Friday, October 8, 2010

The Candidates (Delcroix Academy #1) by Inara Scott

Dancia has spent most of her life trying to fade into the background since whenever she gets close to someone and that person is threatened, something bad always happens.  Dancia doesn't want to hurt anyone so she stays away from other people.  But after an incident that lands her on the local news, Dancia is asked to attend the prestigious Delcorix Academy, a place for the gifted though Dancia cannot figure out why they want her.  But soon enough it becomes clear why they do.

     My breath caught when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw Cam wave at me as he headed toward his usual table, Anna to his right.  I tried to looks surprised, as if I hadn't noticed him.  p.225 ARC
As far as supernatural power boarding school books go, this one was pretty good.  I liked Dancia though she could be a little slow on the uptake, but she was a nice enough character.  She reads like a 16 year old character instead of the 14 year old she is and that put me off a little, especially given the romantic aspects.  I liked the other characters, especially the friends.  Cam was a great, very sweet character and I even liked Jack for what he was.

I'm always a fan of boarding schools in books, especially ones with deep dark secrets.  What I liked was that not everybody had an ultra-special superpower, but an extraordinary talent in their own right.  So that was different.  I'm curious as to where Scott is taking the story.  I have a feeling that it is going to get much darker for Dancia and Cameron.

Provided by Traveling ARC Tours
Published August 2010

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  1. Great review. I like reading about boarding schools too! I love that you say that not all the characters have supernatural powers. That makes it more different than other books like this. :)

  2. That's a great way to put it. I agree! I too am curious to see where it's going :)

  3. @Nina - It is a little different because of that.

    Juju - Thanks!

  4. Thanks! for sharing.


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