{Gift: Andrea J. Buchanan}

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

{Gift: Andrea J. Buchanan}Gift by Andrea J. Buchanan
Published by Open Road Media YA on March 27, 2012
Genres: fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 326
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
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4 Stars

Daisy has an electrifying secret that could save her life—or kill her
High school sophomore Daisy Jones is just trying to get by unnoticed. It doesn’t help that she’s the new girl at school, lives in a trailer park, and doesn’t even own a cell phone. But there’s a good reason for all that: Daisy has a secret, unpredictable power—one only her best friend, Danielle, knows about. Despite her “gift” (or is it a curse?), Daisy’s doing a good job of fitting in, and a gorgeous senior named Kevin even seems interested in her! But when Daisy tries to help Vivi, a mysterious classmate in a crisis, she soon discovers that her new friend has a secret of her own. Now Daisy and her friends must deal with chilling dreams and messages from the beyond. Can Daisy channel the power she’s always tried to hide, before it’s too late? Extra features include:• A short graphic novel telling Vivi’s story• Danielle’s journal, revealing her deepest thoughts • Lyrics and video links for Kevin's music (songs composed by Fredrik Larsson, otherwise known as YouTube sensation FreddeGredde)

{My Thoughts} – This book was right up my alley in terms of paranormal. It’s also young adult and has an interesting plot.

Daisy is a high school student that has an unusual ability that allows her to control electricity. She has a close friend named Danielle that is the only person aside from here mother that is aware of what she is capable of doing.

She lives in what one could call the stone age, she has to be away from most modern electronics or she ruins them with bad power surges. Eventually she becomes friends with a girl named Vivi that she learns talks to a ghost named Patrick.

When Danielle freezes her out because of Patrick and Vivi she turns to a boy named Kevin to speak with about what is going on and he has insight that she hadn’t thought of and he is also unique in a sense like she is but not like she is.

This whole book is based on Patrick and his life before he became a ghost and after etc. If you want to know what happens with Patrick and Daisy you should read the book. It’s a nice fairly short book.

At the end of the book there is an account of the story in Kevin, Daisy and Danielle’s perspective. I was not thrilled when I discovered these things at the end of the book. They basically retell the entire story but in rather creative ways. If I had known that all I needed to do was read the last 30 pages and I would have understood the entire story. I think that the way the book ended should have been the way it was written. Creativity in a book is what makes a book stand out and had the author written it in all the different perspectives of the characters I think It could have been a delightful read.

I do recommend this book to others. I can’t wait to read more by this particular author.