The Mentalist Series #1
Author: Kenechi Udogu
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?
Disclaimer: This book was provided at no cost directly from the author in exchange for an honest review
Aversion is a young adult novel with hints of romance and urban fantasy. It was a delightful, quick read. It sort of ends in a cliff hanger and I will be continuing the series because I need to know how it all ends. In this first part of the series we find out that there are people with powers to alter people’s fate by making them avoid an event in their life. Gemma completes her first aversion only for Russ to start talking to her and try to be her friend.
Gemma is a not so normal teenager. She keeps to herself, never making any lasting friendships. She doesn’t realize it but she’s special, even in the world of mentalists, she has unique powers. Since this is the first book in the series, it doesn’t dive too deeply as to what Gemma’s powers might be. I’m excited to continue the series and see where this story takes us.
This is a very short read and some might be able to get through it in one sitting. I feel it is a better value to get the box set that was released not too long ago. I did enjoy this young adult story because it was entertaining and interesting. I loved the world that the author created and I’d recommend reading this series. Keep an eye out because I will definitely be continuing the Mentalist series!
About the Author:
Kenechi lives in London, UK and writes contemporary, fantasy/paranormal fiction. She has published several young adult novels and contributed short stories to different anthologies. She also hates the cold and hopes to one day figure out how to hibernate in winter.