Shine by William Bernhardt
In the near future, a few young women manifest extraordinary abilities called "Shine." Each girl's ability is different. Some develop extraordinary mental abilities. Some become physically strong. Others have powers that defy description. But the world does not embrace these Shines. It fears them.
Aura was only trying to use her healing powers to help a small child. But when she Shined, something went horribly wrong--and Seattle was destroyed. In the aftermath of this disaster, the government institutionalizes Shines in "rehabilitative treatment centers." Aura is sent to the Transforming Your Light island rehab--but to her it seems more like a prison. The other Shines hate her. The people running the place are out to get her. And she feels certain more is going on here than "group grope" and twelve-step programs. But when she tumbles onto the horrible secret beneath the rehab--she realizes just how great the danger to her and all the other Shines really is.
I was sent a copy of this book to review and I enjoyed the book more than I thought I would, a page turner, story held up better than I thought ti would, My only complaint would be that I don’t think there was enough back story If any to the other girls that Aura led.
I will be getting the next book in the series, as I have been hooked. For those that like Sci-fi Young adult fiction. This is a must read.