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Talented Saga #6


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When Talia and Erik leave Washington after UNITED's attack on TOXIC, they have no idea that the war has just begun. The Talented are about to lose their citizenry, their status, their entire lives.

With the Creation drug wreaking havoc on Erik, the couple relocates to Eden - an island community of Talented refugees from around the globe. Though it's supposed to be paradise for the residents, where they can live without fear or containment, Eden turns out to be anything but.

Before the duo strikes out to save their brethren, they must first help an old ally who's proven to be an enemy in the past. But what consequences will they face for doing so? And what will happen when a ghost materializes with an ulterior agenda?

New alliances will form. Truths will be revealed. And the lives of all of the Talented will be forever changed.

It's go time.

253 pages, Kindle Edition

First published March 3, 2015

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Sophie Davis

47 books880 followers
Author of twenty-six books in six series, Sophie Davis is a pseudonym for best friends turned co-authors. The pair met in law school and instantly bonded over their love of great books and bad horror movies. When one longed for the ability to read minds so she wouldn't have to study for the bar exam, they created a dystopian world with superpowers that spans nine books.

While writing in genres of paranormal romance, time travel, urban fantasy, and mystery, their works have been optioned for film and translated for an international audience. You can find them teaching their dogs to enter wormholes in the desert of Southern California.

For more information, visit www.SophieDavisBooks.com

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Profile Image for Autumn.
2,143 reviews38 followers
March 14, 2015

I received an ARC copy to give an honest review.
I loved this series from the very beginning. Just the fact that it is a new take for me is what blew me away. You have people who have these powers that they were born with but it is not normal things. It is more like they can morph, read people's mind, manipulate people and so forth.
With Unforgettable this is an in-between novel of Created and Inescapable. If you read the last book Created it was more about Kenly and how she escaped and where she went to. This time Unforgettable is taken from Erik and Talia's point of view on how they found Kenly and what leads up to them finding poachers.
Talia is still my favorite character. She is a smart-aleck, she tries to be nice but it is hard for her. We get to see how she struggles to keep her temper in but it seems Erik has more of the problem.
Erik is really struggling with the way he has drug that TOXIC gave him in his body. It is one that he is becoming more distanced from Talia but we later learn why exactly. And we all know that Talia is going to find out what exactly is his problem.
The love the Erik and Talia have for each other is one that will be very hard to break and I think they do better together rather than apart.

Now as you know Talia and Erik both work for UNITED since they left TOXIC. They get sent on a crucial mission that could either help the created or destroy them. But once Talia and her team infiltrate where the poachers are things take a turn for not good but not worse either. We watch as it is non-stop action for all the characters in the book and I can say the ending had me literally throwing my nook on my bed and going WHAT!!!! That was the end, now when in the hell is the next book coming out.
Wanting to started an amazing new series? Then pick up book one and go from there. You will not be disappointed as this is a great series to start.
Profile Image for Ashlyn Barker-Salyer.
167 reviews2 followers
March 7, 2015
I was excited to begin reading Unforgettable as I’ve enjoyed all of the Talented series by Sophie Davis and always look forward to the next book. The last book, Exiled: Kenly’s Story, and Unforgettable tell a similar story that covers the same period of time, but it’s written from different perspectives. Because Unforgettable is written from the perspectives of Erik and Talia it completely changes the story; you won’t feel like you’re reading the same book twice. I love the storyline of Talia and Erik so I enjoyed Unforgettable significantly more than Exiled. I found that this book transported me back into the Talented Saga that I fell in love with and will happily continue to follow.

Sophie Davis does a wonderful job creating original stories that are believable yet fall in the paranormal/fantasy range. So many books in similar genres seem to follow overdone storylines so I love that Sophie continues to keep things fresh. Personally, I hope she sticks with the main perspectives of Talia and Erik in the future as those are the characters that I fell in love with and I find myself dreaming about what will happen next in the series. While I enjoyed Exiled and learning more about Kenly in the previous book, the book didn’t capture my attention nearly as much as Unforgettable. I would highly recommend Unforgettable! It took me a chapter or two to remember what happened in the last book and engage with the material, but once I did, I couldn’t put the book down; Sophie hooked me in yet again!

*I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.*
Profile Image for Rachael Fick.
238 reviews16 followers
March 1, 2015
As big a fan of this series as I am, needless to say I was ABSOLUTELY EXCITED to learn that I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book follows Talia & Erik during the same time frame as EXILED: KENLY'S STORY. If, like me, you wondered what was going on with our favorite Talented couple while Kenly was in London, imprisoned by the Poachers; you are about to find out.

Read along as Talia & Erik coordinate resources to rescue Kenly and the rest of the Created from being sold into slavery.

What happens when you have to make the choice to leave other Talented people behind to rescue the Created? What happens when Talia & Erik try to walk the line between what is morally right; and what UNITED wants them to do?

If you think you know what happened before, during and after the auction/rescue from reading Kenly's Story, think again. When Talia decides to trust Victoria, will she regret it? Or will she find out that trust was warranted, after all?

Will Erik learn to control all the talents that he was infected with, or will they get the best of him?

With an action packed story that will rock your senses, this book definitely lives up to the name UNFORGETTABLE! I am already eagerly awaiting the next installment!
Profile Image for Linda.
1,140 reviews
July 5, 2018
Ok, so the reason I am giving this 3 stars is because a large portion is already shared in Kenly's story, except told from Talia's perspective. Although interesting because there are differences in the telling given Talia and group are not in England and still working through locating Created in the US, quite a bit is not new.

Why I did like it is that we do get a lot of what is going on with Erik, after having been infected with the Creation drug. We also get perspective on what Talia and United were finding in the US and their challenges with the Created, instead of just Kenly's point of view of what she thought was happening. And the ending was mind-boggling. I'm still trying to figure out how they kept Erik from storming to Talia's rescue.
September 18, 2017
I was impatiently waiting to read "Marked" the entire time I was enjoying "Exiled." As good as it was to see this new unstable and dangerous world through Kenly's eyes, it was good to get back to events from Talia and Erik's perspectives. "Marked" takes us back to the style Sophie wrote "Captivated" in where we get to go back and forth between Erick and Talia's experiences from chapter to chapter.

There're no shortages of examples of how far Talia and Erick will go for one another but I really loved how "Marked" took us to the extremes of their sacrifices. Erick has to make a deep emotional sacrifice to save someone that Talia cares deeply for. That of course proves challenging with the carnal emotional state Erick has been in since being experimented on. We really get to see his true strength in being able to bottle his rage and do what he has to to make Talia happy. We get to see Talia do the same, literally risking everything to save someone Erick cares for. Talia and Erick both create an "Einstein-Rosen Bridge" between being superhuman and completely human simultaneously. They’re both selfish when it comes to one another and they both struggle to control their power when something sets them off about the other but, they are fully selfless when it comes to doing anything for one another. The pacing that their relationship has grown up to this point has been perfect in that things seem to have progressed really quickly, but in actuality across the last few books it's been really organic and they still seem to have so far to go in the growth of their love.

We were introduced to some new “players” in “Exiled” that posed an entirely new threat to the Talented and Created. Sophie manage to introduce us to yet another power player that may or may not be benevolent towards the Talented and Create without overshadowing the dangers the threat from “Exiled” posed. Someone one Talia’s past resurfaces with strange markings that seem familiar but Talia’s not able to place from where, but she knows the person bearing these markings shouldn’t be there. Sophie really did a great job of paying us off from the events of “Exiled” but let us hanging with this new “player.”

“Marked” was such a fun read. Even though it paralleled the events of Kenly’s story, it never felt like Sophie was recycling anything from “Exiled.” Both books stand firmly on their own but when put together, compliment one another perfectly.
Profile Image for Cathy.
241 reviews14 followers
August 20, 2018
Back to Talia and Erik's storyline and point of view

Backtrack's to right after TOXIC was taken down, and back to the story being told from Talia's and Erik's point of view now, to when they became United agents trying to capture all the created. Every talented and created fear that the peace treaty will be negated, and they would all be without any protection of any kind, and poachers would become the norm, and they might not be the worst possible scenario that they may face in the future. United agents go on a mission to the auction to rescue Kenly and buy up all of the created. Really great series! Enjoying it immensely.
July 22, 2020
I love this series! I do think there are some nauseatingly lovey dovey moments between Talia and Erik, but given the intended audience I deal with it. The storyline and drama always keeps me wanting to keep reading. I do think this one could have been combined with Exiled into a longer book to reduce the amount of retelling of some of the same things, but otherwise I feel this one has kept on par with the previous books. (It was called Marked when I was reading it which I think is a much better title than Unforgettable)
Profile Image for Kat.
135 reviews2 followers
June 21, 2018
Another amazing book! I'm so glad we're back to Talia's point of view, although coupled with Erik's POV as well. I really missed Talia's powerful talents! This book was mostly covering the same time frame as in Kenly's book. It's good to see what happened "behind the scenes" to Kenly's rescue. I honestly couldn't stop reading and ended up finishing this book in less than 2 days. I'm dreading the end of this series... I never want it to end!
August 12, 2017
I wanted to give more stars!

I really like this series but it's hard to continue reading. The author lacks transition from one book to the next. It's frustrating as a reader when you spend half of the time trying to figure out where the New book is beginning. Only the author know????
February 22, 2018
Love this book

I love this book series, I am always looking for new series to read and at first I was skeptical but I honestly love this book. Everything about it keeps me wanting to read it.
Profile Image for Laura Witte.
254 reviews4 followers
April 29, 2018

I didn’t see that ending coming! Another great continuation in this series of books. Thoroughly enjoying Natalia and Erik’s story, as well as all their friends. I really like the alternating POV.
Profile Image for Amanda.
230 reviews3 followers
December 17, 2018
This book was so much better than Exiled! I missed reading from Talia’s perspective, and I enjoyed that Davis alternated between Talia and Erik. I was disappointed not to see much of Ian Crane and Alex. I hope they play a bigger role in the next book.
Profile Image for Andrea Heltsley.
Author 16 books326 followers
May 15, 2017
I love Erick and Talia! It was good to get the other end of the story from Book 5, Exiled. Five glittery stars! One of the best series I have read!
Profile Image for Jessica Willoughby.
1,164 reviews6 followers
July 22, 2017
Love this series

This a a great series for any reader looking to find the next series to suck them in like Hunger Games
Profile Image for Bree Murphy.
58 reviews1 follower
January 20, 2018
Loved it

Can't wait to read the next book in the collection Talia n Erik n Penny are my favorite characters can't wait to see what happens next
Profile Image for Sheila gullick.
278 reviews4 followers
January 21, 2018
Great book

Great book. Love the characters. Strong willed. Could not put it down. Full of action and so many twist and turns
588 reviews
August 21, 2018
What a great story.

Even though this story did double u p on some of the same information as the previous book it didn't emphasize it. The ending was a real shocker.
Profile Image for Brittany Goodman.
859 reviews124 followers
January 2, 2019
That ending

That is what is called a cliffhanger. I am in the edge of my seat. I can't wait to see what happens next. Crossing my fingers for a HEA.
68 reviews
April 26, 2020
Excellent reading

I enjoyed reading the parts of the story that happened in book 5, but were seen from different views. I saw things I .missed the first time.
Profile Image for Michelle Jenkins.
788 reviews1 follower
May 20, 2020
Holy moly best series! Amazing characters, story line, guessing, love, loyalty, betrayal, such emotions reading this series! Couldn’t put it down!
Profile Image for Victoria.
145 reviews44 followers
June 14, 2015
~4 1/2 stars~

Talia is back in action, along with Erik, Penny, Brand, Frederick and Henri to save the Created--specifically Kenly and the other captured by Poachers.

From Talia's eyes we visit Eden, interact with UNITED (especially Victoria), go to England, and piece together the broken world Toxic left behind, and the new one emerging from the ashes. Amidst her point-of-view Erik's experiences and thoughts peek through, giving the reader a keen insight into his mindset and how the Creation drug is affecting him; the emotion flux that is warring inside him--same as we saw in a Talia in the previous books. However, Erik chooses to deal with it differently. We learn more about the powers Erik has gained from his imprisonment, and how they could help the gang save Kenly and the other Created.

Our deepest loved characters have come so far. Talia and Erik are strong in their relationship and feelings for each other--reunited--but with emotions running high, there is a constant need to work together, to not fight. Erik's anger toward Kenly, however, is yet another setback in their ultimate goal, especially when he may be the only person that can find her in time. Penny, although forever altered by her imprisonment by Mac, torture and the additional side-effects of the Creation drug in her, she has come so far to moving forward...perhaps with Brand by her side, and Talia always supporting her. Frederick and Henri are just always there, reliable and known to say it as it is--no sugarcoating.

I loved this book. I honestly don't know if Sophie Davis can create something truly horrible. Normally I'm leery of side-stories, or outtakes as these can be considered, but to me they really do feel like another step in the story, not a repetition of something told already from a new perspective or just a fluffy piece to sell. No, this book had purpose. it gave further depth into how the government functions in this alternate society, how it can crumble and the loopholes around laws to protect the Talented.

The hardest part for me was that it did jump around with the points of view, and news-casting, whereas all the other books in the series had been told from one solid point of view.

There's really not much I can say and gush about without giving away the book, and you all know how I feel about spoilers so instead I'm going to push and punctuate this editorial with: GO READ UNFORGETTABLE!!

While this book takes place after Created, and can go with Exiled, it doesn't have to (though I highly recommend that you read both because some things will make a lot more sense to character interactions and reactions).

*This book was received in exchanged for an honest review*
Profile Image for Ashley Poteet.
289 reviews8 followers
February 17, 2017

What a fantastic rescue mission! Now told through the eyes of Talia and Eric. They ready themselves to rescue kenly from the poachers. Everything goes of without to Mich of a hitch, even managing to save several others.

But no good deed goes unpunished and things escalate out of control quickly.

1 review
March 1, 2015
Received an advance review copy and devoured it in a couple of hours! I probably skimmed past a lot of detail but it was sure exciting enough to keep me glued to my Kindle (instead of sensibly putting it down for a break and taking a nap.)

Nice to have spunky Natalia (Tals) and crazy Erik back, although Erik is struggling with the aftermath of being injected with the Creation drug and it's affecting his relationship with Tals. There was a lot more lovey-dovey commentary (in their thoughts or otherwise) than I recall there being in the past books. Lovey-dovey stuff is not quite my thing, but I guess they really do depend on each other for strength and to help control the craziness that comes with so many Talents.

It was pretty cool to see the Exiled story of Kenly and Poachers being told from Tals' and Erik's point of view, although it did get a bit confusing that every alternate chapter was Tals/Erik/Tals, etc. Hadn't seen much written from Erik's point of view so that was certainly interesting too. I did feel kind of bad for him having to struggle with all sorts of insecurities and anger management and all that, but at least he did open up to Tals eventually.

The development of Victoria Walburton the UNITED head was also quite intriguing, she seems to have become more of a character here and you see her softer side. Definitely nice to find out that these steely characters have some feeling in them and are actually human!

The ending was definitely a cliffhanger, quite unexpected and I definitely can't wait to read Inescapable and the rest of the series!
6 reviews
March 15, 2015
Sophie Davis does it again! This time, we’re catching up on what Talia and Eric are going through to rescue Kenly and also keep themselves out of containment. This book has all of the characters we readers know and love, and we get caught up with everyone’s ups and downs during this brewing war. The series characters have become complicated, well-thought out, and complete people. Each character’s personality leaps off the page, and the reader quickly gets pulled into the story. Seeing the progression of Talia and Eric’s relationship is especially interesting, and with this book told from both their perspectives, it really lets you see how much they are sharing and keeping secret from each other. They have a real relationship and deep connection, though it’s tested a lot in this book. I liked that this book was set simultaneously with Kenly’s story, as it shows readers all of the planning (and going off-book) that went into her rescue. It confirms how much Talia and Kenly mean to each other as mentor and mentee. This book is a quick, fast-paced read, with action throughout, so you’re never bored. The ending, like most Sophie Davis endings, leaves you hanging and wanting more, yet you’re also scared to find out what’s going to happen next. If you’ve read any other Sophie Davis books, this has to be on your must-read list; and if you haven’t read her other books, it’s time you finally started because you’ll be instantly pulled into the worlds she creates so perfectly.
2,081 reviews39 followers
April 15, 2015
Talia and Erik are involved in another exciting and deadly mission. They need to enter the Poachers' Lair and save the Talented who are being auctioned. With the growing concern of the World about the Talented living among them and the escalating violence, tensions run high. This is a very dangerous undertaking. What surprises await them? Will they make it out alive? Talia and Erik are a compelling couple. They have endured much and are committed to each other, but their past won't let them go. This story had me on the edge of my seat. I wanted them to beat the odds. The secondary characters are amazing. No matter if they are friend or foe. They grab your attention. This story is well plotted and is a roller coaster ride of suspense and unexpected surprises. The tension is non stop. Just be aware that Unforgettable ends with a stunning cliff hanger. Sophie Davis has written a remarkable story. The Talented Sage just keeps getting better. I can't wait for the next book. I need answers.
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2,306 reviews6 followers
March 2, 2015
Unforgettable is another great addition to the Talented Saga. I enjoyed this book as much as the others and if you’ve enjoyed those you will enjoy this read. If you haven’t started the series yet, I recommend you giving it a try. Anya exposed Mac’s operation; Mac used Anya to get to Erik hoping that Erik would give up Talia’s location. Everyone has a mission and the rules must be followed, but what happens when the rules are broken. Councilwoman Amberly is up to something and everyone must pay for their actions, but it seems that Talia actions cost the most. When Talia is separated from Erik and being separated and once she sees the person who betrayed her and I’m just as stunned. In a world where manipulation plays a huge part it isn’t easy to tell who is friend or foe. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
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