Wednesday, August 9, 2017

[Review] The Possible by Tara Altebrando

The Possible by Tara Altebrando
Rating: 2 stars

Format: ARC Paperback
Published: June 7th 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:

Some storms rage from within.
What if…a teenage girl could move objects with her mind?
What if…someone turns up at her door asking questions she doesn’t want to answer?
Kaylee lives a normal life with her adoptive parents, and almost never thinks of her birth mother, Crystal, who is serving a life sentence in prison. But the woman at the front door is producing a podcast about Crystal that is about to blow Kaylee’s forgotten past wide open.
What if strange things have been happening Kaylee’s entire life, things she could not explain? What if she’s more like her mother than she ever imagined?
What if the podcast is about to put her on a collision course with Crystal—and her darkest self?
My first #ARCAugust read!

I can't really say much about it, because the book itself was very bland. The entire time we are dealt suspense around the main character, Kaylee, and whether or not she inherited telekinetic powers from her estranged, psychopathic mom, Crystal, who is currently in jail for killing Kaylee's little brother. There's a lot of buildup and not much spark for the reveals. The characters weren't that interesting - Kaylee more or less annoyed me at times. I found myself just trying to finish this book.

The formatting of this book is a little odd, because the transitions/breaks just didn't make sense at times. Just random jumps from one moment to the next.
What if you ran screaming for Grandma and told her you'd found a dead bird?
Chiara was late for English that afternoon...

or even

What if blood gushed?
What if I'd rushed into the slick-floored bathrooms and threw water on my face and wondered, What if I did that?...
What if you could make someone trip and fall by thinking about it?
Chiara went straight to the table of new YA releases...

It's so random and sporadic.

The Possible wasn't for me. There wasn't much of a spark in these scenes or from the characters. Hopefully my next #ARCAugust read is much better.

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