ARC REVIEW : Sentient


TITLE: Sentient
AUTHOR: Kenechi Udogu
SERIES: The Mentalist // #2
GENRES: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
PAGES: 155
PUBLISHED: October 28th 2013

Mastering her Progressive Empath abilities isn’t going as well as Gemma hoped. In fact, months after finding out what she really is, she still has no clue what this truly means. All she can do is wait to see if any new abilities will eventually manifest. Things aren’t going great with Russ either. Unsure of how to handle her Sentient Link with him, she tries to integrate herself in his busy social life but struggles to adjust to her new circumstances.

When she is plagued by recurring nightmares, Gemma realizes things are changing and knows she has to do something, fast. The arrival of two sets of strangers in town, both offering the much needed assistance she needs to unearth her powers, escalates the situation even further. Gemma attempts to decipher whose intentions are genuine, but does she have enough time to figure out who has her best interest at heart?


I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

“What was the point of being so special if all it had brought me was separation from my father and hounding by strangers who thought they knew what was best for me?”

This is the second book in The Mentalist series and we continue to follow the lives of Gemma, Ross and Gemma’s father. At the end of Aversion, Gemma went back to Sandes with Ross and her father continued staying hidden and try to gather information about Sentient Twins and Progressive Empath’s.
In Sentient we kind of continue where we left off. Gemma lives in Sandes at Mrs Burlington’s house, claiming to be her ward, and of course Ross is there too. Their lives go on as normal as it can for a Progressive Empath until one day a mysterious woman appears at Mrs Burlington’s house, claiming to be sent by Gemma’s father. Not soon after the appearance of Laura, they also cross paths with other Progressive Empaths and one hybrid too. From there, Gemma’s life begins to get a bit harder than it already is and she needs to try and master her skills as soon as possible.

In Aversion I was left to hope for more explanations about all this Aversion thing going on. In this book, a lot of those thing are explained a bit more and we get some new information about all of it. There is also some surprising twists and turns in this one too but still it was kind of boring to read. Even though Aversion wasn’t fast paced, it still feels that it had more important thing going on. Sentient ain’t any more fast paced than Aversion and it kind of lack action. I mean with all the new thing happening, all the new people getting in to the story, you’d think that something would really happen. When all we get is one get-together with them all and that’s it.

For me Sentient was truly what the name suggests already, about the Sentient Twins, Gemma and Ross. At least the first half of the book was about these two going on and off with each others. Being jealous about other boys and girls but still not getting together because reasons. It started to get really frustrating and annoying with all this drama between them, no not exactly drama but all the back and forth between them. One day Gemma was kind of giving the cold shoulder and  did not allow Ross to touch her but still she was being jealous about Hayley, then the next day they were kissing, touching etc.

All in all my rating for Sentient is 3.5 stars. I know it’s only half stars fewer than what I gave for Aversion but even though I did grew a bit bored and annoyed with all the relationship drama, there were still good and exciting parts in this book also! And the ending was so happy and sweet and ahh ♥ I do hope that the third book contains a little more action and a little less relationships.



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