Even though her father is running for President of the United States, Grace St. Claire is as normal a girl as they come. She’s clumsy, shy, and an outcast among her peers. She even manages to nearly die in a freak accident in front of the entire school. But when Grace survives a vampire attack she quickly learns that she is anything but ordinary.
There’s something about human Grace that has all the supernaturals around her going crazy. Her best friend’s brother suddenly wants to date her. Her worst enemy has sworn to protect her even against her wishes. Someone with very powerful magic wants her dead, and the vampire that attacked her has developed an obsession with making her his eternal mate.
In order to survive—and not as Count Dracula’s undead bride—Grace dives head first into the terrifying world of the supernatural. She teams up with a charming but mysterious warlock who strolled into town causing trouble and spouting stories of a Prophesy and Chosen One that looks exactly like Grace. Together they must figure out why Grace is different, who wants her dead, how she’s connected to the Chosen One, and who they can really trust.
As a fan of Kelly Oram’s books I am always so excited to get her latest work in my hands. She has such an engaging style of writing with unique plots and interesting characters.
The plot is fast paced and different. It really keeps you wondering what will happen next. A few twists I wasn’t expecting, I really enjoyed Grace’s story and felt bad for her because of how her dad treated her. I have to say I really enjoyed seeing her relationship with Ethan develop, even though I think she was a bit over the top with the way she kept expressing her feelings to him.
Ungifted is the second in the Supernaturals series and I don’t think this book can be read as a standalone. I think you would be lost and would not enjoy Ungifted as much if you read the out of order. I really enjoyed this YA paranormal story and I look forward to the third in the series called Scion which is due to be released winter 2014.
(This book was received as an ARC from the author/publisher in exchanged for an honest review.)
Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She’s obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.