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3.50  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  17 reviews
I used to think I was a pretty normal teenager: I got up in the morning, went to school, did my homework, played videogames, and dreamed about Karen—one of the girls in my class. When I found out she liked me, too, I thought I was the luckiest guy alive. But everything changed when we kissed. Something awakened inside of us, and now we know that we're not normal teenagers ...more
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Published December 28th 2015
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Mark Gardner
Nov 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
I waited and waited to write my review for Repulsion. I tend to not review a book unless I can see my way to giving it at least three stars. Unfortunately, there are quite a few issues I have with Repulsion. The first is that the book ends in an unsatisfying cliffhanger. Nothing that happened in the book is explained. There is no closure. It reads to me like the first half a book with some potential, but I was so turned off by the unsatisfying ending, that even if I saw a sequel, Benediction, on ...more
Donnielle Tyner
Feb 20, 2016 rated it liked it
This review has been hard to write. Not because I didn’t think it was a good story – it was. It just didn’t leave an impression on me as much as I hoped.

First of all, the cover is gorgeous, it immediately caught my eye. Then the blurb drew me in. Teenagers with mysterious superpowers – yes, please. I even loved how the story was paced and even though the writing was geared more toward the younger end of YA, I still enjoyed it.

Yet as I was reading there was just something that bugged me and I cou
Dec 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
The author was kind enough to send me an ARC version of the book.

For a while I’ve been wondering about fantasy with the Netherlands as a setting. We have a few wonderful fantasy/horror writers, but most don’t write in English and most of the books don’t have an English translation. I’ve been playing with the idea to write English fantasy based in the Netherlands. It’s about a girl who meets a boy and he turns out to be supernatural being. No, it’s not a Twilight fanfic. Then Jeroen sent me this
Strange powers seem to occur in two teenagers who are very impulsive in their actions. It turns into a lot more than just powers; there is a much bigger part at hand.

I thought the book started off a little slow, and at some parts childish, and confusing.

Once this book hit about chapter four I then grew more interested in the book although I couldn't get a good read on what exactly the main character looked like. I found it hard to become a big part of the book because of the lack of descriptio
Dec 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Read this review and more on my blog.

I received a free copy of Repulsion for my honest opinion.

I wish that Repulsion had been longer! I loved the basis of the story, and how both Thymen and Karen found out / developed their powers.

Unfortunately, since Repulsion was only 100 pages, and everything happened so quickly, I was not able to get attached to any of the characters. Now don’t get me wrong, I found the characters interesting, but I was not given enough pages to get to know each character. A
Rosalie Downtharabbithole
Thymen is just your average guy. Can't seem to wake up in the morning, not too many friends, and infatuated with his classmate Karen. The two finally decide to date, but when they kiss their world's are turned upside down. Now, it seems they have developed incredible superpowers, but are they in control of them?

The book starts off a bit slow, but stick around because once it picks up, IT PICKS UP! A short enjoyable read. The end is a cliffhanger that leaves you wanting more. The first book to st
Lissa Rice
**3 (2.5)** Full Review and Rating will be up on Boundless Book Reviews
Glenda Dykstra
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have read it twice

This one was hard to get into but had some interesting points throughout. Usually if i am unsure out a book, I won't review as I feel that if i can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. This book has a lot of detail and the storyline is interesting. I think, for me, the concept of being a vessel and all of a sudden finding out made it a bit harder to take. It did make for an interesting story though
Alan Boggs
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good but short

My only complaint is in the title of this review. It is a quick read, not just because it's short, the story moves quickly. There are some unexpected things, like where there powers cone from. The book is a good start I just think the author could have carried it on a bit longer.
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
NetGalley, as well as the publisher, provided me with an electronic copy of Repulsion, in exchange for an honest review.

When the principal of the high school warns the students about a suspicious man wearing a business suit and carrying a cell phone, both 16 year old Thymen and his classmate Karen see the man outside their respective houses. At the Queen's Day party with their best friends Rob and Sarah, an incident completely changes the lives of both Karen and Thymen. As neither of them know w
Boundless Book Reviews
I requested this title on a whim. I loved the cover and the blurb sounded interesting

The story follows Thymen, just an ordinary teenager. His mom works a lot as a single parent, since his father passed at a rather young age. He has a crush on a girl, Karen. But is able to get some courage and ask her out. That's when things start to change.

They realize that their not really ordinary teenagers and have powers they need to learn to control. They are also not the same in a sense.

Though, this is a
Viktória Tóth
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
I received a copy of this book in exchange of a honest review. Thanks Netgalley.
After reading the blurb of the book I thought that there is a pretty interesting idea behind it so I will like it. Unfortunately, my expectations haven’t been met.
It is a short book to begin with so I expected a more compact story. Instead I got a pretty hastily put together one. There are a lot of holes in the plot and I feel like a lot of essential parts are missing. It’s more like the cliff notes of a long book t
May 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
I received this book for an honest review and it wasn’t the best or the worst book I’ve ever read it just wasn’t very memorable. I love to go back and reread some of my favorite scenes from some of my favorite books and this is one that I wouldn’t go back and read. It was a short read I finished it in one day but if it had been any longer I most likely would have stopped reading because it started out super slow and it was only near the end that any big type of action happened. I just expected f ...more
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
Its kinda' hard for me to write a review for this book, Not because I did not like the story but simply because the book didn't impress me as much as I hoped for. The start is actually good, but as the story continues, I find it harder and harder to connect with its characters.

The story started with teenagers developing mysterious powers. It was a hype for me at first. Yeah, Just like some YA fiction out there and I must say, I am a Fan. Yet after the revelation that they where in fact a vessel
Striking 13
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
Navigating your feelings through your first love is hard enough, but for Thymen and Karen, two Dutch teenagers, the added distraction of discovering that they possess powers no one else in the world, never mind their school, has to worry about only makes it harder.

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Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I thoroughly enjoyed this short story. Kind of felt like a guilty pleasure. Quick and easy to read. Looking forward to the next book.
*I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley for an honest review*

check out my full review here --->
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