Monday, December 29, 2014

REVIEW BLOG TOUR - Vivid (Vivid Trilogy #1) by Andrea Murray

Title: Vivid
Genres: paranormal/sci fi
Series: Vivid Trilogy # 1
Book Length: 142
Publisher: Booktrope Publishing

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Her entire life she has feared her power and its connection to her mother’s murder.

When Vivian Cartwright was five years old, she witnessed her mother’s death. Now, sixteen-year-old Vivian only wants a normal life, hard to accomplish when you possess the power to control energy. She has kept her ability a secret from everyone except her guardian, Charlotte, who has hidden Vivian from the man responsible for her mother’s murder.

Her secret is safe until Vivian defends herself at school using her power. After this first use of her gift in many years, Vivian’s power seems to take on a mind of its own, increasing in strength and demanding to be used. This increase in power also brings dreams of her mother’s death and the mysterious man associated with it. In her desire to unlock her past, Vivian is forced to use her supernatural gift over and over. With each use, Vivian fears she is losing control and discovers her powers are growing—maybe too much—bringing her unknowingly closer to the man who murdered her mother.

Andrea Murray has been teaching English for longer than most of her students have been alive. She lives in a very small town in Arkansas with her husband and two children. When she isn’t watching bad science fiction movies, she spends her time reading. In addition to The Vivid Trilogy, she has written Omni, a young-adult dystopian novel.

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Even though I don't read much young adult stories, I did find this one to be interesting and entertaining. We get to meet an interesting cast of characters along with the main character Vivian, including her best friend Abby, who I wanted to like but after her actions I really didn't care for her, although she comes through later on in the story. I liked Easton though, with all of his adorable awkwardness. Aunt Charlotte is awesome, becoming Vivian's surrogate mother after her sister (Vivian's mother) died when Vivian was younger.

And of course there is the antagonist in Tricia, the Queen Bee-otch of the school who doesn't like Vivian at all. Tricia sets up an incident aimed at Vivian and Abby, and Vivian manages to save the day by using her power.

Did I forget to mention that Vivian has a supernatural power? Yeah she does. And she let it loose. And that is when the story really begins to pick up steam. Overall this is a good story, although I would have preferred that Vivian would have had some troubles with using her powers, instead of being all proficient almost from the start. But I will plan on reading the other two books in the trilogy to find out what all happens.
Book provided in exchange for honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Nicole, thanks for the fantastic review! I'm glad you enjoyed it, and book 2 is awaiting a final page count then it will be re-released!