Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant really surprised me. When I first saw it, I was interested in how the author would incorporate a more sci-fi sounding concept into a contemporary, but it ended up working out perfectly. The main character is funny and relatable, and the way the book is written is just what I like. Even the title is a math joke!Title: Zenn Diagram
Author: Wendy Brant
Publisher: KCP Loft
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
The more I touch someone, the more I can see and understand, and the more I think I can help. But that’s my mistake. I can’t help. You can’t fix people like you can solve a math problem.
Math genius. Freak of nature. Loner.
Eva Walker has literally one friend—if you don’t count her quadruplet three-year-old-siblings—and it’s not even because she’s a math nerd. No, Eva is a loner out of necessity, because everyone and everything around her is an emotional minefield. All she has to do is touch someone, or their shirt, or their cell phone, and she can read all their secrets, their insecurities, their fears.
Sure, Eva’s “gift” comes in handy when she’s tutoring math and she can learn where people are struggling just by touching their calculators. For the most part, though, it’s safer to keep her hands to herself. Until she meets six-foot-three, cute-without-trying Zenn Bennett, who makes that nearly impossible.
Zenn’s jacket gives Eva such a dark and violent vision that you’d think not touching him would be easy. But sometimes you have to take a risk…
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Review: Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant
This book has an interesting concept, especially for a contemporary. The main character has the ability to tell what a person is feeling when she touches something that they own. I enjoyed the way that Eva uses her ability to help others and figure out where they’re struggling when she’s tutoring them instead of manipulating everyone. The originality of this book made it interesting to read, and I would definitely recommend it to someone looking for something new.
❀ A Perfect Main Character
Eva is the perfect main character for Zenn Diagram. She is logical and a math genius, but also pretty funny. I appreciated her geeky jokes scattered throughout the book. Eva is also relatable since she is awkward and more introverted. I felt bad for her as I was reading, since there are so many things she can’t touch without getting a vision, but she doesn’t complain about her ability. Whiny characters are a major turn-off for me, so I was glad to see that Eva is so agreeable.
❀ Wonderful Writing
The way that Zenn Diagram is written is so satisfying. There are some heavy topics mentioned in the book, but Wendy Brant doesn’t go too far discussing them and going off-topic. Zenn’s mom’s habits, for example, are shown enough for the reader to get the idea. I also really appreciated the plot twists, as I certainly didn’t see the major twist coming. The pacing in the book is perfect, as well.
❀ A Unique Book
Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant is a unique book about a girl with special abilities. The main character is awkward and relatable, and the writing style is excellent. This book is perfect for all the math geeks – and everyone else – out there.
24 thoughts on “Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant”
Added to my TBR!! Thanks!
Yay!! I hope that you love it as much as I do! 🙂
I hope so too…I love the concept behind the story!
I’ll be picking this up next week. I’m sooo glad you loved this, I can’t wait to read it now. Great review.
Happy reading! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it. 🙂
Aww this book sounds adorable! I generally don’t prefer contemporaries, so my favorites (kind of like Dreamology) always incorporate some form of magical or supernatural elements 😀 This book sounds like something I would enjoy! Awesome review, and thanks so much for bringing this book to my attention 🙂
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I have really been focusing on contemps lately and I will admit that the ones that have touches of magic or fantasy to them are my favourites. 🙂
This one sounds like so much fun! Great review. I’ll be adding it to my TBR now.
I’m always picky when it comes to contemporary books but I like the sound of this one SO MUCH. Yay! 😀
I am so glad that you enjoyed this one! I have a copy to read but haven’t gotten the chance to yet, and it sounds like such an amazing book! I love how you mentioned that the author touches on some heavy topics, but doesn’t stray away from the actual plot of the book to go in depth with them. Great review!
It was so well-written. I hope that you enjoy it, too! 🙂
Thank you for the lovely review! I’m glad you liked it, and hope your readers do, too!
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Great review, I’m so happy you enjoyed it! I got the chance to read it early just as well and I loved it too 🙂
Oooh! I will have to read your review. I am glad that you liked it, too. 🙂
I will post it next Friday 😀 It was such a fun read <3
I’m so excited to hear how much you enjoyed this book. I had read the synopsis recently and thought it would either be a brilliant story or a corny one, but it sounds like it’s brilliant all the way. I’ll definitely be adding it to my TBR now. Great review!
I can see how the synopsis might seem a little bit corny, lol. I like forward to hearing your thoughts on this one. 🙂
I want it! It sounds and looks so stinkin cute, and I just can’t even wait for it!
I keep seeing this book around but I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to read it or not but now I do! It looks super cute and you have given it a good review so I shall try and pick it up soonest! Thanks for sharing!
Yay!! I am so happy that you have decided to give it a try! 🙂
Oh I have this coming up and now I am excited. Great review!!
I hope that you like it as much as I do. Happy reading! 🙂
I have been curious about this book, but as math is not my strong point I thought it might be to mathy for me. So glad that it’s good, will be adding to my TBR.