The Cadence by Casey Hays
Publication Date: November 17, 2012
Genre: Young Adult, Supernatural, Romance
Emma King's life is fairly ordinary, with the exception of one extraordinary aspect. She is plagued with the rare ability to feel a person's emotions with a simple touch. Any sensation she feels becomes amplified to almost unbearable levels. Emma has learned to keep her hands to herself and her emotions under wraps. But when Gage Parmer moves to town, everything changes, and for the first time in her life, Emma loosens the chains that hold her emotions in check and prepares herself for the whirlwind that is to come. Mysteriously lacking in emotions, Gage tells Emma an incredible story that pulls her into his world of impossibilities. At first, she refuses to believe. But when she puts his words to the test, she discovers that his world is also hers. Soon, she will be forced to use her ability in an attempt to destroy an ancient evil that has defied death and ruled the centuries in a reign of terror. They are called... The Cadence.
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Emma Kings lives with her adoptive father and 3 other kids all of whom are unique in their own ways. Emma has the ability to feel(touch) things and know what they are feeling or just right down to the texture of things (because of this gift, her tolerance to elements/pain is very low). Two of the other kids who live with her is Pastor who can hear further than anyone else and Jay who can see things. Emma's life is "normal" as can be until Gage shows up and tells her that there is more to their gifts than they know about. They are a part of a Circle that will have to go tho the Gathering and hopefully be the first Circle to defeat the long living Cadence.
Right from the beginning I felt some sort of connection with Emma. I'm not sure what exactly pulled me to her, perhaps it was how she kept to her self except for those that were really close to her. So when Gage came into her life and she felt a special "spark" with him, I knew he was going to have an integral part of her life :) Emma finds out that her, Pastor and Jay are part of a Circle (a group of 6 individuals with special abilities...touch, hearing, sight, smell, taste, and seer (sixth sense) who will be summounded to the Gathering. The Gathering was initiated by the original Circle, known as The Cadence to try and break the circles as they are trying to fill the last spot in the Candence so that their powers can be beyond what is imaginable. Emma learns about herself, her friends and what truly is important to her throughout the story.
The story line moved smoothly and I didn't seem like their was a lull or information overload throughout the story. I definitely would recommend this book to my friends to read!