Review: Select by Marit Weisenberg

Select (The Select) by [Weisenberg, Marit]


Julia is not your usual human being. And although having superpowers is a pretty cool thing, having to hide them from everyone outside of her family is not so cool. And she forgot about that part for a moment and now her punishment is to go to the place where no one is meant to know about her abilities: a public high school.

She’s basically forced to blend in with humans and that was actually going to be an easy task if it wasn’t for this cute human being in her English class.

He’s not like her and his only superpower seems to be his ability to mess with her feelings. But she can’t forget why she’s in that school in the first place, or can she?

I usually don’t read fantasy books. The only ones I ever read were the Twilight series and then Only Forever by Sophia Ryan. But I’m finding that I actually like them. I’m always afraid of a fantasy story because I might find it ridiculous and get annoyed, but I’m really glad I read this one. This was a good story. I loved the fact that the different species is clearly explained.

I loved Julia, mainly because, although she’s a teenager, she doesn’t act like an overbearing one. She’s simple, down to earth and incredibly responsible. And she literally has superpowers. She has better vision, a better sense of hearing and smell. And, as if that wasn’t awesome enough, she can hear John’s thoughts. Just John’s thoughts and no one else’s which is incredibly romantic. His thoughts about her are utterly sweet and they were probably what I loved the most about the book! Because the book is entirely in Julia’s POV, this was a smart and a lovely way of getting something from John’s side.

And speaking of John… he is the ultimate sweet boy. I loved him so much. He’s also the boy every girl at school wants but he had all his attention on Julia from the moment he first saw her. And being so fixated on her allowed him to notice things about Julia that people don’t usually notice. But he wasn’t scared… he was fascinated!

The book also has some family drama because, to a certain point, Julia gets mad at her family for making her go to a different school which forced her to stay away from all her friends.

The book ends with a cliffhanger. A big, nerve-racking and can’t-wait-for-the-next-book kind of cliffhanger. Because, really, I can not wait for the next book! And speaking of the next book, Marit could you please give me a Julia and John’s baby?! Because that would be like all my “fantasy dreams” in one book!

All in all, I highly recommend this book to those who love a sweet fantasy book and some family drama.

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