Feb 09, 12
Read on February 09, 2012
The Exceptionals is the debut novel of Erin Cashman. This is a gem of a story from start to finish, with excellent narrative flow, excitement and drama. She has managed to capture the combination of suspense, discovery, and action as well as a love interest. Her characters are all fascinating, each one with his or her own special power and the descriptions are vivid and imaginative. Claire's interaction with the animals, in particular the hawks, was especially endearing. It was a page turner as the plot thickened and Claire found herself at the centre of a prophecy, which meant life or death for her.
I would recommend this book to young adults (and even those not so young) who enjoy reading fantasy novels. It is truly imaginative and very original.