Friday, May 18, 2012

Review: Gift by Andrea J. Buchanan

Title: Gift
Author: Andrea J. Buchanan
Release date: March 27th 2012
Edition: ebook

Source: for review
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

What it says on Goodreads:

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

What I have to say about it:

I liked the story, but for me it wasn't anything special. Don't get me wrong, it was a fun read but some of the parts in the book were kind of predictable. My favorite part was the ending, because I really didn't see that one coming. I liked the fact that Daisy is such a strong character. The way she carries the story made it very enjoyable. I wouldn't mind being friends with her. Vivi is kind of a weirdo and comes across as a very unstable person. Danielle is a character that for me can go both ways. She comes across strong but she has her weak moments. Daisy's mom isn't very present in the story, but I feel like she has a very important role in the story. In the beginning of the story I wasn't sure how I felt about Kevin, but the more I read the more I started to like him. He still has moment that I would like to hit him, but he's nice. Patrick is totally weird. He starts of as a strange character, it's difficult to know what to make of him. The further you get into the story you get, the stranger he gets. It's not until the end you know what to make of him.
I like the setting of the story also. Even though it mostly played out in the High School, it never got boring. The only strange thing I wondered about is: how can it be so easy to ditch classes. 

The extra features were fun. The drawing throughout the book and in Vivi's story were great!
It was fun to read Danielle's side of the story too. I like getting a different point of view for the stories I read.
The thing I enjoyed the most were the songs 'Kevin' wrote. It's fun to be able to read the lyrics and I liked the singer they used to portray him.

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds okay from your Review, I definitely want to check it out for those extra's :D