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Power Within by C.L. Causer
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May 12, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: received-from-author
Read from May 04 to 10, 2012

At the beginning, I have to admit that I didn’t truly enjoy this book as much. It started rather slow but with adequate amount of suspense to fill in the space. Overall, the scenes in England weren’t able to hold my interest that at some point my reading just felt forced and I didn’t like it at all. Then Charlie goes to New York and that’s when everything started to get exciting with all the love interest and all. The author redeemed herself completely with the New York part although the family member line-up sort of reminded me of the X:Men characters. The best thing about this book was the story line was really unpredictable. I couldn’t predict what’s going to happen next and that added up to the whole anticipation. The wicked revelation about some people around her was one of the things I never saw coming. The author also gave us enough idea of who Charlie is as a person and young woman as well as what she is able to do. However, I still couldn’t figure out how she gets her power or perhaps I had missed something in my reading.

Charlie is a strong and likeable character. As a young woman, she has her own personal issues that always relate to her power and she deals with it while being a student at a uni all at the same time. And then there’s Jake, who I thought was charming and I knew right from the beginning he has a serious crush on Charlie. But then along came Tyler, the American boy who wins her heart over with his own charm. This seemed like a typical love-triangle and somewhat cliché when a girl can’t decide where her heart belongs. But, what intrigued me also were the parts where Charlie finds herself having to compete with Gracie for Tyler’s attention. Sounds complicated, eh?

Power Within had great potential to entice its readers but not without serious editing. The reason I said this was because I found some spelling errors that is of course a big no-no in any book. I’m certainly not a Spelling Police but one can easily notice some of the words spelt wrongly in some lines, especially the words “there” instead of “their” and “your” instead of “you’re”. Other than that, I should see no problem for this book to grow and gain a huge following especially with its intriguing storyline and great characters.

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