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The Mentalist Series Box Set by Kenechi Udogu

51rHD9YcvqLThe Mentalist Series Box Set
Kenechi Udogu
Publication Date: 14 January 2017
Pages: 574 pages
Format: Ebook
Source: ePub from author in exchange for review
Rating: 4/5 Stars

The complete series in one box set. Follow Gemma and Russ as they discover their connection in this young adult series of paranormal abilities, family secrets and forbidden love.

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?

The Mentalist Series is a unique concept that keeps you wanting more, I felt like the change between the books was seamless and I never felt confused, like I quite often am. I had such a hard time putting the book down and was so glad that the other books in the series were included so I could continue. I love that the twists were unexpected and that the relationships between characters, such as Gemma and Russ, felt genuine. Gemma and Russ were particularly well-written and their personalities were what made the story as amazing as it was. There were a few times that I wanted to throw my Kindle in annoyance, but I still really enjoyed reading this series.

Speaking of Russ, he is the absolute sweetest and my favourite character in this series (along with Gemma of course!) After his Aversion failed, he clings to Gemma whether she likes it or not. From this forced relationship, we get to see about the character of Russ. I love how level-headed and brave he is throughout everything that he experiences, even though he may not entirely understand.

In Keepers, the final book of the trilogy, we get a dual POV of Gemma and Russ. This was the reason that it was my favorite book, it was nice to be able to get both sides of the story. I would have preferred this layout for all of the books, but ultimately the current layout is much better. I liked getting to feel and see Russ’ side of things for the first time since the failed Aversion. It created an even bigger connection to Russ that wasn’t present in the previous books and made me understand him a lot better.

Overall I loved the series and will definitely be reading more from the author. I highly recommend this series and recommend that you get the full box set so that you don’t have to wait to get the next one.

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