Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Discovery (Council Powers Trilogy #1) by Lisa White

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Grace Mackay thought she was normal, a little shy maybe, but no less normal than any other struggling young waitress. But she did not know about the secretive Powers world. She did not know she was the last person on earth with the DNA needed for the Powers’ survival. And she certainly did not know her newest boyfriend, Gregory, was an Anti-Powers prince who intended to break her heart and her bones in no particular order.

But when she discovers that Ben, her best friend and unrequited former crush, is actually her secret Guardian with superhuman powers, Grace’s normal turns a little wacky. And when she learns that she has The Gift, the rare power to heal the injured and resurrect life with her touch, it is official – Grace is a weirdo even in the Powers world.

But what freaks Grace out more than all that is the fact she has feelings for Ben again – and he has feelings for her – which makes Grace’s new normal a lot more complicated.

Discovery has a rather eerie start at the site of a fatal accident that has left an entire family dead save for one little girl. The cause of the accident is “unknown” but that creepy guy lurking far off watching investigators at work lets you know that there will be some sinister dealings going on.

Flash forward 18 years and we have Grace who seems pretty well adjusted working as a waitress at a fancy country club with her two best friends Annie and Ben. Things go smoothly until she starts dating a new member at the club, Gregory Reich. Gregory's appearance and interest in Grace makes her heart go aflutter but causes immediate suspicion on Ben's part. Grace thinks it's just jealousy but when things start to get weird, there's no denying that something is going on. Things come to a head the night of her birthday party. 

Grace is painfully slow to accept the truth at first. I’ll cut her some slack there.  Having lived her whole life being average it’s hard to come to terms with all that's thrown at her suddenly. Even with that though I had a hard time getting her. Perhaps because I didn't find her to be charismatic enough to hold my attention. I'm hoping to see her develop more of a personality as the series progresses. I liked Ben though. His protectiveness towards Grace and his special powers kept me interested.There were a couple of scenes where Grace meets a community of people much like her that reminded me of scenes in Twilight. 

Discovery has an interesting concept that I think readers will enjoy. I thought that the ending was a bit abrupt though. Still I'm looking forward to seeing what else is in store.

~ Bel


  1. I hope you enjoy the next books in the series!

    Thanks for being on the tour.

  2. Thank you for taking time to read Discovery!
    Best Wishes