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Book recommendation: Gone by Michael Grant

In Uncategorized on August 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Gone (Gone, #1)Gone by Michael Grant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ever wonder what would happen if every adult (well, everyone over the age of 15) disappeared? Wonder no more. In Michael Grant’s novel, Gone, kids under 15 are the only ones left–and their world is surrounded by an impenetrable bubble.

Almost immediately, the kids divide themselves into two groups; one led by good guy, Sam Temple, and the other led by his nemesis, Caine. Some of the children begin to develop extraordinary super powers and this is where the fight begins.

Meanwhile, there is an evil entity living in the darkness of a cave and it’s hungry… who will it enlist to do its bidding?

Gone is a gripping novel full of action, danger, twists, and turns. I recommend it to anyone who loves a good thriller.

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The Paranormal – What do you Believe?

In Books on August 14, 2011 at 9:20 pm

I really enjoy reading and writing books with a paranormal plot. When I was a teenager, my favorite guilty pleasure was curling up with a good Stephen King novel. Books like Carrie, Firestarter, and Thinner both delighted and scared the crap out of me. The paranormal genre is a trend that has taken a firm hold in the young adult book market. But how much of the paranormal do you really believe in outside the pages of your current read?

My novel, The Third Eye of Jenny Crumb, focuses on a girl who has psychic ability—probably not as common as the host of vampire or zombie books that are out there, but a popular theme, nevertheless. For me, I honestly believe that everyone has some sort of psychic ability or intuition. Have you ever made the mistake of not following your gut instinct and had bad results? Or conversely, you followed your gut instinct and it turned out great? In my opinion, there are people who have psychic ability and can see things that the majority of us cannot.

So, I want to hear from you! Do you believe there really are people with psychic ability? What about telekinesis (the power to move things with the mind,) pyrokinesis (the ability to ignite or extinguish fire with the mind,) or astral projection (the ability to separate from your body and travel distances with your mind?)

Tell me about your experiences and whether or not you think any of this is real or if it’s just fantasy. I’d love to hear from you!

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