Gracie is just a waitress at the local golf club, everything in her life normal; work, sleep, dreams about college – normal stuff. She has her two best friends (they call themselves the three amigos); Annie and Ben. Both works at the Golf club as well. Gracie’s 22nd birthday is closing in and Annie is determined to throw a BIG party – despite Gracie’s protests. In reality, she just wants to celebrate with her two best friends, and that’s it. No fuss.
Everything changes the day the Reich Family steps into the club. Gracie falls helplessly for one of their sons; Gregory. She can’t breathe, barely stand when he’s close, and that is when Annie (Gracie’s best friend) steps in and take things in hand. With amazing skills she steers Gregory and Gracie together, much to Ben’s dismay. The problem is, he can’t do a thing about it. He’s not allowed (and that is all I’m going to say about that)
Quickly Gracie finds herself thrown into a new world. A world where some people have Powers, some use it for good, others for evil. Both fractions want Gracie, but she doesn’t understand why. To complicate things, Ben tells her, he’s her Guardian, her protector. And he has feelings for her, always had, always will. Only he’s not allowed to have those feelings.
With the Fate of Humanity on the line, Gracie needs to figure out what to do, who to trust, and most importantly, should she listen to her heart?
I have to admit it. I was struggling a bit with Discovery. I found it hard to connect with Grace, Annie, Gregory and Ben. Discovery is only 160 pages long, so it should be a fairly quick read, but it wasn’t. I almost gave up after a few chapters, but something told me to keep going, just a few pages more.
I’m glad I did. Everything I found so tedious, slow, not important, turned into another direction. Suddenly I found that some small information I got earlier in the book, fitted perfectly into the big scheme. So if you start this book, don’t let the first many pages deter you. Keep going. I promise it’s worth it.
Slowly, but securely I found myself digging deeper into the story, scrolling further and further, holding my breath in the end, because I just wanted it to end well. And to my delight, Lisa delivers the final surprise right at the end! I probably should’ve seen it coming, but didn’t.
Oh, and I just HAVE to mention one of my favorite parts in this book – the Misfits. Brilliant, beautiful, and absolutely genius of Lisa to show their lives, how they deal with their Powers. Powers the Counsil decided weren’t good enough to protect Humans. The way Lisa described their homes… I want to be there. Even though the “Higher Powers” decided they weren’t “worth” anything, they hammer out their own existence, they don’t really care about the Rules, and they enjoy life and everything it brings. I could feel their love and compassion pour out of the pages.
The Misfits aren’t the only good thing in this book – far from it, but if I tell you about some of my other favorite parts, I will tell too much.
Thank you for a wonderful journey Lisa – looking forward to the next!
LISA WHITE was born in Tennessee and raised in Virginia. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in Italian language and literature, she obtained her law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law.
Lisa is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She currently lives in Southwest Virginia with her husband and two children.