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FREE READ ½ Gifted By H.A. Swain ✓ ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☀ Gifted Author H.A. Swain – Horticulturetrader.co.uk In Orpheus Chanson's world geniuses and prodigies are no longer born or honed through hard work Instead procedures to induce Acuired Savant Abilities ASAs are now purchased by the privileged And Orphe In Orpheus Chanson'OcedureZimri Robinson a natural musical prodigy is a plebe a worker at the enormous warehouse that supplies an on line marketplace that has supplanted all commerce Her grueling schedule and her grandmother's illness can't keep her from making mu. 35 stars

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In Orpheus Chanson's world geniuses and prodigies are no longer born or honed through hard work Instead procedures to induce Acuired Savant Abilities ASAs are now purchased by the privileged And Orpheus's father holds the copyright to the ASA pr. Review posted on The Eater of Books blogGifted by HA SwainPublisher Feiwel FriendsPublication Date June 14 2016Rating 4 starsSource ARC sent by the publisherSummary from GoodreadsIn Orpheus Chanson's world geniuses and prodigies are no longer born or honed through hard work Instead procedures to induce Acuired Savant Abilities ASAs are now purchased by the privileged And Orpheus's father holds the copyright to the ASA procedureZimri Robinson a natural musical prodigy is a plebe a worker at the enormous warehouse that supplies an on line marketplace that has supplanted all commerce Her grueling schedule and her grandmother's illness can't keep her from making music even if it is illegalOrpheus and Zimri are not supposed to meet He is meant for greatness; she is not But sometimes rules are meant to be broken Here is a thriller love story and social experiment that readers will find gripping and terrifyingWhat I LikedThis book surprised me I have yet to see any of my blogging and reviewing peers read this book and when I received it several months ago I didn't know much about it I was going into this story with a clean slate which is sometimes the best way to experience a story While some general ideas of the story are not uniue to this book the story was very enjoyable and I couldn't put it down even until the endingZimri is a plebe a warehouse worker who lives with her grandmother Zimri has a great voice but in this world no one is legally allowed to sing patented songs But Zimri is determined to make music and interrupt LiveStreams of concerts and radio streams is certainly one way to do it Orpheus Hanson is a Plute and the son of Harold Hanson who created Acuired Savant Abilities ASA is purchased by the rich and once the surgery is done you wake up with a newly acuired ability Hanson has control over the music industry as most musicians have a music ASA and Hanson has control over the profits made by those with ASA Orpheus hasn't received an ASA and he's not sure he wants one But his father wants him to have the surgery so that Orpheus will be ready to take over the company Orpheus and Zimri are on two ends of the social spectrum Plute and Plebe and their lives were never supposed to intersect But together they could change society foreverThis is a science fiction thriller which I don't think I was expecting Granted I didn't really read the synopsis or if I had in the past it was a long time ago and I forgot about it and somehow I thought this was a fantasy novel I love science fiction and thrillers and so this novel was right up my alleyThe idea of this story isn't uniue; we have this surgery that will make you really good at one thing music physics writing etc or perhaps two things if you have the money The Plutes are the elite that can get the ASA surgery and they are celebrities and frivolous people The Plutes are the ones that work in warehouses and poor fringes of the city scraping by The Plutes can't afford the ASA surgery and many are not familiar with it But everyone is familiar with Hanson's monopoly on music and how singing and recreating music that is patented is totally illegal The story is told from both Zimri and Orpheus's POV first person alternating chapter to chapter I really liked both characters Zimri is reckless and unafraid of getting caught singing She isn't a revolutionary though her actions would make you think so Orpheus is at first naive and frivolous like the other Plutes When his father tries to force the ASA surgery on him Orpheus runs away and starts to work at a warehouse which is how he meets Zimri Orpheus develops noticeably growing from a carefree rich boy to a hard working man He's always been kind and charming and magnetic but as the story goes on he sees how his Plute lifestyle was ridiculousThere is a lot

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Gifted By H.A. SwaSic even if it is illegalOrpheus and Zimri are not supposed to meet He is meant for greatness she is not But sometimes rules are meant to be broken Here is a thriller love story and social experiment that readers will find gripping and terrifyin. Music and art is not for everyone but only the Plutes and they are the only ones who can make money off it A cognitive surgery is done for a hefty price and then the person wakes up all talented and gets consumed by whichever field of art they choose and Chanson industries holds the patents and copyrights for those surgeries It is illegal otherwise especially for the Plebes Orpheus Chanson is the heir to Chanson industries and he likes music but doesn't want to have the ASA the cognitive surgery but his father is pressuring him into it since all his friends have had the surgeries by now and they are all excelling in their chosen fields Orpheus's fear comes from his sister since the cognitive surgery didn't go right for her and she barely functions and lives in a MediPlex with nurses looking after her Then one day he runs away and ends up working at a warehouse like Plebes workZimri Robinson is a Plebe and works at a warehouse and lives with her grandmother She loves singing and making music and also throws illegal concerts and whatever money she makes she gives to the needy Orpheus and Zimri end up meeting at the warehouse where Orpheus goes by the name of Aimery There's an instant connection between them where Zimri finds him to the most beautiful boy she's ever seen and Orpheus thinks that she's got her own grace and beauty I hated this instant infatuation or whatever this was Up until that moment Zimri was thinking about Dorian and almost kissed him and then walks in Orpheus and a love triangle I loved Orpheus from the beginning and I could actually see that he was caring and supportive He cared for his friends and his sister I liked Zimri in the beginning up until she was a bitch to Dorian I found her to irresponsible when she knows that music concerts are illegal why do all that and get everyone in trouble Yeah she loves music but doesn't mean she had to get Dorian and others tagging along when it suited her purpose and then be a bitch to Dorian and I didn't even like Dorian all that much mostly because he was barely there in the story except for the love triangle part And this is supposed to be a thriller love story but it takes one week for both the MCs to feel these deep feelings towards each other that I was thinking to myself whatThe book starts off really slow and I DNFd twice before I decided to continue mainly because I loved the cover but it still didn't make any sense why there was a Dragonfly on the cover though Yes dragonflies were mentioned in the book but they weren't important enough for the cover imo For the first 80 pages it was really boring except for Orpheus's chapters even those weren't enough to keep me going at one point but it picks up when Orpheus runs away It was a predictable story and I could see all the revelations from pretty much the beginning even that DJ HiJax one Also what was that about Zimri singing Nobody from Nowhere when auditioning for Piper McLeo Even an idiot could see that she will steal that song and spin a whole story about itIt was an interesting concept which was not executed properly and had all the other YA dystopian clichés such as the star crossed lovers childhood friends turned almost lovers love triangle girl being so different and talented missing or dead parents mean girls and you get the point There were times where the author actually interchanged words Plutes and Plebes and I had to re read just to make sure that I didn't read it wrongThere were a lot of other characters including Zimri's best friend Brie but not much was said about her and Tati who helps fix technological items but none stood out for me They were all one dimensional and extremely forgettable Having said all this I still enjoyed some parts of it and I really did find the concept wonderful and interesting Also I l