More by T. M. Franklin
Date published: October 4th 2012
Publisher: TWCS Publishing House
Number of pages: 253
Series: More (1#)
Source: From the publisher in exchange for review via Netgalley. This is my honest opinion.
Date finished: 20th October
Ava Michaels used to think she was special.
As a child, she fantasized about having magical powers . . . making things happen. But Ava grew up and eventually accepted the fact that her childish dreams were just that, and maybe a normal life wasn’t so bad after all.
Now a young college student, Ava meets Caleb Foster, a brilliant and mysterious man who’s supposed to help her pass Physics, but in reality has another mission in mind. What he shows Ava challenges her view of the world, shaking it to its very core.
Because Caleb isn’t quite what he seems. In fact, he’s not entirely human, and he’s not the only one.
Together, the duo faces a threat from an ancient race bound to protect humans, but only after protecting their own secrets—secrets they fear Ava may expose. Fighting to survive, Ava soon learns she’s not actually normal . . . she’s not even just special.
She’s a little bit more.
Going into More I had no idea what to expect. The cover didn’t give much – if anything – away apart from the amazing different coloured eyes.
More was the first book to inspire me to do some fanart in a long time. I never really expected to because it has been a while since I did my last piece (for The Selection by Kiera Cass), so it was nice to be inspired again.
It’s not often that you come across characters with different coloured eyes in books, infact I have only come across only one other character with different coloured eyes than I can think of (Rhine from Wither by Lauren DeStefano), so that was pretty cool. I also love how they can hide the different coloured eyes with contacts because if it comes to a particular sort of scene in the series, you wouldn’t be able to tell them apart from normal humans.
Speaking of cool, the Guardian city was pretty cool too. I imagined it would be some historical, ancient, fantasy city. But to my surprise, it was really futuristic. Surprises are good. Most of the time.
I’m looking forward to reading the sequel to More, The Guardians. Hopefully it is as good as More, if not better. I’m hoping that it will cut straight to the action.
I like the simplistic covers. Admittedly, I wasn’t so keen on them at first but they definitely grown on me. They are very memorable.
Ava was a great main character. She wasn’t overwhelmingly strong but she wasn’t weak either. She was kind of a refresher from all those super strong main characters I have been reading about lately.
More is a good book for people who like reading those paranormal romance sort of books – I think More fits in quite nicely with that genre.
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T.M. Franklin started out her career writing non-fiction in a television newsroom. Graduating with a B.A. in Communications specializing in broadcast journalism and production, she worked for nine years as a major market television news producer, and garnered two regional Emmy Awards, before she resigned to be a full-time mom and part-time freelance writer. After writing and unsuccessfully querying a novel that she now admits, “is not that great,” she decided to follow the advice of one of the agents who turned her down—write some more and get better at it. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days.
In addition to MORE and its sequel, The Guardians, Franklin penned the Amazon best-selling short story, Window, as well as A Piece of Cake, which is featured in the Romantic Interludes anthology.