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(Rothston #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  173 Ratings  ·  64 Reviews
"An adventurous twist of genre, much recommended." ~The Midwest Book Review.

A secret organization, four college students, and the ability to alter quantum states with their minds. What could possibly go wrong?

The Rothston Institute can secretly manipulate the decisions of anyone in the world – from ordinary friends to government leaders – using the abilities of its operati
Paperback, 402 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by PlotForge, Ltd. (first published June 25th 2012)
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Sep 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"A strong plot-line coupled with a couple interesting twists" is the best way that I can begin to describe this awesome book. Now, although some may say that this short statement is a bit generic, it is honestly the only way that I can begin to introduce the essence of this story, which offers a highly atypical approach to the current uber-genre that is teen novels. It's not laden with sappy, unconvincing drama, it's not pretentious, it doesn't try to make some broad, sweeping statement about et ...more
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Stayed up too late to finish this one. Good story. Tightly written. Good, realistic characters. Bad guys REALLY bad guys!

Kinzie is in her freshman year at college when strange things start happening. First, she influences a lab rat to make a perfect project, then she finds out she is an Adept - someone who can control others thoughts. Her roommate and date from hell Rex are both adepts as well. As Kinzie learns more about the world of adepts, she also learns more about dating from Greg, her roo
Dec 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful book - the first in a trilogy. A bigger publisher should pick up this author - I think she is going to achieve great things.
Nazia Zennia
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in return for a review.
I didn’t know what to expect going into this book. It turned out to be very different than what I had assumed was going to happen when I read the synopsis. Although I was a tad apprehensive, it quickly became one of those “just one more chapter” stories. I think this is largely due to the alternating perspectives between Kinzie and Greg. In the beginning I was very much invested in Greg’s point of view but near the end I was looking forward t
Michael Williams
Oct 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Terri-Lynne Smiles is a good writer, and this is a strong and compelling read.
Foreseen mixes coming of age with quantum foam, romance with political conspiracy, in this able science fiction story. Kinzie Nicolosi, on surface a rather ordinary college student, possesses extraordinary gifts--gifts she will discover and develop throughout the story. Accompanied by her resourceful (if often baffled) boyfriend, Kinzie comes to terms with the depths and double edge of her considerable powers, as her
Tammy K.
First things first, I received a free copy of this book by the author (via group Shutup and Read) for a fair and honest review. I do not know the author personally.

4.5 stars. This was an exciting, paranormal romance read. After just a few pages I was drawn into the world of the story and the plight of the characters.
I enjoyed reading how each of the main characters struggled as they faced moral challenges, with some rising above their challenge while others will still need to grow
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Terri-Lynne Smiles had me hooked from the word "go". Foreseen was an absolutely amazing, entertaining, sharp witted tale of a relate-able college girl in an alternative world. Each chapter offered a glimpse into the inner workings of the books main characters, as well as adding a piece to the complicated plot puzzle that left you guessing until the very end. For those that love a deeper story, or even someone looking for a great way to spend a weekend (yes, I read the book in two days), this is ...more
Kayla Gardner
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Well here is my version of a review without spoiling it for others. The story was awesome and very fascinating. I couldn't help but to read the whole book at one time that's just how intriguing it was. I love Kinzie's personality and somewhat of Greg's. I really enjoyed it. I truly recommend it.!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Okay, this was a great book. I thought it was very well written and had just enough science to make the story very plausible but not so much so that it took away from the book. Both Kinzie and Greg were engaging characters and I really enjoyed reading both their perspectives of the story. I look forward to the next phase of their story.
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Note: Contains minor spoilers.

Review: In receiving a copy from Foreseen, I hadn’t quite known what to expect and after beginning, I was a bit worried I would not be able to even read the first fifty pages let alone finish the novel. The novel started off rather boring and remained so for the first forty pages or so then gradually built up to an interesting enough plot that I decided to stick with the book, curious as to where the author would take the story. Truth be told, even though the book f
Dec 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Once you get into it, this is a pretty decent little tale. I was a bit bored at first and wondering if it would pick up, which it did as the characters began to develop and the plot shine through. The zombie game that the book opens up with is interesting, and as a reader, I expected it to lead into something. It really didn't do much, it was more of a snap shot "in the day of" the main character Kinzie.

This book is hard to categorize. At first, you assume that it is sci-fi because it banters a
Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Review: 5/5*

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

W.o.w. If a book deserves a 5* rating it's this one! Smiles' world building is fantastic, I was drawn in from the word go and devoured the book in my free time. Foreseen shows the process undertaken by Kinzi, our main protagonist, and her adapting to becoming a part of the Adept community. Adept's are a group of people that can manipulate the thoughts of those around them for the 'greater good'. All is not what it seems at t
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'd like to thank the author for giving me a copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review.

This book was really good. I liked Kinzie from the start. She was a strong, witty heroine, but with a crippling fear of crowds. I liked the contrast that created, although sometimes the fear really did annoy me, because it kept her from doing things to help herself. Other than that, I really liked her. She learned a great lesson along the way, and her heart was in the right place. I could definite
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Prior to signing up for the read for review for Foreseen I hadn't heard of this book. I read through the synopsis and the story sounded interesting so thought I'd put my hand up for a free copy in exchange for a review. I'm so glad I was lucky enough to get a copy - Foreseen was fantastic!!

Terri-Lynne Smiles has created a wonderful world, full of intrigue, deception, supernatural abilities and even managed to weave in some very
Feb 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
I was given this book by the author for free in exchange for an honest review.
I absolutely loved this book.
It was smart, witty and original.
The concepts of Adepts held my attention all the way through as well as the love story between the two main characters Kinzie and Greg. I was very happy it was not your typical YA love story where it is love at first sight. Kinzie and Greg's relationship progressed at a stead and healthy pace that was believable.
This is definitely a must read for it's orig
Fallon Farmer
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I must say that I really enjoyed reading this book. I couldn't put it down though sometimes I had to, but all I could think about is what is gonna happen next! Kinzie I thought was a very strong character who just kept learning to get stronger, to believe in herself and the gifts that she held inside of her. I thought that this book was well thought out, and the storyline, plot was put together amazingly. Everything fit and made so much since. I really can not wait to read the next book to this ...more
Feb 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*Received a copy of this book for an honest review.*

I liked this book. It was fairly easy to read. The story seemed well developed and the characters were generally well developed. I love how Kinzie is a person. I also love how Greg can be an asshole, but struggles with understanding his feelings for Kinzie.

At some points in the storyline I wanted to smack generally Rex, but definitely Greg because they were being idiots, but it did help the storyline. I would recommend it to people I know who l
Jan 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure what I would think of this book, but I really ended up enjoying it. I loved that it was told by two characters, it gave you an interesting perspective on the story. At first the book was a little slower than I would normally like, but it quickly sucked me in completely and got much more exciting. I really can't think of a negative thing to say it was a very good book.

If you are a fan or paranormal, sci-fi romance, or even dystopian you should definitely give this book a chance. I t
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put it down. Great Teen fiction. Usually my daughter (19) tells me what she likes but this time I'm
suggesting this book to her. It has a creative plot with many surprises. Can't wait to see what's next in the series.
Richard Larraga
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
A fun read. The characters were well developed and the story had a good flow to it. Does absolute power corrupt absolutely? Can true love moderate power? This novel raises these questions in the midst of an interesting adventure.
Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. At first it started a little slow but quickly picked up speed from there. The character development is excellent, the story flows well and the plot is well worked. Descriptions ate well done also.

Overall a compelling fascinating read!
Jason Palevsky
Sep 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
loved it, couldn't put it down. First thought on finishing it was "when can I read the next?" It's a definite must read.
Terri-Lynne Smiles
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
What can I say? I wrote this book and embedded my favorite aspects in it. Why wouldn't I rate it a five?
Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fast paced, fun to read. Not too heavy on the science.
Lisa Baird
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent! Stayed up till middle of the night to finish. : ) Looking forward to the sequel.
Feb 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-as-an-adult
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Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Foreseen falls into the New Adult as well as the Young Adult categories. This isn't my usual read, but the tag line and blurb caught my attention. The book took me by surprise, it's an unusual combination of YA romance, suspense, and science fiction with a dark theme and it was kind of strange reading it. One moment I was thinking “how YA” and the next I was “OMG! What is going to happen!?”. It didn't take me long to get caught up in the thrilling tale Terri-Lynne created.

I wasn’t expecting to f
Feb 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
I struggled with what to rate this book. I think I would really give it 2.5 stars. I received this book for an honest review and if I hadn't I am not sure I would have finished it. The writing was distractingly descriptive - I would start to get into the story and then there would be a descriptive sentence that would just pull me right out of it and make me stop and say what? Read the line again then be all why? Why did you have to write it like that? It seems like no one else was bothered by th ...more
First things first: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a review.
And I was very pleasantly surprised by this book.
The premise of the story is not something I would usually read. A girl finds out she has the ability to see/sense things (and people) on quantum level and then manipulate them - Like interfere and make people decide to do something different from what would seem the obvious choice for them. Really I'm not at all science-y enough to understand any of thi
Pammy Prasad
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
*** I received this book in exchange for an Honest Review ***

My actual rating for this book would be 3.5 but since we don't have that option i have marked it 4

First, a Big time Thank You to the author for the free book and such a wonderful one for that :) It was a beautiful experience reading it and quite different from the books i have been reading since a couple of months.. this took me to a different world altogether..

Let me start by saying, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and eagerly wait
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Terri-Lynne Smiles writes accessible, cross-genre novels from her central Ohio home. Her science fantasy novels composing The Rothston Series create "a fascinating sci-fi world mapped directly onto the everyday reality." (The Kirkus Review). Possessing "a native talent for imaginative storytelling," (Midwest Book Review) Terri-Lynne’s analytic skills were previously put to work as an attorney, whe ...more

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