BLOG TOUR: UNGIFTED by Kelly Oram
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.
Abby’s Review 4 stars
Wow these books are fun journeys that you are not quite sure you want to end. They are not my everyday read. I’ll admit, I have really turned to reading much gritter reads lately, and this is well…. not.
What it is, is a fun young adult paranormal that I loved every second of. It’s a nice change of pace. Speaking of pace, this book delivers so much at an amazing pace, which is uber important to me.
You want to read Chameleon first, which is a 5 star read for us. I read it a while ago, and didn’t refresh so some things kept coming back to me, but you might be able to read this without the other, but I wouldn’t. I had a soft spot for Russ in Chameleon and I had an even softer spot for him in this one.
Grace is new to the story. She is clutsy and always being saved by Ethan. There is something special about her, she has a unique gift for being a compassionate human. She is brave and sometimes fierce. I am not sure who I loved more her or Dani.
This story packs a lot! Ying and Yang, Werewolves, Vampires, Angels, Witches and Warlocks. It’s a story that when it ends you will be bummed that the next one isn’t available yet. I highly recommend that if you want to dip your toes into paranormal, this is a great start. Even though these are vanilla, it still found a way to completely touch my heart.
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.