All her life, she thought she was alone as a mind reader–a freak.
Then a member of a secret organization called The Unseen suddenly introduces himself, and she’s immersed in a world she never knew existed. They teach her to hone her skills as a reader, but to what end? Secrets surround her, humming just out of reach, filling her with questions.
Who are they? What do they do with their mind-reading abilities? In the end, just how far will Mackenzie go to be part of The Unseen?
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Unseen is the most cerebral book I’ve read in a long time. I guess that makes sense, inasmuch as the main character is a mind reader 😉
There is not a lot of action in this book, but LOTS of description. It was fascinating to feel like I was inside the brain of a mind reader.
Mackenzie’s inability to block the thoughts of those around her is a handicap instead of an asset throughout her childhood. I liked how the author compared it to someone with ADD/ADHD.
I thought that some of the revelations Mackenzie discovers as she spends time with the Unseen were a bit predictable, but still disturbing and fascinating.
I don’t want to give away too much, but there is a lot of strong emotion in Unseen, so be prepared to laugh, get angry, cry and smile. I felt like I needed to take a walk in the “real” world when I finished.
I give Unseen four and a half stars. It’s a fairly quick read that will suck you in and keep you enthralled until the very last page. I can’t wait for book two, which promises a little more action and adventure than the first book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review through Promotional Book Tours. All opinions are 100% my own.
About the author:
Stephanie Erickson has always had a passion for the written word. She pursued her love of literature at Flagler College, in St. Augustine, FL, where she graduated with a BA in English. She has received several honors in her writing career, including recognition in the 72nd Annual Writer’s Digest Competition.
After graduation, she married and followed her husband in pursuit of his dream. The Cure and The Blackout were written to reignite Stephanie’s passion, when she found the time. Now that he is settled in his career, it’s her turn to devote more time and energy into writing.
Stephanie currently has 3 projects planned for 2015. Her upcoming release is well underway and is slated for a March 2015 publication date.
Stephanie, of course, loves to read and write. She also enjoys living on the beach on the Florida’s Treasure Coast. Most of all, she and her husband are in love with their baby girl.