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The Unwanted

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  36 reviews
"Let the Lightning Engulf you”
15-year-old Alexander Charon embarks on his journey at a new school as he struggles to form bonds and relationships with those around him. He begins to unravel his hidden talents, forcing his life to take an unexpected turn as he witnesses the murder and kidnapping of his friends. He must use his newly found skills to solve mysteries and prote
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Published (first published February 24th 2020)
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Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
An very good debut novel. With more to come I hope. The book was a little slow at the beginning but really got better towards last quarter. That last quarter I did not want to put the book down. With a few minor improvement I think this series could be not hood but great.

To me what makes a hero is someone pushing past their limits be it, fear, self doubts, or physical limitations, as well as being compassionate and drawing strength from those they are fighting for. Alex ticks all the boxes.

The o
(Ellie) ReadtoRamble
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was such a breath of fresh air, I really enjoyed reading this book and especially about the friendship between Alex, Anthony and Emma. I really loved their relationship and each character was well rounded, solid, caring, kind and really enjoyable to read about.
I was fascinated by this story, especially by the special abilities that each character seems to have. I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series because I have a feeling that there is still so much more to learn, espec
Anca Antoci
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved the storyline and the friendship that connects the characters. It’s the gripping story of a group of teenagers with different abilities, that they’re just discovering and can’t fully comprehend. When one of them gets killed and the day resets, Alex makes it his mission to prevent the murder from happening. Things don’t go as planned and although his friend survives, something else bad happens. Alex feels guilty and goes above and beyond to make things right again.
The story is original an
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Unwanted is a fantastic tale of teenagers with superpowers who work to fight against a terrible tragedy. I was entertained throughout the book and was never bored. I wanted to know more about these powers and how they came to be and read every word with concentration rarely seen before. I was antsy to find out what was coming next.

Though, I was concerned about one of the "bad guys" being described as having bipolar disorder as I was worried that it would be a throwaway stereotype, though I w
prutha ✨
Aug 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was phenomenal. The friendship between the characters, the storyline, everything was amazing. The story started out kind of slow but I could not put it down once the story progressed. I felt that at some points, the story was a bit too fast-paced, but for a debut novel, this was very good.

The ending left me wanting to read the next book as soon as possible, so I cannot wait to get my hands on it soon!

A huge thank you to the author for giving me a review copy. This did not affect my rev
Lucki Eghiaruwa
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Read a few lines and it seems good.will finish the book this night.nice work
First off, thank you to the author for sending me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review! And for being patient with me.:) you’re the best!
Second... This is a debut? What?? I am so impressed with this author and his work! There were a couple areas that had some minor problems with wording. But i really enjoyed the writing style! The writing style made it easy to understand the magic system and made for a fast paced, page turner!
I felt that the magic system was well thought out. And I really
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-reads
I was recommended this book by one of my friends. The author contacted me and asked if I would give an honest review of the book. So first I wanted to say thank you to my friend and the author for an excellent read.
This book captured my attention from the first paragraph which is what surprised me. While reading this book I felt as if I was in the world with alexander. It reminds of another series percy Jackson and the lightning thief. While reading I could feel the emotions that the main chara
Lala (Daily Dose of Books)
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-read
A week ago, the author contacted me in the hope of giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I read the description of ‘The Unwanted’ and found it interesting. The novel also was a great chance for me to diversify my shelf, so I was pretty happy about that too. It took me three days to finish, and I enjoyed reading it.

The book was easy to read, and it can be finished in one sitting. The pacing was a bit off; in the beginning, the actions were happening quite fast, throughout the middle
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was ok
At first I got into the book easily but as the short chapters went on it became more difficult to continue reading, I was very excited when I seen the blurb for the book as it looked right up my alley on what I love to read. However, I started to lose focus of why I was reading this. Initially, it seemed like the book would jump right into the story, but the setting of the scene took too long in my opinion. It started off well but I have had little motivation to continue reading the book. I thin ...more
Jennifer Ann
Jan 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Calling all Percy Jackson and Harley Merlin fans! This is a book for you! A unique writing style which quickly picks up pace. This fantasy and adventure story also contains shades of the Harry Potter series, as the three central characters develop and combine to begin a lasting bond of friendship and loyalty, in a battle against evil. This book leaves you wanting more but tantalises you with the promise of a sequel...
Kris Nel
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Alex Charon is, off the bat, a very interesting protagonist.

When starting this read, I was never sure what was going to happen next. Then when, slowly, supernatural elements in the novel came to the surface, AND the trope (friends overcoming evil together and each of them bringing something important to the table) I knew I would love this book, and it did not disappoint.

The novel carries a lot of st
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
We all have a moment where sometimes we want to do something, but if we do it, it might have other consequences, and the other way around. This shows the incredible sacrifices Alex makes for the love and protection of his friends. Who wouldn't want a second chance to fix things before it actually happens? The book has the discovery of new talents and how you can use them for good and justice. Really an amazing piece! ...more
Aug 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
My thoughts on the book:

I really enjoyed the book and I love the fact that the main protagonist, Alexander Charon is a work in progress and isn’t one of those annoying characters who are perfect in every aspect and don’t seem realistic at all. It was extremely enjoyable to know what each character is capable of! I feel like the book was a bit slow in the beginning but got extremely good later and kept me hooked! My favorite part of this book is a 100% the characters, especially Alexander. Overal
Michelle Pike
Feb 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book, it had the feel and pace of “I am Number Four”. Well written and will appeal to a wide audience. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
Red Diamond
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful read!
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
Solid story of teens with superpowers with some nice character moments but not quite enough in plot or storyline to keep me reading the series

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Dec 06, 2020 rated it liked it
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Andy Trevors
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it

One of the most popular fantasy novels on Wattpad turned into a riveting debut for author Z.T. Soyoye. A solid entry into the young adult genre, featuring interesting power sets, complex characters and a break-neck plot that brings you to one set piece to another with no time to breathe in between. It is clear, however, that the novel is intended for a younger audience (think tweens to eighteen year olds), as the speedy pace of the novel leaves a reader with insufficient time to really savour th
April Wright
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received a PDF copy of this book in exchange for my review.

For starters, I want to start off by saying I loved the characters. Immediately, we are introduced to quite a few of them - including, Alex, Anthony, and Emma - three friends who are carried on throughout the book. Not only does the author do an excellent job of weaving in elements of friendship, sacrifice, humor, and other norms that we often witness during a teen/young adult experience, but he's also managed to reel reade
Juliet Wilson
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Within the first few minutes of starting this book I was laughing out loud about a science problem that the main character, Alex, was faced with which intrigued my teenage daughter. We ended up reading it together ... which is something that never happens so major bonus points right away!

We both really enjoyed the storyline as well as getting to know all of the characters; a group of teenagers with different abilities who come together to use them for good.

I am glad that this book is part of a
Nov 06, 2020 rated it liked it
It’s a cool book ngl. The premise is interesting, though I think there could be a lot more that is wrapped up in this book but still leaving questions for the second book. I think there are better ways for making scenes suspenseful but it was an interesting story and I enjoyed it overall. I’m excited to see what happens in the next book, and it sucks that I have to wait but I still do wanna find out.

Good luck for your future writings mate.
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
First I'd like to point out that I haven't read the final version of this in its entirety, but rather the unfinished - being edited - version. But it was a good YA book with deep and well-rounded characters. Three teenagers are faced with great peril, they rise and work together, both physically and emotionally to overcome their problem, only to find out it's bigger than they originally thought. I like the warm friendship and support they give each other. There are also several things in this bo ...more
Barbara Gilbert
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing story of courage, self discovery and so much more. I enjoyed following the characters as they discovered their talents. I found I couldn't stop reading as the action became more intense. This is a gripping and action packed story that will keep you turning the pages late into the night. I highly recommend reading this story. ...more
Jane Bibbey
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I could not put this down. It had me hooked from page 1. If it is a stand alone, it was great. But I genuinely hope the author writes more, as I would like to know how Alex, Anthony and Emily got there powers, as well as Anthony's brother. I highly recommend this to everyone. 💯 ...more
Apr 05, 2021 rated it liked it
I received this book through Voracious Readers in exchange for an honest review.

I liked the idea of this story, three teenagers with special abilities. Their abilities were unique and I liked watching them learn to use and developed them. Alex and Anthony are clearly best friends and it broke my heart during the first incident. I liked Emma and it was clear that the boys would do anything for her, although we didn’t see enough of her to see how she truly fits into the group.

There were a couple o
This was an amazing book!
I'm not going to go into a whole breakdown of the plot, as I don't want to spoil anything for the next reader, but I do have a few things to say.
First: Z.T Soyoye's blending skills are, in my opinion, unique.
I'm not one for chemistry, but he managed to combine it with both worldbuilding and as a huge factor of the plot.
Second: if I had to describe this book in one word, it would be logical.
That might sound strange, as the main character's Zero Tempo is NOT logical i
Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews
*** Disclaimer : I received e-copy of this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review. ***

The Unwanted was interesting YA fantasy that revolved around 15 yrs. old Alex who discovered his supernatural ability and was trying to use it in saving his friends.

Theme and layers The Unwanted covered were, teenage angst, personal growth, self-esteem, courage, friendship, family, team work, and overcoming problems physically and mentally.

Friendship between Anthony and Alex was lovely to read.
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This author is new to me. Now that I’ve read this book I will read more of what he has written. The story is about 15-year-old teenagers who have exceptional abilities that normal people don’t. I like the way the book is written along with how the author portrayed the main character Alex’s thoughts and feelings as he maneuvers through life. These kids are just trying to grow up in normal situations however their abilities have caught the eye of an unknown Group of evil doers. Alex, Emma, and Ant ...more
Apr 03, 2021 added it
I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author via Voracious Readers Only.

This book was intriguing; the relationship between the main characters was a strong, believable one, a firm friendship in which each relied on the other. The storyline was interesting and pretty intriguing, but did get a little confusing at times. I felt like parts of the story were missing, but that could be because I couldn't keep up!
I'm not entirely sure about the epilogue either - the book did just as wel
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