• The Trace

  • Whitewashed, Book 1
  • By: Adelaide Thorne
  • Narrated by: Becci Martin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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The Trace

By: Adelaide Thorne
Narrated by: Becci Martin
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Publisher's summary

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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Great start to a series

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I am generally not a fan of the YA books, but this one was fairly decent. The action scenes are done fairly, but could use more detail, depth and build up, but overall it works. There is thankfully negligable amount of a romantic sub plot, rather sticking to more of a kidnapped, stockholme syndrome plot to keep it tracking but interesting.

If you are tired of the teen love step and repeat books, this is a good place to start, hopefully they dont ruin it later.. to be seen

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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!

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Fantastic!

Trace was a wonderful read and I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes a strong heroine, government secrets and a thrilling storyline! Ella was such a great character, and I loved how the author was able to make this story, and her metahuman abilities so unique! I loved that this book was so much fun, yet also thought provoking in that there were a lot of sides that made sense, and it could be hard to determine who the “bad” guys always are. The plot was clever and moved at a great pace, which totally held my focus, but also gave enough details to really feel absorbed by what was happening. The setting was modern and supported the book and events very well. The book is truly incredible and I finished it in one day! The narration was spot on, and Becci did an amazing job with the different emotions she was able to portray. I can’t wait to listen to book two! I was given this book, but I chose to review it on my own!

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Can’t wait for the sequel!

A great book with several twists and turns! I am excited to see what happens in the next one!

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Definitely worth a listen.

Loved the story from start to finish! The whole book is worth listening to just for the end! It was so unexpected and I absolutely enjoyed the surprise. The narration was good as well! She did different voices for the characters that helped my mind envision them along with the story.

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Great start can't wait to start book 2

Wonderful character and world building. Just enough suspense to keep you wanting more. Narrator did an amazing job

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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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