There are four breeds of Clairvoyants: Kinetics who can move objects with their minds, Prophets who have involuntary visions of the future, Readers who can explore the deepest thoughts of others in an instant and Aural who can transfer their consciousness to control the bodies of others.
17-year-old Rion Grean is a Kinetic, but he has no idea there are others like him. His protective mother kept them on the move, even refusing to tell him about the father he never knew. When an accident separates them, he finds himself on the run from a covert, militaristic force that sees his kind as wasps that have strayed into the homes of normal humanity. Suddenly engulfed within the different factions of the Clairvoyants, the boy who has never been good at making friends must determine who to follow.12
The Fourth Kinetic is a smooth and fast read. Brady Moore reels you in slowly and slips in the fantastic as if it is everyday conversation. I can already tell you that I cannot wait for book two of the “Clairvoyants” series.
Rion is an interesting character because he represents your “stereotypical” teenager, but with an actual reason to be standoffish and isolated rather than a perceived reason (which is still a valid reason to be anything). Rion and his mother have moved so much that Tyler High School is his sixth high school (he should get together with Steph from CatNet). Hiding who he is a familiar theme for those of us in the rainbow community and I could empathize with Rion. Being raised by a single parent is something a lot of us can relate to, especially a parent who works hard and long hours. Rion hides his own unhappiness as best he can with the situation he lives in so as not to increase his mother’s burden. I love Rion.
In saying this I recognize Rion’s faults especially his difficulty with making new friends – even when one is presented on a silver platter. Props to Dee for trying so hard and sticking with Rion as long as she did.
Moore has lots of diversity in this story, especially for a small town in Missouri. There are actually four other Black kids in his high school (this includes Dee). There is one kid with a disability that one can visually recognize. I do not know about any rainbow kids as Rion has difficulty making friends and therefore his window is very narrow. One of the kinetics is Black, one is Asian, and another is Hispanic. Another kinetic wears glasses which of course I think is cool because I wear glasses and he kicks butt. (laugh)
I really like The Fourth Kinetic and cannot wait to read the next book in the series.
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Publisher: Cayelle Publishing, 9781952404399, 4 May 2021
Cover Design: Robin Ludwig Design, Inc.; Interior Design: Ampersand Book Interiors
Editor: Ashley Conner Editing
Series: Clairvoyants #1; Settings: Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma U.S.
SC: Black, Asian, Hispanic, Disabled
Promotion materials provided by Love Books Tours