Captivate Me (Book One: The Captivated Series)

Captivate Me (Book One: The Captivated Series) - SJ Pierce So Kat Walsh is a girl with gifts. She has the gift of telekinesis. Being born of an angel mother and a gifted father, that is not so surprising. When she is invited to Midland Pines, School for the Gifted, she thinks she has finally found a place where she actually can be herself. Gifts and all. Right away she has friends, and has caught the interest of a very handsome boy any girl could fall for, Levi. Levi goes to great lengths to get and keep Kat’s attention. Everything is going so well, until…Kat notices something in the woods beyond her school. She is drawn to it, and what she finds puts all her dreams of normal at risk.

I was sucked into this story right away. We ride right along with Kat in this paranormal tale. The heroine is really just trying to fit in. She was discovered at her old school as having telekinetic powers in one stupid incident. After that, normal school was out of the question. The offer from Midland Pines showed up at just the right time for her. This new school holds the promise of the high school experience for Kat. I so wanted this to just be about the school and discovering what her school mates could do. That would have been plenty for me to enjoy this tale. The author had something more adventurous for us to discover, however. Kat starts feeling drawn to the woods beyond her school, the boy she thinks she glimpsed one day. Her dreams hint that this boy in the woods might be “the one.” She gets more than she could of ever expected when she decides to seek him out.

I don’t want to spoil the tale for you. I just want to say that Kat continues to be very different even in this setting. Finding others like herself becomes her primary goal and it almost costs her everything. Kat ends up in a twisted love triangle. There was absolute romance in this tale and it isn’t all about sex. It is a bit more immature, but still so swoon worthy. I was completely torn on which she should choose. I am completely hooked and can’t wait to read the sequel to Captivate Me, Iris.