Book Review & Giveaway: Gypsy by Trisha Leigh

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Book Review & Giveaway: Gypsy by Trisha Leigh

Book Review & Giveaway: Gypsy by Trisha LeighGypsy by Trisha Leigh
Series: The Cavy Files #1
on May 13th 2014
Genres: Sci Fi, Young Adult
Pages: 376
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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Inconsequential: not important or significant.
Synonyms: insignificant, unimportant, nonessential, irrelevant

In the world of genetic mutation, Gypsy’s talent of knowing a person’s age of death is considered a failure. Her peers, the other Cavies, have powers that range from curdling a blood still in the vein to being able to overhear a conversation taking place three miles away, but when they’re taken from the sanctuary where they grew up and forced into the real world, Gypsy, with her all-but-invisible gift, is the one with the advantage.

The only one who’s safe, if the world finds out what they can do.

When the Cavies are attacked and inoculated with an unidentified virus, that illusion is shattered. Whatever was attached to the virus causes their abilities to change. Grow. In some cases, to escape their control.

Gypsy dreamed of normal high school, normal friends, a normal life, for years. Instead, the Cavies are sucked under a sea of government intrigue, weaponized genetic mutation, and crushing secrets that will reframe everything they’ve ever been told about how their "talents" came to be in the first place.

When they find out one of their own has been appropriated by the government, mistreated and forced to run dangerous missions, their desire for information becomes a pressing need. With only a series of guesses about their origins, the path to the truth becomes quickly littered with friends, enemies, and in the end, the Cavies ability to trust anyone at all.

My Thoughts

Starts sort of like the idea of the X Men but it is only the first few chapters that fave me that idea. All of these people have these extra power but the main character, Gypsy, can see a number when she touches people. That number just happens to be the age when you die. She feels that compared to everyone else’s talents, her “talent” is hardly useful, and it makes her feel like an outcast.

I liked her from the beginning. She’s quirky but has vulnerabilities. She is also very smart.

I do think, however, that this is a bit slower than the other books that I’ve read of Trisha’s but that isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy the storyline. It just took a bit longer for me to get into, but with liking Gypsy from the start I never thought of setting the story down. I wanted to know what was going to happen to her and her friends.

Ends on a cliff hanger with some questions answered but so many more out there! I was able to figure out a bit but not all which was great.

As with Trisha’s other books I really enjoyed the plot and the characters and I cannot wait to read more of her work.

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The Author

About Trisha Leigh

Trisha Leigh is a product of the Midwest, which means it’s pop, not soda, garage sales, not tag sales, and you guys as opposed to y’all. Most of the time. She’s been writing seriously for five years now, and has published 4 young adult novels and 4 new adult novels (under her pen name Lyla Payne). Her favorite things, in no particular order, include: reading, Game of Thrones, Hershey’s kisses, reading, her dogs (Yoda and Jilly), summer, movies, reading, Jude Law, coffee, and rewatching WB series from the 90’s-00’s.

Her family is made up of farmers and/or almost rock stars from Iowa, people who numerous, loud, full of love, and the kind of people that make the world better. Trisha tries her best to honor them, and the lessons they’ve taught, through characters and stories—made up, of course, but true enough in their way.

Trisha is the author of THE LAST YEAR series and the WHITMAN UNIVERSITY books. She’s represented by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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