The Candidates (Delcroix Academy, #1) (2010)
The Candidates (Delcroix Academy, #1) (2010)
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3.64 of 5 Votes: 5
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1423146476 (ISBN13: 9781423146476)
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English
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Disney Press
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3,5 SterneDas Cover und der Titel sprechen mich nicht gerade an, aber eine Freundin hatte es gelesen und mir empfohlen und so habe ich es mir von ihr ausgeliehen.Ich muss sagen das der Schreibstil wirklich einfach und schnell zu lesen ist, fast schon zu einfach. So auch der Inhalt, zu dem ich jetzt komme.Danica, ein 14 jähriges Mädchen, dass bei ihrer Oma lebt, hat eine Gabe. Sie kann Dinge allein durch ihre Gedanken passieren lassen. Dancia empfindet diese Gabe als Last und Gefahr für jeden den sie liebt und so hat sie beschlossen unaufällig zu bleiben. Ihre Noten sind Durchschnitt, sie hat keine Freunde und kaum Kontackt zu jungen Menschen. Doch plötzlich stehen zwei mysteriöse Männer vor ihrer Tür, laden sie in die Night Academy ein, eine Schule für Hochbegabte und Danica steht vor einer Wahl. Soll sie den Schritt wagen? Und was hat es mit dem komischen Jungen im Wald auf sich?Danica wollte ich manchmal einfach nur umbringen, ihre Entscheidungen, ihrer Gedanken, alles an ihr hat mich oft nur noch genervt.Jack mochte ich sehr, war mal eine Abwechslung.Cameron war genauso nervig wie Dancia, er war einfach nur perfekt.. und tot langweilig!Typisches Jugendbuch mit Dreiecksbeziehung.Ob ich es wirkich weiter empfehlen kann, weiß ich nicht. The Candidates wasn't at all what I was expecting, it was even better, maybe because the reviews I've read really weren't so great. I really enjoyed the characters, the mystery, the love interests and the story itself. Danica is a teenager who has cut herself off from friends and everyone basically besides her grandmother. All because of her "powers" and how out of control she is of them when she feels someone is being taken advantage of in one way or another. Then 2 recruits (one being the most gorgeous guy she's ever seen) come to offer her a chance to attend the prestigious Delcroix Academy, which is where Danica's mother (who is deceased) always dreamed of attending when she was a teenager. I liked Danica's character. She comes from a humble back ground and has been raised by her awesome grandmother. I really adore her Grandmother. Danica and her Grandmother do not live a life of privilege, they just barely get by on Grandma's social security.Danica is a character who grows into her powers as she learns to accept what she is and what she can do. I really enjoyed the tension between the two love interests for Danica. Jack who is the "bad boy" who just may turn out to be the good one and Cam who is the "good boy" who just may turn out to be the bad one and is also the one who recruited her. My heart goes to Jack, as he's the bad boy who comes form a broken home and wants to protect Danica. After all, she does save his life, twice. There's a genuine friendship that forms between the two of them, as they both can relate to one another. Cam seems to have an agenda and to say I'm still leery of him is an understatement. I can't say more about him with out giving away part of the plot. I'm anxious to see what his motives really are.As the story moves on you find out that some of the students know they have powers but some don't. The Candidates started out slow ... but I couldn't put it down and stayed up LATE to finish it. I am looking forward to reading the sequel!
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yasmine
Let's hope this would not turn out to be a failure and end up like DARKE ACADEMY.
emochic
I liked it - a bit samey at times, but a quick read
mienke
read first on: May 30, 2011-June 5, 2011
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