If the world is right, then I am crazy. And crazy is dangerous.
In a world where nothing supernatural exists, Tess Eckhart is positive she’s going crazy. After her complete freakout at a high school party, her family is too. So much that they pack their bags and move across the country, next to a nationally-renowned facility for the mentally ill.
Tess is determined to fit in at her new school, despite the whispers and stares. But when it comes to Luka Williams, a reluctantly popular boy in her class, she’s unused to a stare that intense. Then the headaches start, and the seemingly prophetic dreams that haunt her at night. As Tess tries harder to hide them, she becomes increasingly convinced that Luka knows something—that he might somehow be responsible.
But what if she’s wrong? What if Luka Williams is the only thing separating her from a madness too terrifying to fathom?
I picked this up on a whim and glad I did. It was one of those books that I didn’t want to put down. The characters are easy to connect with and the story line is intriguing. I got my sister hooked on it too. Highly recommend.55
What a great read. Love it from beginning to end. Great storyline. Great characters. Left me wanting more. Can’t wait to read the next in this series.55
Really great story and characters! Very well written, suspenseful. I loved it.55
I have made it a habit to try to pre-read the books my 11 year old daughter what’s to read. Usually, it’s torture. I actually liked the Gifting a lot. It would be a challenging enough read for a tween/teen, with out being “lame” There is no graphic make out sessions. Not that I am a prude. A few reviewers didn’t like Tess (main character) for being naive and wishy washy. If you are the parent of a teen daughter or son for that matter, you will know they don’t always think clearly or make great decisions. They are moody, tend to follow their confused hearts. They care so much what others think about them and social hierarchy is EVERYTHING. Tess is the every girl hero. Insecure, tentative and tender hearted. She doesn’t understand how strong she is, like most young women. I read the second book in one day. This series is girl power and I can’t wait for my daughter to read it.45
I’ve read this series four times and will probably read it again wow55
I picked up the first of the series in the free section and directly fell in love. I LOVE the character development and the entire big picture battle. Each book the main character becomes bolder and more fully herself. Such a good read! Was totally worth the purchase. Great job Ganshert!55
Started off a bit slow but once you get into it it's worth the read! I became Tess throughout the book. Only reason i gave it 4 stars was because I had to kinda force myself to keep reading but I'm glad I did!45
Loved it! Engaging, no slow parts and interesting story55
Do yourself a favor and download this book! I can not recommend this series enough. I love scrolling through the free section of iBooks looking for "new to me" authors. I feel like I hit the jackpot with this story. The entire series is captivating and original.55