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Emotionally Charged (Empath Chronicles #1)

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Fear makes Empaths fast. Anger makes them strong. Lust gives them control. When emotions grant superpowers, what does love mean? Livvy has always been good at reading the emotions of people around her. When disaster strikes and she has to fight to survive, she learns her powers are so much more. She is an Empath. Livvy meets others of her kind and is swept into a world tha ...more
ebook, 125 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Fairies and Fantasy Pty Ltd (first published January 1st 2011)
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Andrew
Dec 09, 2011 Andrew rated it really liked it
I won this book as part of First Reads here on the GoodReads website.
This is actually the third book that I have won, and the third that is self published. The difference between this one and the others, though, is simple: Selina actually can write and this book is a really enjoyable read. It is aimed at young adults, and although it is not a genre I have that much interest in (Paranormal Romance) the quality of the story telling and the likeable nature of the main character soon won me over.
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E.C. Hibbs
May 12, 2013 E.C. Hibbs rated it it was amazing
First of all, I just want to say a huge thank you to Selina for sending me my copy of Emotionally Charged!

I can pretty much sum up this book with one word: WOW.

Emotionally Charged has an interesting concept, intriguing characters, and a twist in the tail that works so well. I think it can be very easy to get lost in some paranormal stories where a swoony girl ends up falling for a boy with a secret, but not many of them manage to link in to reality beneath the fantastical elements. This story, o
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Veronica Morfi
May 03, 2012 Veronica Morfi rated it really liked it
Livvy is normal. Normal in the outside and inside. Her dream is to have something interesting and extraordinary happen to her. When an earthquake hits her town she is certain that this is what she was waiting for. She can even feel it. At the same night she gets rescued by a dreamy guy that looks like a superhero and enters the world of the Empaths. But Livvy is about to find out that all that glitters is not gold and that when there is no superhero around, you are the one who has to save the da ...more
Claire
Feb 26, 2012 Claire rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Shallow teenage girls (no offense)
Recommended to Claire by: Goodreads
This book wasn't terrible. The main character wasn't particularly interesting. She was just a completely boring person, who was the sum of her actions and really nothing else. There is also the fact that the blurb and the beginning of the book make it seem like this is a superhero book. Like some alternate Universe where there were superheroes. But after like the first page, heroes become purely metaphorical. as in "Heroes are good people who help others, even if they have no powers".

Other than
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Jessica (Goldenfurpro)
Actual Rating: About 2.5 Stars
This was a quick read, in fact it seemed a little too quick.
I kinda of wish that there was more details, info, etc.
Other than that this book was fine.
It wasn't bad, it wasn't amazing, but it was okay.
Melissa
Dec 11, 2014 Melissa rated it liked it
This book has a lot of potential but because it was so short, it lacked the detail that it needed to be a great book. Overall it was pretty good!
Pamela
Feb 26, 2012 Pamela rated it liked it
I have to say that I really liked the premise of Emotionally Charged. You have Livvy who seems like your typical teenager but with one exception, she can tell what people around her are feeling. She's never told anyone about that fact because she just wants to fit in but at the same time she's bored with her life. She craves romance, excitement, danger. Really she wants to be a hero and be appreciated. When an earthquake hits, her adventure begins.

Livvy unexpectedly meets a group of people just
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Josie
Oct 01, 2013 Josie rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-4-review
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Coranne
Nov 09, 2011 Coranne rated it really liked it
This is the first Novella I have read. I wasn't sure what to expect (other than it would be shorter than a complete novel). I expected not to know as much about the characters and for the plot to move quickly.


The first chapter was difficult to get into. I wasn't entirely sure what was happening (I sort of wish that I was either told there had been an earthquake or the it was part of the conversation.) I also had trouble getting a good start with the main character. I didn't find her likable at f
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Sarah
Aug 20, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book i found interesting although i wished it was longer or maybe some more books going to happen--not sure if there will be more but if so i would definitely read!! I was quickly pulled in the book from the very beginning!! I love books that contain empath/superpower kinds..
So as this book began i found out Livvy the main character is an empath that can feel emotions. During an earthquake and the aftershocks she wants to help so she volunteers at a shelter. She went out to check on her m
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Toria Mason
Jan 23, 2013 Toria Mason rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Wow. I haven't lost myself in a book like that in months. I loved the twist and the ending. I'm very happy that I have Emotionally Scarred to go read now, and cannot wait for the next one. I love how wonderfully Selina writes, how she sinks you in, makes you feel things. Her ability to cause a range of emotions in her work is incredible. I laugh, I get angry, I cry. I connect with and care about the characters. They are flawed and human. Livvy's imperfections make me like her, her mistakes make ...more
Ashley
Jun 09, 2015 Ashley rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Emotionally Charged, for the most part, but I feel that it wasn't long enough This could have definitely been a full length novel instead of a novella. It had a really interested concept--Livvy could not only read other's emotions, but they basically fueled her and gave her some above average powers.

When it started off, I wasn't particularly pulled to Livvy, because I felt like she was making some weird choices, so I just read the story as a bystander to see what she would do. Then thi
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Ruth
Aug 05, 2015 Ruth rated it really liked it
Overall I really enjoyed this book and I'm glad I read it. Were the characters particularly deep? Eh, not really, but they worked. The plot seemed to suffer a bit from the length as well as I'd have gladly read something longer and a bit more involved; as it was we barely got to know anyone while so much more about this world of Empaths and Blockers is left to explore. That said, it was a quick and enjoyable read and honestly felt worth the time spent reading it.
Jennifer Erwin
Feb 26, 2014 Jennifer Erwin rated it really liked it
This was an interesting take on the whole superhero/superpower genre. Livvy wanted a hero, then found out she was the hero. Only things aren't what they seem to be. Very cute read. It was short, but that didn't alter anything about it for my enjoyment. I got this as a freebie, then just found the prequal (Emma's story) as a freebie too.
Suzuk1girl
Jan 08, 2013 Suzuk1girl rated it it was ok
Details, details, details, a whole lotta what this book was missing. There was no storyline setup or background on it. It was just basically as is.

There was promise though and it could have been better but it wasn't horrible. I read it in two hours with minimum skimming. The romance between Livy and Dean was almost as obtuse as her and Jake. I think Livy should had more substance to her character. She was sort of boring and naive but I guess thats what the author was going for. The whole book se
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Alexandra Williams
Oct 18, 2015 Alexandra Williams rated it really liked it
I got this book at the expo on Saturday and I have to say I'm not disappointed! I want the next one now! It quite literally made me want more and more that I ended up finishing it in one sitting the same day I got it. Recommending it to my bookworm friends
Kelli
After an earthquake, Livvy discovers that she is an empath and can gain power from other people's strong emotions. Then she is discovered by a group of teenagers like her. They live an extravagant life taking what they want from other people, particularly after natural disasters when emotions run high. Livvy must decide what kind of life she wants to lead and whether or not she can use her powers for good.

This is an incredibly fast read. I find the premise to be quite interesting, but I'm afraid
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Dianne
Nov 18, 2012 Dianne rated it liked it
A young girl finds she is an empath when a group of young people convince her to come with them and join their elite group, making her feel special, wanted, 'alive.' This group appears to be living the perfect life and they draw her in blindly. By the time she discovers they are not as they seem, she feels trapped and alone except for a boy she met who is a 'blocker'...I absolutely loved the idea for the story. The execution fell short with too many unrealistic 'leaps of faith' on the part of Li ...more
The BookWhisperer
Jan 12, 2012 The BookWhisperer rated it liked it
Emotionally Charged is a young adult Paranormal Romance. The story is about a young girl that discovers she has unique powers, and when she finds a group with the same powers she immediate forms a bond. Although, she quickly learns that they have far more differences than similarities. I have had my eye on this book for some time, but I regretfully did not find this book as exceptional as I would have liked. As a romance I expected a more powerful read, and I hope to see Selina potential advanc ...more
Ruth Albarran
Dec 08, 2011 Ruth Albarran rated it really liked it
I received this book as an ARC and i'm so glad that i did. This was the first time i read a story about Em paths. This was a great story with so many layers to the characters flaws and good traits. The story was fast paced which kept me going and wanting to read more at about what was happening to the characters. I do feel do like something was missing and that the story kind of finished too soon and that there were like some questions not answered like what happened to Emma, and what was going ...more
Joy
Feb 15, 2014 Joy rated it really liked it
Very good story, kept me interested the whole way through. I liked the feelings between Dean and Livvy.
Michelle ( Tea&Titles)
May 24, 2015 Michelle ( Tea&Titles) rated it really liked it
Review to come.
Ya2bok
Dec 03, 2011 Ya2bok rated it really liked it
See full review here: http://ya2bok.com/2011/12/04/review-e...

This was a very nice twist on your average empath story. I loved it. It filled my Saturday afternoon with complex characters, and a wonderful knew paranormal element. I adored the supernatural feel to the powers and the twisted way the baddie used them. This was an exciting read, full of fast paced thrills, chills, and bittersweet love.

Heather Pitts
Apr 03, 2016 Heather Pitts rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this and I can't wait for more!
Though i wish it had more pages.
Vicky
May 23, 2013 Vicky rated it really liked it
Good book, just a little short. Hopes there's a second one because things were just starting to get interesting. I recommend it to people who are fond of books like Nightshade as the book is full of similar events...
Ayanami Faerudo
May 25, 2013 Ayanami Faerudo rated it it was ok
While not written as good as Memory's Wake, I liked the story of Livvy. Hers was a cautionary tale for people who crave a different life - a life of excitement and adventure.

At 125 pages, I felt the story was too hurried and the characters were not developed fully.

Nevertheless, I may read Emotionally Unstable.

Vivien
Aug 13, 2012 Vivien rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012, part-of-series
When I started reading it was just "huh?, "is she really that freakin' gullible?" and "damn! what is it with beautiful guys with shit load of charm and mystery?". And it was fine when it got to the middle, Livvy was a weird character and Dean was coolly mysterious. Hope it would be lovely when it came to the next book! XD
Amanda
Feb 13, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It is a quick read and it is very entertaining. I really enjoyed the main character Livvy. She has to make a lot of tough choices in the story. I can't. wait to see what happens next with Livvy and Dean. My only complaint was that I wished it was longer. Keep up the great work Selina!
Vanessa
Jun 12, 2012 Vanessa rated it it was ok
This book was alright, it was a good concept but it wasn't what i thought it would be. From the beginning the main character comes off just unbelievably naive, and selfish. The book would have been better if she would have had a personality that didn't make you want to kick some sense into her.
  ღ☆ღ  Brenda
Nov 13, 2012 ღ☆ღ Brenda rated it really liked it

Pretty good little short story.Lacked the character build up. Couldn't really get a feel for the characters.Needed more background to get a feel for them.But the story line was good and the pace was good.
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Empath Chronicles (3 books)
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