Review of Lost in Thought, First Book of the Sententia by Cara Bertrand


Perfect for readers who love books and series such as Vampire Academy, Spellbound, and Sweet Peril, Lost in Thought is a sure winner for young adult readers interested in the paranormal, romance, and action-packed twists


Lainey Young has a secret: she’s going crazy. Everyone else thinks she has severe migraines from stress and exhaustion. What she really has are visions of how people died—or are going to die. Not that she tells anyone that. At age 16, she prefers keeping her crazy to herself. When doctors insist she needs a new and stable environment to recover, Lainey’s game to spend two years at a private New England boarding school. She doesn’t really think it will cure her problem, and she’s half right. There is no cure, but as she discovers, she’s not actually crazy. Almost everyone at Northbrook Academy has a secret too. Half the students and nearly all the staff are members of the Sententia, a hidden society of the psychically gifted. A vision of another student’s impending death confirms Lainey is one of them. She’d like to return the crappy gift of divining deaths with only a touch, but enjoys spending time with Carter Penrose—recent Academy graduate and resident school crush—while learning to control it. Lainey’s finally getting comfortable with her ability, and with Carter, when they uncover her true Sententia heritage. Now she has a real secret. Once it’s spilled, she’ll be forced to forget protecting secrets and start protecting herself.


My Review:

Lost in Thought, First Book of the Sententia by Cara Bertrand was an absolutely wonderful read. This was the authors first novel and one of the three finalists for the Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough Novel Award in the Young Adult Category. Always with a new development just waiting around the corner to shock you, this first installment was extraordinary! I literally could not put it down and gladly lost a great amount of sleep. The story taking place in a boarding school is enjoyable and the cast of support characters were complex and entertaining. Lainey and Carter start to investigate the anonymous Legacy she has been given and Lainey finds she has powers that could be manipulated by very powerful people. This Paranormal Thriller will not disappoint and I believe it will be a hit with its intended audience. There was a cliffhanger that leaves you wanting but have faith that all will be revealed. I can’t wait to read the next in series! *Copy gifted to me in exchange for an honest review*