When Nico Rafael learns he has telekinetic abilities, he figures he can use them to score some cash and impress a girl. But nothing’s ever that simple. In the womb, his umbilical cord was injected with the Medusa gene…and it caused a cancer that killed his mother when Nico was young. The people involved with the Medusa Project may claim to be helping the four teens with the gene control their powers, but at what price?
A high-concept treat, this is pretty good escapist fiction. With intriguing ideas, it has the almighty scientific twist and social commentary to win me over. And while it’s excellent in theory…the execution isn’t quite right. Narrator Nico breaks the fourth wall, the characters’ motivations don’t seem entirely sensible, and it gets a bit weird at the end when the teens try outsmarting the adults. I fully intend to read the rest of the series, and hopefully as it progresses, the faults will become less obvious.