Unseen (The Unseen Trilogy) (Volume 1)
Mackenzie Day constantly struggles to silence the voices in her head. The inner thoughts of those around her intrude upon every aspect of her life, threatening to turn it into chaos.
All her life, she thought she was alone as a mind reader--a freak.
Then a member of a secret organization called The Unseen suddenly introduces himself, and she's immersed in a world she never knew existed. They teach her to hone her skills as a reader, but to what end? Secrets surround her, humming just out of reach, filling her with questions.
Who are they? What do they do with their mind-reading abilities? In the end, just how far will Mackenzie go to be part of The Unseen?
Plot/Idea: 6 out of 10
Originality: 5 out of 10
Prose: 5 out of 10
Character/Execution: 4 out of 10
Overall: 5.00 out of 10
In this entertaining yet unfulfilling tale, a mind reader struggles to control her powers. After obtaining her Master's Degree, Mackenzie Day's plans to help people through music therapy are derailed when she encounters the Unseen, a secret organization of fellow mind readers who offer to train her to her full potential. Sadly, the story focuses too much on mundane details and unproductive conversations, even as the Unseen refuse to answer Mackenzie's constant questions. With the emphasis on how the protagonist deals with her condition, it reads more as a soapbox for Sensory Processing Disorder than a cohesive and compelling adventure.
Date Submitted: June 22, 2016