After an incident at school that reveals her powers, Kat's parents ship her off to Midland Pines, a boarding school for the paranormally gifted, where she hopes to finish her senior year in peace. She makes new friends and has the attention of an illusionist name Levi, t ...more
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Captivate Me is an exciting, new, young adult, paranormal story.
Captivate Me takes place at Midland Pines, a school for the paranormal gifted. Kat Walsh is hoping for a chance to start over. Labeled as a witch and tormented in her home Ireland town for extraordinary abilities, she jumps at the chance to attend a school in the US.
Quickly developing new friends, Kat believes she's fi ...more
The story tells the story of Kat – a daughter of a fallen angel and a prophet. She was already aware of her power – telekinesis – so she tries her best to keep it a secret from the people around her. When she accidentally used her gift while she was in school, someone saw what she did and tells it to everybody. Now, everyone thought that she was a witch or a devil’s daughter. Moving t ...more
I really liked the school setting and how it is full of gifted students. I’ve always been someone who likes the idea and having a Sky High-esque kind of school with mind readers, elementals and that sort of thing? ...more
Honestly after reading the first few pages I knew I had already made up my mind about my feelings toward this but I kept reading in hopes that maybe I'd end up surprised and amazed. Sadly that was not the case.
-We have angels or at least nephilims which I always find to be interesting or at least note worthy.
-We have special powers unique to each person.
-There is absolutely no world buil ...more
I really enjoyed Captivate Me and did not want to stop reading it. Kat is a strong teenage character, and I loved that she called herself out on some of the themes we so often see in YA novels. At one point she decided she had to make up her mind about two guys she was interested in because she did not want to be involved in some lame love triangle (her words). I think I love her. She ...more
Kat Walsh finally feels like she fits in. She had just transferred to Midland Pines boarding school for the gifted. No longer having to hide her special gift, she is finally making friends and even has a boyfriend, Levi. But then she starts having dreams of a gorgeous boy, and the woods surrounding Midland Pines seem to call to her. And that's when things s ...more
Captivate Me is a fun YA paranormal read about a 'gifted' girl with telekintetic powers. At its essence, it's about love. How do you know if you're in love? Well, Kat, if you're thinking about that as much as you always did with Levi, that's a pretty good indicator right there. Of course, her mother's lofty advice isn't overly helpful either.
Kat is a sweet girl from Ireland. When she accidentally reveals her powers a ...more
She lives by her mothers’ words when it comes to love. She was told that when she finds that someone she will know...little does she know that when she experiences the undeniable pull of a mysterious stranger, it leads to more than just finding et ...more
Kat (Kathrin) Walsh is sent to a school for the "gifted" - because she has a special power - telekinesis. Well, why wouldn't she? She is the Daughter of a Prophet & a former (former not fallen) Angel.
I really enjoyed Kat's character - in this story she show some good character growth and also seemed to learn from her mistakes or events that happened.
During this first story she is a bit torn between Levi - ...more
Without divulging too much, this story c ...more
Kat is a teenager with extraordinary abilities. One day at school she accidentally lets the "normal" kids at school see what she's capable of. After being treated horribly by her peers, her parents let her attend Midland Pines. A school for teens with paranormal powers. She ends up meeting Levi, a super hot, popular boy. And he likes her. However, Kat is dealing with things she doesn't understand. ...more
Captivate Me is a YA spinoff of Ms. Pierce's Alyx Rayer Chronicles, although you don't have to read that series to enjoy Captivate Me. I quite enjoyed my introduction into Kat's world.
Kathrin Walsh has always been able to hide her special ability from the outside world. However, following an incident that was the result of a simple mistake made when she was running late, Kat now finds herself at Midland Pines, a school for the Gifted. Here she finds there are others like her, and sh ...more
The plot was definitely the deal breaker in this novel. The way this story flows is a bit unrealistic, but the events that happened made up for it. It wad full of action and mystery and betrayals that you could kind of see coming, but still come as a surprise. It was a nice start up to the rest of this series.
Kat Walsh is gifted, so her parents send her to a special boarding school for the gifted once she slips up and uses her telekinesis at her school. I’m not quite sure how I f ...more
Ok, so I am not really one to read or gravitate toward paranormal books but when offered to do a review for this book something made me decide to take a step out of my “smut” shell and go for it. I am so glad I did because it did not disappoint!
I’m not going to get into a ton of detail because I think it is worth you taking the time to read. It wasn’t just your normal paranormal plot. Because it involved teenagers the author also threw in normal everyday problem ...more
Captivate Me is a fantasy-type novel with supernatural elements and an alternate reality of sorts, where many humans possess a set of gifts above and beyond regular human capacity. Like everyone at her school, Kat Wals ...more
It felt like it.
We teenagers? We have petty problems. We over-react. We like two boys at once. We’re perpetually more curious than we should be. We’re easily swayable. We believe in love at first sight.
Captivate Me brought forth all of these emotions and more. Far too often, books that are supposed to be YA, don’t quite feel like YA. Either the writing is too immature—which makes it middle grade, I guess?—or too mature. B ...more
S.J. Pierce gave me this ARC for an honest review. I've read all of her other books: Marked for Vengeance, Tethered by Fate, A Race to the Finish, and Destined for Fire. They're all excellent and Captivate Me is just as incredible. What an imagination!
Captivate Me is Kat's story. She's gifted and finds her home at a school with other gifted teens. There are rules, boys, teen angst, decisions, heartbreak, and lots of surprises.
Beautifully written, sweet, and a wonderful start to a new series. ...more
This book was a paranormal gem! I loved how the author weaved in the paranormal with the everyday dilemmas. I can't wait to read the next one and there better be another one soon!!!
I know she had to chose her guy, but I was happy with the resolution of that. There was also a good twist or two along the way. ...more
Entering&The End was great. I couldn't wait anything better. I really love to read something about Angels and this is different. Susan gave us a new window that we are seeing something new,Something more unknown about Angels and I LIKE IT, LOVE IT...
There was no cliffhanger but there are a lot twists that I suspected before the subject.
Captivate Me,Totally captivated me when I read the first blurb and it's a amazing read.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given. ...more
Wow, I mean double, Wow. This was amazing!! I was ‘Captivated’ with this amazing, intense story…. And a pleasant surprise awaited me in the note from the author at the end of this book. I had no idea that Kat’s parents, are none other than Alyx Ryder and Isaac Walsh, from the other series, The Alyx Ryder Chronicles. I had read books one and two, but didn’t know book three was out, so missed out on reading that one. So I didn ...more
Captivate Me was my first young adult, paranormal, in probably a year and I was very much looking forward to it. The story centers around Kat a young girl who has been sent to a special high school for the paranormal gifted. Her mother a fallen angel and her father a dream prophet, Kat is one of three siblings and her gift is telekinesis. As the story begins, we find out quickly that Kat is still the "new girl" having only been at this school for two weeks. She's finally feeling safe and acc...more
Kat is gifted. And I’m not talking smarts; I mean her quirky DNA lets her do telekinesis and her dreams might be a tad bit prophetic. When her secret gets out, she transfers to a new school with other gifted students. Here, she finally discovers where she belongs and gets wonderful new friends and a fabulous boyfriend! Except, people start disappearing and then there’s the invisible boy who has somehow captivated her heart and haunts her dreams. And her new f ...more
“One breath. One simple, precious breath. It’s something you don’t think about until there’s a possibility that there might not be another.”
I can deal with a lot of YA tropes that most book lovers can’t. And I think that I’m really understanding of book ideas and the author’s ideas, so I don’t really mind love triangles, lost royalty, and other tropes like that. There are two though that I can’t stand; when characters fall in love with their stalke ...more
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