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Gypsy by Trisha Leigh – Review


Blurb:

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 Review:

Gypsy is an interesting take on the idea of human mutation. A little science mixed in with the paranormal, melding seamlessly into one.

I do have to admit that I read this book pretty soon after watching the latest X-men film, so I am a little biased in saying there is definitely such a feel to this book. That said, it is definitely in a category all it’s own.

Ms Leigh has crafted a rich, vibrant world fill of characters you can identify with – even without the powers. The danger and excitement ensures that , although the book starts out a little fact-heavy, the rest of the book drags you forth unto the last page.

4.5/5

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June 1, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,

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