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{Gypsy: Trisha Leigh}Gypsy by Trisha Leigh
Series: The Cavy Files
Published by Amazon Digital Services on May 13, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Young Adult
Pages: 377
Format: eBook
Source: Read 4 Review
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5 Stars



{Synopsis} –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.

{My Thoughts} – This book was incredible. I had a really hard time putting it down and going to sleep some nights.

This book is about a seventeen year-old girl named Gypsy and her nine friends. All of these teenagers have two things in common. They all live on the same plantation and they all have special abilities that help to make them unique and or different from your average teenagers. When I first started reading this book the first thing that came to my mind was that it reminded me of X-Men just with a more juvenile/Girl type spin on it.

Gypsy is a fun, quirky, and slightly depressing character. She has a way with others that she just kind of blends in and she has a loving nature about her that is magnetizing. Her closest friend on the plantation is Mole. He is blind but he doesn’t let that hold him back. He uses all of his senses aside from sight obviously as a means of identifying where he is, what is going on around him and how to handle situations that would be easier could he just see. He knows when Gypsy is around him, he knows when she walks into a room and senses her presence automatically. The two of them have a really close bond and it helps them later in the book, when a bond between them seems to be the only thing helping to hold them both together.

This book is mainly about Gypsy and her friends and what happens to them once they are discovered on the Plantation and the world they once knew was no longer the one that they were living in. I am sure that many individuals that were raised by one parent and then went to live with another parent or some other family can relate to what the struggle to fitting in at a new school, having to make new friends and working on just surviving a new environment can be like.

This book helps you to understand the steps her and her friends take in that journey of surviving all things new. It is the story in between trying to survive and trying to make sense of what was and is no longer. This story was well written, rather powerful and extremely hard not to love! I look forward to reading the next book in the series!