a young girl who is starting college for magic. She has to learn how to use her magic and she is having a difficult time. There is a tad bit of romance with a ruggedly tall dark and handsome guy, but not enough that the story is overshadowed by it. There is friendship, and there is family issues. Glad I'm not related to Nicole's mom.

The story could have used a prequel, but I am sure in following stories the blanks will be filled in. I suggest this book for an older crowd, 15+.
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