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- Aversion (Book One of The Mentalist Series)
on Jan. 01, 2013
*Disclosure- I received a copy of this book for my honest opinion via R2R *
This was an amazing book! Finally- something new in the YA Paranormal world. Rather than having another paranormal based on vampires, werewolves or witches- the author tried something new with an Averter.
Gemma is an everyday teenager, going to high school and being something of a loner. She has just one small secret- she's an Averter. She can perform aversions - altering someone's mind to stop them from doing certain actions that will ultimately change their destined path. When her first aversion is botched and the subject of that aversion becomes enamored with her, Gemma is left to wonder if he really had feelings all along or if it's all a result of her mess up.
I was drawn in from the first page and knew this would be a great book! I read it completely cover to cover in one sitting! I loved it too much to put down. If I have any complaints, it's that it ended. I am very thankful that it's Book 1 of a series and I can't wait to read the next book!
- Light & Dark: The Awakening of the Mageknight
on Jan. 08, 2013
I wish I could give this one more than 5 stars! It easily outdid a typical 5 star. If you like Harry Potter type books, you'll love this one!
This book was full of mysteries and intrigue. It was very well written and drew me in so deeply, I was trying to read it during the midst of a bad case of the flu when I could barely keep my eyes open. Then I tried to talk my 16yr old into reading it aloud to me. lol. I didn't have time to get over the flu to find out what happened next.
I loved the main character Danny and his assortment of friends who make this journey into the unknown with him. Chris has to be my favorite of the friends, something about his unfaltering loyalty to Danny makes me want to hug him. The author has a gift for writing deep lovable characters and making us truly feel connected to them.
I am assuming this is the beginning of a series (yes??) and cannot wait to read the next installment (hint! hint!!)! I am going on record now to predict this being one of the next big movie hits like it's predecessors Harry Potter, Twilight & Hunger Games to name a few, this book has all the major characteristics of a box office hit!
*I received this book free as part of a R2R program for my honest review. *