by Tonya Kuper
Release Date: 11/25/14
Reality is only an illusion.
Except for those who can control it…
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…
I loved Josie and her nerdiness. Although I thought it was weird to want to be called a dork instead of nerd. Nerd implies you are smart, I think dork is just people think you are weird. I loved that she would make all kinds of different geeky references to different superhero things as well as Star Trek. I thought she was an interesting character because she things for what they are. Maybe it’s because she is so analytical but I’m not meaning just the fact that she accepts her powers but also because she’s able to see past anger. When truths come out and she is hurt, she still manages to see the things people have done for her not just the things they haven’t done. I really liked that.
Reid was a great guy. Loyal to a fault, truly believing his cause. Also willing to sacrifice things for Josie’s safety. He also has an interesting view on things being that he doesn’t think anyone should have too much power. I like that he really considers things before jumping in.
I really liked the plot. It had a good flow and vibe to it. The ending felt good, like excited you for the next book but doesn’t leave you hanging too much. You can tell that there were things eluded to that we will find out about later.
I feel like it’s weird to say this is a satisfying read but it was. I’ve been engrossed in a couple of series and I read this book in between them. I was able to get into it so much so that I read it in a day and I had that, that was a good read feeling after.
Cool plot with action that keeps the things moving. Characters that are interesting and definitely likable. A solid ending for the first book. I would say definitely pick it up.
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