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I am a passionate devourer of chocolate and books. I also listen to audio books and drink chocolate. When I die, I don't want to be embalmed, I want to be dipped!

Five: Out of the Dark - Holli Anderson This review was originally posted on my Alaskan Bookie Website at:http://alaskanbookie.com/review/five-out-of-the-dark/This was an interesting story about a group of kids that discover they have supernatural powers. They decide to use their power to fight evil forces in the world. It all has to be trial and error fighting because none of them knows what they are doing. The story starts out with Paige discovering she has some sort of special abilities and as she is trying to figure them out, her parents find out her secret. They are convinced that her power comes from evil sources and are ready to send her off to be ‘cleansed’ when she escapes into the city. Once there, she finds Johnathan who has special abilities also. One by one the find the others until there are five in their group. Each person has slightly different abilities and only by working together can they defeat the powers of evil.This was an enjoyable story, but had several ‘out of book’ experiences. You know the kind that make you go ‘There is no way that would go over in the real world.’ Yes I know its fantasy, but in reality if a whole school of high school kids started acting all weirded out and killing themselves or trying to kill others, there would be several real repercussions in the real world that did not happen in this book. Other things, like huge demon battles in the middle of town can be overlooked because the author gave them a nice cloaking ability. Overall this was a good teens-save-the world type book. This book is part of a series, but can also be read as a stand-alone and completely enjoyed that way. The author gave a nice satisfying ending with enough left that you would want to go on and read more in the series.** Note **I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I received no chocolate or any other compensation in exchange for my review.