No one knows where the brilliant-colored spheres came from. One day they were just there, hidden all over the Earth like huge gemstones. Burn a pair, and they make you a little better: an inch taller, skilled at math, better looking. The rarer the sphere, the more expensive and the greater the improvement.
Seventeen-year-old Sully is a sphere dealer at a flea market. It doesnt pay much Alex Hollidays stores have muscled out most of the independent sellers but it helps him and his mom make rent.
When Sully meets Hunter, a girl with a natural talent for finding spheres, the two start searching together. One day they find a Gold a color no one has ever seen. And when Alex Holliday learns what they have, he will go to any lengths and will use all of his wealth and power to take it from them.
I wasnt quite sure about this book until I turned the book over and saw a list of possible spheres. After reading the list, I was hooked. Im a sucker for lists.
These Spheres can heighten your natural abilities and seem to have no negative side effects. From what I can tell, there are at least 48 or more different Spheres, but I could only find 35, and there were two that I couldnt figure out what they did. Heres a list of my personal favorite Spheres:
Effect: Fall asleep easily
Effect: Resistance to the common cold
Effect: Quick healing
Effect: High Intelligence
Effect: Perfect Memory
The thing I found really weird about the spheres is that you need two (a pair) spheres to get the improvement. They call it burning a pair. I spent most of this book wondering why its called burning and why you need two to do it. I still dont know.
The story takes place nine years after the Spheres appear on Earth. I wouldve liked to hear the story of how the human race reacted to the Spheres at first and how they discovered their powers.
I knew there had to be some sort of risk with the spheres. You cant get something for nothing. Many people in the book thought that the Spheres were suspicious and would never use them. I would probably own books about Spheres but would never want to burn them. Why risk it?
What makes this story so great is how real it is. This is what a world with magic spheres would be like. People using them to make a profit, athletes using them to up their game, people using them for their own personal gain, and people going to great lengths to get their hands on them. That is precisely how youd expect humans to act when handed magic.
This weeks Weird but True Fact about Enhanced Abilities
Some people can hear their eyeballs moving.