Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Blog Tour- Review + Giveaway: Gypsy (The Cavy Files #1) by Trisha Leigh

Gypsy (The Cavy Files, #1)
Title: Gypsy

Series: The Cavy Files #1

Author: Trisha Leigh

Publication date: May 13th 2014

Published by: Trisha Leigh

Source: From the author for Xpresso BT Review

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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.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

What initially drew me to Gypsy was the premise. It just sounded so intriguing! I mean, a bunch of kids with genetic mutations kind of like X-Men?? Yes please! I love me some Marvel! And awesome supernatural abilities ;)

I really loved seeing all the different abilities that the kids had! They were really cool! However, I had a hard time keeping all the characters straight since there were SO many of them... Especially after they were given they're "real" name! So confuse! By the end of the book, though, I think I knew who was who and who did what.

Overall, I thought our main character Gypsy was likable. There were some instances were she just made me go...

SPNG Tags: Gabriel / WHAT? / Dr. Sexy? / Confused
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She was just too forgiving, too fast! Especially when it came to Jude and Dane. I don't know girly... you're a little too trusting.

Speaking of Dane and Jude, at the beginning of the book I was suspecting a love triangle going on (I hate love triangles, by the way!) But I was wrong! It was so much worse and crazier than I love triangle! It was a love freakin' square! My reaction:

SPNG Tags: Dean / NO / DO NOT WANT / sturgeon face
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We have her best friend Mole, the friendly charming guy Jude, and the understanding new guy Dane. I think Gypsy might be leaning more toward Jude, but I totally ship Gypsy and Mole! I really like him! The other guys, not so much. Dane was just too suspicious and Jude seems very clingy and just... Ugh! He frustrated me a lot! Especially toward the end when he ruined everything!! But I can totally do Mole ;) He's cool.

Another character I really liked was Geoff! Once you get that kid talking, he is pretty freakin' awesome! Gypsy's dad... I just have to say that Gypsy meeting her father was the sweetest, most awkward thing ever! It was very endearing them getting to know each other for the first time and getting used to having a daughter/father. I really loved seeing their relationship develop!

As I said before, the concept and story was very intriguing and I loved it! It was just very interesting for me to read about these cool genetic mutations on the origins of where they came from, though we don't get to much info on this so I want to know more! I also liked that the book started of with action right at the beginning! It really captured my attention, making me want to know more! Unfortunately, the fast pace that was in the beginning didn't make it to the middle. It was just very slow for me, so it took me longer than usual to finish this book because it was just so easy for me to put down. I also wasn't too crazy over the writing, at the start. It just felt like it didn't flow too well... or something! Something was just off about it, but I managed to get past that :)

And don't even get me started on that cliffhanger! I NEED TO KNOW MORE! The story was just great and so much fun to read about. I really cannot wait to find out about the origin of the Cavies and what will happen next! Eeep!

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  1. Great review, Lili! I was also intrigued by the x-men vibe (Marvel movies are almost always my fav!! Though I wasn't the biggest fan of Captain America and the cheesiness >.<). A big cast is often a hit or miss for me as well but I'm glad you were still able to enjoy the storyline.

    1. I LOVE the Cap!! He is my favorite!! :D

      And yeah, that is usually the case with me as well when there are a lot of characters... unfortunately this one was a little bit of a miss. But good read overall!

  2. I nominated you for a Liebster Award! :)
    Check out the post with all the info at the link below!
    Great review by the way! :D

  3. I understand you being confused by so many characters. It often happens to me too with in those kinds of situations. You know, I think forgiving too fast is not a bad thing--since I'm like that, so biaised--but it can get dangerous, that's for sure. Lovely review! :)

    1. Thanks! Yeah, lots of characters often confuse me.

  4. Sounds like somewhat of a sci-fi mixed with a little paranormal. Either way I would read it!

    1. It pretty much is! And I say go for it if it sounds like something you might like!

  5. This sounds like a really good read and I like the cover as well.