Waiting on Wednesday (29)

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The Candidates (Delacroix Academy, #1) by Inara Scott
Hyperion/8.24.2010
Description (from GoodReads):
Dancia Lewis is far from popular. And that’s not just because of her average grades or her less-than-glamorous wardrobe. In fact, Dancia’s mediocrity is a welcome cover for her secret: whenever she sees a person threatening someone she cares about, things just…happen. Cars skid. Structures collapse. Usually someone gets hurt. So Dancia does everything possible to avoid getting close to anyone, belieiving this way she can supress her powers and keep them hidden. But when recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy show up in her living room to offer her a full scholarship, Dancia’s days of living under the radar may be over. Only, Delcroix is a school for diplomats’ kids and child geniuses–not B students with uncontrollable telekinetic tendencies. So why are they treating Dancia like she’s special? Even the hottest guy on campus seems to be going out of his way to make Dancia feel welcome. And then there’s her mysterious new friend Jack, who can’t stay out of trouble. He suspects something dangerous is going on at the Academy and wants Dancia to help him figure out what. But Dancia isn’t convinced. She hopes that maybe the recruiters know more about her “gift” than they’re letting on. Maybe they can help her understand how to use it…But not even Dancia could have imagined what awaits her behind the gates of Delcroix Academy.

This book sounds a bit like Armstrong’s Darkest Powers books, which has me intrigued. There is enough of a difference that it sounds unique, yet it has elements that I usually enjoy.

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7 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (29)

  1. Great pick! The Candidates definitely sounds intriguing! Something about the cover reminds me of the old Drew Barrymore movie – Firestarter.

  2. I agree, it does sound a bit like The Darkest Powers. And since I love The Darkest Powers, I'm sure that I love this book! Great pick! The cover is definitely a stand out, but I'm not sure how much I like it.

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