Updated: Aug 13
I would like to say a huge thank you to Lovebookstours and Brady Moore for allowing me an ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review. I was intrigued after the cover reveal and so when I was offered a chance to join the tour I couldn't resist and I am so glad I signed up!!!
There are four breeds of Clairvoyants: Kinetics who can move objects with their minds, Prophets who have involuntary visions of the future, Readers who can explore the deepest thoughts of others in an instant and Aural who can transfer their consciousness to control the bodies of others.
17-year-old Rion Grean is a Kinetic, but he has no idea there are others like him. His protective mother kept them on the move, even refusing to tell him about the father he never knew. When an accident separates them, he finds himself on the run from a covert, militaristic force that sees his kind as wasps that have strayed into the homes of normal humanity. Suddenly engulfed within the different factions of the Clairvoyants, the boy who has never been good at making friends must determine who to follow.
Well this book certainly packed a punch! It was a very action packed thrilling magical novel that had me hooked from the beginning. The only part I couldn't get on board with was that the character on the front of the book looked absolutely nothing like I imagined Rion!! The description put a very different image in my head throughout the story. But that's just me!!
We follow Rion who has been hiding his newly discovered telekinetic powers from those around him as he tries to figure out what is happening to him. From here the action and suspense are rife as he begins to realise there is so much more at play than he first thought and there are other people with powers just like him. I loved the ways in which he explored his powers was described, keeping it to himself but coming close to being discovered. It gave him a sense of tension from the very beginning.
As with most fantastical Sci fi books I found it difficult to keep up with the technical jargon all of the time and I found the story extremely fast paced, while it kept me entertained, I feel sometimes a slightly slower lead to the action may have helped me understand all the parts a bit more. This in no way detracted from my enjoyment of the book though.
The cast of surrounding characters are fantastically diverse, different ethnicities, sexes and ages. They all have a story of their own and weave a net around Rion that supports and helps him to understand his own powers. I loved Aries and Ara, I thought they were key characters to helping Rion develop himself and grow as a person as well as understand his powers more. The parts played by the 'phantoms' and the 'predators' were all very important to his journey and they all played their parts exceptionally well.
I look forward to reading more in this series and finding out what the future holds for Rion and his magical family. I will certainly be purchasing the next book in this series!
If this review has piqued your interest you can purchase a copy using one of the following links:
Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/3Apm90f