Book Review: Talented by Debbie Civil

We are talented, and our duty is to protect the town of Westgrove from a destructive enemy. For two years we have been hunting THEM. That’s right, we don’t know the name of our enemy. All we know is that human energy makes them stronger. So, we’ve spent our time patrolling heavily populated areas, to ensure the safety of our town. During a party in a secluded cabin, everything changes. A human is murdered, and our friends are dragged into the war to protect our territory. More complications arise when a keeper visits Westgrove and informs us of the council’s expectations. Will we obey or go rogue?



My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Talented is a young adult paranormal story. The Talented are teenagers who are blind except when They are near. The teens have other abilities as well to assist them to beat Them.

Talented kept my interest but it took me a while to figure out exactly what was going on as far as their talents, the Keepers, Them, and then it just ended which didn’t make me too happy. I still have many questions, especially why the Talented are blind. I may have to read the next book in the series just to have my questions answered. Luckily, I like the author’s writing style and I read this book in one sitting.



About the Author

My name is Debbie Civil and I’m from Brockton, Massachusetts. The most important detail about me is that I love literature. In a perfect world, I would live in a library and have unlimited access to tons of novels. I would also include my lucky laptop in the deal, so that I could write adventures. I graduated from Eastern Nazarene College with a degree in child and adolescent psychology. My novels focus on the inner turmoil of young adults. I love to write stories about young love and the challenges that the teen couple will face. I also love writing fantasy novels. Aside from reading and writing, I enjoy spending time with friends, family, and my cat Charlie.