My Indie Author Spotlight for this month is.....Jason Letts' the Powerless series.
Title: The Synthesis (Powerless #1)
Author: Jason Letts
Published by: Self Publishing (May 30, 2010)
Genre: YA FantasyMy Rating: 4 Stars
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 are forced to reveal she exists in a world where everyone is imbued with a wondrous natural gift. Everyone except herself that is. Accompany Mira as her attempts to fit in among peers and understand her inconceivable condition embroil her with the dangerous forces threatening her homeland. Protected by nothing more than her imagination and ingenuity, you'll never find a superhero more like you.
The first book in the Powerless series is the tale of Mira’s turbulent and perilous entry into the world around her. And once she’s a part of it, nothing will ever be the same again.
The story is already raking in the awards. It's won the Webb Weaver 2010 Writer's Competition, the judges proclaiming they were "entranced by the writer's ability to bring together this unlikely group of kids," and that the book could "be a hit in the YA book world." The story is a roller coaster ride, filled with diverse characters, lots to discover in an ever-expanding world, and a story full of hopes and aspirations. If you like stories with plenty of dramatic twists and spirited intensity, it'll have you falling in love with a brand new series and begging for more!
This book is such a breath of fresh air. It is fun, adventurous, and unique. I had a blast reading it. Fantasy for me is always hit or miss, I either love it or I hate it and this one I really really loved.
This just isn't your typical fantasy novel, take everything normally found in a fantasy novel and give it a good shake and maybe even a twirl or two and this is what you come up with.
This book will appeal to old and young alike. It is very much appropriate for middle school kids (heck even younger!) and also appealing enough for adults. It keeps your attention and had just enough action to keep you on your toes.
If you haven't tried this series and like the genre, try it. You won't be disappointed.