The Blue Effect Book Review
Blue Brennan is jaded and bitter despite her pinup girl looks and a quick wit. Night after night she scours the Seattle club scene looking for someone or something to fill the emptiness inside. When she meets the mysterious Kasey, her world stops on its axis… literally. He claims she has the ability to control time and stuns her even further when he reveals his own gifts. Blue is inexplicably drawn to Kasey and reluctantly enters his world filled with a new breed of humanity, each with amazing powers of their own. They’re misfits like her, blessed or cursed with powerful abilities, struggling to hide their differences while pitting their powers against injustice. Then the group discovers the existence of a nameless, faceless sociopath with nightmarish powers, and his sights are set on Blue. But Blue and her unique gifts are not only his target, they are also the key to defeating him and saving them all. Now she must race against the clock to harness her own powers and save her new friends. Can she be more than a renegade? Can she be a hero too?
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FaceBook Release Day PartyThe best debut novel I’ve read in years. Blue is the type of unique, honest, protagonist usually only experienced in Stephen King novels. The Blue Effect was part Fight Club, part X-Men and sucked me in from the very first chapter to the very last word. Powerfully written with a compelling plot and wicked antagonist. Couldn’t ask for anything more – except the sequel! – Robert Dugoni, NY Times Best Selling Author – My Sister’s Grave
I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.
Blue was a loner, no friends or family. Every job she had ever had, she got because her employers thought that they could get her into bed. Her life was a mess and falling apart fast. That is, until one night partying at a club she encounters the very handsome and mysterious Kasey, and time stands still. With Kasey's help, she learns that she has the ability to stop time and travel through time and space. Kasey recruits her into his group and into his heart. Each member has a special ability and they begin working together for the greater good. There's Val, she can zap you with harnessed electricity. Her twin Esme, her gift is that she never forgets anything, which in fact turns her into a genius. Then there's Ash, the healer of all things, and finally Avery, another precognitive like Kasey, but he can influence behavior. When Kasey's vision connects them to a dangerous stalker preying on red haired women, Blue's life may very well be in danger. To make things worse, he too has special abilities and knows how to use them.
This was a pretty neat story. When I read the synopsis, I knew I'd love it. It reminded a bit of the Fantastic Four, you know, with each person having a special power. I also like the idea of each of them having a symbiotic partner. That is completely unique to this story. There's enough action to keep you intrigued throughout the novel, and you'll love the uniqueness of each character. This was an awesome read and I can't wait to see what happens next!
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