Review - "Repulsion"

"Repulsion" (The Unbound #1) by Jeroen Steenbeeke 

I used to think I was a pretty normal teenager: I got up in the morning, went to school, did my homework, played video games, and dreamed about Karen—one of the girls in my class. When I found out she liked me, too, I thought I was the luckiest guy alive. But everything changed when we kissed. Something awakened inside of us, and now we know that we're not normal teenagers after all.

For a while I thought these powers were pretty amazing—I mean, who wouldn't want superpowers? But it stopped being fun when Karen started hearing a voice in her head. A voice that told her I was her enemy. A voice that could take control of her. A voice that was only the first glimpse of a world we never knew existed.

*I received a digital copy of this book  from NetGalley for an honest review*

Thymen is just your average teenage guy with mundane problems and a crush on his classmate Karen. But things change, when Thymen and Karen kiss for the first time. Suddenly, both of them possess strange powers - like Telekinesis and flying! But when Karen suddenly stars hearing a strange voice inside her head, that keeps telling her that Thymen is her enemy and when a shady guy in a business suit pops up everywhere near them, things get really strange. 

With about 72 pages "Repulsion" is quite a short and quick read. The dialogue is funny, but the protagonists lack characterization, in my opinion. The idea is really good and the plot okay, tho a little bit too fast. But this is just the first book in the series, so I'm positive there will be more story and characterization in the upcoming sequels. What I also liked is the fact that the story is not set in the US or England for a change - but in the Netherlands! 

Although the story was short, I quite enjoyed the story, so I'm probably going to read the sequels as well :) 

- Claire  


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