Series: Schrodinger’s Consortium #1
Published by Entangled: Teen on November 25th 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Science Fiction, YA Romance
Reality is only an illusion.Amazon •
Except for those who can control it…
Worst. Birthday. Ever.
My first boyfriend dumped me—happy birthday, Josie!—my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening…
Like I make something materialize just by thinking about it.
When hottily-hot badass Reid Wentworth shows up on a motorcycle, everything changes. Like, everything. Who I am. My family. What really happened to my brother. Existence. I am Oculi, and I have the ability to change reality with my thoughts. Now Reid, in all his hotness, is charged with guiding and protecting me as I begin learning how to bend reality. And he’s the only thing standing between me and the secret organization that wants me dead…
Mature-Content Rating: Language, Violence
“I didn’t know if I should be scared of him or not. My gut said no, but I didn’t go off gut feelings. I let observations, calculations, and analysis determine my actions. I needed proof that he was safe.”
I’m such a physics nerd I had to pick this one up as soon as it came out! The story switches back and forth from Josie’s point-of-view to Reid’s.
Josie is a super-geek in all things sci-fi and a physics nerd. She’s strong and smart, but still can’t do everything on her own and sometimes her logically way of thinking causes her the most problems in her new Oculi life. Add the facts that her mother had been hiding secrets from her for her entire life and is constantly putting her in the line of fire, and Josie is losing her hold on reality.
Reid is a tough Oculi trainer, but can’t help picturing Josie with Princess Leia hair buns when she wears her Star Wars tank top. He finds her geeky pop-culture references endearing and uses them to explain parts of their training. There’re also secrets in his past that connect him and Josie deeper than she would have ever believed.
The story line is okay, but it really focuses too much on Josie and Reid’s relationship than the plot for my liking. They are a great couple and a strong team, but you don’t get to see it their interactions very much in actual situations. There’s a long buildup in the book to a very short climax. Hopefully the next book will show a little more action.
Overall, this book is defiantly for the sci-fi geeks and physics nerds out there. Open the cover and see if you like it or not! (Schrodinger’s Cat joke, har har.)