Goodreads: Broken Ties: Sequel (The Mentalist Series)
Author: Kenechi Udogu
Published: 14th May 2014
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “”There was nothing unusual about the night everything changed. No flashing lights in the sky, no searing fire in my belly; no sign whatsoever to suggest the shift which was to come…Nora Brice did strange things to me. Strange and awful things…”
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, or any other girl for that matter. That’s what he gets for being an Averter; forced to toe the line for the propagation of the collective. He knows some rules are okay to trifle with, and there are some which should never be broken. The gravest of them all?
Don’t fall in love.
This is the story of how Paul breaks that rule.” – Goodreads
(Disclaimer: I got a free copy from the Author. This does not affect my review in anyway)
Review: I am not into all the romantic kind of stuff, but this wasn’t half bad. The paranormal element added a nice affect to it. It is quiet a chunky prequel at 84 pages. It kind of needed to be, to show the paranormal side to it and to make the story believable.
It does shift from 2 view points, Paul’s and Nora’s. Took me a little bit to get used to it, but that’s just me in my brain switching the characters about, just so I don’t confuse myself.
I did like it, don’t get me wrong. But not a whole lot happened really. Boy meets girl. Boy gets girl into trouble. Is pretty much the whole story. Oh and boy has weird abilities. Not really much I can add to a prequel that is 84 pages.
Here’s the official summary to the first book in the series: “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?” – Goodreads
Would I recommend it? Yes.