The fantastic blog, Middle Grade Minded , has picked THE ABILITY as one of its top 5 middle grade books of 2013! I'd be thrilled about this no matter what, of course, but even more so as the two other books on the list that I've read are absolutely brilliant (Seven Wonders by Peter Lerangis ... and Cragbridge Hall: The Inventor's Secret by Chad Morris) . Seeing my book in such good company has definitely made my day! And - added bonus - I now have two new books to add to my reading list!
Title : THE ABILITY
Author : M.M. Vaughan
How can a kid's life get much worse? His father is dead, his mother is the epitome of depression, and he was just expelled from his old school. But getting accepted into a British school that focuses on a person's ability to control minds changes everything for young Christopher Lane. The only problem is, someone is using powers against students and faculty at the school. It's up to Chris and his group of five friends to find out who is abusing the telekinetic abilities and threatening to destroy the school.
It may seem like just another kid's brought to a school with special abilities, but it's definitely got enough twists and turns in it to make it a fast paced thrill ride. Chris is also an incredibly likable character who you're rooting for since page one. And I can tell you this much, this book has one of the best twists I've seen in awhile.