Thursday, 15 August 2013

Parallel Visions (Teen Psychic #1) by Cheryl Rainfield

Parallel Visions (Teen Psychic, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Visions can kill you. Would you risk your life to save someone else’s?

Kate sees psychic visions of the future and the past—but only when she's having an asthma attack. When she "sees" her sister being beaten, she needs more visions to try to save her, along with a suicidal classmate—but triggering her asthma could kill her. Parallel Visions is the story of one brave, caring girl whose unusual gifts put her own life in danger.

A new YA fantasy from the award-winning author of SCARS and HUNTED.

Parallel Visions by Cheryl Rainfield

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Parallel Visions (Teen Psychic, #1)(Source: Downloaded for free from
16-year-old Kate suffers from really bad asthma, and every time she has an attack, she also has a vision.
One morning at school she has two visions during one attack, the first of her friend Gil’s sister taking an overdose, and the second of her own sister being beaten by her boyfriend.
Now it’s up to Kate to save both Gil’s sister and her own.
Will Gil and his family believe her though? Will her sister admit that she is being domestically abused? And can she save both sisters before it’s too late?

This was a quick read about a girl that has visions.

Kate was an okay character who obviously wanted to help those that she saw in her visions. I did think she was maybe a bit too blunt at times though, I mean turning round to someone and saying ‘You’ve got a sister haven’t you? Well she’s going to try and commit suicide’ is not going to instantly make people believe and support you.

The person that drove me nuts in this book though was Kate’s brother-in-law Mason who persisted in beating up her sister, and spying on her. He even tried to label Kate as crazy, and he was just such a horrible person!

The storyline in this book was okay, and it was a very quick read. I think the story could maybe have been fleshed out a little bit, maybe with some details about previous visions that Kate had had and how she had tried to help etc. and maybe more could have been made of the romance part of the storyline.
The ending of the story was satisfying, and we weren’t left with a cliff-hanger which was good. I think the details about Kate’s asthma would maybe be helpful to people too.
Overall; an okay story about a girl who has visions.
6.5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. I actually am interested in this one. sounds cool.