Lissa's Review: Repulsion (The Unbound, #1) by Jeroen Steenbeeke
Released: December 28, 2015
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 77 pages
I used to think I was a pretty normal teenager: I got up in the morning, went to school, did my homework, played videogames, and dreamed about Karen—one of the girls in my class. When I found out she liked me, too, I thought I was the luckiest guy alive. But everything changed when we kissed. Something awakened inside of us, and now we know that we're not normal teenagers after all. For a while I thought these powers were pretty amazing—I mean, who wouldn't want superpowers? But it stopped being fun when Karen started hearing a voice in her head. A voice that told her I was her enemy. A voice that could take control of her. A voice that was only the first glimpse of a world we never knew existed.
3 (2.5) Boundless Stars
I requested this title on a whim. I loved the cover and the blurb sounded interesting
The story follows Thymen, just an ordinary teenager. His mom works a lot as a single parent, since his father passed at a rather young age. He has a crush on a girl, Karen. But is able to get some courage and ask her out. That's when things start to change.
They realize that their not really ordinary teenagers and have powers they need to learn to control. They are also not the same in a sense.
Though, this is a good short read. It did take me time to finish. I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters. The writing seemed a little mechanical in a sense. I feel the author does have something with this story, but It seemed like it was missing something. I just can't figure out what it is.
Overall, it's a 3/2.5 stars. It was good but it could also have been better.