The Convergence by Tenille Berezay is one of those rare, unexpected reads, that has you on the edge of your seat, turning page after page, sucked up in this crazy world, trying to figure out what is going to happen next. To say I enjoyed it, would not even begin to cover it!
Hiding unbelievable physical abilities, seventeen-year-old Desiree Morgan buries herself inside the realities of high school. But when Blake Thomas infiltrates her life, all of Desiree’s secrets begin to unravel. With answers come more questions and soon she is entangled in a world of secret societies, human experimentation, perilous power-struggles, and ultimate sacrifice. To escape, Desiree can’t be simply extraordinary…she must redefine the impossible.
THE CONVERGENCE is a story of one girl’s search to understand herself and the realization of what makes her truly great.
Desiree Morgan has this amazing strength that enables her to do incredible things. She can fight like no other, she is an extremely fast runner, she can lift a great amount of weight. But she doesn’t understand how she is this way, or why she is different from others. She learnt at a young age that this ability she has is not something anyone else in her family, or anyone she knows possesses. So she keeps it a secret.
Then Blake Thomas shows up, and sees more than anyone has ever noticed in her. She can’t keep her true abilities hidden, and the more she gets to know him and spends time with him, the more she wonders if she wants to keep her secret hidden from him.
When she is thrown through another loophole, a fire ignites in her, making her want to search out even more of who she really is and what this ability means. And Blake holds the answers.
I enjoyed Desiree a lot. Her drive, her power, her healthy stubbornness and her great wit are all characteristics I can relate to. She is flawed, making her very realistic. Her interactions with everyone throughout this book were perfectly executed. She stays true to herself and this makes her the perfect heroine for this tale.
Blake was a little harder at first. His easy banter with Desiree is great. He has a very sharp mind, but she is right there giving him as good as he dishes out. He had to grow on me in the first few chapters, but soon I found him absolutely fascinating and captivating.
The friendship that develops into romance between these two was engaging, and had me fully immersed in this book. I read this book in a mere 3 days, which is not too bad, considering it was during the working week, and has a full 416 pages.
Due to the length of this book, I felt it gave a full detail of the tale (to this point), and answered all my questions so far. As to the end of Desiree and Blake’s tale, there the readers are left hanging in the most brutal and heartbreaking way imaginable. Now the slow process must start of awaiting the sequel, and hoping the author gives us a continuation in this riveting tale as soon as possible.
I have never really been one to get too excited about super powers, superheroes and such, but I must say, reading this book had me thinking, dreaming, almost longing for what it would feel like to convert. That is how well the whole idea of convergence is portrayed.
Fans of the Divergent series will be sure to love this book!
About the Author
Tenille loves to read any genre (as long as there’s great dialogue with a touch of snark). She believes in authentic characters, romantic sub-plots, and realistic, happy endings.