Monday, April 1, 2013

[Book Review] Gift by Andrea J. Buchanan

GiftGift - Andrea J. Buchanan  
Daisy has an electrifying secret that could save her life—or kill her...
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? 

 photo tumblr_inline_mjvl1hLkwf1qz4rgp_zps4c7f8f11.gif


Overall score: 4 stars

SUMMARY. Daisy Jones had a gift. She always knew that this was something that nobody should know about and even telling her best friend was hard enough to reveal and finally admit to herself what she is capable of. Sending out electric waves and feeling each person's energy was tough enough but then she is somehow stuck with Vivi, shy and always out of it girl who says she can talk to Patrick, her soulmate. At the same time when Daisy starts hanging out with Vivi and trying to figure out what the hell is going on, her and her best friend start having the same dreams of something that actually happened many years ago that matches up all the facts. Who knew that this time, the ghost from their past was coming back to finish what he started... 

THOUGHTS: Wooooooooooo totally awesome ghost story! When I first read the summary and some reviews, I was not sure how the ghosts were compatible with a more paranormal side of the book but after I read it, it could not have been perfect. The whole energy field and materializing into the standard form of the human was a great twist to the story and everything add up. There was no hiccups that you find in the books sometimes and every single detail was included. I also really like that the author tried to show the difference between the younger and adult generations and the way they interacted with each other. Like the teacher was trying to bond with students but obviously they thought he was lame, even though they liked him. Things like that. This book would have been 5 stars if not for just the overall package of it. It was an amazing read but just did not left me speechless like some of the previous books. But I would still recommend it. 

post signature