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Gifted

(Broken Soul #1)

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Plagued by recurring dreams of a faceless, yet strangely familiar man, and struggling to adapt to unique powers, Morgan Cauldwell moves halfway across the country to Manchester Academy. Once at MAC, Morgan meets the mysterious Chase Thomas. He knows more about Morgan than she knows about herself, and through him, Morgan learns she is Gifted. With the help of Chase and the ...more
Kindle Edition, 195 pages
Published November 2nd 2012 (first published July 28th 2012)
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Jessica
A really good start to another YA paranormal series.
Morgan goes to this school on a hunch that it might hold the key to her powers. There she makes friends like she has never been able to before and dreams about this stranger that completes her.
There isn't a lot of surprises in the story, it's more about her finding herself after being kept in the dark for so long.
I have a feeling the next book will have a lot more surprises and way more exciting.
Anne (Angel Anne Reviews) Nelson
Oh my goodness, I have been procrastinating in writing this review for way to long now. I have now read GIFTED two times!!! I had the opportunity to actually had this novel in the unedited manuscript form, then again in the final draft.

Both times reading it, I devoured through the pages just as fast as I could. (although I did have to put it down and get some sleep) I must confess that I am totally in love with GIFTED, Jenny Phillips debut novel in the Gifted Series.

I fell in love with Morgan
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Steph at  Starry Night Book Reviews
I could not put this book down; you know you love a book when you try to turn your Nook over to look for more.

Morgan’s parents died when she was 5 in a car accident and she was sent to live with her Grandmother. When her gran dies she moves away to attend senior year at (MAC) Manchester Academy. Plagued by recurring dreams of a faceless, yet strangely familiar man Morgan wonders who he is or even if he’s real or made up.
When Morgan meets Chase he tells her she’s Gifted, She has powers like he
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Samantha Grubey (ABookHaven)
"There was one thing that annoyed me so much and that was a love triangle, I mean I loved a good love triangle as good as the next person but this one, I really didn’t like. It got boring fast and honestly when it came to the Morgan and Nolan scenes I had the urge to skip them but didn’t. I just felt like they didn’t have any chemistry between them and I really didn’t like the romance. I did love the romance between Chase and Morgan I felt like they had the chemistry between them and the feeling ...more
Tammy Nagle
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was hands down amazing book to read there was always excitement through out the book. There were parts that I never seen coming and I was shocked. Chase sounds amazing for Morgan. I hated that she kept on playing her games with Chase not knowing if she wanted him or not. And poor Nolan she broke his heart. But with everything that was happening she was confused with her life. But I am glad at the end she realized that she did love Chase and I want to read more and see what happens. Goo ...more
Tasha
Apr 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing


This book pulled me in right from the beginning. It was impossible to read one chapter a night at bedtime like I do with most books. The characters are relatable and likable. I found myself wanting to reach into the book and hug Morgan a time or two. I am very much looking forward to seeing how the story evolves!
Hayley Guertin
Gifted is the beginning of a 3 book series following a young girl named Morgan as she learns about her Gifts and all of the adventures that follow. 

The book opens up with Morgan going to MAC, a prestigious high school. There, she meets a handful of friends, and a guy named Chase - someone she doesn't expect to have much to do with. 

The plot of this novel was very interesting. I really enjoyed learning along with Morgan about the Gifted, and what all that entitles. The cli
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Tasha Williams (Red's Midnight Readers)
::..Reviewed for Red's Midnight Readers..::

This is a beautiful cover and initially it was the blurb that compelled me to read it.
Gifted starts out quite slow and I was beginning to think that it wasn't actually going to be something for me! I love YA books but somehow I felt like this was missing it's mark. It was still enjoyable but it's definitely aimed at the YA market and not for an older audience, the typical teenage attitude grated on me somewhat.

However, once the pace bega
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Sandra "Jeanz"
Oct 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
MY REVIEW
I find the cover is attractive, in the way that the green eyes stand out and yet draw you in at the same time. The person on the front of the cover, I would say represents Morgan well. I would have liked the font of the title to be slightly bolder so that it would be more prominent.
This book starts with a tragedy really of Morgan's grandmother dying, that spurs Morgan onto going to a boarding school. Morgan feels drawn to one particular place, though doesn't understand why, it al
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Sabrina
Jul 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Love this book. I could not put it down. Jenny’s writing is fresh and the world she has created is amazing.

Morgan moves away to a new city and school after the death of her grandmother. She can’t explain the pull she feels towards Manchester until she meets Chase. Morgan tries her best to stay away from him but she feels a pulls to Chase that scares and excites her at the same time. For Morgan is not your normal teenager she has powers that she doesn’t understand or can control. But
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Valerie Mcqueen
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Gifted by Jenny Phillips

Rating 5*****
(Would go for 10 if I could!!! It's that good!)

This book was provided by the author in exchange for honest literary review.

Usually I sit back and write a small synopsis of the plot and give a little background to draw you in. This book was so good, I simply don't know where to begin.
This book is not one of the best books I have read this year, it is one of he best books I have ever read. Morgan and Chase's sto
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Katherine
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Gifted by Jenny Phillips was a wonderful story and is a great beginning to the
Broken Souls Series. It tells the story of Morgan, a young girl who is alone in the
world after the death of her grandmother. Morgan feels isolated because she has unusual
and strange powers that she tries to hide from everyone. Following her grandmother's
death she enrolls in a private school, Manchester Academy, because she feels drawn there. At school she begins to learn more about her powers and she even meets oth
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Merisha28
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Gifted by Jenny Phillips
Print Length: 195 pages
I received this book in exchanged for a honest review.

My Review~
What is there not to like about this book? I adored the whole thing and was hooked from the get go. This author has an unique and lovely writing style all her own that I love. She knows how to connect her readers with the characters and emotions in her book. I can't say how much I just adore this author's writing. This is the second book I have read by her
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Heather andrews
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What was not to love about this book? Out of Nolan and Chase, I'm totally team Chase people! I mean how how is this? "His aqua eyes practically glowed with excitement. His arm propped against the inside of the doorway, casually leaning yet blocking off my exit..." I mean it sounds a bit intimidating, but it was still hot. Chase is a tad bit territorial, "Actually; we're good. If we wanted to join you, we would have. I don't think we need your permission." Let's talk about Morgan and the fact tha ...more
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Sep 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This book was so good! I loved it and I thought that it is well worth the read! I have to say though that I felt that it went a bit slow at the beginning but then it picked up so quickly and I couldn't put it down! I really enjoyed the characters! Morgan Cauldwell was the main character and it took me a while to really connect with her but when I did I loved her and also her personality! I also felt really sorry for her as she had been through a lot! Chase Thomas was the one of the love interest ...more
Tracey (Life and Literature)
Jul 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Gifted was a really enjoyable read! I admit to it taking me a little while to get into it, but once I did, I couldn't put it down.

Morgan is definitely not like any other girls her age. Strange things happen to her and around her. Things that she can't explain or control. Things that she keeps hidden from everyone else. And then there are the recurring dreams of a man who's face she cannot see. After the death of her grandmother she is drawn to travel across the country to attend Manc
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Celsey Seivert
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for an honest review...

This book blew me away!! Jenny keeps you on edge the whole time!

This is a story about a girl named Morgan who knew she has always been different from normal people, she has never really fit in very well. Her parents passed from a car accident when she was 5 years old and her Gran raised her till she pasted not even a year ago. Morgan wanted something different so she found a school that has dorms in Manchester. So far everything is going g
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Christoph Fischer
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Gifted" by Jenny Phillips is a well written young adult story about a girl with supernatural talents who after the loss of her parents starts life at Manchester Academy Boarding School. She soon finds her bearings at school but struggles with nightmares, her unexplainable gift to change her hair and some odd seizure she cannot put into context. Just as she starts dating one boy another appears who seems to know about her abilities.
This book is teenage literature at a very skilled level. I
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Claire Taylor
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Jenny Phillips
Gifted
The Broken Soul Series #1

Well written and descriptive, the book had me gripped from the start. Morgan has been through so much in her life, and has been left to work it all out herself, until Chase is sent to talk to her and that’s where things got really interesting. The relationships she forms all become important parts of the story, giving it depth, though I feel sorry for Nolan. There are so many twists and turns to this story, esp. the ending, I was left wanting so mu
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Aneesa Price
Dec 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
A Review of Gifted by Jenny Phillips

While I'm not a YA fan, I do read a book of any genre if it has a great story and is well told. This is indeed the case for Gifted. I had not enjoyed YA this much since Twilight or the Van Allen Series. Jenny's writing style is lovely, the plot is good and the cliffhanger is awesome. I recommend this for any reader who loves YA.

A Review by Aneesa Price - Sugary, Spicy Reads

(Adult Romance Writer and Reviewer)
Tia
Dec 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
First of all the book was pretty damn great. However, it starts off very confusing and slow. When it does speed up, there is a general sadness. It was well written and I felt a huge emotional connection with the characters. I was heartbroken at the end when Chase left her. It was kind of a haunting type novel. I will definitely be reading the second installment.
Jen Lee
Nov 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-series
What is up with this reoccurring plot twist. The last two books have done this to me. Presented me with a swoon worthy man, that captures your heart, only to leave it broken. It gives the book dynamic and makes you want to read on, the only problem is i have to wait for the next book to come out to mend my heart. Great book though!
Tara
Oct 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Slow to start. By about 30% in it finally picked up. The pace then was good and kept me interested.

I would of liked a little more background with the gifts and the who, what, where, why and how.

I'll most likely pick up book 2 and see how that goes
Jamie
Jul 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
WOOOOW. The ending, man.

There were some aspects I didn't like, but overall I really liked it. And yes, I will read the next one when I get the chance. (:
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