July 21, 2021

#BookReview: The Undercurrent by Paula Weston






Synopsis: Eighteen-year-old Julianne De Marchi is different. As in: she has an electrical undercurrent beneath her skin that stings and surges like a live wire. She can use it—to spark a fire, maybe even end a life—but she doesn’t understand what it is. And she can barely control it, especially when she’s anxious.

Ryan Walsh was on track for a stellar football career when his knee blew out. Now he’s a soldier—part of an experimental privatised military unit that has identified Jules De Marchi as a threat. Is it because of the weird undercurrent she’s tried so hard to hide? Or because of her mother Angie’s history as an activist against bio-engineering and big business?

It’s no coincidence that Ryan and Jules are in the same place at the same time—he’s under orders to follow her, after all. But then an explosive attack on a city building by an unknown enemy throws them together in the most violent and unexpected way.



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Rating: 3 Stars
My Review:  Ok so I think that this one would be amazing as a movie.  As a book I found myself loosing interest along the way. As it was so full of action I just couldn't get into the actual story. This story needed more world building and the pacing needed slowed down just a bit. I do think that this might be for some readers but for me it just didn't work out. 






Review

'In near-future Australia, a girl with unusual powers is caught up in a battle for the soul of her country.’―Kirkus on The Undercurrent; 'This fast-paced first novel, with its mix of realism and the paranormal, is a gripping read.' School Library Journal on Shadows; 'This atmospheric and romantic sequel will be embraced by fans of the first book.'―School Library Journal on Haze; 'Filled with heart-racing action, enthralling plot lines and some very kick-ass characters.'―YA Midnight Reads on Haze; 'The Rephaim is one of the most original and intriguing new young adult series available right now.'―Alpha Reader ‘The Undercurrent has everything you could possibly ask for in a YA novel―illegal human experimentation, military groups for hire, companies with hidden agendas, government mismanagement of environmental threats, romance, X-Men-style abilities, a nuanced mother-daughter relationship and non-stop action and intrigue. The characters are endearing and believable, the romance meaningful without being saccharine and the plot races along with impeccable timing.’ Books + Publishing; ‘A real rollercoaster of a read, packed full of thrills and tension and non-stop action. The characters are captivating and nuanced. The plot is fast-paced and high-powered. Most importantly, it is a tightly written and eminently satisfying standalone book.’―Booktopia; ‘Superbly written, action-packed fiction with interesting, brilliantly flawed characters.’―Fictional Thoughts

About the Author

Paula Weston is the author of the widely acclaimed ‘Rephaim’ series (Tundra US). She worked as a print journalist for many years before becoming a government media and communication specialist. She lives in Brisbane with her husband.









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