Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Book Review- Gift



Title: Gift

Author: Andrea J. Buchanan 

Rating: 4 stars


Summary from Amazon:
High school sophomore Daisy Jones is just trying to get by unnoticed. It doesn’t help that she’s the new girl at school, lives in a trailer park, and doesn’t even own a cell phone. But there’s a good reason for all that: Daisy has a secret, unpredictable power—one only her best friend, Danielle, knows about. 

Despite her “gift” (or is it a curse?), Daisy’s doing a good job of fitting in, and a gorgeous senior named Kevin even seems interested in her! But when Daisy tries to help Vivi, a mysterious classmate in a crisis, she soon discovers that her new friend has a secret of her own. Now Daisy and her friends must deal with chilling dreams and messages from the beyond. Can Daisy channel the power she’s always tried to hide, before it’s too late?

Review:
I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. Gift, is a YA paranormal romance. The story revolves around two best friends, who begin to experience supernatural phenomenon.  As soon as Daisy and her best friend, Danielle, start hanging out with Vivi, another high schooler, things start changing in their world. They get haunted by a ghost, and start having coinciding dreams from their past lives. This is extra strange in Daisy’s already strange world; Daisy can affect and control electrical energy. There was a nice twist in the story, and when you find out who the bad guy is, you will be pretty shocked.
The dialogue was very young, and at times annoying. I understand these girls are in high school, but sometimes I felt like I was reading about girls who were still in middle school or younger…
The writing was good. I was instantly caught up in the story and didn’t put the book down until I finished reading it! The plot was unique, not only did it deal with ghosts and past lives, but also about superhuman powers, which normally I would think is a bit much… ya know? Either make it a ghost story or a superpower story, but not both. But in this case, it went well, and there was a point to it all.
Overall I give this book a solid 4 stars!

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