Powers Meant for Gods 1:
Genre: Suspense, Coming of Age, Fantasy
Publication date: 10.21.2014
Recommended by: Pump Up Your Books
Date read: 11.10.2014
Summary: They feared how the truth might alter Llad Fleck. No one told him about his talented ancestors, their extraordinary heritage, or how they died. He never learned that a powerful research institute in London considered him a lethal threat. Other than the need to move on to the safety of a different city every few months, the only thing Llad knew for sure was that the men he played ball agains said he had "mad skills not suitable for a fifteen-year-old."
When Llad meets an eccentric parapsychologist, Dr. Jemma Rasks, she explains that she has waited decades just to teach him how to expand his mind and utilize the unique traits which she believes he has inherited. Even though Dr. Rask and her stories come across as way too weird for Llad, he begins styling her techniques. He quickly realizes that just because the link might be there, it doesn't mean he actually has the talent or the patience to develop his abilities.
After multiple killings shatter Llad's life, he still doesn't know who is behind the brutal murders or why he's involved. But he knows now that he's fighting for his life against a fanatical enemy. He must discover more about his family tree and learn how to control his psychic gifts - if he has any. Alone with his grief, Llad searches for clues about his cryptic lineage while being haunted by reoccurring dreams of a mysterious girl trying to help him master the bizarre talents he will need to survive.
I must admit to you now - the reason I chose to be part of this blog tour was based solely on the cover of this book. I know that sounds silly, but it really is a bad habit of mine - I look at a book and think 'wow, I love that cover' and end up saying yes (or purchasing it) based solely on that alone. This cover just really appeals to me and captured my attention.
So it is the cover I have to thank for reading this book - and the author I have to thank for writing such a great one.
I was impressed, from the very beginning, with the characters. I was even more impressed with the Viking heritage that is part of the story, the way that Llad grows throughout, the exciting adventure, and the paranormal powers. This book had me hooked from the very first chapter. I cannot wait to find out what happens next in this trilogy.