Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Enchanted Publications
Publication Date: December 2016 (first published March 2013)
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A mysterious house. An old journal. A dusty chest holding more than secrets.
Each talisman found in the chest grants the chosen a gift, a unique ability. But with that power comes a burden--the duty of The Order.
Something is coming.
And it's up to The Order to stop it.
Chloe Blake has a unique gift, an odd connection to her house that results in glimpses of the past, present, and future via the picture window in her living room. Unfortunately, it’s a gift that sometimes proves to be more of a curse. Especially when she tries to help out Ethan Reynolds, the gorgeous boy who lives across the street – an endeavor that, for some reason, always seems to backfire. Or leave her covered in mud.
But the house is convinced Ethan’s life is in danger and Chloe’s the only one who can save him. The problem is, he thinks she’s more than a little crazy.
Chloe Blake has an unusual connection to her aunt's house. It shows her things . . . things like her best friend Miranda getting ready in the morning, or her mother when she was a young girl. She doesn't know how or why she's able to see the past, present, and possible future through the living room's picture window; she just takes it in stride and tries to keep quiet. But when she sees that Ethan, her handsome estranged friend, will soon be in mortal peril, she can't keep her abilities a secret any longer. She must try to find a way to prevent that possible future from coming true.
This is a fantastic beginning to the Talisman Chronicles. Per her usual, T.M. Franklin manages to spin a tale equal parts adventure, friendship, magic, and romance. I read it very quickly and couldn't wait to get my hands on the next episode in the series. Totally and completely recommend!
I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.
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