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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Blog Tour Review- Contact

Title: Contact
Author: Laurisa White Reyes
Rating: 4/5
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Summary
It takes only half a second…

…Like those commercials where a crash test dummy rockets forward at high speed and slams into a wall.
…In that instant, every thought in Emma Lynn Walsh’s head collides with mine—every thought, memory, hope, disappointment and dream.
…I open my eyes to see Dr. Walsh peering at me, a puzzled expression on her face.

“Let—go—of—me,” I order though clenched teeth.

Mira wants to die. She’s attempted suicide twice already, and failed. Every time she comes in contact with another person, skin to skin, that person’s psyche uploads into hers. While her psychologist considers this a gift, for Mira, it’s a curse from which she cannot escape.

To make matters worse, Mira’s father is being investigated in the deaths of several volunteer test subjects of a miracle drug. Shortly after Mira’s mother starts asking questions, she ends up in a coma. Although her father claims it was an accident, thanks to her “condition” Mira knows the truth…but proving it just might get her killed!

My Review
I got a complimentary copy of this book via netgalley as part of a blog tour.
I raced through this book it was a very quick read and I think that is due in large part to the very mysterious plot that kept me reading on wanting to find answers as bad as Mira did. I enjoyed the writing cause as I said the pace was fast and it stayed that way from start to finish, my only issue is that I wish there was a little bit more of an explanation on Mira's power of course it is touched on a talked about a little but I guess I was just wishing for more on the topic.I found this story and concept very neat and entertaining.
I found this was a lot more murder mystery than Urban Fantasy, my biggest reason being that a lot of the time I forgot Mira even had a power because they spent a lot of time talking about her Dad and his company issues and political career, now I am not complaining as it was all very interesting and dramatic, I'm just putting it out there.
There were a couple of things that I had kinda predicted and saw coming but there was a HUGE twist at the end that I did not see coming at all and I love when that happens, so props to the author on that one.

I really enjoyed Mira and I felt sorry for all she suffered but I was impressed with her growth throughout the story and David was great for her and her growth and I am very glad he was around, they were very cute together and I would like to see more of them I am not sure if this is a series or not but I really think it should be because with the way things ended I feel I have a few more questions and I would like to see Mira on a journey of self discovery and the search for answers, I want to say more but I don't want to spoil it for anyone one so all I will say is get your hands on this new book cause it's a thrill and a half.

About The Author
After earning her B.A. in English in 1995, Laurisa White Reyes spent many years writing for newspapers and magazines before gathering enough courage to live her dream of writing novels. Contact is her third published book. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in creative writing, is a book editor for Hamilton Springs/Xchyler Press, and is the Editor-in-chief of Middle Shelf Magazine. She lives in Southern California with her Husband and five children.