Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Review: Aversion (The Mentalist Series #1)

Author: Kenechi Udogu
Started reading: January 3rd 2019
Finished the book: January 11th 2019
Pages: 133
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Published: December 1st 2012
Source: Received a digital copy
Goodreads score: 3.80
My score:
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. In fact the more she tries to avoid him, the more he pushes to get to know her. Gemma knows she has a problem but is she facing the side effects of a failed Aversion or has the school’s tennis champ really fallen for her?

My thoughts
This book is a good first in an unique series about Aversion, bending the minds of others. I could easily get through the book and it wasn't too long. That's also the main reason that I will read the second book in the series as well. I'm not sure if I would've continued the series if the books were longer, but since they're pretty short (for my standards, lol), I will continue this series.
Let me break it down for you, so to WHY I would/would not continue reading.

  • Aversion: The way the Aversion is explained in this book is something unique to me. I love how people are able to bend the minds of others and I also liked the way the history around Gemma was described. The story overall was pretty solid. Sometimes books have very difficult magic systems, but this was light and easy to read!
  • Easy to read: I felt myself rushing through this book and I remember thinking that 133 pages was pretty short. But I found out that it's just long enough for a first book and for the things that had to happen for the story, to take place. It's easily written and good to read, even if you're not English yourself!
  • Curious: The ending of this book left me curious and that's one of the main reasons I will continue reading! Can't say more, you should read it if you want to find out!
  • Characters: The characters weren't that strong to me. I missed a lot to get a complete picture of the characters. I had a lot of questions about them as well. What do they look like? I remember the eyes being described a lot but I don't remember, or forgot too easily what they looked like. Do they have hobbies or quirks? I felt like Gemma didn't really have a life out of school and going home to her dad. It would make the characters more complete for me.
  • Easy to guess: The plot twists were kinda easy to guess. I liked the way the book ended, aaaallll the way to the end, but the big reveal and plot twists weren't that hard to guess. That took away some of the fun reading the book.
Easy to read, an unique "magic system" and the ending left me curious! If you're into Fantasy/YA books and just looking for something fast and light to read, you could definitely try out the first book in this series!

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