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Alexis is special, she has the gift or curse of superhuman strength and speed. She has had to keep her abilities hidden her whole life. Alexis has one rule, stay away from "normals" so she can't hurt them. This rule is challenged when she meets two very different boys. One she can't stay away from no matter how hard Alexis tries. The other boy won't leave Alexis alone. After an event that leaves one of the boys in a coma, Alexis must move to a new home. Can she sort through her feelings for the two boys while trying to deal with her new emerging powers and mysteries from her past?

"Enlightened" was an amazing novel by Allyson Richards. It is impressive, especially considering that the author was only sixteen herself when she started the book. I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series, with the author creating characters that grab you and a plot that leaves you wanting more. This book was full of adventure and will keep you intrigued till the very end.

Book Blurb for Enlightened

Alexis Randall is anything but a normal 16-year-old girl. Knowing that her curse can lead her to commit acts of extreme violence, she has vowed to live by one simple rule: Stay away from Normals. However, Alexis' clear-cut rule is tested by a chance meeting with one boy and an encounter that leaves another in a coma. As she struggles to suppress her feelings for the first and live with her guilt about the second, Alexis soon realizes that reality has a funny way of catching up with her. With engaging characters and fascinating plot twists, the first installment of THE ENLIGHTENED SERIES thrusts its readers into the wild and surreal life of Alexis Randall.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2011 4.50