Take a journey into the gritty world of political espionage through the eyes – and lies – of one extraordinary girl. A wholly original tale of friendship and betrayal from the author of The Jane Austen Academy series….
Sasha has a secret – that she can make you spill your secret with nothing more than a question. Her strange gift makes her a burden to her foster family and a total freak of nature. Not that Sasha cares. Why should she when no one cares about her?
Then the CIA knocks on her door. They want to give Sasha a new identity and drop her into a foreign country to infiltrate a ring of zealous graffiti terrorists. They want to give Sasha something to care about.
To survive a world where no one is who they seem, Sasha needs to make people trust her. But when that trust blossoms into love, Sasha is forced to decide between duty and friendship, between her mind and her heart, and whether to tell the truth or keep her secrets.
Okay, first of all, Sasha clearly isn’t the only one with superpowers in this book. Cecilia Gray seriously needs to be using her artwork more. I really enjoyed the little comics in here and I’m interested to see what more that Gray could do with them.
Now to Sasha. I can’t say she’s unlike anyone I’d ever read about before, because that’s not true, but there’s something special to her that I can’t quite put my finger on. If I had to guess, I’d say it’s her mentality. She doesn’t want to be a superhero, or a burden, and yet she thinks it’s her duty to. But she very rarely uses her abilities for herself.
This is the first girl-superhero book I’ve read in quite a while, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. It has a cute, quick, enjoyable plot with sweet, relatable characters. Sasha really grew on me, as did a lot of the supporting characters in this story. I felt that the story did have it’s dry parts, which I skimmed, but overall I liked the constant pace and flow of this story. Despite being action/adventure based, it has a contemporary quality that was surprisingly pleasant the deeper I got into this book.
The plotline of this book is unique and fun. Come to think of it, the only real graffiti-themed book I’ve ever read before this story was Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowely, which was a really good book as well. It was great to see things from the spy/police/enforcement side of things, and I was really entertained by DRAWN.
Filled with witty dialogue, lovable characters and a dash of romance, DRAWN is a truly refreshing and unique read. 3.5 stars.
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