Lucy Sullivan and her circus family are finally back where they belong – in the spotlight and with each other. Even ringmaster Sheffield Donovan is in good spirits as their show delights audiences each night. Life is almost back to normal.
Until the US government appears in the form of one General Baker and his army of soldiers. At the threat of worldwide exposure, life as the Donovan Circus knows it is over. Cornered into the General’s terrible experiments, they have no rights, no friends, and no hope of escape. Lucy will lose more than one loved one, and perhaps her own life, in the process.
The Donovan Circus will face the worst danger yet – can Lucy take down an entire government sector, or will the gifted world finally be destroyed once and for all?
I have adored this series since the very first book. Gifted introduced the Donovan Circus series and each book drew me into this amazing world even more. I have no idea why I waited so long to pick up the final book, other than the fact that I didn’t want it to end. *sigh*
Torched began with Lucy and Sheffield hoping things are finally back to normal, but they know that they are probably just biding time until the next threat comes their way. The wait wasn’t long. Lucy and several of her friends are taken away by General Baker. They are pawns that he plans on using as weapons – they are only as valuable as their gifts. They’re also not the only Gifted there, but they soon learn that their small group are their only allies.
This was a book that was really hard to put down. Pretty much from the first chapter, the action, suspense and sometimes even heartbreak was nonstop. (Pay attention to the description… not everyone survives…) They didn’t have much hope of getting out in one piece, but giving up wasn’t an option. None of them walked away from their time with Baker untouched – right up until the very end.
I’ve gotta admit, if the series had to come to an end, Torched was an amazing finale. I can’t wait to see what Liz Long has in store for readers next. So far, I haven’t been disappointed. Speaking of which, stay tuned for my review of The Blood King, the first book in her newest series, The Brighton Duology. You can also check out her Heroes of Arcania series, which is part of the same world as Donovan Circus and starts with SuperNova.