Wendy Brotherlin ¿ 0 ReadTer if he had an ability and was like OH YEAH I ROCK AND THIS POWER ROCKS BUT yeah I A Whale In Paris rock and this powerocks but still have a heart underneath it all and can lead this group That would have made him interesting As it stands he was kind of whiny and then had this pep talk about how awesome he was because he could talk to plants and tried to save his friends etc I wasn t a fanI wish Miguel s story had been longer I wanted to learn about how he learned to control his power enough that he could cross the border undetected because that would be a feat Even if he did follow that girl s instructions it still would have been extremely difficult for him to cross the border What I m saying here seems to be Object Oriented Multithreading Using C repetitive I wanted And I am being thisepetitive because each story was similar in a sense something tragic happened to these people and they had to find a way out but the author gave minimal explanation as to how that happenedI m not Sedam Zvonara Majke Marije I Druge Pripovijetke Jama Izbor Iz Poezije really sure where the story can go from here except to aevolutiongovernment take down story line I secretly want the next book to just be how these psion people are living on the
outskirts and not being detected How they have to pick up and move when theand not being detected How they have to pick up and move when the gets too close etc I want the nitty gritty of this world because we got the nitty gritty details of five lives and how this world affected them I want to see the Cages Of Pain rest of it That would be cool to meOverall 35 I did enjoy it there was a lot of interesting characters and they had diverse back stories so there was never a dull moment However there wasn t much to go on and the only action happened in the last 10 pages of the novel and waseally ushed This book felt a little on the younger end of YA then I usually ead That said it was very entertaining I m still undecided about the format multiple perspectives There were some characters I loved enough to wish the book had been told from their POV Saving The Gray Whale rather than What a disappointmentIf I am going toead a book about a character called Devon I expect the majority of the story to be about said character or told through his eyes I did not get that here What I got was fifty pages of Devon to start off with along with an introduction to the merry bad of misfits and then I got slammed with fifty pages of Vahn s story Vahn who had said maybe 2 sentences in the book now gets fifty whole pages to himself when he is meant to be a secondary cha. E military intercepts him Regaining consciousness Devon finds himself estrained aboard a military airship headed toward certain death Aboard this one way flight to doom are six other psions One of them a telepath named Bai Lee Chen claims to have the means to escape All the others have to do is convince her that they're worthy of freedom by allowing her to telepathically eplay their memories. This eview was originally posted on
BOOKS AND LADDERSDISCLAIMER I RECEIVED Aand LaddersDisclaimer I eceived a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest eview Okay I am going to be honest until I hit 90% of the story I wasn t sure what the plot was Yeah okay they were captured by the feds and to get their freedom they had to tell their stories But I thought that
wouldn t be enough to carry an entire story And I was ight even though that was the entire storyWet be enough to carry an entire story And I was ight even though that was the entire storyWe off with Devon getting captured and meeting the est of the The Doorbell Rang rag tag crew that is also captured by feds Then Bai Lee challenges them toeplay their memories of ight before they escapedgot captured in order to determine if she would help them escape the confinements of the feds and help them be free And then the est of the book was hearing everyone else s storiesVahn starts with his story which was the longest and by far my favourite It is always nice to have a bit of ole eversal and having the guy escape to find the girl Orphan Train Riders Charles Christmas Gift rather than the other way around Vahn is super powerful and has a strong personality He is a natural born leader and personally I think he would have made a better leader than Devon I do hope he finds Emily and doesn t die NevadaAlison was interesting but I would have liked of an explanation of theest of her back story I feel like it was a weird place to start when it could have expanded on her father using her for political gains and all three of her marriages It seemed like a cheap look into a fraction of her life ather than actually giving her a chance to define herself Considering how long Vahn s story was I was a little disappointed that Nevada s story wasn t longer than what it wasAlya and Alek were not interesting to me at all She can heal and he has dual ability They felt like bad knock offs of the Maximoff twins from the X Men And Alya and Devon having instalove made me want to vomit It wasn t even good instalove it was like oh she is pretty and doesn t want to kill me so I am going to fall in love with her on Devon s part And who knows what she was thinking but a month in and they are full of love and happiness and it made zero sense to medevon and it made zero sense to meDevon pretty boring to me Of course he was going to be their leader and have this super awesome ability that he thought was lame because how else do you make a good protagonist I would have liked it so much bet. The global Ebola X pandemic of 2022 lasted five months two weeks and six days before a cure could be found In its wake it left a generation of psionic freaks who can turn a single thought into a weaponor worse Fifteen year old Devon McWilliams is one of those freaks but Devon ates a big fat zero on the scale of cool psychic abilities Days after escaping from his psionic detainment facility th. Racter Sure his story was interesting and helped to paint a
picture of Psions life from a different perspective but fiftyof the Psions life a different perspective but fifty pages That is 14 of the book Then from pages 106 164 we are bombarded with Nevada s story then Alya s then Miguel s That euals than half of the entire book not from Devon s perspective I had no sense of connection to Devon as a A Chosen Path result of never actually seeing things from his point of view So I did noteally care what happened to him what his motivations were or even if this entire thing was Kjennetegn real Add to this his insta love with Alya and attraction to anything female that moved in this book and he wasn t a character I wanted tooot for or cared about in any capacity This was an interesting concept and besides my critiue of the character development it was a well written debut that just failed in its execution of the story in my humble opinion Such a gorgeous cover I m sad that the story inside did not grab me like the cover did This is not what I hoped it would be 15 Stars Thank you kindly to the publisher and Netgalley for the ARC I was privileged to ead an advanced copy of this book and all I can say is WOWWhen the est of the world gets the chance to check out this book and all I can say is WOWWhen the Loveknot Welcome To Tyler 12 rest of the world gets the chance to check out s world they will be hookedI can t wait to share my enthusiasm with everyone else and I m glad to say I am ahead of the curve on this one Justead the ARC for Freaks of Nature written by my friend Wendy Brotherlin It s a very exciting ead and beginning to a new series Wendy has created a whole new class of superhero in the Psions Her action scenes are written with incredible attention to detail and the esults aren t always what you expect which is great This first book gives us multiple stories that introduce us to most of the main characters all of whom have their own distinct back stories and settings It s a very uniue structure that was surprising at first but once I got it I went with it and Remember Who You Are really enjoyed itMy one criticism is that I don t know exactly who the book is targeted to The overall story action and style feels middle grade but some of the concepts language and character interactions are definitely YA So it often straddles the line between both schools But that s okay That s pretty much what my books doIt s a very promising beginning and I m looking forward toeading about what happens to the Psions Well done Wend. The last thing Devon wants to do is Lost City Dinotopia 4 reveal his useless plant talking prowess to this destroy you with a thought crew To complicate matters further he's crushing hard on Alya the group's lovely healer Devon knows he must keep his wits about him if he's going to survive this wildide And that's going to be a tricky thing to do around a telepath who seems to have a diabolical agenda all her own.