I just finished reading Talented, the first book in the ridiculously addictive series by Sophie Davis.
Sometimes I just need a book that will be a fun, quick read. It's got to have great characters with lots of charisma, a hot guy and a tight plot. Talented totally satisfied that need. I read it in a day. It's the story of Talia, who in a post-nuclear world has been born with "Talents" like Jedi-ish mind control over others, reading their thoughts, manipulating their feelings and as well as telekinesis. About twenty percent of the population has Talents, though hers are uniquely powerful. She's about to graduate from a school for Talented kids and afterwards she'll work for the government as an operative, protecting the nation against the Coalition who are trying to eradicated Talented people (finding them an abomination.)
This series opener leaves a lot of questions open, but is a satisfying read. I loved the comradery between Talia and her team, the senior operatives who are training her and the other kids on the campus. Davis has a firm grasp on her world and her writing is fast and smooth. Best of all, Talented is free for a limited time! If you need an escape read, I highly recommend it.