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Nicole Williams is determined to figure out how to Channel her magical abilities properly. In order to do so, she must travel to Moses Lake, WA, to work under the tutelage of Albert, an elderly man who owns a creepy manor and a cello that actually works for her. While visiting Albert, Nicole learns that a meteor has struck somewhere on his property, spreading a poison thatNicole Williams is determined to figure out how to Channel her magical abilities properly. In order to do so, she must travel to Moses Lake, WA, to work under the tutelage of Albert, an elderly man who owns a creepy manor and a cello that actually works for her. While visiting Albert, Nicole learns that a meteor has struck somewhere on his property, spreading a poison that infects the minds of anyone nearby, especially the family that lives closest to it. Hoping for answers, Nicole decides to read the possessed leather book that has called to her for several months. Through reading, she discovers that the meteor is not as random as once thought, and that her purpose for being at Moses Lake is much higher than just learning to Channel with the proper cello. Will Nicole be able to help the family and successfully complete the mission set out for her in the journal? Or will the poison destroy them all, including Nicole and her friends? This is the third book in the Mosaic Chronicles (formerly Katon University series). The first book, Discern, is available as a free download, and the second is available free to subscribers of Andrea's newsletter at this link: http://andreapearsonbooks.com/myfreeb... Enjoy! Suggested reading order: Discern, Mosaic Chronicles Book One Praxis Novellas, Mosaic Chronicles Book Two Perceive, Mosaic Chronicles Book Three Observe, Mosaic Chronicles Book Four Reclaim, Mosaic Chronicles Book Five Conceal, Mosaic Chronicles Book Six Obscure, Mosaic Chronicles Book Seven Enshroud, Mosaic Chronicles Book Eight Withhold, Mosaic Chronicles Book Nine (coming soon) What readers are saying: "Wow! Original, classic ya fantasy. This book is simply captivating! Once I read the first sentence, I couldn't put the book down." - Marina "Intense action and suspense. Great creativity." - Char "I really love the way the paranormal things are brought in. It isn't run of the mill regular magic. Different and compelling, can't wait to read more!" - Taylor "This story was a pleasant surprise. Exciting and full of intrigue. Totally different take on magic. Loved the characters, even the (purposefully) annoying ones." - Susan "The story was a nice change from the usual fantasy stories that are out there." - Kindle customer "Recommended to anyone who enjoys a fairly quick read and who likes fantasy." - Laura This is the third book in the Mosaic Chronicles, formerly the Katon University series....

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Perceive Reviews

  • Dianne
    2019-06-12 11:56

    Whoa! Answers are coming in spades! A mysterious book that calls to Nicole, a mysterious woman who tells her impossible things and finally, Nicole is getting a handle on her magic, sort of. Meanwhile, it seems that somewhere between the pages, Nicole and Austin are becoming an item, that is, if he can let go of his past girlfriend completely. Now for the really big news: a meteor that has landed in a remote area, on the property of the very man who has helped Nicole with her magical abilities, coincidence or fate? Are Nicole’s powers connected to that meteor? Are the answers in the old book that has haunted her so long?Andrea Pearson has nailed an incredible plot that borders on the corner of horror, science fiction and fantasy! Amazing twists, incredible revelations and edge-of-your-seat moments. Five stars for this plot idea for sure. I was disappointed in the character development, these college age kids seem to be reverting back to ninth grade at times, and those moments came up like “that commercial” that interrupts right at a crucial moment. It created some big potholes in an otherwise fantastic road.Incredible moments, big revelations, as well as some big reveals that fell flat. I liked PERCEIVE but couldn’t love it like I wanted to.I received a complimentary copy from Andrea Pearson!Series: Mosaic Chronicles - Book 3Publication Date: July 22, 2015Publisher: Andrea PearsonGenre: YA FantasyPrint Length: 256 pagesAvailable from: AmazonFor Reviews & More: http://tometender.blogspot.com

  • Chris Meads
    2019-05-18 13:05

    Nicole and Austin continue in the 3rd book of the Katon University series. Nicole continues to work on her channeling and travels to Moses Lake, WA to work with a elderly gentleman, Albert. The spiders follow her and she sees the old woman again. There is something the woman wants her to do and Nicole believes her. While at Moses Lake, Nicole finds out about a meteor that was there and then disappeared. Her power has something to do with that meteor. And the family that lives nearby is getting sicker by the dayWill Nicole complete what the old woman wants her to do? Will Nicole learn the secrets that her parents and the old woman hide?Both Andrea and Austin continue to grow in this story and so do their feeling for each other. Andrea Pearson has woven a wonderful but frightening story about two young people who really don't know what life has in store for them. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.I have gotten the series from the author through Amazon and her own website

  • Teya Peck
    2019-05-22 07:40

    The first book Perceive It was intense and really good, however, it never finalizes, never figures out the end and that bugs me.The second one with Austin it never figures it out it leaves it open, I have a hard time with opened ended stories. Great story and intense just didn't finish.Finally a great story with a good ending! well sort of definatley one to keep you reading.

  • Tish Delanoy
    2019-05-18 06:51

    I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. I am absolutely loving this series. So much suspense and magical excitement. It's great reading how the characters are growing and evolving. This was my favorite one so far. I'm excited to find out what happens next.

  • Teya Peck
    2019-05-22 11:55

    There we go much better! Creepy and unique stories. They all seem to be coming together.

  • Damian Southam
    2019-06-08 08:46

    The whole gang are back together again, on and off of course. Nicole, Lizzie, Austin and Professor Coolidge are still travelling in pursuit of the ever elusive correct type of cello. Still experiencing the hiatus that set in following the expedition to the university's archeological site (at Arches National Park) in Discern, Nicole's still seeking the right instrument to channel and focus her elemental wind magic. Among the short tales making up the Praxis anthology there was once again a snippet of opening in her abilities, but that of course disappeared with the rest of the respective neighbourhood when finally the old lady's playing on the eighth floor couldn't keep the Great Ones at bay. Its once again a recommendation from Coolidge that sees the group venturing this time to Moses Lake, Washington; and another reclusive cello owner. That Coolidge needed to pre-warn about Albert's nature is probably an ill omen, irrespective that he's the one doing the driving to the lake. Given the historical antecedents of the series to-date, its not hard to imagine that the new story might be less about Nicole using a cello to harness her abilities, and more about avoiding some new kind of wild magic looking to entrap her and any other victims.Despite Nicole's rather well off upbringing, the sheer size and appeal of Albert's Manor even causes her to take a step back in order to take it all in. Coolidge wasn't helping however in his comparisons of their upcoming dwelling to that of Rose Red. Their host Albert, in his greeting with Coolidge, didn't seem the creepy old Manor sort. He actually appeared on face value as a man who is kind, gentle, and warm. Mind you, the room they were immediately taken to on arrival, that had stringed instrument corpses and parts hanging on the walls did seem creepy. To Nicole it was reminiscent of a musical graveyard. That their host had doubts about their vehicle making the trip intact, due to the five foot meteor that appeared on the Manor's grounds was more an omen in keeping with her experiences of late. Or perhaps it was the stranger still fact that the metal is unknown on Earth and that it didn't actually fall from the sky? No that still wasn't it: it was the storm days ago that resulted in several lightning strikes impacting the meteor so that there's nothing now left of it.Maybe they should have quit while they were ahead, it seems worse still that Aretes venturing into the Manor's woods have become very ill; and that Albert is becoming more and more distracted since that time. They could all be thankful that they were only there to make an exchange arranged by Coolidge. The requisite cello named Niko could be loaned for two weeks; if after that time Nicole hasn't found her release then her only option would be to stay at the Manor to gain anything missed during those two weeks. Regardless of the current dilemma, Nicole also has the lingering agreement she'd made with the elderly woman Rebecca, following Arches National Park. That is, she's committed to reading the ominous book that had followed her around, and it's ever present shadow. The spirit of the grey haired woman has stepped up her haranguing of Nicole in order to get her to read it. Had it not been for Coolidge's magical cabinet, she'd likely have had no choice but to have already crossed that bridge. Her confidence would be higher if she'd first mastered the channeling of her magic, hence the trip to Moses Lake. Surely it would offer a sorely lacking layer of protection she did not currently possess.Outside of her magical meanderings, the yoyo effects brought about by the continual back-and-forth motion of Austin's desire and affection begin to take a different kind of toll. The confusion eluded to by these merry-go-round whirlpools of deciphering what Austin wants slowly turn to hurt and distaste. Its obvious to anyone looking on from outside the circle of Austin's influence that he adores Nicole; but from within its obvious that he is still delineating over his ex-girlfriend Savannah. For Nicole, every time she thinks he's ready it turns out he's not; and conversely, every time she thinks he's over Savannah it turns out he isn't. If she didn't like him so much I suspect she'd have written him off way before now. Lizzie cannot work him out, she's adamant that the way she sees him look at Nicole that there's no doubt at all about what he feels. Then she hears from Nicole the latest snubbing and she's back to wanting to punch him for the way he's treating Nicole.Perceive is the first in the series to begin cementing the idea that Nicole is to become a rather significant figure in the world of Aretes: and perhaps even more so in the struggles building because of the Tarians and their hatred toward the magical Aretes. The expedition to the Arches in Discern opened the door to the possibility of Nicole being more than just a burgeoning strong Arete. Praxis saw Nicole step through that door, but only to barely enough to reach the other side. Perceive now sees her taking firm steps on the pathway the door lead to. As the hair colour demographics of previous books, and Austin and Coolidge's only lacking mastery, shows that the world of the Mosaic Chronicles doesn't have many, let alone very strong wind elementals. True natural blondes are described in the population as being among the two rarest colours; as is Lizzie, her natural red haired best friend which makes her a fire elemental.Perceive not only highlights the information known about Nicole through the two previous books, it begins to add in the dimension of a predestined fate. The workings of the dead are catching up with Nicole. That is to say that Nicole is pivotal in the brewing war between the extremists who don't have access to magical and elemental abilities, and those rare fourth born children who do. Children that are rare because of the past machinations of fighters in a war that sought to influence outcomes ahead of time by manipulating the breeding characteristics of humans. The plot of the Mosaic Chronicles, in so doing, has thus added the additional Science Fiction-Fantasy element to the already established Young Adult and Fantasy genres. As the series now branches toward a repeat of history passed, where active conflict with the Tarians shifts from covert guerilla tactics to outward battle, it becomes more enriched and takes on some of the characteristics for which it was written.Not only is Perceive one of the more exciting books in the series so far, it also sets up future excitement to come. This is done cleverly without an obvious cliffhanger event to tie off. A pitiful of series can often be the stage where the current book ends, if its not complete enough in the present book readers are left feeling that something's missing. Thankfully that hasn't been the trend to date. Perceive, like Discern, finishes nicely: so that you can have the requisite breather before getting set to read the next book. Events in Perceive are much more magically involved and to some extent its best not to have a week stomach when you read it. Definitely going with five stars on this one, and the notable direction is one of anticipation which is a skill good writers bring.

  • Sydney
    2019-06-16 06:58

    I'm not even sure where to start with this one, but I should preface by saying that when I put this book down for the evening last night, I was anticipating to write a 3 or 4 star review today when I finished. As with the first book however, I am yet again blown away by the sheer creativity, spookiness, and unpredictability that Andrea Pearson delivered. I normally am so organized with my reviews, but I honestly don't know where to begin, it was that fun and crazy and still has me contemplating it's plot!! Despite a slow, and rather mundane beginning with not a whole lot of action, I was tempted to put the book down altogether. But I knew that this was a short read and resolved to finish the book for the sake of the review, and I'm glad that I did! Not only do we see Nicole grow substantially in her powers, but we also see her romance with Austin, and the crazy otherworld situation that is going on with the Gardner family after a meteor strikes is finally revealed. True, this book falls under the fantasy category, but there are points in the book where I stopped and wondered whether or not it should actually be categorized under sci-fi. I won't give any spoilers or tease at anything, but this book reminds me of Doctor Who except with a lot less space and science influence. That's why this book was really quite a fun read, because it is just as creative, twisted, haunting, and has that "whoa, what the hell, that's crazy!" factor! Without babbling on too much about how to describe it, I'll finish my point by saying that if you can get through the first half of the book, you'll thoroughly enjoy the ending. Apart from a few minor omission errors, and the fact that the book is short and does lack world and character building because of this, there's nothing else about the book that I did not like.

  • Kim
    2019-06-06 12:48

    I am totally divided on this book.The good: I really liked the story. It was a fun clean story that I would definitely let my teenager read. I liked the characters and the setting. I LOVE the fact that the story has no swearing and very mild dating. The bad: The writing is really choppy. There are things that happen in the second book that she just throws in at random places. I am still confused as to why some of the stuff is even there. The character development is almost non existent. All of the sudden characters are dating and there is not really any events leading up to the dating. At some points there is too much information on little things and then most of the book is not developed enough.If her targeted audience is middle schoolers, then I think she is spot on.The story is super cute, but the author could have done so much more with it. I would have liked to have the author develop the relationship between Austin and Nicole. There was so much she could do. Nicole's roommate is just a random thing thrown in and she could have also developed her so much more. The writing is a little juvenile and reads almost like my 8th grader writes. I think as the author gets more writing under her belt that she will become a very popular author.

  • Jestice
    2019-05-26 10:45

    I like it, though they remind me more of high school students and not college students. I am not sure exactly where this book takes place either, so it may be a cultural thing as well, but other than that the story flows nicely and I really like the characters, especially Austin. I highly recommend reading book two, which has a story from his point of view to really get to know him though, as he is a shy guy and reserved and it is really hard to pick up who he is in the other 2 books so far. I side note, this series almost feels like Harry Potter, where the there is the main story line, but there is a different issue in every book. That being said, if there is a main bad guy, I am not sure who it is. I am waiting for the twist, I can feel one coming and I love a book with twists.

  • Heather
    2019-06-01 06:04

    Perceive is the third Mosaic Chronicles book and it was just as good as the first two. There was one big reveal that I guess if I had really stopped and thought about it I might have realized it was coming, but as it was it was quite a pleasant surprise for me. Another plot twist I totally didn’t see coming. There were a handful of minor editing mistakes including one that I’m really not sure what the author actually meant. I highly recommend Perceive and the entire Mosaic Chronicles series (so far at least)!

  • Elda
    2019-06-14 07:55

    Totally unexpected!Wow! A lot of serious and weird things happen in this book. I don’t know where Ms Pearson gets her imagination from but it is definitely different. Very dramatic at times and also chilling. But it was also sweet how Austin shows his love, support and affection for Nicole. I definitely recommend reading this book if you have read any of the other books in this series. You will be in for a real surprise!

  • Kim Hampton
    2019-06-02 11:54

    Every time I read another of these books, I can't wait to get to the next one! So many mysteries and cliffhangers, I can't wait for all of them to be explained. I'm not normally a fantasy fan, but I love this series!

  • Saundra Wright
    2019-06-08 08:40

    Nicole is working hard to control her magic while tiptoing toward a relationship with Austin. Can she achieve her goals when lives may depend on it? Find out in this third exciting novel in The Mosaic Chonicles!

  • Maria
    2019-05-16 07:05

    loved it

  • Kaye
    2019-06-16 07:47

    Great job. If you want action, drama, excitement or adventure, you've got it. Ms. Pearson has such a creative imagination that it feels like you're in the story as well as her characters. The way the tale is weaved with twists and turns, keep you mesmerized. I get so engrossed that I can't put it down until I'm finished. I have read this series so far twice now. I'm going for the next one line.

  • KelticKat
    2019-06-09 13:41

    In this story we rejoin - Nicole, Lizzie, Austin & Professor Coolidge as they journey to Moses Lake, WA where they meeting with an older gentleman, Albert, who has a cello that they hope will act as a channel for her to learn to control her wind magic.Albert lives in an old manner that has recently seen an unusual event, a meteorite has exploded on the grounds right next to one of his employee's small farm. However, it didn't FALL from the sky like most meteorites - but the it is made up of materials that are not from this earth? Now, it's simply gone - not taken by authorities - during a severe rainstorm it was struck several times by lightning, then disappeared completely.This event has proceeded several other incidents such as cars stop working outside his property and two Aretes (those like Nicole, Lizzie, Austin & Professor Coolidge - who can control an element) have become deathly ill the minute they enter the forest behind the manor.Albert agrees to allow Nicole to "borrow" the cello for a week or two. If she doesn't develop her powers before the tie is up, she is welcome to return to the manor temporarily to continue working with the cello. When she does return to the manor - the strange events are growing on the manor grounds.I enjoyed Nicole's character growth in this story. She seemed to be a bit less consumed with herself and her "talents" - and more caring of others during this portion of the story. She did obsess a bit over Austin. But to be fair he kind of gave me whiplash in this one. Going from hot to cold and back to hot again with Nicole. He tried to explain his actions at one point - but I'm not sure that I felt his explanation and apology was honest and sincere. I will Stop correcting "withhold" judgement on this one - for a bit - but his actions overall still seem a bit suspect for me.The action and mystery of this book were interesting and definitely drew me in once it gained a bit of momentum. So I'm definitely looking forward to the next in this series.

  • M R
    2019-05-23 06:58

    Totally creepy! I love the way the magic causes so many problems for our characters. Also, Nicole's character continues to grow as her ability to channel increases and the truth about who she is comes out in the open. A ghostly woman claims Nicole is destined to save the Aretes, but her own parents want to destroy her kind. When the toll to gain the means to end something her ancestor created and right a horrible wrong becomes to high, she wonders who she should trust. This book kept me guessing until the end. And beyond. Even though Nicole gains what she's after, she has to wonder what path it has sent her on. I still don't know who is telling the truth and what other craziness could happen. The spores and giant tentacle in the brain were so intense. It was also great to see some elements from book two (a series of short stories) come back into play to aid Nicole. Also, she and Austen make an awesome couple, but I feel things worked out for them too easily. I wonder what will happen next to test their relationship. If you don't mind having some pretty bizarre dreams and some spine tingling adventure, you'll like this book.

  • M R
    2019-05-21 07:48

    Totally creepy! I love the way the magic causes so many problems for our characters. Also, Nicole's character continues to grow as her ability to channel increases and the truth about who she is comes out into the open. A ghostly woman claims Nicole is destined to save the Aretes, but her own parents want to destroy her kind. When the toll to gain the means to end something her ancestor created and right a horrible wrong becomes to high, she wonders who she should trust. This book kept me guessing until the end. And beyond. Even though Nicole gains what she's after, she has to wonder what path it has sent her on. I still don't know who is telling the truth and what other craziness could happen. The spores and giant tentacle in the brain were so intense. It was also great to see some elements from the novellas in the series to come back into play to aid Nicole. Also, she and Austen make an awesome couple, but I feel things worked out for them too easily. I wonder what will happen next to test their relationship. If you don't mind having some pretty bizarre dreams and some spine tingling adventure, you'll like this book. Enjoy!

  • Marie
    2019-05-23 10:01

    Book 3 – PerceiveI received a copy free from the author in exchange for an honest review.The first book of this series was intense and packed with action. As much fun as I had reading that book, this one was way more intense. Can I just say wow!After all the harrowing adventures of book 1, Nicole’s power is still not very reliable or controlled – but at least she now knows the tool that will help her focus her abilities. An opportunity to work on her control with a powerful focus tool happens to be at a location where a meteor has recently struck. Nicole learns there are no coincidences as she struggles to save a family from death and learns many unexpected truths about her own family.You definitely want to read the first book and then the three short stories that make up book 2 **before** you read this story. Otherwise, various comments and reasons for actions won’t make much sense.

  • Rachel Miller
    2019-05-29 06:02

    Book 3 – PerceiveThe first book of this series was intense and packed with action. As much fun as I had reading that book, this one was way more intense. Can I just say wow!After all the harrowing adventures of book 1, Nicole’s power is still not very reliable or controlled – but at least she now knows the tool that will help her focus her abilities. An opportunity to work on her control with a powerful focus tool happens to be at a location where a meteor has recently struck. Nicole learns there are no coincidences as she struggles to save a family from death and learns many unexpected truths about her own family.You definitely want to read the first book and then the three short stories that make up book 2 **before** you read this story. Otherwise, various comments and reasons for actions won’t make much sense.

  • Fiction
    2019-06-13 12:56

    Nikolaus Kraft from Bezza’s Book of Enchantments is mentioned! A very special cello that Nicole borrows is named “Niko” after him. Nicole finally starts reading the book; it’s a diary from her great, great grandfather and tells her she can fix the birth problem of the Arete. Nicole goes to stay with Albert, Niko’s owner, to learn to control her powers and get the elixir to fix the Arete problem. She faces more trials than those. However, Nicole and Austin begin dating- innocently, I might add! In this book, we meet the rest of Nicole’s family. Great, great grandmother Rebecca is a ghost that constantly helps and guides Nicole. Nicole meets the Great Ones (very scary beings) and their messenger.

  • Topsues
    2019-05-30 10:46

    Wow, what can I say.... I so didn't expect the intensity of how this story played out, it was more akin to the first book in the series. With new characters introduced and my favourite originals back, All without question will stand next to Nicole regardless of the perils she faces. This story was full of emotions including heart racing tense situations that they all tried to help with. Nicole is once again the main character that is followed in this book and leaves you not only, feeling, thank goodness that is over, but knowing there may be worse to come., but not knowing who will be safe. Family loyalties are once again put to the test, when inconceivable surprises are revealed

  • Charissa
    2019-06-03 07:59

    This YA story continues Nicole’s journey as a magical Arete learning to control and strengthen her powers. When a ghost and an old journal give her a new quest to save mankind, she is anxious to do her best. But as eerie things start to happen up by Moses Lake where a ‘meteor’ crashed and lives become at risk, she wonders if she can see her quest through to the end. This has a unique plot that kept my curiosity growing. I’m excited to see what happens in the next Katon University installment as things are slowly ramping up with higher magical beings and the Tarians look like they’ll come into play as well. ***I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • MartyAnne
    2019-05-21 13:05

    If you have read this far into the series, don't stop -- it gets better and better as the series progresses! Nicole's magical talents are still not flowing and her Cello is key. Her professor suggests a visit to his senior friend, Albert. She learns he has a very rare Stradivarius Cello (One of only about 50-60 left in the world, known for their sound quality.) With the amazing Stradivarius, her music and magic flow beautifully on the finely crafted instrument.Meanwhile, odd happenings are afoot on her host's land, and Nicole and Albert have their hands full trying to manage them.

  • Cathy
    2019-06-15 12:59

    Another book in the Katona University series . I am glad that I got all of these at once . It allowed me to pick up right where I ended. It took me less than 12 hours to read but didn't disappoint. The story-line continues where the other left off . I enjoyed it more than two. I am glad that she separated two into a book of its own after reading this one . I think it would have been too much background added to a great book and would have deterred from the flow, at least for me.

  • Teri
    2019-05-30 11:59

    As you get further into the story nothing is what it seems to be. This can cause some confusion but it is so worth the read to hang in to the end as Nicole finally gets more connected with her powers. This time she is mostly on her own but her friends and professor back her up as she tackles the newest adventure. Good read lots of fun and crazy going on.

  • Dana
    2019-05-26 07:02

    I just finished reading Book 3 Perceive of the Katon University Series. I really had fun reading it. I enjoyed it because there is action and romance and magic but it is clean enough for my children to read as well! I am grateful for authors like Andrea Pearson who write exciting fun stories for all ages. I am looking forward to reading Book 4! :)

  • Teresa Jonsson
    2019-05-27 09:37

    AwesomeBook three was just as good as one and two. Austin, Nicole, professor and Albert. Make you want to find out more. Onto book four to see if Nicole can actually achieve the lie.

  • Jackie
    2019-06-12 13:56

    Nicole is trying hard to channel her abilities but to do so, she needs to travel to another place. Here she's learning how, and learns she's there for a reason. A meteor has fallen and what will happen. Great reading, appreciate receiving this ARC. Loved it

  • Tish Delanoy
    2019-05-29 08:46

    I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. I am absolutely loving this series. So much suspense and magical excitement. It's great reading how the characters are growing and evolving. This was my favorite one so far. I'm excited to find out what happens next.