October 14, 2012

Something Wicked Comes: Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz and Ron Bass Review and Giveaway


Something Wicked Comes is a Halloween giveaway hop hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings and Babbling About Books. Everyday, different blogs will spotlight their favorite spooky reads and then have a giveaway for that book. There are some awesome books up for grabs everyday until Halloween, so check out all of the stops HERE.


For my last stop, I will be highlighting Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz and Ron Bass!

I have been super busy with getting all the last minute things done before my daughter is born. As of right now, it's 7 days till her due date!! Oh My! That means that although I really would have liked to do an author interview for this one (o
h, the questions I would have LOVED to ask about this book!!!), I just did not have the time to contact the authors for the request. I will however be including my review so that you can get some idea of why Lucid is so awesome!



Summary:

What if you could dream your way into a different life? What if you could choose to live that life forever?



Sloane and Maggie have never met. Sloane is a straight-A student with a big and loving family. Maggie lives a glamorously independent life as an up-and-coming actress in New York. The two girls couldn't be more different--except for one thing. They share a secret that they can't tell a soul. At night, they dream that they're each other.

The deeper they're pulled into the promise of their own lives, the more their worlds begin to blur dangerously together. Before long, Sloane and Maggie can no longer tell which life is real and which is just a dream. They realize that eventually they will have to choose one life to wake up to, or risk spiraling into insanity. But that means giving up one world, one love, and one self, forever.

This is a dazzling debut that will steal readers' hearts.




MY REVIEW:

First Thoughts: 
I was super excited to read this book. The blurb grabbed my attention right away. I had also read some really great reviews, so I had high hopes and expectations coming into it. Let's just say that I was not disappointed! 


Final Thoughts:
The plot was ingenious! I loved the concept of the sort of alternate lives that the main characters Maggie and Sloane lived. Each girl was conscious of the other, even though they didn't know whether each other was simply a figment of their imagination or something more. They knew that when one fell asleep, they dreamed the life of the other and vice versa. As a reader, you take the ride along with the girls, as they try to live their own lives, while also worrying about this "other" part of themselves and what it might mean. It is NOT one of those situations where, as the reader, you will know what is really going on while the characters are left in the dark. I could not figure out for the life of me why or how this was happening to the girls. Or even if one girl was dreaming the other. For the entire book, you will be constantly trying to figure out what the heck is going on, and I mean that in the best possible way. It is one of the things I loved most about Lucid. Most of the time, I can figure out the mystery long before it is revealed by the author. Ooh no. Not this time. 

The characters were beautifully written. You really get to feel as though you know both Maggie and Sloane personally and they were both amazing! Sometimes I wanted to reach into the book to smack some sense into them, but in a good way if that makes sense. They makes mistakes that all teenage girls make when it comes to life and love. I came to care for both characters so much that it was incredibly wonderful to see them going through the process of finding themselves.

Lucid is an amazing mix of beautifully developed characters and a truly clever plot. You will get two completely different girls, with different lives, while at the same time, everything is connected in an eerie way. I absolutely loved this book and I recommend it to EVERYONE! No matter your preference, you will find something to love about Lucid. At the end of the book, I literally sat there for about five minutes just staring at like final sentence. I was captivated! You will not understand what I mean until you read it, and to say anything more would be a spoiler. I was still thinking about this book for days after I finished reading it. It was that good. It was romantic, thrilling, happy and sad. A truly breathtaking novel! 

GIVEAWAY: One lucky reader will win a hardcover copy of Lucid! (US ONLY)

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8 comments:

  1. This sounds like a really cool read! I am really excited to check it out. Thanks so much for being a part of Something Wicked!

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    1. Your welcome and thank you for hosting such an awesome event!

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  2. I LOVED this book!!!! So beautiful and sweet about love but then such a crazy mind trip!

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  3. Oh my goodness, I've been wanting to read this book! SUCH a pretty cover :) Great giveaway!

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  4. Love the cover of this book, but haven't read it. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  5. Thank you for the giveaway! The books seems interesting! Diana

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  6. This book threw me for a HUGE loop. I loved every minute of it. It has been months now since I read it, and I still scratch my head about this book. It was ingenious! Seriously, one of the most interesting and intriguing and confusing books that I have ever read!

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