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- Aversion (Book One of The Mentalist Series)
on Feb. 24, 2013
Review on blog: http://tumblinginbooks.blogspot.com/2013/01/blog-tour-aversion-by-kenechi-udogu.html
This is the second book I read by Kenechi Udogu and she never fail to amaze me with her writing. Gemma has the power to alter people’s mind set and that is called an Averter.
I was drawn to this book from the very first page. Kenechi brings something new in this YA paranormal genre with the aversion concept. Kenechi managed to portray Gemma’s voice as an Averter very well. On the outside, Gemma looks like your everyday teenage girl. She’s a little lonely, yes. But she has enough quirk and personality that makes her likeable and relatable.
The connection between Russ and Gemma is pretty intense and intriguing. There was a perfect plot twist halfway through the book and OMG! The ending! I have this knot in my stomach that can’t be cured by any medicine in the world until I read Sentient(Book 2). But Aversion isn’t really a well-rounded story(I don’t mean it in a bad way), it’s more like an introduction to a series. Which is WHY I CAN’T wait for Book 2 to publish! Oh gosh, the anxiety of waiting!
Overall, Aversion has all the stuff one needs in a book(it may not seem like it but it’s pretty squeal-worthy). Aversion was such a fun read! Seriously, if you’re not reading this, you’re seriously missing on something very good here.
- Broken City
on Feb. 24, 2013
After a global financial break down, the cities turned into ruins. People hide in ruined buildings and made their own tribe. When Dex was kidnapped, turns out, there’s more to the city than what it seemed.
Deeta Richards wants to see and feel what it’s like out there, just once, only once in her life. But she isn’t a Guard and she didn’t come from the streets. So Deeta’s escapism was the rooftop of the building that she lives in. Tom was the one who understands her, the one who accompanied her on the rooftop, Tom’s her best friend. Deeta thought she got Tom all figured out but what Deeta knew about Tom was only the tip of an iceberg.
It was hard at first to get into the story, maybe it was me because I was having a reading slump and had an exam coming. But after 50 pages or so, the story picked up pace and finally got me interested. I was also having a hard time keeping myself interested in the story. The pace kept going up and down, it just wasn’t consistent.
Don’t get me wrong, I really like this book. A lot. But it took me around half of the book to finally get my eyes glued on my phone to finish Broken City. I feel that it needs a little more editing. Either way, I still have The Promise to read and Broken City didn’t bring my spirit down to read one more D.D Chant’s book J
- The Other Slipper
on Feb. 24, 2013
Well, don’t let the cover deceive you! Self-published books ought to get more attention. More credit! Sometimes, self-published books are better than the company-published(is that what they call it?) books. Intangible by J. Meyers and ReVamped by Ada Adams proved that.
The Other Slipper is more of a Cinderella twist than a Cinderella retelling. Instead, of focusing on Ella(yes, she’s Cinderella), The Other Slipper focused on Jo, one of the palace’s kitchen cleaner.
The main character Jo, sets off on a mission to return Ella’s glass slippers to the Lady of Ould. It’s the aftermath that she has to pay for picking up the slipper when Ella left it behind and ate the enchanted pumpkin that was once Ella’s carriage to the ball.
Jo isn’t a character who believes in magic, enchantments, illusions and stuff. Jo was an awkward teenage tomboy girl. Jo sets off to Ould with her brother, Ron and on their way fulfilling their mission, they met someone and soon, both of them found themselves thrusted into the world of illusions and enchantments.
The Other Slipper is more of a MG than YA. And I don’t usually read books that isn’t all swoony and cute but The Other Slipper just kept me going and going. The writing and story just keep getting better and better with every page. With each page my curiosity grows. The Other Slipper is definitely a page turner! People really ought to give this a try.