Friday, 2 May 2014

Review - Talented by Sophie Davis

Title: Talented (Talented, #1)
Author: Sophie Davis
Pages: 316
Release date: 11th January 2012

Blurb from Goodreads: 

When Talia Lyons was just a child, her parents were murdered before her eyes. Offered a choice between accepting their fate and exacting revenge, Talia trains to become one of the country’s deadliest assassins in order to kill the man responsible for their deaths: Ian Crane. Luckily, Talia was born with a gift- the ability to read and influence the minds of others. At sixteen, Talia is poised to graduate from the McDonough School for the Talented, where she learned to control her abilities. Now there is only one obstacle standing between her and the retribution she craves... Talia herself.

Her greatest asset may also be her undoing; while a formidable weapon in the field, Talia’s talents prevent her from both shutting off the mental connection she shares with her questionable boyfriend and blocking out the thoughts of a beguiling fellow recruit. But Talia can’t afford to have the feelings and distractions of a normal teenage girl, when her life is far from normal.

She must regain the single-minded determination that has brought her this far, or it may cost Talia her life when she finally faces Crane. And even after being molded in to a weapon of war, she’ll still have to find the strength it takes to pull the trigger.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Inide Inked and Sophie Davis*


1/5 stars

Talia Lyons is an orphan - her parents were brutally murdered while she watched when she was a child.
Seeking revenge, Talia works to control her powers while at the McDonough School for the Talented.

Okay so this was not what I was expecting at all and seeing as this book has a high rating I was disappointed. 
I struggled to concentrate on what was happening because I couldn't connect with the storyline or the characters and I found parts of the writing disjointed (lots of sentences beginning with 'I').

I DNF'd this after 26% because I honestly didn't care what happened next and I didn't want to waste my time reading something I'm not enjoying.