Review: Gypsy by Trisha Leigh
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.
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This book was an excellent start to what I am anticipating being an action packed series. I have been on a paranormal kick this year and since I am stuck in snowmaggedon I thought what would be better than to start a new series. The beginning of the series was a little slow for my liking but I understand because we have to go through the background information and lay the foundation to set up the story. Although around 30% I was drawn in and I didn’t want to put it down. I went to sleep thinking about the Cavies, and woke up thinking about the Cavies and needless to say I wanted/want more!
The characters are phenomenal, diverse and unique, each brings a different flavor to the pages. The only character I am on the fence about happens to be the beloved heroine, Gypsy. I find her to be fickle and I am not a fan of the love-triangle or love-square that is trying to be formed? I felt like that somewhat took away from the true mystery of the story and I would have much preferred she just picked one and stuck with him instead of being so wishy-washy. The mystery and plot twists are truly intriguing and I am dying to know what is going to happen next. There is a true element of suspense, I don’t know who to trust, who is a liar, and who might die. I am definitely looking forward to book 2, which I anticipate to exceed this one!
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