Friday, May 29, 2015

The Gifting - K.E. Ganshert

The Gifting by K.E. Ganshert
Series:  The Gifting
Genre: Young Adult Romance/Dystopian
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 322

About the book from :

If science is right, then I am crazy. And crazy is dangerous. 

Tess Eckhart has always felt things nobody else can feel. Then the Ouija board incident happens at a high school party. Her complete freak out sends her family across the country--next to a nationally-renowned facility for the mentally ill. Worried Tess suffers from the same illness that tormented her grandmother, her parents insist she see a psychiatrist. 

Tess is more concerned about fitting in at her new school, and hiding the fact that she's seeing a therapist at the Edward Brooks Facility. She's used to whispers and stares, but when it comes to Luka Williams, a reluctantly popular boy in her class, she's unused to a stare that intense. Then the headaches start, and the seemingly prophetic dreams that haunt her at night. As Tess tries to hide them, she becomes increasingly convinced that Luka knows something--that he might somehow be responsible. 
But what if she's wrong? What if Luka Williams is the only thing separating her from a madness too terrifying to fathom?

My thoughts:  

It's hard to find a great read in the Young Adult genre nowadays, but you need to look no further than this book!  K.E. Ganshert (well known and accomplished author in the adult Christian Fiction genre) makes her debut with this first book in "The Gifting" series.  Before we go any further, let me start out by saying that this book rocks!  Talk about edge of your seat suspense!  

Ganshert does an excellent job in developing the characters throughout the story, I definitely had some favorites along the way (and some not so favorites as well, lol).  I was quickly drawn in with the storyline of Tess and Luka, wanting to befriend them (and Leelah...loved her!), but yet unsure of all they possessed at the same time! Summer and Jennalee...I think every school has at least 2 of them, girls you love to hate.  And Pete...poor innocent Pete...I knew there had to be more to his story!

From the beginning of the novel, you can sense that this is different from Ganshert's previous's unlike anything we've yet to see from her.  And guess what? That's okay.  It's good to step outside of the box sometimes!  Even better news? Shhh...don't tell Ganshert, but I think she should permanently switch over to this genre!  (gasp)  The depth of this novel is a testament to Ganshert's skills as an author, who knew she had all this within her?  

I am counting down the days until "The Awakening" releases (book 2 in the series)...July 1st will be here before we know it.  

In the meantime, why don't you stop over at and pick up "The Gifting"'s available in Kindle format (how I read it, at a wonderful price), or as a physical, hard copy format.  Either way, you won't be disappointed!

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