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The Sixth Power

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Tania Westing, a high school senior, is one of the Gifted Ones, descendants of an ancient family with seven special powers. Some of the powers are common, and some are rare.

Until her geneticist brother Tom was murdered, Tania lived an ordinary life. Now hidden in her mind is a clue that will reveal Tom's research, including secret formulas to unlock all seven powers. Durin
Kindle Edition, 342 pages
Published January 22nd 2013
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Bayan Basri
I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is a great story with elements you've already heard of and completely new aspects that make this book unique and fresh.
Tania is a great heroine. She isn't perfect. She needs help and training from other more experiences people like her, and she acknowledges that. She keeps her emotions in check and stays strong for the majority of the book but she does have moments of weakness which make her all the more human. What I l
Lynda Bester
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Rissa Flores
Jan 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Sixth Power is a book about good vs evil. Knowledge is power, and El Calavera, the book's main antagonist, believes that one of the most powerful discoveries that can change the world is in the mind of Tania Westing, a high school senior. Tania Westing is one of the Gifted Ones with the ability to heal other people, but she has always lived an ordinary life - up until the moment she met a man named Dan Maclean. After she realizes that her life is in grave danger, she faces one challenge ...more
Aug 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side!

Firstly I would like to thank Carol Nicolas, author of The Sixth Power for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this book!

I loved the main character Tania is lovable and I really adored her, she is powerful, confident, compassionate and I really heart the sweet romantic relation between her and Dan.

The suspense will make you think about what's about to come through out the story and the aut
via ✨
Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013, young-adult, yikes

I was so disappointed by this book that I cannot even begin to properly explain it. When I first started reading The Sixth Power, I admit that I had no clue what I’m walking into, just that it involves super powers and genetic research. We all know how many books/comics, both good and bad, have attempted that kind of plot recipe before with a myriad of varying results, so I was wondering what would make this book stand out from the rest.

Nothing made this book stand out. In fact, I can name a
diane chard
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I really enjoyed this book. It was fun intriguing and a lot of love. Dan and Tania are special people.
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I really liked this book. Loved the paranormal/sci-fi aspects of it. It was kindof a mix of both, has the genetics playing into it, but these "Gifted" ones are born that way, not made, so that is where I feel the paranormal part of witches powers etc.

Anyway, over all its about good vs. evil, and Knowledge is very powerful, and the evil El Calavera is the books main antagonist, he believes that one of the most powerful discoveries that can change the world is hidden in the mind of Tania Westing,
Danielle Forrest
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
This story intrigues from the very beginning, with Tania's brother sneaking in and saying his goodbyes. You know something bad is going to happen. You can feel the emotion, the tension, as he says his final farewell, constantly cognizant of the enemies that lurk.

This story is like one of those Russian dolls - you take off a layer, only to find another beneath it. Each layer peels away, revealing more clues, more hints, until everything is made clear. The mysteries in this book will keep you gues
I was asked by the author to read and review this. I got nothing from her but a free book. (Which really, isn't a bad exchange.)

So, this sounds very similar to a lot of other books out there right now, namely Kelley Armstrong's two YA series (one of them being The Darkest Powers. I can't think of the name of the other right now). I like the idea of Gifts and if it comes with a little sci-fi in the form of genetics, I'll still take it.

What I liked about this was that the story was intricate and m
Sara Strand
Jun 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
While this is a YA novel, it doesn't fully feel like it. If you are a fan of The Lord of the Rings, you'll probably enjoy this because the secret carried throughout this book is a riddle of sorts from that book. I am also left chanting,"sequel, sequel" because you are left with some loose ends and a big of a cliff hanger at the very end.
Tania has had a life full of loss- her mother died in an accident and her brother died of an apparent suicide. But all is not as it seems and that goes with eve
Aug 10, 2013 rated it liked it
I am received this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book is about a teenaged girl (Tanta) who comes into her special powers. She was discouraged from using it in the past for her own safety. She is the key of a secret that can have dire consequences if it is used for evil purposes.

The beginning of the story grabbed my attention. I really enjoyed the first chapter of the book. Tom’s chapter had a sense of urgency, suspense and mystery. I got sucked into the world.

*Spoiler Alert*

This was a fast-paced, enjoyable read that is clean, suspenseful, and well-written. Normally, I am not much swayed by the cover of a book, but I have to say this one is particularly haunting. I love it! I was pulled into the story early on. Tania’s voice throughout is youthful, generally confident, and pleasing. I particularly liked the mystery that surrounds most of the characters – everyone has secrets. The evil faction is especially loathsome. The sweet romance that develops between Tania and ...more
Carol Nicolas
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Tania Westing has a rare ability to heal that she has kept hidden her whole life. From the moment she uses her gift, they are after her, seeking the research her geneticist brother hid before he was killed. When she travels with her father to Tucson, Arizona, they follow. There she meets Dan Maclean, and she soon discovers that Dan and his family also have special abilities. Dan and his sister breathe for their little sister, whose life is in peril as her twelfth birthday approaches. Tania disco ...more
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
Carol pens "The Sixth Power" a thrilling adventure of paranormal romance and mystery in a fast paced, well written plot that totally had me captivated from the start. The cover itself just hooked me right in with her haunting stare shown. There was great character development that was believable and the special powers descriptions were fantastic. A must read for all paranormal lovers.

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
Jan 29, 2013 rated it liked it
The beginning was sort of overwhelming with a lot of stuff thrown at you with no explanations, and then after that the book moved very slowly for a stretch. Once I got about halfway through I enjoyed it a lot more and rushed to finish it so I could find out what happened to everyone. Overall it was pretty good.
Mar 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Lori Howe
Feb 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
An author to watch. This YA is a good read and will be worth your time. Enjoyed all the references to LOTR and I hope this is the beginning of a series. it was terrific, too, to run across a heroine who wasn't too stupid to live or was frustrating to read. ...more
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
i loved the book.
Feb 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Not bad for a YA book. It was slow and dragged on at some parts. And some parts were rushed and corny. Some parts were overly preachy. But overall a decent and interesting story.
Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
a fun, quick read. an interesting and fairly engaging world. nothing earth-shattering, but in terms of teen fiction, it's pretty decent. ...more
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Carol Nicolas lives in southern California. A native of Canada, she attended BYU-Idaho (formerly Ricks College) and obtained a bachelor’s degree in education from Brigham Young University (Provo). A teacher, mother of five, world traveler, and fan of sci-fi/fantasy books and films, she enjoys gardening, painting, and family history research. She likes rock, pop, Celtic and classical music. She is ...more

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