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I went into this novel blind without ever having listened to the popular podcast it's based on, The Bright Sessions. I'm so glad I discovered this book! Special abilities plus therapy plus gay MC's plus Lauren Shippen's writing equals a stunning, fast-paced, emotional read.

Caleb's ability to feel the emotions of those around him packs such a powerful punch. The reader experiences all the characters' feelings coming alive off the page. Shippen writes about emotions like they're electric, and this contributes to the romance between Caleb and Adam being passionate but also gentle and heartfelt.

This is the first book of a series, and I can't wait to get my hands on the next installment. Don't miss this book if you like YA LGBT reads.