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I decided to start reading this series after seeing the trailer for the movie that came out that was based on the first book in this series. I’m glad that I did, as I really enjoyed this book! It’s set in a dystopian setting where a mutation has broken out in the US, causing both younger and older children to either die or gain special powers. The government deems those with powers as dangerous and makes parents send the children to “rehabilitation camps” that are supposed to “train” the kids and make sure the kids aren’t dangerous.
Cassandra “Cassie” Hobbes has a gift. She can describe a person’s personality by
what they wear, what type of car they drive, or even how they act on a video. She has
known about this gift, however she didn’t know how powerful it could become, until
Micheal shows up on behalf of the FBI, recruiting her to use her gift to solve cold
cases for the FBI. Cassie’s mom was murdered 5 years ago and her father is very
distant, so she takes the chance and heads to Washington D.C. to join the naturals
program, and meet the people she will be working with.
When Victor Vale and his roommate Eli Cardale propose the idea of “E.O’s” - ExtraOrdinaries,
people who possess powers seemingly from birth. However, the two boys are determined to
prove that EO’s are made from near death experiences, by having near death experiences
themselves. Consequently, a research project soon results in one man in jail for unjust causes and
the other free, with a thirst for killing EO’s as they were seen as unnatural in his eyes. Ten years
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab is one of the only sequels that I thoroughly enjoyed and am content
with the ending. Just like its prequel, Vicious
and turns that you would never expect. Throughout the story, Victor is on a mission to treat his
pain and illness, which limits his powers and increasingly weakens him each day. Mitch and
Nova Artino is a villain, but Adrian Everhart does not know that. In a world where having super powers is common, there is a struggle between the Anarchists and the Renegades in Gatlon City. The beginning of this problem started when Nova was just a child, where people with powers were being persecuted, and her uncle, Ace Anarchy fought alongside others for their rights to live a normal life. Hugh Everhart began the Renegades during this time too, however he saw that the Anarchist way was hurting too many people, and took down Ace Anarchy.