The Brilliance Trilogy, #1

Woah. Fast-paced and laced with drama, this book was amazing.

It's nearly 500 pages (which is pretty large for me), but once you dive in it's merely a breath's worth.

I really can't believe I hadn't heard of this author before now!

The characters feel real and you really end up caring about them a lot. Even the secondary characters felt important and really likeable.

The book seems to change directions every time you blink your eyes, and you're constantly kept on your toes waiting for the next surprise.

And the dialogue. It was witty, fresh, and totally honest.

I'd recommend this to absolutely anyone. This book for sure will keep its rightful spot on my shelf (no matter how much space it takes up. *winks*). And the author? Definitely one to follow.

Book Blurb for Brilliance

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in—and betray his own kind.

From Marcus Sakey, “a modern master of suspense” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “one of our best storytellers” (Michael Connelly), comes an adventure that’s at once breakneck thriller and shrewd social commentary; a gripping tale of a world fundamentally different and yet horrifyingly similar to our own, where being born gifted can be a terrible curse.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2013 4.50