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Fearless (King #1)

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Tasmyn Vaughn didn't expect much when her dad’s job moved them to a small town in Florida; it was just another new school. But there is more to King than meets the eye, and soon Tasmyn’s ability to hear other’s thoughts is the least of her worries. Entangled in a web of first love, quirky and secretive townsfolk, magic and blood rituals, she discovers the town’s secrets ar ...more
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 347 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by Amazon
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Jordan Erika
Jul 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-copy
Fearless is actually a wonderful story, so why did I give it a 2?

To get to that wonderful story, you have to read about a hundred pages that will put you to sleep. About ninety percent of the first half of the book is only dialogue and it's bad, cliche dialogue at that. Once Tas meets Michael, the only thing they do for 100 pages is profess their love and trust to each other over and over again, in almost the same words really. It just goes on page after page, and I was literally about to fall
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Heather
Jun 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
I thought this was going to be a fun ya book about a spooky town and so I kept waiting for it to BE about a spooky town. Instead it was a sappy dragged out story about two unrealistic teenagers and their unrealistic lives. Remember that Seinfeld episode where George was all like "no you're my shmoopie!!!"? It was worse then that. "Let me mentally declare my love and devotion for you over and over Tamsyn, because I'm a 17 year old boy and I am always pure and serious!"
I read a ton of ya fiction
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Dale Ibitz
I really toyed with my rating, and finally landed on 3.5 stars. On the one hand, the story moved well, the characters were well drawn, and it was pretty well written. On the other hand: I hate insta-love. It's just not believable in my book, unless the author makes it believable, i.e., give me a reason to believe it. In this case, it didn't work for me. But for those of you who believe in love at first sight with no cosmic explanation...go right ahead and disagree with my thoughts and rating, cu ...more
Wanda Hartzenberg
Feb 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
This was such a fun read. No love triangles, no excessive teenage angst only good vs. evil. Love conquering all and fun.
The two main protagonists are well adjusted teenagers with the female having a talent she needs to hide. Michael, the male protagonists is not happy with this, since he loves Tasmyn and wants to love all of her, be with all of her, and know all of her. In this she finds a confidante and an opportunity to live her life, and to use her gifts. But her gift lands her in a situation
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Veronique
Feb 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Deze heb ik gratis gedownload via kobo. Vond het verhaal wat langzaam gaan. Gebeurde in het begin niet veel en vond het niet helemaal goed uitgewerkt
Melissa Haggerty
Feb 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fearless was such a wonderful young adult paranormal romance. I have always enjoyed love at first sight stories and this one was definitely no exception. Tasmyn (whose name I just love, by the way) struggles so hard with her gift of hearing others' thoughts. I enjoyed reading through her turmoil over right and wrong when she heard thoughts.


Tasmyn and Micheal's relationship was a joy to read. I loved their first meeting, with Tasmyn being so drawn to him, and from his thoughts we can tell he is
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Laura Kivi
Nov 17, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: it-was-just-okay
Well I didn't find this book very exciting and will not be continuing on with the series.

I guess I like a little chase in my romance books :)

Also I really could not stand her parents....I think that secluding her from the world and making her feel bad about having friends is just as bad as someone trying to use her for her powers. They even went as far as to make her feel bad about herself after she saved others lives...idk...I think her parents are idiots.
Crystal Collier
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
So let me get out there that I'm not a big fan of books with witches. However, that was not the focus of the story It was a side aspect to Tasmyn's trouble with hearing people's thoughts. Speaking of whom, I really liked Tasmyn, and Michael. There were moments I found their lives/responses to circumstances a little too sweet for reality, but hey, that works too. It makes a for a light, sweet read that parents won't be worried about having to sensor for YA readers.

Content warning: Clean.
Katie O'Sullivan
Dec 26, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Fearless by Tawdra Kandle
Published 2012 by Hayson Publishing

Fearless is a paranormal romance set in present day Florida, combining contemporary high school scenarios with witchcraft and ESP. The author does a good job creating interesting characters and settings, and setting up a world of characters to start this series.

Tasmyn is a high school junior, new to her school and to Florida in general. Her family moves around the country a lot, both for her father's work and to keep her unique abilitie
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Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
Tasmyn is starting yet another first day at yet another new school. Her whole life she has been able to hear what others are thinking and has had to learn to block them out. Unfortunately she ends up hearing something about a blood sacrifice and it totally creeps her out. But not even a full day in and she has already made an enemy with one of the most popular girls in school, and the earlier creepy thought gets pushed to the back of her mind. Thankfully one of the most gorgeous guys in school c ...more
BonSue Brandvik
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
YA isn't normally my preferred genre, but I found this book, which is the first of a trilogy, quite interesting and entertaining.

When Tasmyn (rhymes with has-been) Vaughn moves to King, a small town in Florida with mysterious origins, she quickly discovers her ability to read thoughts doesn't make her the strangest kid in town. Tasmyn is being raised by loving parents who are perfectly imperfect. The overprotective manner in which they are raising their daughter (to protect her from those who w
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Jacquie Talento
Apr 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I won this book from a contest on Facebook that Willow Cross was having and I feel like a major winner of this book by Ms. Kandle. What a fun story this was for me to read. I wish I had won it sooner to have the opportunity to follow this author.
The story is about Tasmyn. She has been moving non-stop in all her years it seems. It’s been very hard to have friends because of the constant moving and because she has an ability to hear people’s thoughts in her mind. The first day of school she has a
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Erienne  Theis
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
Tasmyn moves to King, Florida with her mother and father. Here she meets and falls in love with Michael, teen romance and corny dialogue ensues. She can also hear thoughts of the people around her which she has to keep a secret from basically everyone; and the town is known for its carny roots and history of witches.

This book took me a while to read. I had a hard time staying focused while reading it, and there was a length of time where I couldn't bring myself to read it. A good portion of it
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Merisha28
Mar 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an unbiased honest review!!~~
Fearless by Tawdra Kandle

This is my first book to read by this author. This was a well developed story. I highly enjoyed the pace of the book. It was slower in parts but it is still a highly recommended read. I will definitely be reading the other books in this series. This is more for the YA readers with a mixture of witches and supernatural elements stirred together. I love the romance and the love a first sight. I love the char
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Lisa Markson
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great YA book about young love.  Michael and Tasmyn come together in a time in their lives when they are least expecting it.  Fearless is about the struggle growing up in a world that you feel you are alone in.  Besides typical teenage problems Tasmyn has to deal with the gift of being able to hear other people's thoughts.  Her parents treat it more as a disability than a gift lets not talk about it and keep it a secret.  But then they have to deal with a disturbed girl who bully's people with m ...more
Mara
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult, freebies
I can't be a good judge of YA. They rarely are interesting for me. I care not for high school drama and growing-up pain. Here the paranormal, however nice, could not cover the YA.

If you're a fan you might want to give it a try.

Note that there wasn't much depth to characters; Michael is a Mario Sue :-)... simply to perfect to be believable and sounding way older than his 18 y.o.
BL834
Jun 29, 2014 rated it did not like it
Sigh. The worst part is that Ms. Kandle shows evidence that she has a sense of humor and could actually write very well. She ruins her own writing voice with a cliche plot and crap characters.
Michelle
Apr 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
This read is pretty straight forward read without very much description and detail. The author doesn't use any figurative language or literary devices.
Diana
Sep 05, 2017 rated it did not like it
I really wanted to like this book, it had all the elements of a book I would just love. However after the first number of chapters I had a big problem, Tasmyn. I could understand her reservations, given the way her parents raised her and I could even understand why she would want to block out the mind reading. However, her actions and choices were so baffling to me that I just could not relate to her. I mean, I get that the ability of reading minds wouldn't be all it's cracked up to be, however ...more
Dani
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
The story was good, just had to wade through a lot of insta-love wishy-washiness to get there. Really can't recommend, the romance was so overpowering that I felt like I had to slog through the book. I was hoping for a spooky ya novel with a dash of romance, what I got was 2 chapters of action, 20 chapters of unrealistic conversation, and god knows how many chapters of 17 year olds declaring their love for each other after a week of eating lunch together. Maybe I'm not the target audience here.. ...more
Shauna
Jun 14, 2017 rated it liked it
So, I liked this book! I loved the characters and the scenario. I just wasn't a huge fan of the writing. It was a lot of telling and not a lot of showing, which is like the cardinal rule of good writing. However, I don't think it should deter any readers. I loved the relationship between Tas and Michael. A big thank you to the author for no angst. Refreshing, really. The author creates a GREAT story, it just isn't executed all that well...
Makosita
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
I do love Tasmyn and Michael, but the story was so slow, sometimes even boring.
It started great, seriously I loved the beginning, but I feel like there wasn't enough character development in the book. I had no idea how Tasmyn looked or dressed until laaaaaaaaaaaaater.
First person books are always harder to write, I think.
Ollie
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book was a really slow read. Quickly into the book you knew that there was a girl who wanted to be a powerful witch. She was also planning a blood sacrifice. We could have read the first 4 chapters and the last 10 chapters. The rest was just filler.
kaylie bonds
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing

O!mg I love this book it has everything that you need in a book romance action suspense and everything else I recommend this book to everyone
Linzi Moon
Sep 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Concept was initially engaging but eventually got overshadowed with continual focus on Tas' personal relationship with Michael.
I'm not inspired to read the rest of the series.
Ashlee
Jun 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Kinda on the sappy side :) and lacks some momentum, but enjoyable.
Peter DeHaan
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-fiction
an enjoyable read
Sue Shepherd
Sep 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance
A YA book that I quite enjoyed. It rolls along easily and has lots of instant teenage love. Liked the mind reading and witchy features and I think it has set up well for the next book.
Alex Latham
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book 31 complete.
Amaryllis Van
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's a beautiful lovestory, with magic and witches and close dead situations.
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