Review: CONNECTED by Kat Stiles

by Kat Stiles


High school is hard enough, Em knows. Her freshman year introduced her to all the cliques, annoying teachers, and tough homework assignments. But discovering you have super powers and not knowing how to control them is a whole new level of complicated.

Thankfully, Em isn’t alone. Her best friend Roz starts having unusual dreams that come true, and Tommy, Em’s secret crush, can hear the softest whispers in class.

A romance blossoms with Tommy. But just as things are looking up, people start dropping like flies. A telepathic serial killer is on the loose and only Em and her friends have a hope of stopping him.

Or do they? If they don’t figure out the killer’s identity soon, one of them could be next.


★★★★★: Awesome!!! I really loved this book! (Highly recommended)

Imagine yourself getting hit by the car, almost ran over and your bones broke and pain radiated throughout your body. Then give yourself a couple of minutes, or maybe ten, then this pulsating purple heat envelopes your body and soon you’ll realized, you were completely healed, not scratch, no wounds, no bruises, no scabs whatsoever, no nothing! And you’re able to walk away from the scene unscathed. Wouldn’t that freak you out? Well, that’s exactly what happened to Emily, and this is her story.

Connected is about Emily, the so-called Sweaty Em, who got really sweaty hands that could heal wounds and eliminate pains. There’s also her best friend Roz who could see the future, and Tommy,, her love interest who had super hearing and super vision. Added to the mix was Nurse Judy who also had a power on her own. Exciting characters, ins’t it?

Their lives were different from each other, but somehow, their future and their powers are somehow interconnected. Murders soon took place, creating havoc and instilling fear among people of Texas. Emily, Roz and Tommy needed to use their abilities to find out the mystery plaguing their town before anyone else get hurt.

I found myself caught up in Emily’s world. I was hooked by the premise she narrated regarding her accident and as soon I done reading the first chapter, I didn’t stop until I finished all of it. The characters were easy to love and adore. Each and every one of them got distinct personalities, strong traits and likeable features.

I think Emily’s journey about discovering her powers and learning about her friends’ own different abilities was an exhilarating and suspenseful one. Clearly, Em was no ordinary girl but her uniqueness was what set her apart from the stereotypes. The villain was cunning and deceptive, the kind of villain that really gets me irritated and murderous.

Although there are still some plots missing in this book, I am definitely going to watch out for the next story in the series. I believe this is Kat Stiles’ debut novel and I must say, this had been a great piece of fiction, fantasy, contemporary romance all rolled into one. She delivered Connected with flare, and the fantasy elements she created are phenomenal and addictive. I’d gladly spend another day reading this! I love it!

NOTE: ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book 


KatStilesKat Stiles is the mother of a three-year-old girl and a beautiful baby boy whose smiles warm her heart every day. Their father is a sweet, amazing man she’s totally head over heels for, even if he’s not a morning person. She also shares her home with three dogs: a lab, a larger terrier mix, and what they think is a chiweenie mix; as well as three cats, all American shorthairs. The smallest female cat, a black and white tuxedo, is the alpha male of the household and keeps everyone in line. Yes, it is as hectic as it sounds. Yes, she’s perpetually covered in hair of some sort. And before you ask, she doesn’t dress up the chiweenie in tiny outfits. It’s much funnier to watch him get his head stuck in random items, like chip bags or tissue boxes.
Connected is her debut book and the first in the series.

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