Dark Visions
Sometimes being gifted means being cursed in the worst kind of way possible.
Price: R122.36

Where can I get it: Kalahari.net

What we thought:

Prepare yourself for a feast of reading, because L.J Smith's Dark Visions is not just one book, but a bind up of three in one. It's just as well that it's packaged this way because once you start reading, you simply can't stop.

Meet Kaitlyn Fairchild.

She's young, beautiful and is just a teen trying to get through high school. Unfortunately for her, she's no normal teen.

With her witchy-looking eyes and a talent for drawing haunting images which become a frightening reality minutes after she's drawn them, she's a psychic anomaly living in a town whose small-minded attitudes result in her being an outcast.

When an offer to attend a school for like-minded individuals like herself comes her way, she accepts in the hope of finally having a chance to be accepted for who she is.

When she meets Anna, Rob, Gabriel and Lewis, each of whom have their own abilities (ranging from healing powers, to being able to communicate with animals), for the first time in her life, Kait feels as if she has finally found a place in the world.

But all is not as it seems, and each of the gifted ones soon find out that what was meant to be a school becomes an elaborate plot for something much darker by the (increasingly) insane owner of the institution.

Things become even more complicated when Kaitlyn starts dating Rob (who is all light, goodness and healing energy), but starts developing feelings for Gabriel - dark, aggressive, mysterious Gabriel who harbours a dangerous secret of his own.

A fast, pacey and thrilling read, Dark Visions is a great read for young adults. The action continues almost non-stop throughout the book and the relationships between the characters are severely put to the test.

Without giving too much away, the book has a refreshing twist on a paranormal subject that has been done to death.

Your kids will love this!

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