After reading really hard 🙂 I was able to complete the amazing, wonderful Mentalist series today and I thought that I should write the review at once. So here I am…
First of all I must thank the Author, Kenechi Udogu for sending me the complete series of eBooks, in exchange for an honest review. The series was super exciting and I enjoyed it very much. Now to the review;
Blurb (from Goodreads)
Aversion (The Mentalist Series #1)
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?
Sentient (The Mentalist Series #2)
Mastering her Progressive Empath abilities isn’t going as well as Gemma hoped. In fact, months after finding out what she really is, she still has no clue what this truly means. All she can do is wait to see if any new abilities will eventually manifest. Things aren’t going great with Russ either. Unsure of how to handle her Sentient Link with him, she tries to integrate herself in his busy social life but struggles to adjust to her new circumstances.
When she is plagued by recurring nightmares, Gemma realises things are changing and knows she has to do something, fast. The arrival of two sets of strangers in town, both offering the much needed assistance she needs to unearth her powers, escalates the situation even further. Gemma attempts to decipher whose intentions are genuine, but does she have enough time to figure out who has her best interest at heart?
Keepers (The Mentalist Series #3)
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?
Broken Ties : Prequel (The Mentalist Series 0.5)
“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.
Even though it took me a while to complete the series, I loved it very much. The story is about a young girl named Gemma Green, who finds that she is different from the normal kids of her age. Living with her father, with faint memories of her mother, she is reserved nd lives a very quiet life. Then she meets Russ, college dream boy, where they build a deep bond and both Gemma and Russ finds the paranormal abilities, family secrets and forbidden love..
There are some special characteristics which I identified;
- The plot and the setting is quite unique.
- The curiosity of the reader is aroused in every page and the story is full of actions and it keeps the reader engaged.
- No complications or hard-to-understand situations, which is one of the main reasons that I enjoyed each of these books.
- The characters are well constructed, which is the main reason of the success of the series.
- I simply loved the main heroine of the story, Gemma. Her character was quiet, strong, caring, hardworking and most of all simple.
- I loved Gemma’s dad, Paul for being an amazing father to her. It reminded me a lot about my own father. (except for the fact that at one point Paul leaves Gemma)
- Each book connects with the next, well. And the Prequel is ideal to read as the last book of the series. (Then the reader knows who is Paul)
- Overall the story is well written and the whole series was interesting and kept me hooked on to it.
(4/5 Stars) Exceptional
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves to read some paranormal and romance together.
Until next post,