Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Embraced (The Conditioned 2) by Rebecca Royce

Benedicte Lavelle is a single father raising two small daughters. When his neighbors put him in charge of handling the haunting that plagues their neighborhood, he has no choice but to use disreputable means in order to bring in a Conditioned ghost hunter to help with their problem. He doesn’t expect to be drawn to the young woman who arrives at his house in chains. He doesn’t expect to have his entire life thrown into upheaval when she is snatched away.

Conditioned prisoner Seven-Two-Four has never had a name. She cannot read, and is scheduled to die as soon as she is returned to the Institution. The Conditioned are not considered human, but Seven can see ghost energy and she can love Ben like no one ever has before.

When fate takes Seven from Ben’s arms, can he move on and find a new purpose in life or will he be forever trapped by the need to rescue those like his lost love?

Reviewer: Amlyt
This book reminds me of the X-men movies, where mutant women and men are locked up when they are discovered and have limited rights. In this alternative earth everyone who displays any powers, whether it be mental or elemental is taken away. It was a well written story with a planned out storyline and characters.

I have to give it just two and half stars though. The idea is very similar to the X-men but it’s disappointing that the power of Daphne, one of the twin's power was revealed and that her her uncle, her twin and her father, who's the hero of this story, also have powers and we don’t know what those powers are, perhaps this with be revealed in another book. (This book is part of a series and should be read in order.)

Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders


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