Author: Kat Stiles
Publisher: Wild Child Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-61798-155-5—eBook, 978-1-61798-156-2—print
Genre(s): Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Heat Rating: NA
Page Count: 306
Price: $4.99, $12.99
Purchase page: N/A
Release date: 6/3/15
Author website: katstiles.com
Author blog: katstiles.com
Author contact email: email@example.com
High school is hard enough, Em knows. Her freshman year introduced her to all the cliques, annoying teachers, and tough homework assignments. But discovering you have super powers and not knowing how to control them is a whole new level of complicated.
Thankfully, Em isn’t alone. Her best friend Roz starts having unusual dreams that come true, and Tommy, Em’s secret crush, can hear the softest whispers in class.
A romance blossoms with Tommy. But just as things are looking up, people start dropping like flies. A telepathic serial killer is on the loose and only Em and her friends have a hope of stopping him.
Or do they? If they don’t figure out the killer’s identity soon, one of them could be next.
CONNECTED by Kat Stiles
In this YA paranormal mystery, three friends discover they each have super-powers, which would be cool except for the psychic serial killer on the loose. Yeah, you had me at serial killer.
The story is told through Emily’s point of view and Stiles captures her voice very well. The high school scenes seem fairly authentic and the Texas setting is great. The budding relationship between Em and Tommy is sweet, yet intense, with all the yearning and emotions of first love. Tommy makes a great book boyfriend. The characters throughout the book are interesting and diverse. The mystery is well developed and Stiles keeps up the suspense right to the end.
I would have liked more back-story, both for the super-powers and what was going on with Em’s mom and sister. It would add a nice depth to the story.
I hope the sequel is in the works. I definitely recommend you grab a copy of Connected.