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Definitely a great book for any reader.
A few days ago, I got the chance to read the second book, Talent and like the first one, I was blown away. Porter Mcgavin was a combat veteran who occasionally had dreams about his last mission, the day when all of his comrades died from a surprise attack. Porter was the only one left alive. He always woke up reeling and grasping for straws, never learning how it all happened and why. With no more family and comrades to boot, he decided to accept Daniel Lyoncourt's offer of training and becoming a Watcher for the Brotherhood of Guardians. There, he realized he could do what he was good at, without worrying about his past.
Claire Montgomery was a broken Talent, her mind had been used for monetary reasons by Sebastian Finn. Rescued by Daniel and the Brotherhood, Claire was having trust issues at people, even though she knew they were only looking out for her. Protecting her. But there was this undeniable connection she felt with a certain Watcher and she didn't undersand why her gift of Influence render her weak and bleeding everytime. Could she be an anomaly? Was there a reason behind the headaches she'd been experiencing? Who was the Watcher and what was his connection to her life?
I have nothing but good words for this sequel. Talent is another addition to my new favorites this year. Claire (oh I really love this name, I wonder why LOL) and her tragic life experiences is keeping her from having a normal life. I totally understand her situation, and I couldn't help but feel bad for her. Porter McGavin also stood out for me, his life during the war and how he managed to stay alive even after his entire group was wiped out made me reach out for him. He isn't perfect, he isn't even as ruggedly handsome as his opponent Ryan Calhoun who seemed to have come out of the pages of GQ magazine. But there's something about his battle scars and wounded spirit that drew me in.
Once again, Erin McFadden delivered a unique story, a far cry from other paranormal romances I've read last year. Her writing improves and the peculiar stories she writes continue to baffle and mystify and captivate me. Guardians, Watchers, Talents and Muses. Sounds generic to you? To me, these sound magnificent. And I will keep on reading Descended From Myth series because I know, great things are happening and soon to happen. Erin, when's book 3 coming out? I want to see Ryan Calhoun again!
*I was provided a copy of Talent by the author in exchange for an honest review. I am not compensated for my honest opinion.*
Claire Montgomery is a Talent who doesn’t trust the very organization charged with protecting her. She is able to see into people’s minds and help correct things that are wrong, this Talent descended from the original nine muses. But when using her Talent, Claire develops headaches and other problems, and those around her are at a loss as to why. Now she’s about to be assigned her own Watcher from the Guardians, and she’ll have to figure out who she can really trust to keep her safe.
Porter McGavin has PTSD from serving in the military. He suffers alone, until he’s offered a position with the Guardians and he finally finds a place he fits in. When temporarily assigned to watch Claire, the two find an unexplained connection, but with Claire’s trust issues and Porter’s past coming back to haunt him, it will be a race against the clock to save both their lives.
Talent is book two of the Descended from Myth series and is a paranormal romance. Although a standalone book, there were some issues that were not fully discussed in this book, which may have been more thoroughly delved into in book one. Claire’s past was alluded to many times, and I had a general idea of what had happened to her, but there were missing pieces of information that might have rounded out my understanding of her character.
The first half of the book moved too slowly to hold my attention. The narrative was very telling, trying to catch the reader up on events that had already happened, and we learned about the characters through narrative rather than through actions.
Although the book got off to a very slow start, the second half was much more action packed and held my interest more. The plot was interesting, and I appreciated the connection between Claire and Porter and how their lives were intertwined once things got moving. The way all the pieces of the puzzle came together was satisfying and entertaining.
There were a lot of tense changes, which drew me out of the story, among other editing errors. Long paragraphs where one person’s dialogue was mixed with another person’s thoughts were also distracting. I had a difficult time visualizing Porter because the picture on the cover didn’t match his description in the book. My attention to the plot would have been stronger without these disruptions.
Three stars for this interesting paranormal romance.
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