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More (The MORE Trilogy #1)

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Ava Michaels used to think she was special.

As a child, she fantasized about having magical powers . . . making things happen. But Ava grew up and eventually accepted the fact that her childish dreams were just that, and maybe a normal life wasn't so bad after all.

Now a young college student, Ava meets Caleb Foster, a brilliant and mysterious man who’s supposed to help her
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Paperback, 253 pages
Published October 4th 2012 by TWCS Publishing House (first published October 1st 2012)
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Kathie (katmom)
Mar 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Please put this on your TO BE READ list!!!

This is truly amazing!

I was blessed to be able to read it...and it will blow your socks off!!!

And that COVER!!!!

Yeah, T.M. Franklin did that herself!!!!
Sherry Gomes
Aug 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Since I cannot get the ratings to work on the mobile site, five out of five STARS!!

A book that drew me in, captivated me and left me breathless, that’s how I’d describe this book. I received the ARC yesterday, and I literally could not stop reading. It’s fairly cliché to say I couldn’t put this down, but I couldn’t. I carried my book reading device around the house with me, while I did laundry, took care of my dogs, did other household chores and then just sat on my couch reading till I reached
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J.m. Darhower
Sep 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book... I've been itching to read this book ever since TM Franklin announced she had a novel coming out. I've always been impressed with her ability to weave a fascinating and intricate tale, and MORE certainly didn't disappoint at all when it came to that.

Overall, MORE bounced back-and-forth between three and five stars for me while reading, so I'm going with a dead center four stars for my official rating. I wish I could give it 4.5 (we need half stars)...

First of all, we need to talk abo
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Sara (sarabara081)
Aug 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.


More is a spectacular debut by author, T.M. Franklin. I was instantly enraptured by its mysterious tale and the characters within!

Ava is your typical college student, juggling a job, friends and her schoolwork. But she is also plagued by nightmares of a terrifying man with one blue eye, one green, stalking her. But it’s just a dream, right? Well that is what we are off to find out! I easily slipped into the plot right along with Ava, asking que
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Coco.V
May 03, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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GraceMyBookSnack
Mar 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: YA, New Adult, PNR, Sci-Fi fans
Thumbs up!
Are you ready for a paranormal adventure?

For Young Adult readers who like mystery and suspense of the paranormal variety, author T.M. Franklin offers a bright and extraordinary story in her original debut novel, MORE.

When college freshman Ava Michaels meets her physics tutor, she has no idea that her life, as she knows it, would change forever. Caleb Foster is more than just a brilliant mind, in fact, he is more than what he seems. He was sent on a mission, and it all has to do with A
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Jen
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
MORE is amazing, and I encourage every reader to add it to the 'to-read' list immediately! If the cover doesn't pull you in, the book itself will grab you with its quick pace and surprising plot, which took twists and turns I wasn't expecting.

The characters are strong and likeable; Ava is intelligent and witty, the kind of girl you'd imagine as your best friend. Caleb is friendly and kind, yet vaguely mysterious, and I wanted to learn all his secrets.

I cannot wait for the rest of the books in
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Raum
Oct 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
MORE is the first installment of a new Young Adult paranormal trilogy by T.M. Franklin. If you like suspense and romance series, this is the right novel for you. It's also a great gift idea for friends who love a good adventure story. They won’t be disappointed.

T.M. Franklin has a captivating writing style, and her words will immediately make you feel as you're following Ava and Caleb in their journey. The story begins with Ava Michaels, a brilliant college student who's experiencing some proble
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Andrea (mrsaubergine)
Apr 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is FANTASTIC!!!!! The characters are amazing, the story is thrilling and twists in all the right places, and the budding romance is just perfect! It isn't often I love a female character from start to finish, but I did with Ava. I cannot wait to read the rest of this series. A stunning debut novel, and I love the cover!
Dianne
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
She saw him in her nightmares night after night, but nothing could have terrified Ava more than that same monster showing up at her college, attempting to abduct her. Until that moment, her worst problem was passing physics, now her tutor, the mild-mannered Caleb was also her rescuer.

Ava has always felt “different,” was a loner and never quite fit in, but strange things began happening, and reality was becoming blurred with the chaos in her mind. Even Caleb seemed to be something other than nor
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Laury
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I remember posting about 2 month ago how I wanted to read this book and that I was sure I was going to love it.
Well I did, it was an intense, action pack book, the world that T.M. Franklin created is a very unique interesting one, with its turns and twist on the plot and likable characters she did an amazing job with this book.

Overall I just want to say that after reading it... I WANT MORE! ;) yes there is more to tell of this story and I am sure there will be.

I loved Ava as a character I usuall
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Michela Walters
3 stars - rounded to 4 for GR.

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of More from Net Galley and The Writers Coffee Shop.

The story tells the tale about Ava Michaels, a girl who has always thought of herself as just a little different than everyone else. When she goes to college, she finds herself in the rare predicament of failing Physics. Needing to pass the class to keep her scholarship, her professor has suggested she try tutoring with the handsome, geeky genius, Caleb Foster. Upon meeting Cal
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Savannah (Books With Bite)
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is quite different then what I thought and it totally rocked! There should be more buzz about this book!

Now, what hooked me about this book is the plot. The reader meets a young girl who is not the same. She is something more...More as in not quite human. No, it's not vampire, or were, or any of that overdone stuff. I really like how well the plot takes off engaging the reader is mysteries, on the run action, as well as a love interest. When put together, it makes for a well done book
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Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤
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Dallas
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is well-worth the time that I spent to read it. It opened with vivid details that cause the reader to instantly connect to Ava (the heroine) and make us pull for her, our hearts racing every time she faces a new challenge.

The pacing of the book is done beautifully. Between every "high" point in the book is a plateau that allows the reader to catch their breath before Franklin once more ratchets up the stakes. The unraveling of secrets and mysteries within Ava's life is done just as sk
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M.B.
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Once again, I received an ARC of this book and I am so glad I did. I absolutely loved this book. Franklin sucks you (the reader) into the story by only giving out small snippets of information.

I constantly second guessed the characters and their intentions towards Ava and each time I was surprised at their actions and revelations.

I didn't read this as YA at all. Maybe because Ava doesn't constantly have boys on the brain (unlike her room mate). They are in university (college) rather than in Hi
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Christie Rich
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
More is just that. The concept of this book was so refreshing! Normally I don't like books that start out inside a dream, but this dream was integral to the plot. It was also heart pounding and an exciting opening for the book.

Ava (the MC) is a down to earth type that is trying to adjust to college. She's had struggles in her life, but she has no idea what is after her.

She's been marked by the Race as a person of interest, and the one person she thinks she can trust might just turn out to be her
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Susan Perez
Jun 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
I could not put down this debut novel from T.M. Franklin. I was sucked into the mystery and intrigue surrounding Ava Michaels and her geeky but cute, physics tutor. Caleb makes you want to shake him for dragging his feet talking to Ava about what's really important and putting not just Ava in danger, but himself because he is determined to protect her.

It was a wild but very enjoyable ride learning all about just how special Ava is and the world she never imagined in her wildest imagination that
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Rob Fuller
Dec 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was so into the story of Ava and Caleb that I was frustrated by the open ending. I would love to knock a few stars off for Ms. Franklin leaving me hanging, but the book is just too good to merit any deductions. When I begin reading a book I look for characters that are relatable, check. Next is the chemistry between the leads, check and double check. The chemistry is where 'More' really comes to life. Ava, the outcast searching for her place, and Caleb, as the shadowy figure with all the answe ...more
Amber (Cosying Up With Books)
Ooooo need this book!!!!
Sarah
Dec 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
this book is so 2012
Sandra
May 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: YA Supernatural readers
Recommended to Sandra by: the publisher
very interesting mythology, but the book left me wanting...more (hehe, see what I did there?)

Full review to come.

Update 09/27/12:

This review is also available on My Fiction Nook.

I'm finally sitting down to write up the review after having thought about the book and re-read a few sections.

MORE is a really good debut novel that meshes a very interesting mythology with a nice hint at romance between the two main characters, and an action-packed and suspense-filled plot. Ms. Franklin focuses the fi
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Christine
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What if you found out that you actually have all those powers you’ve imagined and wished you had back when you were a child?

Ava Michaels always used to think that she’s something much, much, more than she is. All because she found out where her hamster’s food is, just by thinking deeply of it. But come the stress of being an adolescent wanting to be extraordinary yet feeling, and being so painfully ordinary, she eventually gave up and thought of them as nothing but her childish wishful thinki
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Lizzy Lessard
Oct 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, ya, reviewed
Overall: The best thing about this book was that it used split perspectives effectively. It was amazing how different Caleb and Ava viewed the world and how each one was essential to the story. Caleb’s POV described the magical world and his role as protector. Ava’s POV described the normal world and how Caleb’s attitude and protector status was downright creepy stalker at times (but at least he acknowledged that his actions did imitate that of a stalker, which added to the realism). It’s true t ...more
Kristin (These Pretty Words)
Originally posted on These Pretty Words.

I actually read this book back in March of 2012, but with the upcoming release of The Guardians (Book #2 in the series) I figured I should read it again for a refresher. It is just as good the second time around.

Let’s start with Ava – she’s a college student experiencing her first taste of life beyond her parents’ home. She’s going through some normal stuff (trouble with classes, trying to juggle a job, school and friends) and some not-so-normal stuff (nig
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Risbee
Aug 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Reread in 2014

This is a book that has been on my radar for months, but I go through phases when reading stories with a Paranormal element. It is either gimme gimme gimme or I just can't get into them. So I'll admit, it was a risky move when I requested More from Netgalley. It was also a smart move.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were well-written, the plot was well thought out and as the first book in a new series, it laid a solid foundation for future books. This is a huge deal
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Lisazj1
Mar 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
I started reading this book with the expectation that I would really like it. Sometimes you end up shooting yourself in the foot with high expectations but happily that didn't happen here.

I really enjoyed this book. It was a different twist on sci-fi/paranormal genre. I liked that I was kept guessing about exactly was going on through most of the story.

Ava was a great heroine, in that she was a completely everyday, normal girl, but when things got weird, she didn't fall to pieces even though sh
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OpenBookSociety.com
Oct 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Vicki

More is the excellent first installment of T.M. Franklin’s ParaRomance/Young Adult trilogy. If you have previously followed Franklin’s derivative fiction you will inevitably begin this novel with the expectation of: brilliant writing; well-rounded, real characters; well-developed plot and believable world building. It is safe to say: you will not be disappointed. And new readers of Franklin will enjoy the ride.

Some may say that this genre has ‘had its day’. Bu
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Mary Catherine
Oct 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
(Read the full review over at my blog.)

I think Franklin is navigating a strange territory and this seems like a book that I would have really enjoyed in high school. There are hints of romance in More-- Franklin's promising the series will be a trilogy, so I'm interested to see how she continues to build romance and adventure in her subsequent books. More was a little... short? I didn't get bored while reading, but I knocked the whole thing out in about two hours. I could see this book getting m
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Jess Brown
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If I were younger, I’d have been up all night with a flashlight to finish this book. As it is, Ms. Franklin stole quite a lot of my sleep, but I had to take a break and finish it today. It’s a suitable book for teens, but adults will enjoy it, too. This is a super story that kept me on the edge of my seat. It’s going to be very hard to wait for the second book in the trilogy.

I’ve been reading T.M. Franklin’s fiction since 2009, and it’s lovely to see her first foray into publishing. This novel h
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T.M. Franklin writes stories of adventure, romance, & a little magic. A former TV news producer, she decided making stuff up was more fun than reporting the facts. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days. MORE was well-received, being selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, ...more
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Other books in the series

The MORE Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Guardians (The MORE Trilogy, #2)
  • Twelve (The MORE Trilogy, #3)