Broken Ties

Broken Ties

by Kenechi Udogu


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ISBN-13: 9781533693600
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/25/2016
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author

Kenechi lives in London, UK and writes contemporary, fantasy/paranormal fiction. She has published several young adult novels and contributed short stories to different anthologies. She also hates the cold and hopes to one day figure out how to hibernate in winter.

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Broken Ties (Prequel to The Mentalist Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
FaraHanani More than 1 year ago
As for Broken Ties... it was an okay read. There wasn't anything that I hate about it. I just think that it's missing some UMPH in it. I would say that I wish there's more fluff in it, but I could say that to every book because I just like fluff and stuff ;) It was an interesting read though. It makes you understand more about the series and what actually happened in the past. Like, you can see which trait from her father and mother that Gemma inherited. And I find similarities in Gemma's love story and her dad's love story. But this is not because of their Sentient link. But because of like, 'I can't believe he/she's talking to me' and stuff. It's not a bad thing. I just felt like I've read this before. Okay, I'm not making sense. But you'll understand it when you've read Aversion. So overall? Okay.
Jenna_silver More than 1 year ago
This is the prequel novella to the Mentalist Series it is about Gemma’s dad Paul Colt.  Paul is 16 years old is and has fallen head over heels for Nora, a girl from his school. The both of them are not allowed to date for different reasons.  Paul is an Averter and has no choice in who gets to love or grow old with, everything is about his duty.  Nora has a hard life at home and because other family members made some mistakes she is not allowed to have a boyfriend or date. But now other are trying to rip them apart…… I liked to writing and the story. What I didn't like: This novella was to short, I need more
frankiedeee More than 1 year ago
The Mentalist is a series told from Gemma Green's point of view, about her life as an Averter. This prequel is the story of her parents. A story that is explored in small detail in the other two books, and a story that I have always wanted to know more about. Therefore, I was definitely intrigued at the prospect of this prequel and I had high expectations. I was not disappointed. This short novella is told from the point of view of both Paul Colt and Nora Brice, Gemma's father and mother, in their teenage years. I really appreciated this as it allowed me to see inside the minds of two characters who are somewhat a mystery in Aversion and Sentient. Obviously, I know how their story tragically ends but learning the details of how they met and what caused Paul to run away with Nora was really interesting. The story is short but sweet. I finished it in under two hours as I just could not stop reading. The characters are both engaging and likeable as they discover the excitement of first love and make the foolish teenage choices that we all have made at one point or another. This allowed me to relate to them immediately as I am a teenager myself. Udogu successfully created two believable and real teenagers. However, there is a dark undertone in the story that I was not expecting: the bruises Nora seems to constantly have from her mother. This aspect was definitely shocking as it is not something mentioned in the other two books and it compelled me to keep reading as I wanted to find out more about Nora's home life and what causes her mother to do this to her. However, this shocking twist was not really explored in much detail and the many questions I have did not get answered. I am disappointed about this as it would have been a very interesting plot point that could have been explored in much more depth, and I wish it had been. Even so, I still thoroughly enjoyed this story as it allows a little glimpse into the life of Paul Colt and has helped me to understand his character. The ending was abrupt but excellent and left me wanting more. It is because of this that I have rated the story 5 stars and to anyone that has read The Mentalist series or is wanting to read The Mentalist series, I completely recommend Broken Ties.
AuthorMomCC More than 1 year ago
I really liked this prequel to The Menalists series by Kenechi Udogu. The author has a way of drawing on the reader's emotions that really brings you into the story. My only compliant is that this is a teaser. It was much, MUCH too short. It leaves a cliffhanger that does make you want to read the rest of the series if you haven't done so already. Great writing. I'm looking forward to The Keepers, the third installment in The Mentalists series. Reviewed by Cherese Vines
JLeighG More than 1 year ago
Broken Ties is a cute story that shows you another side of Paul that you don’t see in the series. I like the way it’s told in POV’s and knowing the ending before reading made the story that much sweeter. I wish that the novella completely filled the gap between Paul and Nora, but where is left off was a cute finish. This novella was a great addition to the Mentalist series.
LAMartinez More than 1 year ago
I read this before I read the other three. I was immediately hooked. I wanted to know the story behind Paul Colt and his dad. I needed to figure out what was happening with Nora Brice. If you've read the other ones first, then you know that this story is how Gemma's parents fall in love. There is just enough mystery to keep you guessing, and turning page after page. I love that Kenechi switches points of views between Nora and Paul. This was sweet. It was short (my only complaint). And it does lead you to understand some actions Paul takes later on in the series. Love is such a powerful motive. But grief, anger, guilt and shame are just as powerful enough to make you forget why you're fighting and who you're fighting for. This is a boy meets girl story in which you already know the sad fate. But this beginning shows you just how powerful Gemma is. If she is anything like her parents, and I'm not talking about her amazing abilities, but the strength and goodness of her mom and the fierce protectiveness and loyalty from her dad. What more could you want in a heroine? * I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago