Title: Zenn Diagram
Author: Wendy Brant
Eva Walker is a seventeen-year-old math genius. And if that doesn’t do wonders for her popularity, there’s another thing that makes it even worse: when she touches another person or anything that belongs to them — from clothes to textbooks to cell phones — she sees a vision of their emotions. She can read a person’s fears and anxieties, their secrets and loves … and what they have yet to learn about calculus. This is helpful for her work as a math tutor, but it means she can never get close to people. Eva avoids touching anyone and everyone. People think it’s because she’s a clean freak — with the emphasis on freak — but it’s all she can do to protect herself from other people’s issues.
Then one day a new student walks into Eva’s life. His jacket gives off so much emotional trauma that she falls to the floor. Eva is instantly drawn to Zenn, a handsome and soulful artist who also has a troubled home life, and her feelings only grow when she realizes that she can touch Zenn’s skin without having visions. But when she discovers the history that links them, the truth threatens to tear the two apart.
My (spoiler free!) Thoughts:
Let me start off by saying that I was so pleasantly surprised by this book. I used to be super into contemporaries but only read ones I’m really interested in now, so picking this one up, not knowing what to expect from it and in the end really enjoying it was awesome! Eva Walker, the main character is a nerdy math lover who, at first, I didn’t really think I’d loved but I actually enjoyed her a lot. Zenn, the artsy love interest was adorable, but what made the book was their relationship. I find myself not often shipping the couples presented in many books but these guys, I loved!
The writing was simple, but not boring or juvenile. There was also a bit of humour which just positively added to the lightheartedness of the book in general.
The plot was fast paced, and because the book wasn’t particularly long there was never a time where I was bored or wanting to put it down. It was almost predictable at some times and dint quite give me the wow effect so that’s why it wasn’t a full 5 stars for me. But it delivered way more than expect, that’s why I settled on 4.5/5 stars as my rating, it deserved that.
Zenn Diagram comes into stores on April 4th so don’t forget to head to the bookstore and pick it up then, I would highly recommend for a quick spring break read!
*I was generously accepted for a review copy of Zenn Diagram from the publisher through NetGalley so thank you!*
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