Review of Freakling by Lana Krumwiede

September 27, 2017 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Review of Freakling by Lana KrumwiedeFreakling by Lana Krumwiede
Published by Brilliance Audio on 2012
Format: Audiobook
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four-half-stars

In twelve-year-old Taemon’s city, everyone has a power called psi—the ability to move and manipulate objects with their minds. When Taemon loses his psi in a traumatic accident, he must hide his lack of power by any means possible. But a humiliating incident at a sports tournament exposes his disability, and Taemon is exiled to the powerless colony.

The "dud farm" is not what Taemon expected, though: people are kind and open, and they actually seem to enjoy using their hands to work and play and even comfort their children. Taemon adjusts to his new life quickly, making friends and finding unconditional acceptance.

But gradually he discovers that for all its openness, there are mysteries at the colony, too—dangerous secrets that would give unchecked power to psi wielders if discovered.

When Taemon unwittingly leaks one of these secrets, will he have the courage to repair the damage—even if it means returning to the city and facing the very people who exiled him?

An interesting story about a society that possess telekenesis and a boy who loses his powers but must save his people from his power-hungry brother. The writing was really well done and it really immersed me in the story. Taemon’s struggles with his loss of “psi” really drove the story.  His brother is a fantastic villain and you really want to stop him the first time you meet him. The pacing was great and I really enjoyed this. The audiobook had great narration with no slip ups. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

four-half-stars
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