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Blank - Episode 1*** *** There's a violence in me. My name is Lincoln Delabar. I was born without a face. Yes, you heard that right. Smooth, clear skin from my forehead to my chin.I see the world differently, yet it is still a place that holds wonder. At least most of the time.With my uniqueness comes a burden. My mind is powerful. Very powerful. And I have an obligation, Blank - Episode 1*** ***There's a violence in me.My name is Lincoln Delabar. I was born without a face. Yes, you heard that right. Smooth, clear skin from my forehead to my chin.I see the world differently, yet it is still a place that holds wonder. At least most of the time.With my uniqueness comes a burden. My mind is powerful. Very powerful. And I have an obligation, a purpose, to see things in my own special way. Some of the things I see are frightening.The evil in this world is beyond anyone's control. Or so you might think.There is a violence in me. I'm not afraid. I can control it.But should I?...

Title : Blank
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ISBN : 21938087
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 524 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Blank Reviews

  • Tammie Tackett
    2019-06-21 15:34

    i hated this book so much just could not get into it at

  • Almney King
    2019-06-15 15:52

    "Blank" started out really good. It was emotional, dramatic, and full of heartbreak. In the beginning, Linc tells the tale of how he was born absolutely FACELESS and the struggles his family suffered with his rather unique telepathic and telekinetic abilities. The story then follows your typical YA theme, character identity, self-discovery, romance, peer-pressure and the every day hardships of teenage life. However, as the story unfolds, there's some murder mystery, gang violence, and other dangerous aspects that come into play and even more dangerous homicidal villains. While I did enjoy "Blank", there were a few issues I had with the book. 1. Pacing- The story was just tooooooooooooo long! I felt like the author could have chopped down a lot of the dangerous action and overload of side plots. About half way through the book, the situations got a bit repetitive in some places and seemed a little forced and unrealistic in a way. It was almost like watching 3 seasons of Teen Wolf stuffed in one book where all this crazy and spontaneous violence/villianry happens out of nowhere. Like seriously, how many times will knives be waved, people shot, almost rapped and killed in a span of three months? And also, how many times do the same villains have to return before they can stay locked up or dead?! 3. Characters- I really enjoyed Linc. I thought he was a humble, reactive, and generally interesting character. I mean, he has NO FACE, so how can he not be. I like only two other characters, Linc's mother, a snarky alcoholic, and his best friend Tuck. Joey, his uncle, was whimsy and mysterious, so I guess I liked him too. I absolutely DID NOT LIKE either of Linc's love interests. Avril, a freaking saint, puritan to the core, is just too pure it's annoying. And Sydney, who comes along out of no where later on with powers like Linc's claiming they belong together every third page of the book. She was an utterly pointless character. ANNOYING!! 4. Romance- Oh boy. The romance was juvenile, way to mushy for my tastes, and repetitive! It also just felt FLAT. Linc and Avril are supposed to "be destined for each other" as they put it, but wherever I read their romance scenes, it screamed YAWN and FORCED. I don't know, even though they go through some heavy trials together, the FEELING just wasn't there for me, so it just seemed to take up space. 5. Ending- The ending was not too great. Basically it was not a "happily ever after" for anyone. It was, once again, too dramatic for me, which would have been great if it was the only super dramatic incident in the story, but since all these other outrageous moments of violence and killing came before it, it just tasted stale. All in all, I felt this story could have been a mighty 3.5 stars, or 4 stars. But things just kind of fell apart in some places. It was like a roller coaster. Good moment, okay moment, Ugh moment, repeat. BUT it was still a fun read with some great mystery and character depth from our protagonist Linc, AKA, Blank. I would still recommend it, if your into the strange, slightly paranormal, YA mystery deal!

  • Janice Spina
    2019-06-23 16:34

    What will Richard C. Hale come up with next? This is an incredible story of a young boy born without a face but capable of many things despite his handicap. He has an advanced mind in that he can read other people's minds and transport his thoughts back to them. It becomes a little unnerving for his family, so much so that his father finally leaves.This is just Season 1 of an emotional and surprising rollercoaster of a ride. Linc, the main character explores his mind-control capabilities with animals and realizes some impossible scenarios.What will Linc do next? How far will he go with his powers? Is he a hero or a villain? This story moved quickly with easy-to-read dialogue between the two main characters. I found myself turning pages quickly to find out what Linc would and wouldn't do! It is quite a fascinating story with so many future possibilities coming. I can't wait to read some more.I think talented author, Richard C. Hale, has a winner here with Blank. His star is rising!

  • Valenchia Hershberger
    2019-06-02 12:49

    A boy born without a face learns how to use a power within himself that can be either gentle or violent. Which side will win out?Although I probably shouldn't have felt this way, I rejoiced at the conclusion of this book (chapter?). I raised a figurative triumphant fist in the air and yelled "way to go, Linc!" Should I have been delighted or horrified? Only you can decide.This book grabbed me from the first sentence and kept me reading non-stop to the very last word. Richard C. Hale never disappoints. And now, on to Blank 2!

  • Cheryl
    2019-05-28 12:35

    I couldn't stop reading this. It was easy to read and the story went into just the right amount of detail. Well put together...now I have to read the other five!

  • Greg Stillwagon
    2019-06-23 15:44

    Interesting start ... but rather repetitive as it went on.If I was blank I would have killed all the bad guys...really

  • Charles Ray
    2019-06-10 20:00

    Lincoln Delabar was born without a face; quite literally, a smooth expanse on the front of his head, with only two holes where his nostrils would be, through which he breathes and takes sustenance, liquids which he cannot taste. But, as with all things, when a door closes, a window opens. Lincoln, or Blank, as his father dubbed him, has other abilities. He can sense electrical energy, enabling him to ‘see’ things around him, and he can ‘connect’ with people who touch his face, an action which enables a two-way sharing of memories.As Linc, his favored name, reaches puberty, he develops friends and contacts beyond his mother and sister—his father having deserted the family because of his inability to cope with both Linc’s deformity and his power—including his uncle, Joey, who is hiding some dark secret, Tuck, a neighborhood boy with whom he develops a close and enduring friendship, and a girl who is able to look past his lack of a face and see the real him.But, he has enemies, too. People who hate him for what he is, and those who fear him for his ability to ‘see’ them.Blank by Richard C. Hale is not your usual novel. While all its main characters are teens, the theme is decidedly adult, as they struggle with a serial rapist/killer, drug dealers, and high school bullies who sometimes go way too far. It’s tempting to call it a coming-of-age novel, but it’s not that either. What it is; a darn interesting and intriguing read, handled in such a way that you find yourself believing that such a creature could actually exist.A five-star premiere to what I predict will be a series that will acquire a cult following.

  • Toni
    2019-06-19 12:46

    I liked it; although I must say, it is a strange story. This is a whole other level of paranormal.BLANK is the story of a boy born without a face. As he grows, he develops various "super powers". How he uses these powers defines who he is. The only problem is that he's a teenager, and teenagers rarely know who they are and haven't developed into any particular type of character. This leads to confusion and turmoil within himself. Richard Hale brings all the teenage angst into a super natural human and weaves a totally believable tale that takes the reader through a variety of emotions.One sure thing ... this is a story that you won't soon forget.

  • Candy P
    2019-05-26 15:42

    Kept me wondering I enjoyed the book. It built up a great suspense. I was a little disappointed how it ended. I am intrigued enough to want to read the next book to see if perhaps the ending was just a brief plot twist.

  • david kilbourn
    2019-06-08 17:57

    Disappointing, interesting concept but read like it was written for children despite some violence. Very rarely give up on books but left this one half way through.

  • Sheree
    2019-05-30 17:36

    That was a great very interesting read!

  • MARILYN RAYNER
    2019-06-02 11:47

    InterestingTo some extent Linc could be real and not a fiction. Enjoyable read but too many loose ends,I realise this is a series so has to be some.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-06-20 12:39

    Loved the first 3/4 of book. Very creative story & characters. Great friendships & super hero adventures. Thought the last 1/4 was a bit too self destructive of the main character.

  • Debbie Tumbarello
    2019-06-02 11:46

    Interesting readMust let your imagination and reality go while reading this book. The ending was not a surprise, although it was sad.

  • Josh
    2019-05-31 16:45

    Good readThis was a good enjoyable read. Hardly put the book down. It was simple and well written and filled with twists and turns. Recommended read

  • Janis Larkman
    2019-06-23 14:44

    Excellent book.I really enjoyed the storyline in this book, lots of edge of the seat things going on. Can't wait to read the next one.

  • Jen
    2019-06-09 14:57

    Everyone looks different; that's a fact of life. Symmetry, asymmetry, blemishes, smooth skin, missing appendages, "normal" appendages, etc. But most people don't look as different as Lincoln Delabar, a.k.a. Linc or Blank, whose face is nonexistent, aside from two slits for a nose. Richard C. Hale's Blank details the unique experiences of Linc as he encounters the world.To read this, and other book reviews, visit my website: http://makinggoodstories.wordpress.com/.Seeing the world though Linc's perspective is interesting because he doesn't see the world in the traditional sense, through eyes; rather, Linc sees the world through electric impulses, or in easier to understand terms, sonar. While Linc is deprived of facial features, he is gifted with extraordinary abilities, such as telepathy with those who touch his face and telekinesis when his emotions, particularly negative emotions, are running high.From the connective hive-like mind that results within Linc's family, inclusive of his mother, father, and sister Kaylin, tensions run high as there are no secrets between them. From this transparency, Linc's father leaves them, ushering in his Uncle Joey to act as his new male role model while his mother constantly drinks herself into a stupor. It's not until Linc learns he can communicate telepathically with animals and goes to the zoo that he finds he has an impact on the animals around him and senses that something is wrong as many of the animals have lost their babies recently. After he forms connection with the chimpanzee, he learns who is behind the deaths of the baby animals and seeks his revenge. Due to the nature of the new, strange idea presented, there tends to be quite a lot of explanation to describe Linc and his interactions with the world around him in order to thoroughly set the scene. While this is slated as number one in a series, it felt a bit too rushed to get to a climax through the rising action, as if it had to offer this action right now, but then it immediately drops off into nothingness as it attempts to set itself up for subsequent stories.

  • Julie Rowe
    2019-06-14 16:01

    I loved this book...I'm totally hooked and couldn't put it down! Already bought the next Blank book Threads..

  • Brent Linfield
    2019-05-31 13:49

    Very creative writing, this storyline has a fascinating theme to it, its humorous and also thought provoking, a good readThe book layout is well presented as another life obstical for a person of interesting​ powers trying to cope in a mixed up woeld

  • Jo
    2019-06-02 14:58

    I believe that young adults and adults will enjoy this series? I wasn't sure what to expect when I started to read Blank. The opening lines made me wonder if it was a horror book but having read many of Richards books I didn't think it would be so I was intrigued as to how the story would develop. Richard didn't disappoint, the depth of emotional connections Lincoln develops with the world around him had me enthralled from page one. I like the fact that the story is short because I would have struggled to put this book down, it leaves you with many unanswered questions but the suspense is all part of the enjoyment . I was fascinated by the connections with animals, Linc, his family and friends. The fact that adults found it harder to cope was not surprising but at the moment I am not sure about Joey, he clearly enjoys spending time with Linc so what is he frightened of, why is he so reluctant to connect with Linc, does he have something to hide? How will what's happened affect Linc as he grows older? Will he be able to gain more control or will the blackness start to control him? I can't what for the next book to be released.

  • Tuyetmai
    2019-06-03 13:33

    Blank, the very first book I've read by Richard C Hale, grabbed my attention and teased my curiosity from the first page. Lincoln Delabar, a child born with no face, must live in a world that sees him as a monster. He’s a special boy with budding powers. In this first installment to the trilogy, we are introduced to Lincoln, his family, and his friends. I watch him grow into his teenage self as he grows into some of his powers. It’s an emotional rollercoaster ride with many adult situations. Since it is the first, many back stories must be presented making it a long read, but well worth sticking it out through the end. I recently joined Hale’s Street Team and needed to buy and read both Blank and Blank: Threads before getting to Blank: Apocalypse, my ARC. He has a way of writing that makes the characters very real and you become invested in what happens to each of them. Though some parts are difficult to read, they make this story more realistic. I’m glad I was able to pick up Blank: Threads right after so I didn’t have long to find out what happens to Linc next.

  • Sheri
    2019-05-28 17:00

    Blank (Season 1) by Richard C. HaleThis is the story of Lincoln "Linc" Delabar, or as some call him Blank. He was born without a face. No mouth or eyes, just two slits where a nose should be. Linc has special abilities, (very powerful) and he can see things others can not. Will he be able to control his "gift" or will he use what he was born with for evil purposes? Will he find acceptance in a cruel world?I am a huge fan of Richard C. Hale so I knew I would love this book. Linc is very unique, he has a big heart and has to face the world as a "freak" when inside he feels (and wants to be) normal. It was very easy to like and relate to young Linc. I look forward to more in this series and highly recommend Blank .

  • Michael Elliott
    2019-05-31 18:48

    A very Satisfying readWhen I started reading Blank I immediately thought of Dean Koontz's character Odd Thomas. Although vastly different characters they both represent the outsider with a talent that is both a gift and a curse. I found the character extremely well developed with the added problems of fitting in during the angst of teenage years deftly handled by the author. There are moments of joy as well as genuine terror in this novel. I only have one small complaint. As an Australian I have no understanding of American football so I found these scenes a little difficult and long. That didn't stop me from purchasing the other two books in this series immediately after finishing this book. Adults and YA will enjoy this book equally.

  • Carl Dixon
    2019-06-19 17:40

    BrilliantWhen I first read the synopsis of this book, my first instinct was "Yeah, right". I have it a chance & am so glad I did. There are few books that cause me to stop & think while enjoying a story but this was definitely one of them. A gentle tale of young love despite the odds, combined with a disability that makes you stop and genuinely think. Add to that the remarkable power afforded the main character and you have a recipe for a story that keeps you turning the pages. Follow the ups & downs, the life lessons learned and genuinely weep in places - well worth investing the time to read it.

  • Donna
    2019-06-10 17:42

    I really enjoyed the first half of the book and intended to get the remaining books in the series. I enjoyed seeing Linc open up to new experiences and gain friends. Then the author introduced a love triangle and I feel the book went downhill from there. I like my characters to have personal integrity and the character lost it. I might have still given the next one a chance, but the preview let me know that Linc didn't make the hard choice to try to set things right, but instead decided he should have his cake until he could find the pie he really wanted.

  • SANDRA ABEL
    2019-06-13 15:37

    A different kind of heroI really enjoyed this book, and have already started the sequel. The author really developed his characters, and the story is a fresh slant on the underdog turned hero theme. The bad guys are really bad, but the good guys all have their own flawed character. I'm glad there's two more books, (so far, hint hint, Richard), because it's one of those books where you hate to see it end. Also, the author rocks! He is a great character too! His other series is downloaded and waiting. Oh, reading bliss!

  • Peri
    2019-06-25 15:55

    Clever concept and compelling story telling. I loved the character portraits especially the main character Linc. The story has great pace and some tense moments and the last third of the book becomes a real page turner.I gave the book 5 stars as it isn't my normal choice of literature and I quite often get distracted away from this genre but not Blank it kept my attention to the very last page.The only downside....but too much American football for me especially as I have no idea what that game is like.

  • Susie
    2019-06-10 16:57

    BLANK is a very unique story. Told from the perspective of Lincoln Delebar or Blank as he is called by some. This book focuses on his childhood through high school. On it's own, Blank reads like a typical YA coming of age action adventure fantasy/paranormal. As the first in the series, it lays the necessary groundwork for things to come. I'm eager to see what comes next for this intriguing character.

  • Emma
    2019-06-21 20:02

    When reading the blurb this book seemed wrong on so many levels. As it was free I gave it a go! It is such a clever story which left you feeling,Well feeling for everybody Linc's Mother, Father, sister The dog and a chimpanzee who broke your heart(Yes a chimp!),That left you feeling most of all for Linc and how strong and courageous he became with the Help of his new best friend Tucker. I totally recommend this book and as it's FREE you have nothing to lose.

  • Jenny Dawson
    2019-06-12 19:51

    This book is a rollercoaster of emotions from start to finish. I really didn't know what to expect with this book or whether I would enjoy it. A book about a faceless boy sounded a bit far fetched for me, but as soon as I started reading I was hooked. I have never gone through so many emotions reading one book before. This is well written and I am going to start the second book straight away!