Ava Michaels used to think she was special.
Recently I have noticed a number of novels touted as the next “Harry Potter” or something of the like and invariably they bear no real resemblance, this is not the case with T.M. Franklin‘s More. Reminiscent of The Mortal Instruments series, only better, there is another world that Ava Michaels has been blissfully unaware of.
As a child she felt that she was different from everyone else, but as many of us do, she put away those notions upon reaching maturity. Other than some disturbing dreams and a few disquieting glimpses of a man who appears to be watching her, situations that could easily be subscribed to an overactive imagination, her life as a college student is normal. The biggest challenge that Ava faces is passing physics to maintain her scholarship status.
As a child, she fantasized about having magical powers…making things happen. But Ava grew up and eventually accepted the fact that her childish dreams were just that, and maybe a normal life wasn’t so bad, after all.
Now a young college student, Ava meets Caleb Foster, a brilliant and mysterious man who’s supposed to help her pass physics, but in reality has another mission in mind. What he shows Ava challenges her view of the world, shaking it to its very core.
Her professor suggests Ava seek help from graduate student Caleb Foster, initially their student tutor relationship seems straightforward and uncomplicated. Suddenly Caleb’s behavior changes, he is in places he shouldn’t be and his explanations ring false to Ava.
The tension built slowly and inexorably in T.M. Franklin’s MORE and my interest and commitment to the story grew apace. Her plot and characterization are excellent, progressing to a conclusion that was truly unexpected. Thankfully, the second installment in the MORE trilogy The Guardians is due out in November and Penny Dreadful Books and Reviews will be participating in their upcoming blog tour November 15th!
AUTHOR: T.M. Franklin
RATING: 4 Stars
GENRE: YA Paranormal
Disclaimer: ARC was kindly provided by the publisher for an honest review.
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