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  • Aversion (Book One of The Mentalist Series) on Jan. 02, 2013

    Book One of The Mentalist Series: Aversion by: Kenechi Udogu Aversion is about a 15 year old girl Gemma Green, she has the ability to alter peoples mind and there mind sets, the path they are set on, she is called an Averter. Automatically hearing this young girls ability’s you would think she would be a stereotypical character, draped in a gothic or punk style, introvert and stands out from the crowd but no, she is a normal appearing teen, blending in with the crowd, nothing will give her away unless she crosses the path of someone like her because they have the ability to sense another Averter. This is a nice change of pace, you don’t always want your characters to be so “stereotyped”, a sense of being able to relate in some way to visualize and add your own imagination of what they may appear allows the reader to become more involved without leaving out to much detail about the character so there is still a sense of who she/he/ they are. Gemma Green is the first of her kind to be born female and with the ability, all averters are assigned to a person, manipulating the mind, and “averting” them from making a life changing or altering decision. Since Gemma is the first female, in a line of all males born to averters, how things will pan out or work for her is unknown but her father is raising her exactly how he was raised “study, study, study”. Usually the males pick a female have a child, the child lives with the mother to a certain age and then solely lives with the father to train, but Gemma is a special case. Gemma struggles with her first aversion, Russ, she is not sure if she made a mistake or not and we follow her on a journey of self-discovery and development. As the writing can be jumpy, not a clean read from one paragraph to the next, in some areas of the novella, for example Gemma is talking about French class then it leads to her talking to Russ about meeting up without a clean, clear, transition. I feel though this novella, a fictional-syfy, is a good introduction to the series and give the readers a basic idea of what Averters are with more to learn about other characters that do appear in the novella.It is a good read for anyone into fictional-syfy with a bit of romance. It leaves you wanting to read more to find out how it will all end/ wrap up. This is a series that has a lot of potential to reach a broad fan base. I was provided with a copy for an honest review.
  • Aversion (Book One of The Mentalist Series) on Feb. 13, 2013

    Book One of The Mentalist Series: Aversion by: Kenechi Udogu Aversion is about a 15 year old girl Gemma Green, she has the ability to alter peoples mind and there mind sets, the path they are set on, she is called an Averter. Automatically hearing this young girls ability's you would think she would be a stereotypical character, draped in a gothic or punk style, introvert and stands out from the crowd but no, she is a normal appearing teen, blending in with the crowd, nothing will give her away unless she crosses the path of someone like her because they have the ability to sense another Averter. This is a nice change of pace, you don't always want your characters to be so "stereotyped", a sense of being able to relate in some way to visualize and add your own imagination of what they may appear allows the reader to become more involved without leaving out to much detail about the character so there is still a sense of who she/he/ they are. Gemma Green is the first of her kind to be born female and with the ability, all averters are assigned to a person, manipulating the mind, and "averting" them from making a life changing or altering decision. Since Gemma is the first female, in a line of all males born to averters, how things will pan out or work for her is unknown but her father is raising her exactly how he was raised "study, study, study". Usually the males pick a female have a child, the child lives with the mother to a certain age and then solely lives with the father to train, but Gemma is a special case. Gemma struggles with her first aversion, Russ, she is not sure if she made a mistake or not and we follow her on a journey of self-discovery and development. As the writing can be jumpy, not a clean read from one paragraph to the next, in some areas of the novella, for example Gemma is talking about French class then it leads to her talking to Russ about meeting up without a clean, clear, transition. I feel though this novella, a fictional-syfy, is a good introduction to the series and give the readers a basic idea of what Averters are with more to learn about other characters that do appear in the novella.It is a good read for anyone into fictional-syfy with a bit of romance. It leaves you wanting to read more to find out how it will all end/ wrap up. This is a series that has a lot of potential to reach a broad fan base. I was provided with a copy for an honest review.
  • KIndred(Night School Vampire Hunter Trilogy) Novella#2 on March 01, 2013

    I think this book was well thought out, you describe every detail very well, and this makes the reader seem as if they are right there with the character. Being a vampire hunter searching for her brother, while learning to make her body bend and twist to escape the lunge of a vamp attack. Then learning about the different types of Vampiric ghoul or Revenant was a great addition to the story made it more interesting. The journey and the love that everybody shared with each other, they had each other’s back. I didn’t see any fragments, spelling errors or over run sentences. The story was compelling and makes the reader make the journey with everybody just to lose a loved one sacrifice her life for them and the world. I wish you luck and I enjoyed reading the story very much.
  • KIndred(Night School Vampire Hunter Trilogy) Novella#2 on March 01, 2013

    I think this book was well thought out, you describe every detail very well, and this makes the reader seem as if they are right there with the character. Being a vampire hunter searching for her brother, while learning to make her body bend and twist to escape the lunge of a vamp attack. Then learning about the different types of Vampiric ghoul or Revenant was a great addition to the story made it more interesting. The journey and the love that everybody shared with each other, they had each other’s back. I didn’t see any fragments, spelling errors or overrun sentences. The story was compelling and makes the reader make the journey with everybody just to lose a loved one sacrifice her life for them and the world. I wish you luck and I enjoyed reading the story very much.
  • Sentient (Book Two of The Mentalist Series) on Oct. 28, 2013

    Sentient (Book Two Of The Mentalist Series)- Book Summary Sentient (Book Two Of The Mentalist Series) Mastering her Progressive Empath abilities isn’t going as well as Gemma hoped. In fact, months after finding out what she really is, she still has no clue what this truly means. All she can do is wait to see if any new abilities will eventually manifest. Things aren’t going great with Russ either. Unsure of how to handle her Sentient Link with him, she tries to integrate herself in his busy social life but struggles to adjust to her new circumstances. When she is plagued by recurring nightmares, Gemma realises things are changing and knows she has to do something, fast. The arrival of two sets of strangers in town, both offering the much needed assistance she needs to unearth her powers, escalates the situation even further. Gemma attempts to decipher whose intentions are genuine, but does she have enough time to figure out who has her best interest at heart? By:Kenechi Udogu Book Review- Starting With Summary Being familiar with the first book of the Sentient series, I did look forward to see where Kenechi Udogu would take is characters next and how they would evolve, especially Gemma, being new to her abilities and a father she never new walking in and opening her eyes to a life that would be and is more complicated than her own wildest imagination. Before starting off on my readings of Sentient (Book Two Of The Mentalist Series), I first started my review and reading with the summary, a glance at what is to come and opening into a tale of a girl, continuing her journey trying to discover herself and Master her Abilities. With this Summary alone, we learn a young girl is going through a complicated journey trying to understand Abilities as an Empath, also has a Sentient Ability that links her to a boy named Russ. For people first drawn to this novel, there are just enough details in the summary to make the reader wonder what the abilities Gemma has been fated with and wonder how the story will play out. For any sci-fi, fictional reader just by reading the summary is enough to make you wonder. The only thing I would add a line or two in after “Unsure of how to handle her Sentient Link with him….”, giving new readers who may not have come across the first book yet what the link is without giving it completely away, just enough to give a new reader enough information to go on and understand. Overall this summary will grab most readers attention, you find it will get even more attention from fans or those who know the series or fans of the genre. A reader familiar with the series will be more familiar with the terminology, but that’s also what draws you in the pure curiosity and wanting to know more and learn more. To The Book.. To fully understand Sentient (Book Two Of The Mentalist Series) , we need to have a little background on Sentient (Book One Of The Mentalist Series). In the first of the series we did not fully understand what happened with the character Russ Turner during Gemma Colts first Aversion. In the Sentient (Book Two Of The Mentalist Series), we learn more of what happened and get a better understanding of the character Gemma and who she is and more about her abilities. A dilemma relayed between two characters, Russ and Gemma, and the intense feelings that are felt. Gemma wants to avoid Russ knowing she is an Averter, even with the knowledge of Russ wanting to touch her. For Gemma a dilemma occurred, recurring nightmares started that seemed all too much real. Gemma also had no one real to talk to; she could not talk to other Averters in her school because they didn’t like her kind…. Gemma’s journeys goes deeper into her own ability and her relationship with her dad, and her only friend, and close one at that Russ. We also get a deeper look into Gemmas life and the journey and tribulations as she travels as an Averter and Sentient.