Friday, April 15, 2016

Magnetic Shift by Lucy D. Briand - Book Review & Giveaway


About Lucy D. Briand
 

Lucy D. Briand lives in Ottawa, Canada with her comic book fanatic husband and her nonchalant
Siamese cat. By day she works full time as a public servant for the Government of Canada, but by night her creative mind takes over and conjures up young adult gear-head romance stories with supernatural twists.

When not working, reading, writing, or watching way too much TV, Lucy likes to cosplay, attend ComicCons, go on road trips to Walt Disney World, and play ridiculous amounts of board games. She’s a geek to the core but is also a huge NASCAR Cup fan.

Lucy is represented by Brittany Booker Carter of The Booker Albert Literary Agency.

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Book review
 
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Review by Suze
 
Lexi has a special ability, she can manipulate metal. She can feel it and can magnetize it, only she isn't always able to control it. When she can't handle her emotions her ability becomes a curse. Lexi's life changes drastically when her stepdad exchanges her for advertising. She finds a new home with Dean who runs a NASCAR team. She can work for him as a mechanic while she finishes her last school year online. Colton is Dean's prize racer. Lexi has a tough time being around him as he makes it hard for her to control her impulses. Will she still be able to keep her secret that way or will someone find out what she can do?
 
Magnetic Shift is a sweet story about a girl who's had a tough time. Lexi can start over, but because of her ability she isn't able to get close to anyone. She needs to hide herself, so nobody will discover her secret. She's brave and she's a fighter, I liked that about her. I also liked the NASCAR angle and it was fun to read about Colton's races. I loved Dean, he's a kind man and a father figure for everyone around him.
 
Colton and Lexi are drawn to each other like magnets, but because of who Lexi is she can't give in to her feelings. Colton changes Lexi and I kept hoping they'd have a chance together. Their romance is cute and it was obvious from the start that they really like one another. It was endearing to see how Colton tries very hard to get to know Lexi.
 
Magnetic Shift is a quick and easy read. It's a regular romantic story with a main character who has a special gift. I liked that angle and think it worked well. The emphasis is mainly on the relationships between Lexi and the new people in her life. Lexi's abilities make her a unique main character and it was interesting to see how she handles all the complicated situations she finds herself in. I really enjoyed reading this wonderful story.

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Giveaway

 
One international winner will receive a swag pack and a $25 Amazon gift card. One winner from the US will receive a copy of Magnetic Shift. Good luck!
  

10 comments:

  1. The book sound really interesting. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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  2. Question to the author: Could you describe the mundane details of writing: How many hours a day to you devote to writing? Do you write a draft on paper or at a keyboard (typewriter or computer)?

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  3. I love hot guys and fast cars :) Thank you for the chance . I sounds like a great read .

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  4. Awesome looking cover can't wait to read it!

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  5. Thank you for the opportunity �� I'm excited to check this book out.

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  6. Oh sounds like a great read! Cannot wait to find out what happens when Colton finds out about Lexi, and if they fall in love! :)

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  7. I love the cover and the plot line!!! I look forward to reading this book.

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  8. Thanks for the chance to win! Have a lovely week x

    Blessings,
    Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  9. I like the quirky little twist to this teen romance. I'm sure that Lexi's power add elements of fun and anxiety to this emotional storyline.

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