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Dancia Lewis is far from popular. And that's not just because of her average grades or her less-than-glamorous wardrobe. In fact, Dancia's mediocrity is a welcome cover for her secret: whenever she sees a person threatening someone she cares about, things just...happen. Cars skid. Structures collapse. Usually someone gets hurt. So Dancia does everything possible to avoid getting close to anyone, belieiving this way she can supress her powers and keep them hidden.

But when recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy show up in her living room to offer her a full scholarship, Dancia's days of living under the radar may be over. Only, Delcroix is a school for diplomats' kids and child geniuses — not B students with uncontrollable telekinetic tendencies.  So why are they treating Dancia like she's special? Even the hottest guy on campus seems to be going out of his way to make Dancia feel welcome.

And then there's her mysterious new friend Jack, who can't stay out of trouble. He suspects something dangerous is going on at the Academy and wants Dancia to help him figure out what. But Dancia isn't convinced. She hopes that maybe the recruiters know more about her "gift" than they're letting on. Maybe they can help her understand how to use it...But not even Dancia could have imagined what awaits her behind the gates of Delcroix Academy.

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"Debut author Scott launches the Delcroix Academy series with this light paranormal romance. Dancia has always kept a low profile, avoiding anything that might bring attention to her secret: whenever she witnesses injustice, a protective instinct kicks in and she's able to take out the threat (knocking out a gunman or blowing out the tires on a car pursuing a boy). Now Dancia is being recruited to the freshmen class of Delcroix Academy, an exclusive boarding school for geniuses. A mediocre student, Dancia can't understand why they want her, but Cam, a junior helping with her recruitment, persuades her to attend, and Dancia starts a new life and begins to come out of her shell. Dancia's crush on Cam grows, as does her relationship with brooding Jack, who suspects there is a conspiracy at Delcroix. Dancia eventually discovers the truth about Delcroix, but the unresolved 'telekinetic girl caught between good soldier and edgy rebel' love triangle (which, along with the academy setting, may feel familiar to X-Men fans) and Dancia's determination to use her power for good pave the way for later books. Ages 12–up. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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Dancia Lewis has a secret: whenever she sees a person threaten someone she cares about, things "happen." Dancia does all she can to stay under the radar, but when recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy offer her a scholarship, she reluctantly accepts.

Synopsis:

Dancia Lewis has a secret problem: whenever she sees someone threaten a person she cares about, it's a disaster. Cars skid. Structures collapse. Usually someone gets hurt. So Dancia does all she can to avoid getting close to anyone, hoping to suppress her powers and stay under the radar. But when recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy offer her a scholarship, she accepts. After all, it's a school for diplomats' kids and prodigies, not B students with uncontrollable telekinetic tendencies. Or is it?

This captivating debut, the first in a series, puts a paranormal twist on private school.

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Dancia Lewis spends her time trying to be ordinary. She knows she has a mysterious power that helps her protect people she cares about, but it also can hurt others. Dancia tries to control that power by not having close friends and trying not to care about anything at school. So she’s surprised when she’s offered a full-ride scholarship to attend high school at prestigious Delcroix Academy, where the super-smart children of super-wealthy and distinguished families go.

Even though most of the kids at Delcroix are nice and talented, her new friend Jack convinces her that something is not quite right. He believes there’s a sinister reason behind the tight school security, and he’s sure they’re being watched wherever they go. Dancia also begins to suspect that she may not be the only student at Delcroix with special powers. She works to find out the truth, and finds a few surprises along the way.

Delcroix Academy: The Candidates is the first in a new series for young adults by Inara Scott. It blends the concerns of normal teenage life with that of intriguing superpowers that can be used for good or evil. Dancia makes an interesting heroine who is learning how to have a social life for the first time and trying to determine her interest in both Jack and Cam, who appears to be perfect. Areas for mother-daughter book clubs with girls aged 14 and up to discuss include making friends and being a good friend, the attraction “bad boys” may represent, and learning how to be true to yourself.

As the first in a series, Delcroix Academy: The Candidates went just far enough to satisfy my need to feel completion at the end of the story, while still dangling the promise of the next book. I, for one, can’t wait for the second book in the series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781423116363
Author:
Scott, Inara
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Psychic ability
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
A Talents Novel
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20100824
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 16.32 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Debut author Scott launches the Delcroix Academy series with this light paranormal romance. Dancia has always kept a low profile, avoiding anything that might bring attention to her secret: whenever she witnesses injustice, a protective instinct kicks in and she's able to take out the threat (knocking out a gunman or blowing out the tires on a car pursuing a boy). Now Dancia is being recruited to the freshmen class of Delcroix Academy, an exclusive boarding school for geniuses. A mediocre student, Dancia can't understand why they want her, but Cam, a junior helping with her recruitment, persuades her to attend, and Dancia starts a new life and begins to come out of her shell. Dancia's crush on Cam grows, as does her relationship with brooding Jack, who suspects there is a conspiracy at Delcroix. Dancia eventually discovers the truth about Delcroix, but the unresolved 'telekinetic girl caught between good soldier and edgy rebel' love triangle (which, along with the academy setting, may feel familiar to X-Men fans) and Dancia's determination to use her power for good pave the way for later books. Ages 12–up. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Dancia Lewis has a secret: whenever she sees a person threaten someone she cares about, things "happen." Dancia does all she can to stay under the radar, but when recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy offer her a scholarship, she reluctantly accepts.
"Synopsis" by , Dancia Lewis has a secret problem: whenever she sees someone threaten a person she cares about, it's a disaster. Cars skid. Structures collapse. Usually someone gets hurt. So Dancia does all she can to avoid getting close to anyone, hoping to suppress her powers and stay under the radar. But when recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy offer her a scholarship, she accepts. After all, it's a school for diplomats' kids and prodigies, not B students with uncontrollable telekinetic tendencies. Or is it?

This captivating debut, the first in a series, puts a paranormal twist on private school.

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