Novella Review: Sentient (The Mentalist Series #2), Kenechi Udogu


By: Kenchi Udogu

Length: 209 pages

Published: October 28th 2013

Rating: five-stars


Mastering her Progressive Empath abilities isn’t going as well as Gemma hoped. In fact, months after finding out what she really is, she still has no clue what this truly means. All she can do is wait to see if any new abilities will eventually manifest. Things aren’t going great with Russ either. Unsure of how to handle her Sentient Link with him, she tries to integrate herself in his busy social life but struggles to adjust to her new circumstances.

When she is plagued by recurring nightmares, Gemma realises things are changing and knows she has to do something, fast. The arrival of two sets of strangers in town, both offering the much needed assistance she needs to unearth her powers, escalates the situation even further. Gemma attempts to decipher whose intentions are genuine, but does she have enough time to figure out who has her best interest at heart?


I didn’t think that this could get any better, but it has. This is just a remarkable book that is flying under the radar. I guarantee that once you pick it up that you will be like me and be unable to put this down.

The story picks up with Gemma rejoining Russ and learning to intermingle with his friends, training her powers and finding a new possible alliances and enemies all while trying to maintain a normalcy of a teenager girl. Talk about having your plate full.

The juggling of supernatural versus realism is fantastically drawn that you can appreciate Gemma in both forms. Her relationships and her growths are strongly exhibited within the storyline which solidifies my unity with her.

As I thought the book was going to suffer from second book syndrome, (which tends to happen especially in trilogies) I found that Sentient had so much more wonder trapped within its binding. The plot thickens, the hero’s work, the villains came out with claws. But who is to come on top was left a mystery and hopefully all will be revealed in the final installment (Keepers) which I hurriedly jumped too.

As things began to smooth out for Gemma, Udogu added new characters to stir the pot once more. The character development was spot on, the personalities remarkable, but the underlying question still lingered “Who should Gemma trust?” Allegiance were formed and broken and formed again, and they will not disappoint. The return of past characters added the and extra sweet treat with the methodical twist that just left my jaw to the floor.

Kenechi Udogu writing style is superbly written and will leave you beyond flabbergasted with the story that you just read.


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  1. My grandma is always on the search of new books to read! After reading your review on Sentient, I am going to recommend her to have this book on her reading list for the summer! Do you know if it available in French?


    1. From what I do know is that she has some works offered in German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian Translations, I didn’t see anything about it being in french though.


  2. Supernatural mixed with realism reminds me of Game of Thrones lol. Anyways it sounds like a awesome book for those days when you want to just enjoy and be entertained.


  3. This sounds like a really interesting book to read. I like that it wasn’t disappointing like 2nd books so often are.


  4. It was just called to my attention the other day how I have not sat down to really read a book in over a year! I used to plow through books like they were air and I needed them to breathe. I’ll have to check out this trilogy, I’m a sucker for a good fiction with twists and turns! So fun!


  5. Yeeees!! This is going to my summer list, I’m making one because I’m going to a seaside for a month and I need to prepare myself for it with books. This sounds like something I’m going to LOOVE! I’m so excited, I really hope I will find it in my book store.

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