Saturday, August 4, 2018

Emma with Something Extra by Pamela Woods-Jackson

Emma With Something Extra
by Pamela Woods-Jackson

My rating: 3 stars

Publisher: Evernight Teen (July 11, 2018)
Publication Date: July 11, 2018
Genre: YA Paranormal
Print Length: 219 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Emma has a secret—and not the good kind. She can hear people's thoughts.

When Sara Davis, an adversarial school newspaper editor, convinces her to be the focus of the Senior Feature, Emma doesn’t realize what she’s getting herself into. Lacking Emma’s cooperation, Sara writes the story anyway, setting off gossip and speculation. Worse yet, the article comes dangerously close to exposing Emma’s secret and threatens her crush on the new boy at school, Nick Knight.

Keeping her “talent” from derailing her social life becomes more and more difficult as classmates begin to suspect Sara was right about Emma.

Emma with Something Extra by Pamela Woods-Jackson

Emma With Something ExtraShe can hear people’s thoughts, so being the unofficial school matchmaker seemed a sure thing for Emma. But when she upsets the wrong person, her “secret” becomes the focus of one unhappy high school newspaper reporter who’s fabricated and speculated stories may be hitting too close to home. Who wants to be friends with someone who can tell your every thought?

Enter new boy at school, handsome, smart and charming, Nick is the most sought after guy at school, and Emma is pretty sure she feels something special for him, because he, too seems “different.” But, there is always competition and the rivalry can get pretty ugly.

Even Emma’s home life is far from normal since her mom died and her best friend seems to be distancing himself from her, too. Confused about her feelings for Nick, upset over major upheavals in her life and with all the school drama going on, Emma’s senior year may turn out to be a disaster she cannot wait to have over.

EMMA WITH SOMETHING EXTRA by Pamela Woods-Jackson has LOTS of extras going on plot-wise, and has a huge potential for a major young adult fantasy read with lots of teen angst and high school drama, but nothing was fully developed enough for me. Unlike what the synopsis would tell us, there is so much more going on, but the chaos is all surface tension, no deep ripples beneath the waves or character development with dimension.

I just wanted more.

I received a complimentary copy from Evernight Teen!

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