Blog Tour: Provex City by Michael Pierce [Review + Giveaway]

Provex City (The Lorne Family Vault #1)
by Michael Pierce

Book Description:

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.

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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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    10 komentari:

    1. Thank you so much for your awesome review! I'm very excited with how much you seemed to like Provex City! And thanks for being part of the tour. :)

      1. You're welcome! Like I said, I enjoyed it very much and can't cait for the second book.

    2. Oh yay! I loved Oliver and how REAL he was. A more realistic boy and rarely found in YA books. I still have hope that romance. ;) Only a few more months until SUSY Asylum comes out, woo hoo!

      Thanks so much for hosting a stop and sharing your thoughts!

      1. I didn't know the second book is named Susy Asylum!!!! But the name sounds just as awesome as Provex City.

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    4. Thanks for the giveaway! I think it looks really interesting!

    5. Awesome review! Provex City sounds very interesting and I am looking forward to reading it. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

    6. I love that it has a male pov and so exciting when you find the perfect read, awesome review!

      1. I think everybody likes a male POV! There should be more books with male pov

    7. Great Review and great finding will add this book to my TBR for sure :)

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