The Seventh Sense: Fourteen-year-old Zoey St. John is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary gift. She can see monsters.
But when she meets a secret society called The Agency, a group of people that share her unique ability to see the supernatural, Zoey is whisked off to a strange place, where monsters and humans coexist, where leprechaun gangs, giant fairies and vampire bowling balls are the least of her problems.
Soon a mystery unfolds and together with her friends, Zoey must retrieve a stolen device and prevent a catastrophic outbreak of monsters, and time is running out.
The first book in this enthralling new series by Kim Richardson leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters, hidden plots, secrets and a world filled with mystics. – Goodreads
The Seventh Sense Review
The Seventh Sense was a solid young adult urban fantasy book. Zoey St. John is an orphaned girl who can see monsters. She believes she’s the only one that can see them. Naturally, she spends as much of her time as possible finding ways to protect herself from the ones around her. When she meets a group of people from the Agency, though, she realizes she’s not alone. She’s not the only one who can see the bad guys. Before she knows it, she’s in training to be an Agent, being discriminated against for something beyond her control, and wrapped up in a mystery. Soon, she and her friends are in a race against time to keep the monsters from taking over the world.
I would say The Seventh Sense is aimed at the younger end of the young adult range, though. I can’t see older kids (unless their reading level is a bit lower) being interested in the somewhat overly simplistic writing. The dialogue, especially, suffers in this aspect. Especially early on. However, as time goes, the writing becomes smoother and more engaging. It could use a bit of editing, in general, to tighten things up, as it can be eye-rollingly ridiculous at times. But it’s not bad as it is, overall. Not by a long shot.
The writing constantly propels the plot forward. The premise – secret society protecting the world from aliens/monsters – is very Men in Black. There’s lots of action and adventure. Kicking bad guy butt, getting caught by the adults, doing the right thing instead of the easy thing. Zoey is strong, brave, and mouthy. She’s a very likable character, even when she’s up to mischief. I’m sure lots of kids will be able to identify with some of what she goes through. After all, not all of us are lucky enough to have adults around that believe us when we try to tell them that something bad is happening.
Kim Richardson does a great job in making The Seventh Sense a book that young tweens and teens will instantly be hooked on. However, older readers may not enjoy it as much. Get it now on Amazon.
Title: The Seventh Sense | Series: Mystics #1 | Author: Kim Richardson (site) | Publisher: Riverbend Press | Pub. Date: 2013-8-19 | Pages: 377 | ASIN: B00EO65HRW | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Source: Kindle Promo
It’s always kind of a bummer when YA books have such simplistic writing. I also love YA but I like to feel like the book I’m reading hasn’t been dumbed down at all. This does sound really interesting though! I’m a sucker for conspiracies and secret societies! Great review 😀
Tracy @ Cornerfolds
I think if the characters were just 2 years younger, itd fit middle grade or teen perfectly.