How did I get it?:
Received from author in exchange for an honest review!
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?
I was approached to read this book by the author. She had me sold with the synopsis. It sounded so intriguing that I couldn’t wait to get my hands upon it. It’s a novella, but I think if it wasn’t I still would’ve sped through it. It’s so intriguing and incredibly well written. Aversion is the first in the series and I’m so excited to read Kenechi is writing the second book Sentient right now!
Gemma Green is the protagonist, a 15 year old girl with a special ability to detect someone’s future life altering mistakes. She is able to avert those mistakes. She shouldn’t use that ability for her own good, but for other people’s mistakes. I loved that Gemma was the only girl Averter, as Averters were always male. She’s a fabulous character and the author has done a fantastic job portraying her strong-willed nature and stubbornness. When Gemma receives her first assignment (to do with a boy at school named Russ) it begins to change what she knows about herself and her family. I thought the significance of her relationship with Russ was very well written and was intriguing .
I was really impressed with Kenechi Udogu’s writing style. I adored Gemma, so I particularly enjoyed the first person narrative. There are a lot of paranormal books in the young adult market at the moment, but Aversion feels different. It feels really fresh and exciting and I can’t wait to read more of the series!
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Would I recommend it?:
Idiopathy- Sam Byers