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The Trace

Whitewashed, Book 1
Narrated by: Becci Martin
Series: Whitewashed, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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The Grifters kidnap any metahumans - those with superhuman powers - living outside the Academy...like me. Only this time, they missed.

For centuries, a covert organization of metahumans called the Academy has protected unaware civilians from the Grifters, creatures whose humanity is as deformed as their craggy faces. I’d spent 18 years ignorant of either group, and of their endless war. Then the Grifters found me.

The Academy whisked me away to safety, and we waited for the danger to pass. Only it didn’t. The Grifters, too stupid to know or too cruel to care that I’d left, kidnapped my best friend instead.

It won’t take them long to figure out their mistake, but I’m not going to give them the opportunity. Finding Kara means grueling training at the Academy - a sequestered hub of classified operations, psychic powers, and fighting creatures that should only exist in nightmares. We have the weapons, the technology, and the brains. The Academists are strong, but Grifters are stronger. They can’t even feel pain. But we can, and Grifters are the perfect outlet for releasing that pain.

The Trace is the first book in the young adult trilogy: Whitewashed, following Ella Kepler, a nascent metahuman whose strength and speed is matched only by the enemies set against her.

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So glad to add this YA book to my library!

I read this book on Kindle originally, and I'm so happy that it's finally available for Audible!

The Trace by Adelaide Thorne is a Young Adult novel with some light elements of science fiction. The book follows Ella Kepler, an awkward teenager who is transformed from the last pick in every P.E. class to an Olympic gymnast overnight. Add in some stalking monsters and suspicious men-in-black spying on her and you have an intriguing beginning. If I had any complaints, it would be that the book does not tie up all its loose ends--you have to wait for Book 2 (not yet available on Audible) for that, but it does pay off.

The narration by Becci Martin is pretty good overall. She captures the emotion of characters well. This is the first YA book I've listened to the audiobook for, but the narration quality is comparable to all of the other books I've listened to.

Overall, I really enjoy the book and suggest it to anyone who likes young adult series, especially books like The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Mortal Instruments, etc.

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Incredible Read

This was my favorite book I’ve listened to this summer!! It was well read, well written, and overall enjoyable. I highly recommend it!