The global Ebola-X pandemic of 2022 lasted five months, two weeks, and six days before a cure could be found. In its wake, it left a generation of psionic freaks, who can turn a single thought into a weapon...or worse. Fifteen-year-old Devon McWilliams is one of those freaks, but Devon rates a big fat zero on the scale of cool psychic abilities. Days after escaping from his psionic detainment facility, the military intercepts him. Regaining consciousness, Devon finds himself restrained aboard a military airship headed toward certain death. Aboard this one-way flight to doom are six other psions. One of them, a telepath named Bai Lee Chen, claims to have the means to escape. All the others have to do is convince her that they're worthy of freedom by allowing her to telepathically replay their memories. The last thing Devon wants to do is reveal his useless plant-talking prowess to this destroy-you-with-a-thought crew. To complicate matters further, he's crushing hard on Alya, the group's lovely healer. Devon knows he must keep his wits about him if he's going to survive this wild ride. And that's going to be a tricky thing to do around a telepath who seems to have a diabolical agenda all her own.
A DARK FAIRY BOOK REVIEW
An ARC was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
It took me awhile to get into the story (and by a while, I mean a month, Haha!). I honestly thought it was boring. In my defense, even the protagonist thinks he is boring. That he has nothing to offer anyone, which made me believe him as well.
All characters have had their own share of heartbreak and hardships. They went through many things because of who and what they are. They all suffered. I wish I could know more about them.
When the antagonist was revealed I was really surprised. I wanted to know what happened to him , how he became what he is, what struggles he had to endure that he was completely overcome by it.
I still have a few questions that hopefully will be answered in the next book of the series.
- Who is the leader of the "Network"?
- Is there a plan to release all the other psions in captivity?
- Where did the psions' gifts come from? Is it really a side effect of the vaccine for the Ebola-X pandemic? Or was it something else entirely?
PS. I thought that Devon was a pervert. Read the story and you'll know why.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR (according to Goodreads)
Wendy Brotherlin is a screenwriter, music enthusiast and all around geek-goddess. She earned a Masters in Screenwriting at the University of Southern California and went on to write for children’s television including Nickelodeon’s ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?. Today, she lives in Manchester, Maine with her husband and two little super-heroes-in-training. FREAKS OF NATURE is her first novel.