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Read & Download Gifted AUTHOR H.S. Stone ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB review Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó H.S. Stone Pite the siblings’ efforts the soldiers discover Vendd’s Power Now Voima an outmatched Regular girl must find a way to defeat the kingdom’s most dangerous Gifteds in order to save her brother from certain death. This is by far on of the best books I have ever read It is packed with action and adventure and really makes you feel like you are actually in the world with them I loved it

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Gifted AUTHOR H.S. Stone

Read & Download Gifted AUTHOR H.S. Stone ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB review Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó H.S. Stone Siblings have lived a life on the run barely escaping the king’s soldiersJust as Voima and Vendd have settled into a new home a fleeing Gifted enters their lives begging for help but bringing soldiers after him Des. I was given a copy of this book for review by the author This in no way influenced my reviewrating 4 starsThe Gifted are being hunted but soldiers loyal to the King and made to duel to the death in the Arena Voima and Vendd and twin siblings Voima a Regular and Vendd a Gifted When Vendd gets caught Voima will do anything to save her brotherThe Gifted was a good uick ish read The beginning stumbled a bit I had a hard time getting into the story but then things smoothed out and I had trouble putting it down I enjoyed some parts and other parts I felt could have been cut Don t we all feel that way about books at one time or another The world building was lacking but there was enough to go not to feel lost The characters were flawed and not just goodevil view spoilerExcept for the King and Princess we never do get an answer for their motive hide spoiler

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Read & Download Gifted AUTHOR H.S. Stone ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB review Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó H.S. Stone In a kingdom where the Gifteds are captured and thrown into fights to the death Voima is fortunate that she is just a Regular However her brother Vendd isn’t so lucky Since his Power started manifesting itself the. I was given a free electronic copy of this book by the author in accordance with the terms of For Love of a Book s Advance Reader Opportunity ProgramI m slightly torn on how I feel about this book hence the very middle of the road rating I liked the premise I liked the main characters and I liked the powers on display I don t take back the fact that I recommended it to a couple of people as I was reading But at the same time there were problems that did knock it down from top ratings uite hardI ll deal with those first to get them over with The big thing was that the majority of the cast were extremely thin on motivation meaning that a lot of major plot points just seemed to happen for no reason The antagonists in particular suffered extremely badly from this a category in which I also include Retir or Party TraitorBasically I spent the whole book asking why the Evil King was rounding up and killing Gifteds The whole book I just couldn t get my head around it or why he seemed to have so much support There was some suggestion that he was using his power on the whole kingdom but why And how And how were some people apparently immune to it Voima I get and if she was the only one then it could have been foreshadowing of her power but there was also Abime and the other Regulars on the farm not to mention the fact that Gifted people don t seem to hate other Gifteds so what It may seem a minor nitpick but it made no sense It also meant that I couldn t get a handle on him as a character why did he let Voima live Why didn t he round up the people on the farm when he knew they d been sheltering Gifteds and therefore he could reasonably have had them executed as traitors Why did he decide to finish off all the captured Gifteds with a grand Hunger Games Why didn t he arrest Voima given that she was the only person who ever resisted his power and therefore it was a fair guess that she was Gifted and that her power would have enabled her to lie to him about being Gifted and she d tried to assassinate him twice Why Why WhyIt s actually a real testament to the rest of the book that that didn t completely ruin it now that I think about itAlso yeah I m not being entirely fair by invoking Hunger Games I ll freely admit that when I saw this book was about a girl trying to save her beloved sibling from being sentenced to a duel to the death by an evil government this had Hunger Games written all over it But I like Hunger Games and I was interested in the additional layer of the fantasy setting and the powers so I went for it It was actually not Hunger Games at all which was greatI ll talk about Voima and Venedd in a moment but first I just want to finish off the antagonists Pahia was pretty straightforward she was just a petty minded sadist I didn t have too many uestions about her The person I do have uestions about is RetirWhy did Retir betray the farm the second time Was he lying about turning them in under compulsion the first time Was he lying that the king just let him go By the way if true that was out of character to the extent that Abime looked insane for not suspecting something was up but I don t know if it was true or not because I don t understand the reasoning behind the king s actions Anyway why did Retir make a big speech about how they should do something to save the Gifteds who had been sentenced to death Why did he go back when again assuming the king makes any sense at all he was signing his own death warrant Why did Retir do any of the things he did Why was none of this addressed in the bookHonestly I think this book could have done with being a few chapters longer There was a lot that could have been really cool with time and development and the ending was very rushed More time might also have got rid of the massive uestion mark of how the king s power in terms of superpower and political power actually worked as it is he dies and the entire country just shrugs declares he was evil and good riddance and decides to have a republic And I m like really How convenientConvenience was something of a watchword honestly and that was frustrating on a deep level The majority of the actions of the secondary characters don t make any sense in world but they make sense with what s needed to drive the story The king needed to let Voima go Abime needed to take her in They needed to keep trusting Retir He needed to betray them And so on It was frustrating because it lent the very strong feeling that this was a world of chess pieces not charactersAnd yet I m serious that still didn t make me dislike the book I was frustrated but not angryThe people I did like were Voima and Venedd our main characters I liked the fact that they were both pretty smart that they were able to do what needed to be done to protect one another and survive no matter how much it might hurt them I really enjoyed their loyalty to one anotherI didn t like the fact that it seemed like every man in the kingdom wanted to get his hands on Voima the unnecessary and pointless romance subplot between her and Retir the fact that she only came up with the idea of killing the king through an unexplained dream or how Venedd was only really affected by killing Hammer Fist for one scene but those are ultimately fairly minor Except that first one I feel like there were plenty of scenes where inn patrons tried to grope her that could have been excised and the king s attitude to her was both creepy and incomprehensibleI did actually like the fact that it turned out Voima had misjudged Retir and she ended the book single that was genuinely refreshing and actually bumped the book up in my estimation In many ways I think these two actually saved the bookBut oh one thing I didn t appreciate New Powers As The Plot Demands I don t like that trope and its inclusion here was probably the only thing that really annoyed meI have no problem with Voima being Gifted That s fine If this had been about her brother being found out and her using her own power to survive and save him while having to keep undercover alone that would have been fine My objection is to the fact that the book was premised on her not having a power and having to go up against these impossible odds and then just when things look hopeless she develops a power that s exactly what she needs and powerful than anyone else s How Bloody ConvenientThis is something else that actually some time and development could have saved especially after she first resists the king s power and everyone s asking how she did it even I was thinking I bet she s Gifted after all but nobody in book seemed to even wonder about that even though especially after Retir returns with his story of being uestioned under mind control someone would could resist that mind control would be really useful I could have forgiven it if it weren t for the fact that in the climax she s just suddenly Gifted and crazy powerful and somehow knows how to use itSo that s it really I loved the protagonists the premise and the general plot were very good but the whole thing could really have done with a bit length and development especially for the personalities and motivations of the secondary characters A pretty solid middle of the road 3 stars