The Blue Effect
Author: Rose Shababy
Genre: Adult Urban Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Blue Brennan is jaded and bitter despite her pinup girl looks and quick wit. Night after night, she scours the Seattle club scene looking for someone or something to fill the emptiness inside.
When she meets the mysterious Kasey, her world stops… literally. He claims she has the ability to control time and stuns her even further when he reveals his own gifts.
Blue is inexplicably drawn to Kasey and reluctantly enters his world filled with a new breed of humanity. They’re misfits like her, blessed or cursed with powerful abilities, struggling to hide their differences from the rest of society.
Then the group discovers a nameless, faceless sociopath with nightmarish powers; and he’s coming for Blue. She’s left reeling when they discover her gifts are the key to defeating his terrible evil and saving them all.
Now she must race against the clock to harness her own powers and save her new friends. Can she be more than a renegade? Can she be a hero too?
If you could have one super power, what would you choose? My choice has always been: to stop time. And Blue Brennan, the protagonist of “The Blue Effect” happens to have that power, which instantly classifies her as ‘awesome’ in my book.
The whole book is awesome though, to be honest. It reads like an updated, cooler version of the X-Men. Blue meets Kasey, who is mysterious, handsome, and confident, which is always a dangerous mix. Kasey and Blue share a common trait – they have special abilities. There are others like them, and they’ve grouped together, trying to find out how they got their powers, and what they should do with them.
Blue and Kasey have great chemistry, and I want to know what happens next in this series. I’ve grown to like these characters, and I’d love to see more of them.