Plagued by recurring dreams of a faceless, yet strangely familiar man, and struggling to adapt to unique powers, Morgan Cauldwell moves halfway across the country to Manchester Academy Once at MAC, Morgan meets the mysterious Chase Thomas He knows about Morgan than she knows about herself, and through him, Morgan learns she is Gifted With the help of Chase and the Gifted Council, Morgan begins to learn how to control and develop the powers that have kept her isolated her whole lifeWhile the mysteries of her dream man begin to unfold, Morgan s powers quickly surpass even the Council s expectations But how much power should one person be allowed to possess and at what price Morgan finds herself face to face with her worst nightmares, where nothing is as it seems and not all Gifted are content with the powers they ve been given


10 thoughts on “Gifted

  1. Jessica Jessica says:

    A really good start to another YA paranormal series Morgan goes to this school on a hunch that it might hold the key to her powers There she makes friends like she has never been able to before and dreams about this stranger that completes her.There isn t a lot of surprises in the story, it sabout her finding herself after being kept in the dark for so long.I have a feeling the next book will have a lotsurprises and wayexciting.


  2. Anne (Angel Anne Reviews) Nelson Anne (Angel Anne Reviews) Nelson says:

    Oh my goodness, I have been procrastinating in writing this review for way to long now I have now read GIFTED two times I had the opportunity to actually had this novel in the unedited manuscript form, then again in the final draft Both times reading it, I devoured through the pages just as fast as I could although I did have to put it down and get some sleep I must confess that I am totally in love with GIFTED, Jenny Phillips debut novel in the Gifted Series I fell in love with Morgan Oh my goodness, I have been procrastinating in writing this review for way to long now I have now read GIFTED two times I had the opportunity to actually had this novel in the unedited manuscript form, then again in the final draft Both times reading it, I devoured through the pages just as fast as I could although I did have to put it down and get some sleep I must confess that I am totally in love with GIFTED, Jenny Phillips debut novel in the Gifted Series I fell in love with Morgan s character right from the start, the sadness, heartache and complete and total craziness that encompassed her world WOW, what a confusing wave she has to travel, and has traveled at such a young age Author Jenny Phillips, has created a phenomenal fresh atmosphere in Gifted, it s so full of amazing characters that had me actually feeling what they are going through understanding their emotions as if they were mine yes, I cried too Being pulled into a story like this draws me so much closer to the characters and their story To have that strong connection Morgan was sent to live with her Grandmother at the age of 5 years old, after both her parents were killed in a car accident Then when her Grandmother dies, she decides to attend MAC for her senior year of school.Plagued by recurring dreams of a faceless, yet strangely familiar man and struggling to adapt to unique powers, Morgan Cauldwell moves halfway across the country to Manchester Academy Once at MAC, Morgan meets the mysterious Chase Thomas He knowsabout Morgan than she knows about herself, and through him Morgan learns she is Gifted Chase is also Gifted, and Morgan finds out that they aren t the only ones there are others Gifted as they are.With the help of Chase and the Gifted Council, Morgan begins to learn how to control and develop the powers that have kept her isolated her whole life.While the mysteries of her dream man begin to unfold, Morgan s powers quickly surpass even the Council s expectations But how much power should one person be allowed to possess And at what price Morgan finds herself face to face with her worst nightmares, where nothing is as it seems, and not all Gifted are content with the powers they ve been blessed given.Some will stop at nothing until they have Morgan..Morgan s life is still a journey being told as she learns to except her Gifted powers, and what her life has now evolved into Although she still doesn t understand them in so many ways and levels Morgan continues to learn from Chase of the powers that she possesses, you see Morgan is VERY unique, she doesn t have just one power, she has all five of them WOOT, WOOT go Morgan She has a connection to Chase, that continues to pull her in, it excites her and also scares the living daylights out of her at the same time She s such a strong person, but yet she continuously doesn t think so.MESSAGE TO MORGAN Dear Morgan, Have faith in yourself, believe in what you feel. You are a strong person from within, don t doubt yourself or the gifts you have been blessed with Learn and embrace them At this point in my life, I would love to have a couple of Morgan s powers, but mostly the power to heal myself Yes to heal.Chase hero and we all love heroesMorgan heroine Chase wants will protect Morgan no matter what, and to win her trust and heart is everything to him do we have a new team here yes, I know I have a habit of doing that Soooo, with that being said, I give you team Chase Morgan flutterz wingz Chase is everything and exactly what Morgan needs, but she doesn t see it until it s to late Now what will become of Morgan and Chase Gifted is a spectacular and exciting start in the Gifted Series, Now I have to ask one thing. When is the next book coming out Ms Jenny You have left me, and others I m pretty sure of wanting and cravingof our hero Chase and heroine Morgan A MUST READ series.Recommend YA and upRating 5 5 angel starsAngel Anne Reviews


  3. Steph at Starry Night Book Reviews Steph at Starry Night Book Reviews says:

    I could not put this book down you know you love a book when you try to turn your Nook over to look forMorgan s parents died when she was 5 in a car accident and she was sent to live with her Grandmother When her gran dies she moves away to attend senior year at MAC Manchester Academy Plagued by recurring dreams of a faceless, yet strangely familiar man Morgan wonders who he is or even if he s real or made up When Morgan meets Chase he tells her she s Gifted, She has powers like he I could not put this book down you know you love a book when you try to turn your Nook over to look forMorgan s parents died when she was 5 in a car accident and she was sent to live with her Grandmother When her gran dies she moves away to attend senior year at MAC Manchester Academy Plagued by recurring dreams of a faceless, yet strangely familiar man Morgan wonders who he is or even if he s real or made up When Morgan meets Chase he tells her she s Gifted, She has powers like he dose and there are other people like them With the help of Chase along with the Council she learns to control her powers With the mysteries of her dream man begin to unfold, her powers even amaze the council Morgan soon finds out not all of the gifted are good and some will stop at nothing until they have her I have never cried so much reading a book before have tissues handy Jenny did an amazing job writing Gifted the character s and the story its self are so well written you really feel what they feel and understand what they are going through I m really looking forward to what happens next in Morgan s life I ll defiantly be buying book 2 and recommending it to my readers, friends and family


  4. Samantha Grubey (ABookHaven) Samantha Grubey (ABookHaven) says:

    There was one thing that annoyed me so much and that was a love triangle, I mean I loved a good love triangle as good as the next person but this one, I really didn t like It got boring fast and honestly when it came to the Morgan and Nolan scenes I had the urge to skip them but didn t I just felt like they didn t have any chemistry between them and I really didn t like the romance I did love the romance between Chase and Morgan I felt like they had the chemistry between them and the feeling There was one thing that annoyed me so much and that was a love triangle, I mean I loved a good love triangle as good as the next person but this one, I really didn t like It got boring fast and honestly when it came to the Morgan and Nolan scenes I had the urge to skip them but didn t I just felt like they didn t have any chemistry between them and I really didn t like the romance I did love the romance between Chase and Morgan I felt like they had the chemistry between them and the feelings were genuine between Chase and Morgan I liked it Full review at ABookHaven


  5. Tammy Nagle Tammy Nagle says:

    This book was hands down amazing book to read there was always excitement through out the book There were parts that I never seen coming and I was shocked Chase sounds amazing for Morgan I hated that she kept on playing her games with Chase not knowing if she wanted him or not And poor Nolan she broke his heart But with everything that was happening she was confused with her life But I am glad at the end she realized that she did love Chase and I want to readand see what happens Goo This book was hands down amazing book to read there was always excitement through out the book There were parts that I never seen coming and I was shocked Chase sounds amazing for Morgan I hated that she kept on playing her games with Chase not knowing if she wanted him or not And poor Nolan she broke his heart But with everything that was happening she was confused with her life But I am glad at the end she realized that she did love Chase and I want to readand see what happens Good book to read for sure It pulls you in to readand I love books like that


  6. Tasha Tasha says:

    This book pulled me in right from the beginning It was impossible to read one chapter a night at bedtime like I do with most books The characters are relatable and likable I found myself wanting to reach into the book and hug Morgan a time or two I am very much looking forward to seeing how the story evolves


  7. Hayley Guertin Hayley Guertin says:

    Gifted is the beginning of a 3 book series following a young girl named Morgan as she learns about her Gifts and all of the adventures that follow The book opens up with Morgan going to MAC, a prestigious high school There, she meets a handful of friends, and a guy named Chase someone she doesn t expect to have much to do with The plot of this novel was very interesting I really enjoyed learning along with Morgan about the Gifted, and what all that entitles The climax of the plot starts r Gifted is the beginning of a 3 book series following a young girl named Morgan as she learns about her Gifts and all of the adventures that follow The book opens up with Morgan going to MAC, a prestigious high school There, she meets a handful of friends, and a guy named Chase someone she doesn t expect to have much to do with The plot of this novel was very interesting I really enjoyed learning along with Morgan about the Gifted, and what all that entitles The climax of the plot starts really late in the novel, which makes for a very slow starting book I liked that we got a bit of a normal YA novel before we really started delving into the Fantasy aspect near the end I liked the main character Morgan, however I disliked the way that she was written Throughout the novel, many things happen to Morgan one of them, for example, sending her to the hospital She recovers almost immediately and moves on with her life as if nothing happened I feel like the author rushed the characters through a lot of the important events in the plot One of the biggest problems I had with this book is the structure of the novel The only big climax moment was brushed away just as it happened, and there was barely any lead up to it Another big problem was that it needed to be revised There were a number of mistakes and missing words, and with the book being out since 2012, this should have been delt with long ago I think the best rating I can give this book is 3 out of 5 stars There was just so much wrong with the structure of the book that I couldn t focus completely on the story I will however say that the story premise and the characters were interesting and the reason that I made it through the whole series Hopefully Phillips revises her novels because I really do see the potential in these being 5 star books


  8. Tasha Williams Tasha Williams says:

    ..Reviewed for Red s Midnight Readers. This is a beautiful cover and initially it was the blurb that compelled me to read it.Gifted starts out quite slow and I was beginning to think that it wasn t actually going to be something for me I love YA books but somehow I felt like this was missing it s mark It was still enjoyable but it s definitely aimed at the YA market and not for an older audience, the typical teenage attitude grated on me somewhat.However, once the pace began to pick up I d..Reviewed for Red s Midnight Readers. This is a beautiful cover and initially it was the blurb that compelled me to read it.Gifted starts out quite slow and I was beginning to think that it wasn t actually going to be something for me I love YA books but somehow I felt like this was missing it s mark It was still enjoyable but it s definitely aimed at the YA market and not for an older audience, the typical teenage attitude grated on me somewhat.However, once the pace began to pick up I did find myself enjoying it and towards the end I was actually looking forward to finding out what happens next The ending will definitely have you reaching for the next book, it s some cliffhanger


  9. Sandra "Jeanz" Sandra "Jeanz" says:

    MY REVIEWI find the cover is attractive, in the way that the green eyes stand out and yet draw you in at the same time The person on the front of the cover, I would say represents Morgan well I would have liked the font of the title to be slightly bolder so that it would beprominent This book starts with a tragedy really of Morgan s grandmother dying, that spurs Morgan onto going to a boarding school Morgan feels drawn to one particular place, though doesn t understand why, it all beco MY REVIEWI find the cover is attractive, in the way that the green eyes stand out and yet draw you in at the same time The person on the front of the cover, I would say represents Morgan well I would have liked the font of the title to be slightly bolder so that it would beprominent This book starts with a tragedy really of Morgan s grandmother dying, that spurs Morgan onto going to a boarding school Morgan feels drawn to one particular place, though doesn t understand why, it all becomes much clearer later in the book.Morgan isn t a stranger to tragedy as her parents were previously killed in a car accident when she was five years old Since then she has lived happily with her grandmother.Morgan is different , special some would call it Gifted others have made Morgan feel that itsof a curse and something to be hidden and kept a secret Morgan is managing to make a few friends and have quite a normal life until Chase comes along Chase is special too Chase does keep his gifts a secret from others at the school but explains that there is a gifted council and that they gifts should be nurtured and developed not hidden and be felt ashamed about Morgan has strange dreams about a boy with beautiful amber eyes, but who is he Is he even a real person What do the dreams mean The book has a great mixture of tragedy, drama, mystery, suspense, friendship, love, romance and heart ache and heart break too.There s so muchI could say and go into but I believe you should find outby reading the book I hope I have spoken about enough to interest you in reading this really great book for yourselves This book is clearly the start to a potentially brilliant series I was so very disappointed at how the book ended. maybe I am a sucker for a really happy ending but I really wantedthen when I sat and thought about the ending i think it s a really good ending as it leaves you wanting to learnabout the Gifted people as well as the normal people We have learnt and had confirmed that in terms of the Gifted Morgan is extra special We learn some of her gifts and their potential along with her within this first book The ending leaves lotsscope for us to learnabout her gifts.So did I enjoy the book Yes a lot Would I recommend the book Yes I would say it fits the YA market perfectly Would I readin this series Yes, am looking forward to Bk 2 already Would I readby Jenny Phillips Definitely Yes, I enjoyed her writing style immensely


  10. Sabrina Sabrina says:

    Love this book I could not put it down Jenny s writing is fresh and the world she has created is amazing.Morgan moves away to a new city and school after the death of her grandmother She can t explain the pull she feels towards Manchester until she meets Chase Morgan tries her best to stay away from him but she feels a pulls to Chase that scares and excites her at the same time For Morgan is not your normal teenager she has powers that she doesn t understand or can control But Chase knows Love this book I could not put it down Jenny s writing is fresh and the world she has created is amazing.Morgan moves away to a new city and school after the death of her grandmother She can t explain the pull she feels towards Manchester until she meets Chase Morgan tries her best to stay away from him but she feels a pulls to Chase that scares and excites her at the same time For Morgan is not your normal teenager she has powers that she doesn t understand or can control But Chase knows them all to well as he has one of the same powers she does He tells her they are gifted but within this community of gifted people she stands out evenNot only does she possess one but all five of them I was sucked into this book from the first line Morgan is a heroine that you just love With all the craziness and heartache in her life she pulls you in and makes you love her She is so strong even though she doesn t think so I would love to have the gifts she has Being able to move objects, change my hair color and style, and heal myself would be amazing Chase is a hero we all love He wants to protect Morgan at all costs and if he can win her heart in the process that would mean everything to him I don t even know where to start with everything I felt while reading this book I connected to Morgan instantly I don t have the powers she does but I have been through some of the heart ache she has so it was easy to understand her With Chase I didn t know if he was the villain or hero at first but there was something about him I just loved from the start But I am so glad he is the hero and he is everything Morgan needs even though she doesn t see it until it is too late.What a roller coaster ride of a book Through death, heart ache, secrets, friendship, and love Jenny will leave you wantingMorgan and Chase and the world she has created Gifted is defiantly a great start to what will be an awesome series and have you begging for the next book 5 5 bats