The action-packed conclusion to the MORE Trilogy is here!
Author: T.M. Franklin
Ava Michaels is gifted, powerful, and — whether she likes it or not — part of a plot to take over the world.
It’s only been a few months since Ava Michaels discovered she has ties to an ancient people living in the shadows of the human world, despite their superior gifts and abilities. A select few don’t like hiding, however, and think it’s time to take control.
Now Ava’s caught up in a conspiracy in the works before she was even born. In fact, her birth was an integral part of the plan. She’s one of the Twelve, the most powerful Race ever created, and they were created for a purpose.
Turns out, Ava doesn’t like being told what to do.
All she wants is to start a new life with her boyfriend, Caleb Foster, but before they can even think about that, they must join forces with former enemies, seek out some powerful new friends, and figure out what exactly the Twelve, and their power-hungry leader, are up to.
Then, they have to find a way to stop them.
I love Ava and how strong willed she is. Despite her growing powers and the difficulties that come with it, she knows her priorities. Even if those priorities sometimes conflict with her relationship with Caleb. Caleb, if my opinion, is a great fictional boyfriend, ever supportive and understanding.I loved the romance between Caleb and Ava. I loved how their gifts would compliment and supplement each other, showing how much of a perfect fit they are. Caleb, is Ava’s constant and they have become one of my favourite couples of all time.
There are many other characters. And the other remaining Twelve are introduced. But Elias Borré and Emma are the ones that stood out for me. I don’t like characters who abuse their children and many times, I wanted to whack Borré on the head. He was wonderfully manipulative and scheming. A perfect villain. Emma, on the other hand, was the most unfortunate victim of Borre’s “love”.
Family is also one of the sub plots in the book. There are three families in the story. First is Ava and her adopted parents, who although not related by blood are very close to each other. There is Gideon and Madeline and Caleb, who are separated because of circumstances, and last is the “family” of Borré who he tries to bring together but for his own purposes. I love the parallelism of these three families and how each of them compares with the others. T.M. Franklin makes everything come together for for a great ending.
Twelve has a great plot, well paced, and never a boring scene. It has a whole lot of action, love and some surprising twists. It would have been nice to give the other twelve siblings some book time, not to become just names and some description. It would made the ending alot more significant, plus maybe a fourth book? (which I will definitely look forward to, by the way).
Despite that, Twelve is an excellent read.T.M. Franklin’s writing has kept me in suspense waiting to find out what happens to Ava in the end. Her main characters are well done, making me dislike Borré as much as I pity Emma and as much as I love Ava and Caleb.
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. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days. MORE was well-received, being selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, as well as winning the Suspense/Thriller division of the Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Awards.
In addition to MORE and its sequel, The Guardians, Franklin penned the Amazon best-selling short stories A Piece of Cake and Window, which also won a Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Award for Short Story/Fantasy. Her new YA romance, How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You, is Franklin’s first love story without a paranormal or fantasy element, although she believes love is the best kind of magic. TWELVE, the final installment in the MORE Trilogy will be released October 9, 2014.