Captivated, A Talented Novella (Talented Saga #3.5)

Rated 4.80/5 based on 5 reviews
Can't get enough of Talia and Erik? Want to know about their first meeting? Interested in what happens between the books? Dying for a peek at what's coming in Created? More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781301911905
About Sophie Davis

"Sophie Davis" is the pseudonym for two best friends, roommates, and now writing partners. The pair met at Penn State's Dickinson School of Law in 2005 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 series, the girls decided to throw caution to the wind and follow their shared life-long dream of being writers.

The duo currently lives in Washington, D.C. with a poodle and a rescued mutt. The pups are their faithful companions--with frequent social media appearances--as the girls navigate the world of Indie Publishing.
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Review by: Linda Terrutty on Nov. 01, 2013 :
My favorite part? The short story from Erik's point of view after he is captured...not that I did not like reading how Erik and Talia initially met or when he visited her after she was hurt and staying at Mac's. Shockingly, I was surprised how much she didn't like Erik when they first met...yes, he was the last hurdle to her being a hunter, but he was not her enemy...just doing what he was supposed to do. Then again, Talia can be a brat sometimes. However, seeing things from Erik's perspective and learning exactly what Mac was doing to him, I needed that. Erik is my favorite character and knowing he is fighting and hanging strong, and we are not justing getting Talia's viewpoint is a nice change of pace. Looking forward to Created.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: CRISSY MACKEY on Oct. 27, 2013 :
“Captivated” is an excellent read and addition to the Talented saga. We get to see exactly how Erik and Talia met and how their first battle went before becoming teammates. This book gives us all of the in between moments that went on between Erik and Talia that we didn’t get in other books. We also get to read what Erik went through after being captured by Mr. McDonough and how he was handled while being held captive. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has read and loved the previous books in the series. I am excited to read the final book in the series. I absolutely love Erik and Talia.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Christoph Fischer on Sep. 06, 2013 :
"Captivated" by Sophie Davis is as much a teaser as it is splendid bonus material for the Talented Series by this very talented author.
It consists of four shorts that take us back to where Talia and Erik - the two main characters of the series - meet, and to some other key moments of their relationship and the plot of the series.
As pointed out in the blurb, you probably need to know the series for full enjoyment and to avoid spoilers.
The book is as well written as the rest of the series and offers some fresh perspective on the romance and the plot of the series, not least because two of the stories are told from Erik's perspective, while the rest of the series isn't.
For lovers of this series the book will do wonders, taking us back to the previous parts of the series instead of rushing ahead with new material. It can be frustrating to wait for the next full book in the series but the author is giving us new material enough for me to feel I have had another good fix of the characters and the story. Now please bring on Book 4!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Monique Kharkrang on June 15, 2013 :
I love this series the characters are amazing I love how they all interect with each other I love me some ERIK he's so romantic and not to mention hot you have got to read this!!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Fiona Wilson on April 08, 2013 :
This is a short story, well actually 4 short stories, giving us an insight into several moments in the lives of Talia and Erik, 2 of my favourite characters from the Talented Saga. This saga contains 4 books so far, with a fifth due out this summer, all of which I have previously read and reviewed.

This is not a standalone novella, you need to have read the full length books in order to fully appreciate what the author shares with us in these stories.

The first of these short stories is from Talia's point of view, and is of her final fight in the trials she had to go through in order to become a Hunter for Toxic. It is also the first time she meets Erik.

The second of the stories is one we don't know about from the previous novels, because Talia wasn't told about it! Following Talia being admitted to hospital after finally meeting Ian Crane, Erik manages to spend just 5 minutes with her, and agrees not to contact her again following a short conversation with the Director.

Again we return to Talia's point of view for the third story. In this one Mac has agreed that Erik can come and visit, staying in their house, and spend some time with Talia. Mac isn't altogether happy about it, and shows it in how he speaks to Erik. But Erik is oblivious as he has planned a lovely surprise for Talia. It is so sweet in its simplicity, but exactly what Talia needs at the time.

Oh my! The fourth story - now that has me excited. I won't give anything away, but suffice to say it is from Erik's point of view, and it gives a hint as to what comes next - in Created, the next book in the series.

I cannot wait. These short stories have me hungry for more!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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