Tuesday, March 13, 2012

(ARC) REVIEW: Gift by Andrea Buchanan

Title: Gift
Author: Andrea Buchanan
Publisher: Open Road Media
Date to be Published: 3/27/12
Source: Publisher

Publisher Synopsis:
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 cute 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? Extra features include: 
A short graphic novel illustrated by Alexis Seabrook, telling Vivi's story 
Danielle's journal, revealing her deepest thoughts 

My Rating: Probably more 2.5*'s

My Review:
Daisy has a "gift" for zapping electronics. She's a bit of a loner with only one friend to speak of, but after being sent to help a fellow student one day she gets dragged into something even bigger. She begins not only having dreams of a horrific event, but shares these dreams with her best friend Danielle. 

While the plot is a good one that would typically have kept my attention, there were times when it just seemed to drag on. While a lot of the information we were given was needed for the overall story, it got rather dull and had me setting it down for periods of time. I like to be engrossed in my books, this one did not do that for me at all.

The characters themselves seem a little flat to me as well. Honestly Patrick seemed to show the most personality and he was a ghost. 

Then ending did get much better and become much more fast paced, but I feel like the first 3/4ths of the book just did not do it for me. There was however a great twist at the end. 

1 comment:

Vanessa said...

Thanks for the review, Cami. I will be reading this one soon!

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