The complete series in one box set. Follow Gemma and Russ as they discover their connection in this young adult series of paranormal abilities, family secrets and forbidden love.
AVERSION – Book One
SENTIENT - Book Two
KEEPERS - Book Three
BROKEN TIES - Prequel
The dust appears to have settled after the brief descent of the Progressive Empaths on Sandes. But, if there is any truth to Anthony’s story, Gemma and her friends know they might soon have to face the mysterious Keepers. Myth or real threat, one thing is certain; running is no longer an option, for any of them. Can Gemma protect the ones she loves without forming an unlikely alliance?
Für Gemma Green hätte das erste Mal ein Kinderspiel sein sollen: Finde deine Zielperson, blicke ihnen tief in die Augen und pushe einen Gedanken in ihren Kopf, um sie vor zukünftigen Katastrophen zu bewahren. Ein ziemlich einfacher Prozess, wenn man bedenkt, dass die Zielperson später keine Erinnerung an die Erfahrung haben sollte. Aber Russel Tanner scheint nicht vergessen zu wollen.
Paul Colt has a problem, and it is not one most teenage boys face. Yes, he likes a girl; one he’s pretty certain he’ll do foolish things for, given the chance. But he can’t go after her. That’s what he gets for being an Averter. Some rules are okay to trifle with, and some should never be broken. The gravest of them all? Don’t fall in love. This is the story of how Paul breaks that rule.
Mastering her Progressive Empath abilities isn’t going as well as Gemma hoped. Months after finding out what she really is, she still has no clue what this means. The arrival of strangers in town, offering the assistance she needs to unearth her powers, escalates the situation even further. Does Gemma have enough time to figure out who has her best interest at heart?
Boarding school – a painful rite of passage which remains forever etched in memories long after the days of confinement are over. At least that’s the impression Onyebuchi has been given by her older brother.
The Yam Po Club is a coming of age story about a group of girls who defy the odds to form a lasting friendship and survive the many trials of boarding school life.
For Gemma Green’s first time, things should have been straightforward. Find your subject, hold their gaze and push a thought into their head to save them from future disaster – Aversion complete. A pretty simple process given that the subject was to have no recollection of the experience. But Russ Tanner doesn’t seem to want to forget.
The people of Vira have long awaited the arrival of their lost princess, Elve. The only problem is she is eighteen year old Ama Brown, an ordinary girl living an ordinary life, who has no idea that she is about to be drawn into a world where an age old battle is brewing and nothing is quite as it seems.
When Charlene Bowman’s parents take on a teenage houseguest for a month, she doesn’t expect much to change for her that summer. But Brian arrives early on a Saturday morning, handsome and confident, throwing Charlene’s world into turmoil. Could Charlene be about to learn a lesson in life and love?
When Jo finds a lone glass slipper on the night of the royal ball, she realises that there is more to the seemingly ordinary object than meets the eye. Searching for its owner, she is led to the palace where the princess sets her on a journey that thrusts her into an unexpected world of magic and illusions.
I thought this would be a straightforward love story set in a futuristic world but it turned out to be much more than that. Full of twists and turns, I was pleasantly surprised most of the way. A good read.
Sci-fi stories tend to be hit or miss for me but I really enjoyed this one. Fast-paced and not the tome so many sci-fi books tend to be, Cord of the Ascendant kept me turning its pages to see if I’d figured out the plot direction (I won’t say if I did). The story is told from at least three points of view but mainly from the protagonist’s (Maxwell Charles) POV. I liked Maxwell as a character and all through the book he came across as sincerely believing in what he was trying to achieve. His reason for planting a nanochip in the president wasn’t immediately revealed so I wasn’t sure if I should be cheering him on at first. When we were told why, I kind of felt like he was overreacting but the story wouldn’t have worked without that element. There are a lot of flashbacks to help move the story along so prepare yourself for many scenery switches. For technology buffs, the inner-workings of the nanochip technology are never fully explained but that didn’t take away from the story. The reason for the psychic link also never gets bottled out (or at least I never quite understood why it was there) but, again, it didn’t affect my enjoyment of the story. Since the book is the first in the “Power Business Collection”, I don’t think it’d be a spoiler to say that it ends with the allusion of a continuation, not a cliff-hanger though (thank goodness).