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(Talented Saga #4)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  1,710 ratings  ·  120 reviews
The Agency stole everything: her world, her life, her future with the only person who remained true. Now Talia must fight to reclaim what’s hers…
When Talia runs away from the only life she’s ever known, she becomes the target of a ruthless manhunt. Those she once considered friends are suddenly bona fide enemies, unwavering in their pursuit. If the Agency can’t have her, t
Paperback, 181 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Dabber & Baehr (first published September 1st 2013)
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Joyce Wetherbee
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've enjoyed this series from the first book and have found subsequent novels are each better than the previous. Talia has made a deal with Ian Crane for the help she needs to rescue Erik. Once he's back in friendly hands and conscious, he tells Ian everything that was done while he was held captive. Ian calls in the UNITED council to present to them the evidence they need proving Mac needs to be stopped.

There's a reason the use of the creation drug was banned, but that doesn't bother Mac. He ha
It seems it has all come down to this... Talia must align with who she thought was the enemy. She will battle those she calls friends. She must put herself and safety of those she loves on the line to reveal the true evil mechanization of TOXIC. The plot has come to a head and the entire world will become aware of the devastation the power hungry have caused.

I've loved the Talented Saga from the beginning but Created just might be my favorite one of them all. Sophie Davis out did herself with th
Megan S
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I first found out about this series at Bookcon 2014. I was running all over the place trying to find this one book only to find that the last two books were left. So I bought the 3rd one and got the rest for my Kobo. In a matter of weeks, I managed to read all four and I was astounded by all of them.

Talia Lyons is really unique compared to all of the characters I met before in books. She is brave, strong, fearless and loving. She wants to avenge her parents death but it's not easy. She learned
May 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, dystopia
Action, action and more action! Gretchen's role was shocking because I never even counted her in all this although I should have. Don's death was sad. ...more
Another fabulously amazing sequel!

I get so excited when I hear another instalment in the Talented series is ready to read. I have to firstly thank Sophie for another review copy.
She is awesome! Both as a writer and as a person.

But wow! I was expecting amazing but this just blew me away.
It was fast paced and packed with adrenaline pumping action that just kept you glued to the pages. I was helplessly compelled to read every word and I could not peel my eyes away for one second.. Not that I wa
Oct 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

“Created” picks up right where “Hunted” left off. Talia along with the help of Ian plans on rescuing Erik from Toxic director Mr. McDonough better known as Mac. I enjoyed this book just as much as the rest of the books in the series. Secrets are revealed, lives are destroyed and most of all freedom seems to be no longer a choice of free will. Mac is determined to create more and stronger Talents in those he see as worthy. After certain events
Dec 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really liked this one but it had something that kept nagging at me and that's why I gave it 4 stars instead of the usual 5.
I didn't like Talia this time around, she was too insecure, too late to respond, I can't even count the number of times she FROZE. I just didn't feel like she was herself. Confident in her abilities, super bad-ass-kicker. I just thought she would grow more as a character and not actually involve. With her new powers she should have been one of the best. But I didn't feel i
Amanda Phillips
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I just finished this book this morning and it was wonderful. I loved it just as much as I've loved all of the books in the Talented series. I love immersing myself in Talia's world and can't stop reading once I start unless my eyes won't stay open.

***Spoiler Alert!!! If you haven't read the other books in the series, don't read any more***

Talia has joined forces with Ian Crane, the man she vowed to kill from childhood as an act of revenge against her murdered parents. But things aren't always wh
Jaime Buncie
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
More....more....more.....more.....I need more. I love these characters so much that I never want their story to end. Ever. Just keep writing them until there's nothing left. I love these books, characters, development, just.....oh my god. I want MORE!!!!!

Was that fangirl of me? Yeah, I guess it was. So I'm a fangirl of Sophie Davis. I just really do love her books. I can't wait to see if she comes out with a 5th in this series, and I want more of the other series' as well. Keep it going, Ms. Da
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is the first book of the series that was actually interesting. Still a predictable plot, but the characters are less annoying.
Adael Sumner

This was disappointingly short! Basically, one scene. And why the switch to Kenly? The -extremely - short story was well written & quite descriptive, but I am not sure I will continue with the series. The length of this book coupled with previous grammatical errors limits my interest in the rest of the series.
Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-psychic
I'm surprised myself by how much I have come to love YA books and this series is one in a short list of favorites. I won't say this is my favorite of all of the books in the series and probably because it is a bit busy...there is a lot going on in this book and given where things end, looks like there is a potential for another one.

We pick up with where Hunted left off which is a good thing cause we know Talia needs to get Erik back and of course stop Mac from creating new talents. However, the
Elizabeth Ashley
This book was mind blowing! There was so much action, adventure, and romance. I felt like this book could go on forever and I would never get bored!!!

It has all led up to this point, where Talia and Crane's forced unite to take down TOXIC. I love Talia's character, she is consistent throughout these books, yet continues to grow and development. She is strong and bright and stops at nothing to help those she loves. In this particular book she struggles with figuring out whether her decisions are
Tara Zormier
Poor Talia! She has some seriously hard realities to face in this book. Penny's (Talia's best friend) boyfriend seriously dislikes Talia. He is vicious to her! I think he is a real jerk, but Talia puts up with it because she feels guilty for turning Penny in as a spy.

Talia is forced to go to Ian Crane to help get Erik out of prison. Erik is beaten daily and forced to take the Creation Drug. Poor Erik! Ian Crane is not who Talia thought he was. He was a good friend to her family and cares deeply
Dec 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks, own-it
While I enjoyed the return of a more kick ass Talia I was expecting this to be the final of the series and was a little disappointed not to have everything wrapped up. There were also several very minor things which bugged me. Specifically how everyone (including Talia) seems to blame her for stuff that is not her fault. While I thought Brand vitriolic hatred a bit unfair, especially as it is rooted in something that Talia had absolutely nothing to do with I get that he could blame her for Penny ...more
Magic Within the Pages
Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Reviewer: Donna - Magic Within The Pages
Rating: 5 Stars

This book starts off with Talia, with the help of Crane and UNITED storming the agencies prison to rescue Erik, Talia's boyfriend who was captured. There is so much to the story, especially in this book that made me so hooked. Talia has to go up against Mac, the agencies director who she grew up with and thought of as a father figure. Talia has been through so much, finding out that the agency that she grew up with is creating Talented human
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-read-books
I love anything Sophie Davis writes, I have not read anything I haven’t liked by her! If you haven’t read the other books, please stop now because I am going to talk spoilers from previous books.

Deception continues to run deep in this series, and unfortunately it is not always my favorite element in books. I am just really glad that Penny turned out not to be the total bad guy. I was really hung up over that because I felt like Penny was Talia’s only chance for a real relationship. I still hated
Aug 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
"Created" is a pivotal book in the Talented series because everything finally comes to a head between TOXIC and the UNITED. Talia is bound and determined to rescue Eric, the love of her life. When she reaches him. she is not prepared for the bad condition he is in. If they are unable to make an emergency landing and get him a blood transfusion he will die.

As Eric receives medical attention, TOXIC manages to track them down. A major fight ensues and someone Talia loves will not make it out alive.
Barbara Gordon
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC of this book by the author for review. There may have been a little begging involve. Maybe. Just a little.

OMG! I loved this book even more than the rest! Okay, maybe not more than book 1, but it was so freaking fantastic!!! We are completely invested by the end of Chapter 1 - finding out a dear friend was involved in the death of her parents, knowing at the end of the countdown she'll be on her way to rescue Erik. This book was full of action, suspense, love, and lots of supe
Cheryl Duval
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-for-review
I was given an ARC of this book by the author for an honest review.

The first thing I want to say about the Talented Series is the the author, Sophie Davis, has talent!

I was in love with the story from the first book and I must say I loved Created as much, if not more, then the other books. It was so easy to get caught up in the story as the characters either get you to love them or really hate them.

There are so many twists and surprises in Created that nothing turns out the way you expect it t
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Definitely not what I expected to happen. I am saddened at how things happened with Donovan- I kept hoping for something good to come of all that and even though he saved her life, it was hard to let that storyline go. The writing is captivating and won't let you go. You will need to keep reading to find out what happens. The end of this book leads you to believe that Mac will finally meet his end, but truly, is Gretchen the worst one? Was she the one manipulating things? I hope it doesn't end u ...more
Nov 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
I also won this book in Paperback from the author awhile ago and I couldn't wait to get started reading it. I found this instalment to be jammed with information, but there was also a ton of action throughout. But I am mad at where the book ended haha. It's kind of a cliffhanger, but more just I need to know what is going to happen! It seems with every book, old questions get answered but new ones arise. Even with all of that going on this one did read a bit slower for me.
I just love this series
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Such a whirlwind of a book! There was never a dull moment in Created. I felt as though there was no delay between the events in Hunted and Created, which I enjoyed. Sophie Davis continues to dazzle readers in her ability to describe, in detail, the setting of the story and the characters emotions. I liked that this book focused a lot on the Talents and the Creation drug, making it very action packed. This book demonstrates how much the characters have changed, especially in their ability to ...more
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I found the first of this series for free on the kindle store and thought i'd check it out. I then bought all of them and have thoroughly enjoyed every one. Talia is a wonderful and complex character and had me laughing outloud a couple of times. Some of the plots twists i guess fairly early but did not spoil the read for me. This series is a great dystopian series and is a little more mature than others of the same genre. I will definitely be recommending them to anyone who asks! ...more

I don’t know why but this book fell flat for me. I really enjoyed the last half of the second book and the third book in its entirety. I’m sad to say that this is where the series ends for me. The part of the story that I was interested in has more or less ended so I will not be continuing with the next book. Maybe someone else will enjoy it more than I did? Happy reading everyone!
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
I'm glad the series is over. It ended how I expected it to, happy ending and all. But I can't help but feel disappointed. I guess I was expecting more from this series. The plot in the first two books is so different from this book. I guess I feel like this book was thrown together, the author wanting to wrap things up. I'm glad the series ended here. This book was already pushing the story plot. ...more
Jul 31, 2014 rated it liked it
I really enjoy reading this series... Lies betrayal double agents. All with a fast paced strategy and a whirlwind romance. I am beginning to wonder if life will ever be normal for Talia though.
Interested to see how they will overcome the next steps in this massive dilemma!
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once again, the Talented saga has left me aching to read the next installment. Not only was Created an action-packed page turner, but also brought about a swarm of emotion within me--something not many books or authors have achieved. I laughed, I cried, I BAWLED at one point. Interestingly enough, I bawled over a character that I initially loathed. Oh Sophie, what have you done to me?!?

So...Created is Book 4 of the Talented saga. I was so thrilled that the book picked up right where the last one
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Note: I've read the book and listened to the audiobook. This review covers both. I recommend reading the first three books in this series before reading this book, or my review due to possible spoilers.

Story Summary and Overall Thoughts:
This book is a young adult sci-fi story with elements of urban fantasy and the paranormal. It's the fourth in an epic series which spans eight books. I love this series, and the main character and her boyfriend are defectors from TOXIC, an organization which wasn
Oct 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had been slowly liking the series more in recent books but this one dragged at the end. Just when I thought I was starting to like the main character (especially her taking responsibility for Alex), I was reminded of all the reasons I didn’t. She is at the center of everything yet really add nothing those around her. She is a spoiled child and frankly inept at her biggest talent. Henri is about to get shot and she uses her power to pick up a gun when she could more easily pulled the gun from t ...more
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"Sophie Davis" is the pseudonym for two best friends, roommates, and now writing partners. The pair met at Dickinson Law and instantly bonded over their love of great books and bad horror movies. After they graduated, when one longed for the ability to read minds so she wouldn't have to study for the bar exam, a Saga was born. When the Talented Saga went on to be an internationally bestselling ser ...more

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