Sunday, 12 May 2013

Review: Emotionally Charged (The Empath Chronicles #1) by Selina Fenech

Emotionally Charged (Empath Chronicles, #1)

5 / 5

Livvy always dreamed of the day when a rich, handsome hero would appear and whisk her away from her mundane life. She never thought she would be the one doing the saving.

Reading the emotions of people around her is easy for Livvy. When an earthquake strikes her city, a supernaturally attractive group of rescuers show her that her power goes beyond that. She’s now one of them. Special. But the dream life she’s been swept into seems too easy, and soon turns into a nightmare.

Emotionally Charged is a paranormal romance/urban fantasy for Young Adults by Selina Fenech. The story is a Novella (shorter than a full length novel, but longer than a short story).

First of all, I just want to say a huge thank you to Selina for sending me my copy of Emotionally Charged!

I can pretty much sum up this book with one word: WOW.

Emotionally Charged has an interesting concept, intriguing characters, and a twist in the tail that works so well. I think it can be very easy to get lost in some paranormal stories where a swoony girl ends up falling for a boy with a secret, but not many of them manage to link in to reality beneath the fantastical elements. This story, on the other hand, has a strong moral thread running through it, about the dangers of ego, and how the desire to fit in can sometimes blind you to falling in with the wrong crowd. It’s also empowering to see how Livvy – naive and somewhat unsure at the beginning – grows and matures as we follow her into the world of Empaths.

I really wish the book had been longer because I was enjoying it so much, I didn’t want it to end as soon as it did! But I knew this was a novella, rather than a full-size novel, from the start. I can’t really think of anything to say about Emotionally Charged that would make it any less than five stars for me. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to delve deeper into the series for more!

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