Book Review: Power Within by: C.L. Causer


Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

Publish Date: March 12, 2012

Origins: From Author for Review

Format: E-book

Order From:  Amazon

Synopsis: Charlotte 'Charlie' Gordon wants nothing more, than to be a normal girl. But having a near death accident as a child, she finds out that she has powers. After accidentally electrocuting her sister and blowing up her mother's kitchen, she suppresses her powers for ten years. Unknowing that there are more people like her out there. A lot more.

That is until a secret group of them try and hunt her down because of her unusual abilities. Forcing her family into hiding, she goes on the run. Having to learn about her powers and her past, she meets many new friends along the way. But you can't run forever. She learns that someone has betrayed her to the very people she is running from.


Review: Power Within introduces us to the Lazarus Children, special individuals whose DNA holds the key to unlocking the power within. Be the power telekinesis, empathy, enhanced physicality, fire-starting, etc. Charlie Gordon's powers were unlocked the day she nearly died in a vicious storm at sea. She's been doing everything she can to suppress them for the 10 years since their appearance. Now her time has run out and she needs to learn to unlock and control her powers before enemies she never knew existed capture her. Yet how can she stay one step ahead when she's being betrayed at every turn?

Power Within is a excellent novel, always keeping you on the edge of your seat! I loved the characters (even the bad guys) and the story flowed smoothly - full of action, intrigue, and wicked cool powers. I felt that Charlie was very mature and down-to-earth considering everything she'd gone through. One note: some of the spelling and grammar could use a polish, but it doesn't truly detract from the story. Due to the way Power Within ended, I cannot wait for the next book in The Lazarus Children series!! 

The Lazarus Children Series: Power Within (1)


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