Tuesday, June 13, 2017

#BookReview | The Possible by Tara Alterbrando

Title: The Possible
By: Tara Alterbrando
Genre: Contemporary / Urban Fantasy
Pages: 304
Release Date: June 6th, 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Audience: Young Adult

Summary from Goodreads: What if...no one knows the truth about you? 

It's been thirteen years since Kaylee's infamous birth mother, Crystal, received a life sentence for killing Kaylee's little brother in a fit of rage. Once the center of a cult-following for her apparent telekinetic powers, nowadays nobody's heard of Crystal. Until now, when a reporter shows up at Kaylee's house and turns her life upside down, offering Kaylee the chance to be part of a high-profile podcast investigating claims that Crystal truly did have supernatural mind powers. But these questions lead to disturbing answers as Kaylee is forced to examine her own increasingly strange life, and make sense of certain dark and troubling coincidences...

Unusual and gripping, The Possible will twist the reader round and round as it hurtles towards a sensational climax. For lovers of We Were Liars, Patrick Ness and Derren Brown.


Review: I am a supper big fan of anything paranormal. I'm especially into telepaths. The Possible explored the world of telekinesis and extra mind abilities. 


The whole time I was reading this book I was wondering if it was going to turn more urban fantasy and give me some more paranormal aspects or if it was going to shy back and stay more contemporary. To me, it needed to go one way or the other and I was sadly stuck in the middle.

The writing was totally contemporary and worked well in that genre but I had hoped for more with the story. I guess it was because I'm used to a strange paranormal ending for something like this and not the weird spiteful mother in prison. 

I gave the book three stars because it kept my attention and I finished it in one day.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.



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