Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Vivid by Andrea Murray Review!!
Genres: paranormal/sci fi
Series: -- Vivid Trilogy # 1
Her entire life she has feared her power and its connection to her mother’s murder.
When Vivian Cartwright was five years old, she witnessed her mother’s death. Now, sixteen-year-old Vivian only wants a normal life, hard to accomplish when you possess the power to control energy. She has kept her ability a secret from everyone except her guardian, Charlotte, who has hidden Vivian from the man responsible for her mother’s murder.
I must say this is definitely one really cool book. It's different, and interesting, and doesn't always follow the cliched trends. Vivian is a high school girl, who happens to have some special powers. She's always known about them, but she's always hid them because they killed her mother, in front of her. Her wonderful aunt took her in, loved her, and when things start going wrong, she can't help her power from coming out. And things spiral from there. I loved the HAWT boyfriend, and the relation ship between Viv and her aunt. And the wonderful Cooper, I think I want him :) But I'm getting ahead of myself!!
Vivian is supposed to be normal. She is pretty but she's nerdy, and she just wants to blend in. She doesn't want to be in the popular crowd, mainly because the in crowd is freaking horrible. The mean girl in here takes it to a whole new level. Viv has one friend, Abby, who stuck by her side for forever, until a new hot guy showed up and she betrays Vivian to hang with the in crowd just for the guy, who is secretly using her to plot evil against Vivian. Yeah it's complicated, but as that starts to happen, Vivian is loosing control of her powers, and someone is hunting her. She finally meets a wonderful guy, seriously, Easton is freaking awesome- but I want his best friend Cooper- and I love him. He is perfect and he is so perfect for Vivian. And then more things spiral when they finally find her Aunt and kidnap her to get to Vivian. And Viv is still trying to understand who she is, what her powers are, why she has them and her mother died for them.
The plot is well done and kept me on my toes. The side characters are phenomenal. Even the damn mean girl, who is so loved to be hated. Tricia, aka mean girl queen bee, wants Easton, but Easton is very good with getting Vivian. He's wonderful, a jock, yet kind, popular, yet considerate. Beautiful. Sweet. Protective without being alpha dominant. And Tricia will do anything to destroy Vivian to get Easton. And on top of all the horrible things Tricia does Abby and Vivian, Viv is trying to stay hidden from those who found and killed her mother. The action is also well done because it's something believable between teenage girls, until the big ending which has left me devastated beyond repair. But I totally want so much more from this series. I am going to stalk until I get the next books, which I MUST HAVE!!! The writing is so well done, but I'll let you read the author's bio to understand why :) I can't wait for more and I have completely invested myself in these characters! I am so cheering on Easton and Vivian, and I so hope it works! 5 PAWS!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrea Murray has been teaching English for longer than most of her students have been alive. She lives in a very small town in Arkansas with her husband and two children. When she isn’t watching bad science fiction movies, she spends her time reading. In addition to The Vivid Trilogy, she has written Omni, a young-adult dystopian novel.
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