The Synthesis (Powerless #1)

Rated 4.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Mira Ipswich couldn't have ever known the startling difference that separates her from the rest of humanity. But when she discovers a strange anomaly in the midst of her seclusion, her parents must reveal she exists in a world where everyone is imbued with a wondrous natural gift. Everyone except herself that is. Follow her attempts to fit in with peers and understand her unthinkable condition.
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Words: 78,890
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452482637
About Jason Letts

I like to pretend I've never grown up. I teach English to kids in Japan, love playing at summer camps, and write stories intended for adolescent audiences--they really are the only real fountain of youth. Come check out what I'm about and get in touch with me on twitter for electronic food fights! Happy reading!

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Review by: frostschutz on Nov. 02, 2010 :
For anime fans, the setting of this book is similar to Gakuen Alice. An apparently powerless main character, people with strange super powers (like not having to breathe or sweating oil), and academy where they're being taught, and a war in which they're somehow involved.

There's more to this story though; in the first book, Mira learns of her own past, and hopefully this will be explained in more detail in the sequel, which I'm going to read now.

If you're looking for a book that is not traditional fantasy with knights and swords, but instead involves strange super powers, this is well worth a try.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Scott Hissong on Oct. 17, 2010 :
This was a well written YA book for a first-time author.

It was very interesting what the main character had to go through because of her "condition". I can't wait to read the next book in the series to see what happens next.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Toni Hibberd on June 06, 2010 : (no rating)
I enjoyed this book very much. The main character is warm and giving, the supporting characters are human and three-dimensional, and the story and the world it is set in are well-thought-out, detailed, engaging, exciting and interesting. It's an excellent and thoughtful debut, and I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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