Provex City (The Lorne Family Vault #1)
by Michael Pierce
Fifteen-year-old Oliver Grain begins his school year fighting off bullies, learning about the boy who committed suicide in his room, and trying to understand why his history teacher, Mr. Gordon, has taken such a personal interest in him.
Do you believe in ghosts? Do you believe you can make bullies simply disappear? Do you believe you can walk through walls?
Mr. Gordon tells Oliver: "When you truly believe anything is possible, you will be able to open doors where there were only walls." And one of those doors leads Oliver to Provex City, which puts him in far greater danger than he can possibly fathom.
My Review:I love this book! There is so much to it, and honestly, I didn't expect it to be so good. Provex City is the book I've been searching for years, and finaly I've found it.
The story is told from male's perspective which only adds to why I liked it so much. I love reading a book from male's perspective because there aren't much books with a male as a leading character.
Oliver is starting school in a new place where he doesn't know anyone. He tries to blend in, but the only person who is nice to him is Desiree. He is very insecure about himself and doesn't know how to act around girls, what to say or do in some moments. It doesn't help that his brother is already popular. Soon, strange things begin to happen and his history teacher, Mr. Gordon, decides to help him and teach him stuff he never dreamed could be true.
I liked Oliver. He's just a normal boy with a lot of insecurities, girl problems and you can really relate to him. He's not some super-hot-good-looking-guy, he's a normal teenage boy without superpowers or sparkling skin and fangs.
The other character I liked a lot is Mr. Gordon. I saw his character as a younger version of Dumbledore. He is wise, he teaches children and everything he says has some depth and it makes you think if that stuff really could be possible?
This book has elements of paranormal, but I felt so close to it that in moments I actually forgot that it isn't true and it is all fictional.
The romance didn't go exactly as I wanted it to go, but it was still sweet.
You probably ask yourself what does the title has to do with this book? Well it has a lot, but I won't say much because it would be too spoilery. But let me say this, if I could choose one fictional city I wanted to live in, it would probably be Provex City
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait for the next book to come out as this one ends in quite a cliffhanger. I'd recommend this book to everyone. It is hard to imagine that someone wouldn't like it.
About the Author:
Michael Pierce lives in Southern California with his wife, daughter, and two ultra-protective Chiweenies. Provex City is his debut novel and the first book in the young adult fantasy Lorne Family Vault Series.
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