Print Length: 417 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0996242015
Publisher: Big Picture Media Inc. (January 14, 20MTV.com20)
Publication Date: January 14, 2020
Praise for THE ASCENDERS SERIES
“Teenage angst like you’ve never seen it before.” —MTV.com
“I wish I could go back and read it again and again – not knowing what would happen.” —MUGGLENET.com, the world’s largest Harry Potter site.
Four beautiful girls. Quadruplets. They are not identical.
But each is named Claire.
Claire V is Clairvoyant—clear seeing with visions of the future.
Claire S is Clairsentient—clear feeling as she embraces another’s pain.
Claire A is Clairaudient—clear hearing to tap into the spirit world.
Claire C is Claircognizant—clear knowing with 100% accuracy.
Born in 1911, they first died together in 1928 at age seventeen. Two months later, they were reborn. And reborn. THE CLAIRES only live to seventeen and then they’re violently murdered. Somewhere in the world, a woman finds out she’s pregnant with quads. The Claires return to a new family as they try to break a curse that guarantees they die young.
It’s current-day Los Angeles, and once again, their seventeenth birthday is looming. Can they save themselves, clean up the streets in the name of penance, and crash their own prom?
The Claires is the first novel spin-off of the best-selling Ascenders Book Saga. Also available in paperback starting on January 14, 2020.
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I received a free copy from the publisher for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation for this review.
The Claires is a standalone novel that is set in the same world as Gaber’s series, The Ascenders. Though I don’t know the series or the world, being introduced in this way, through The Claires, didn’t confuse me. Let me take a step back. There was some confusion.
At the very beginning of the book, the mention of America was that it was still considered the colonies. However, I’m not entirely sure if that is true. There is also a little bit about burning witches. That said, I chalked this up to world building and an alternate universe to our own. It’s not that difficult of a leap.
If anything, once I got past that idea, I realized that The Ascenders probably have more in the history of the world and the paranormal aspects. I grew excited about the idea of reading that series and I do plan to in the future.
Gaber’s writing is well done and pulls you into the story. I found myself liking each different point of view and giggling at times. The Claires felt like a band of sisters trying to find a way out of their inevitable end. Each sister had their own personality and it was interesting to see how they played off each other and the world.
It makes me wonder what they are like in the series and once again, I am finding another reason to put it in my TBR.
As if that wasn’t enough, can we just take a moment and admire the book cover? My son, Bug, even mentioned its beauty in the middle of him explaining how he should be on YouTube with me. If a book cover does that, it is an amazing book cover.
All in all, the book is good. It pulled me into their story all the while making me want to know more about the books it spun out of. For a fan of Gaber, I can only imagine that this is a good addition to your collection. For me, it looks like I may join the club and read more.
Final Rating: 4/5
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I’m C.L. Gaber, an author and film journalist for the New York Times Syndicate and Chicago Sun Times. I also co-authored Jex Malone series. Originally from Chicago, I make my home in Nevada with my husband, bonus daughter and two unruly dogs.
My husband knows that Ascenders began with me in bathroom half the night writing on tiny notepads because I didn’t want to wake him. When daylight did roll around, I told him, ”Baby, I had the most incredible dream”.
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