Something a friend of mine, Ron Brand, Boxing Manager for Hollie (Hot Stuff) Dunaway, who happens to be a four time World Champion --- Shared with me recently comes to mind in regards to this book. And that was something to the affect of --- "You know Chase, seems like since time began, people have been writing love songs --- You would think by now it would all have already been covered but it still goes on, and will continue to go on and great love songs will continue to be written."
And he's right...
A story about people with "Super Powers" isn't something that is all that unique. And I'm also sure you won't be able to find anyone, regardless if they dig comic books or not, that isn't aware of Superman.
So what author, Daniel L. Carter is writing about isn't something I haven't heard of before but I will say this ---
"The Unwanted" Rocks!
It grabbed me from the very beginning and had me guessing what would happen next and before I knew it, I was hooked!
As other's have noted, it is an almost believable story in the current age we live in, but I also want to say the characters development makes you care about what is going to happen to... (The Good One's That is)... next.
I also have to say this is enjoyable for both Young Adults and Adults and I can easily see this becoming a Block Buster Movie with sequels in a similar vein of "Harry Potter" or "Twilight" if those that produce it stay true to the author's character descriptions.
That's what makes this book by the way. These just aren't special individuals, they are individuals that are dealing with learning that they are different, so even though it is about children morphing into powerful beings, their "Humanity" is also well defined and all of the other characters have back stories that flesh out why they are, the way they are.
And as mentioned in previous reviews here which I've taken the time to read, it does deal with faith in God, but it isn't overly done and even an atheist would still enjoy the read in my humble opinion.
I'm looking forward to reading the next installment by this gifted author and highly recommend this to adults and young adults --- Nor would I be surprised if this becomes a movie or series on television.
Author of Pink, Blue and Green, Your Chance To Hear The Last Panther Speak, and Dream Reachers with co author Betty Dravis