Novella Review: Broken Ties Prequel: The Mentalist Series, Kenechi Udogu

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By: Kenechi Udogu

Length: 100 Pages

Published: May 13, 2014

Rating: five-stars


“There was nothing unusual about the night everything changed. No flashing lights in the sky, no searing fire in my belly; no sign whatsoever to suggest the shift which was to come…Nora Brice did strange things to me. Strange and awful things…”

Paul Colt has a problem, and it is not one most teenage boys face. Yes, he likes a girl; one he’s pretty certain he’ll do foolish things for, given the chance. But he can’t go after her, or any other girl for that matter. That’s what he gets for being an Averter; forced to toe the line for the propagation of the collective. He knows some rules are okay to trifle with, and there are some which should never be broken. The gravest of them all?

Don’t fall in love.


This is the story of how Paul breaks that rule.

This prequel novella to the Mentalist Series can be read before or after Aversion, Book One of The Mentalist Series.


The number one rule for being an Averter; Don’t fall in love. Well, thank goodness I am not an Averter. Because I am crashing hard for this series.

So, I read Aversion (The Mentalist Series Book 1) first. Oops.  But I am posting the reviews in order I think it should be read. So, I kind of ruin what was going to happen just slightly. Kenechi says in the synopsis this can be read after Aversion, I highly suggest reading it prior. This way your left with wanting more. And more is so worth it.

Even though I jilted myself out of cliffhanger I was still left in suspense. I knew what was to follow so now I can move on to Sentient (book 2).

This story follows Paul and Nora. Both characters are extremely well read, and both come off as authentic teenagers who exhibit real emotions and actions. Well apart from Paul being an Averter. What’s an Averter? An Averter is someone who can alter one’s decision. It quiet the skill. A skill that is used for good and not for personal gain.

The plot thickens quickly, and it has too with this being a Novella. But every minute spent reading is worth reading.  Still not sold on picking up Broken Ties maybe the fact that it’s only 100 pages in a deal. This story is quick, funny, mysterious and quite worth the short adventure.


As of May 5th, 2018, you can pick up a copy free from Amazon. I promise you won’t want to miss this Prequel and you’ll definitely want to move on to Aversion.

23 thoughts on “Novella Review: Broken Ties Prequel: The Mentalist Series, Kenechi Udogu

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  1. This sounds like a quick and easy read. I enjoy a novella when I want something easy to read and enjoy. It sounds great.


  2. Sounds like a great read, but then again, all your reviews are so interesting that they make me want to read the books you’re doing reviews on 🙂


  3. I love a book that ends on a good cliffhanger and this sounds like that has that totally! Glad you were kept in suspense and enjoyed the book!


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