Rainer Maria Rilke

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Monday, August 6, 2012

A Gift to Readers

Gift by Andrea J. Buchanan

Paranormal Teen

Daisy was born with a 'gift' that she's spent her whole life trying to hide--the manipulation of electricity.  Sounds cools?  Not when she is responsible for painfully shocking her loved ones and causing power outages all over town.

When Daisy saves a fellow student from a suicide attempt, even more strange things begin happening to her and Daisy has to figure out what connection these new paranormal events might have to her own freaky gift.  To make her life a little more difficult, an adorable boy named Kevin seems to really like her and she might just reciprocate--if she can avoid killing him first!

I really liked this book.  Of course, I'm a sucker for any paranormal tale, but this one captured my interest right away and kept it all the way to the very end.  (The end, by the way, has some very cool graphic elements via the voice of other characters from the book.)  This first one was definitely good enough to develop into a series.  The paranormal element is unique but  also crossed over into creepy and malevolent in places.  The plot was also quite original, no mean feat in today's overcrowded paranormal genre.

Truly, a gift to readers who like both the traditional and modern ghost story.

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