Sunday, April 5, 2015

Cranky Author Reviews: Empath by Becca J. Campbell

Spoilers


Not really a thriller/mystery type girl but I enjoyed this book anyway. 
It took a lot longer than planed to get through it. I would read a few chapters then read something else because although it was very well written and engaging I am again not really a thriller mystery type girl. 

I did manage to read the whole book and I did like it. Jade is an interesting girl with a supernatural power. She can feel others emotions. They actually overwhelm her. It's hard to live your own life when you are constantly subjected to the fears, desires, needs and wants of others without end. How can you find your own individuality? Your own thoughts even when you are taken over whenever someone comes near you. 

This is what intrigued me about the book and actually got me to read it. It was very reassuring for Jade to discover that there were others out there that had special gifts too. They could see things in photographic detail, one couldn't feel pain at all, they had super strength and the ability to see clearly in the dark.

With a murder on the loose finding victims to kill in frightening ways Jade ends up struggling with these murderous emotions. But back to the start of the book now that I have gotten way off track...

Jade starts classes with actual students and begins to be overwhelmed by their emotions. While running from the uncomfortable situation she meets a man in the woods who's a little older than her. But his emotions are silent which is a blessing and a relief for Jade. She becomes attracted to him and tries to get to know him.  While in school she ends up making friends with Chloe, Josh and Cam. 

Cam causes a bit of a wrench in the works of Logan and Jade's relationship because his emotions over power Jade's. Leading to her becoming his girlfriend. She finally manages to tell him about her Empathy and breaks it off with him. Only to get kidnapped along with Chloe by the murder with Night-sight.

When Ethan discovers that Chloe can't feel pain and therefore doesn't feel fear when he's hurting her he goes crazy. He intends to kill her only the gang manages to rescue her just in time... 

All in all this was a good book and I enjoyed it. I didn't find myself with many objections to things in the book although I would have liked to see more of Logan and Jade after they got together...

For me this was an SEPE or 4.5 star....only because it was something I had to set aside a few times to really read the whole book otherwise it was excellent...

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