Worst. Birthday. Ever.
My first boyfriend dumped me – happy birthday, Josie! - my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening…
Like I make something materialize just by thinking about it.
When hot badass Reid Wentworth shows up on a motorcycle, everything changes. Like, everything. Who I am. My family. What really happened to my brother. Existence. I am Oculi, and I have the ability to change reality with my thoughts. Now Reid, in all his hotness, is charged with guiding and protecting me as I begin learning how to bend reality. And he’s the only thing standing between me and the secret organization that wants me dead… (Summary and book cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
This is definitely one of those books/series that has the potential to become a hugely popular book. Steamy light romance, epic powers, nerdy girl turned hero and a family that sticks together. This was a fun and engaging read I didn’t want to put down once I got into it. Reid and Josie have an adorable relationship and it’s an important aspect of the story, but without the angst or distraction to the plot that some stories have. In fairness there were a few, justified, emo moments, but overall well-balanced.
Additionally, the premise would make this a great book even without the romance. Oculi have the ability to “push” and create things they have observed. I liked this idea particularly because it’s not magical powers or the traditional paranormal, but hinged within physics. There were a lot of training scenes, but I felt they made sense building on each other to bring us to the climax of the book. All in all, this was a great read that I’d highly recommend. I just wish I knew when the sequel is going to come out!
Warning: Contains some violence
Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review courtesy of YA Bound Blog Tours.
Rating: 4 stars!
Who should read it? Folks looking for a new fun sci-fi book with an interesting twist.
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