Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Review - Intuition by Jayne Fordham (The Elite Series #1)

Intuition (The Elite Series #1)Intuition by Jayne Fordham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
340 pages
Published March 2012
Source: Author for review

'Olive Morgan is not your typical psychologist. She can also access the memories of anyone she comes into contact with. After an explosion in a Sydney shopping mall, Olive is enlisted alongside a team of 'Elite' consultants. She joins Canan Jones who can attune to the emotions of other people, including Olive. Initially, she distrusts the agency, but when another explosion threatens more lives Olive has no choice but to use her skill to prevent another disaster.

Is terrorism really at play or is the agency hiding the real reason behind these attacks?

Olive wants to solve the case, but her personal life is suffering. Despite having a boyfriend, she feels a connection brewing with Canan, who has an uncanny way of making her feel calm when life becomes overwhelming...'

My Thoughts:
Intuition is about a group of young individuals who are recruited by a government agency to assist in solving a case. These individuals have also recently discovered they have certain psychic powers or abilities and are asked by the agency to use these unique powers in an effort to discover who is causing terrorist-looking explosions all over Sydney.

As the new 'recruits' start working together they begin to discover certain interesting bits of information about themselves and each other as well as how and why they came to have their unique abilities.

The main character, Olive Morgan, has the ability to see other people's memories just by touching them. At the time she is recruited to the agency, Olive has only newly discovered her power and is still trying to come to grips with what she is able to do. She is also in a bit of a dead-end relationship and has to battle with discovering how to handle her ability as well as work out what to do about the feelings she is beginning to have for Canan, who one of the other recruits.

It was a nice change to read a book set in Sydney, Australia and I felt a bit more connected to the characters and the events that occurred in the book because of them being Australian and due to being familiar with the places mentioned. I honestly can't remember the last time I read a novel that was set in Australia.

Intuition is a fast paced novel that I thoroughly enjoyed reading and had a hard time putting down, especially towards the end. I recommend it to anyone who is after a light read and enjoys a bit of the supernatural mixed in with a bit of action and suspense.

I am definitely looking forward to reading the next instalment in The Elite Series when it gets released.



  1. Hi Michelle,
    Thank you so much for the lovely review, I'm glad you enjoyed Intuition. I'm all for books set in Australia!

    1. Thank you for the opportunity to read it!


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