Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Candidates by Inara Scott

The Candidates:
Dancia Lewis is far from popular. And that’s not just because of her average grades or her less-than-glamorous wardrobe. In fact, Dancia’s mediocrity is a welcome cover for her secret: whenever she sees a person threatening someone she cares about, things just … happen. Cars skid. Structures collapse. Usually someone gets hurt. So Dancia does everything possible to avoid getting close to people, believing this way she can suppress her powers and keep them hidden.

When recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy offer her a full scholarship, Dancia fears her days of living under the radar may be over. But Delcroix is a school for diplomats’ kids and child geniuses — why are they treating Dancia like she’s special? Even the hottest guy on campus seems to be going out of his way to make her feel welcome. And then there’s her mysterious new friend Jack, who can’t stay out of trouble. He suspects something dangerous is going on at Delcroix, and he wants Dancia to help him figure out what…But neither Jack or
Dancia could have imagined what’s really going on behind the gates of Delcroix Academy.

I really enjoyed the engaging story Inara Scott created within this book, the first book of The Delcroix Academy series. It is a strong introduction into the series, and Inara really delved into the personalities of the characters. This book was really more about the characters themselves than the psychic "talents" they possess, and I think it made me enjoy it more. I am really interested to see where Dancia's story will go next. Inara pulled me so deeply into the story that I'm honestly still not sure if I really trust certain (keeping this spoiler free!) characters yet. The pace of the book is a little slow but it does pick up toward the end where some pretty powerful events occur, and things begin changing between to Dancia and her friends.

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