The Mentalist Series Book I

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
132 Pages
Reviewed on 04/18/2013
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

Kenechi lives in London and enjoys writing fantasy/paranormal fiction and short stories (some of which she posts on her blog). She also hates the cold and hopes to one day figure out how to hibernate in winter.

    Book Review

Reviewed by A. Genice Milliner for Readers' Favorite

"Aversion" the first book in the 'Mentalist Series' is a superb young adult book! This is the story of Gemma Green who is an “Averter” coming of age and into her powers. On her first mission, which should be easy, she just needs to get her subject to change his mind about one little thing without remembering she was ever anywhere near him. She thinks it is a piece of cake assignment until she realizes it may not have been as successful as she originally thought and her subject, Russ Tanner, may actually remember her. She decides she has to find a way to fix this little glitch. Things only go downhill from there, and get more interesting.

This is an excellent, well-written, exciting story. It is filled with lots of excitement, adventure and plot twists. The tight spots that Gemma finds herself in are entertaining and exciting. I was completely drawn in by the characters in this story. Gemma kept me enthralled, laughing and cringing all at the same time. Her innocence and gullibility are believable and kept me rooting for her throughout the entire book. When she tried, on several occasions, to walk away from Russ, I felt her pain and cheered her on when she encountered problems and ugly surprises. The many twists and turns throughout the book kept me guessing and are all surprises but did not jolt me from the fantasy world the book has created. When the story finally ended, I felt both relieved for Gemma and disappointed too because the adventure was over. I can’t wait for the next installment!