Hi everyone! This week I've been privileged to participate in the SUSY Asylum blog tour hosted by Candace over at Candace's Big Blog (link to tour post). I've just finished the first book in the series by Michael Pierce, Provex City, and I really liked it!
Oliver is a character you learn to love as the story moves forward, and I found the other characters really intriguing as well- especially Desiree, TJ, and Jeremy. Jeremy had the most spunk to him, and there was this exciting air of mystery to him throughout the whole novel. You can clearly tell that there is a lot more to TJ's and Desiree's stories that I hope the author will elaborate more on in the sequel, SUSY Asylum. The magic of the story was unique in that that it is not magic, rather plains of consciousness and realms of possibilities that average humans do not see, but could if they wanted to- a refreshing aspect.
About Provex City (Lorne Family Vault #1)
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.
About SUSY Asylum (Lorne Family Vault #2)
In SUSY Asylum, there is no release. There is no escape. No hope.
Oliver and Desiree are introduced to the writings of a mysterious blogger, Commodore
Chaos, when they return to Provex City to indulge in what the sublime city has to offer. The blogger claims the Lornes are collecting people venturing between the higher planes of awareness and locking them away in a mythical asylum. But are these legitimate concerns for inter-plane travelers or just the ramblings of an anonymous conspiracy blogger?
Oliver looks to Provex City as his only connection to his father while Desiree looks to the city as an escape from the torment of losing her best friend—again. Provex City is a wonder of beautiful treasures, entrancing them to continue returning. But behind the beauty, wolves have continued hunting Oliver, a boy who is still unaware of his importance in the rebellion.
Oliver’s belief is waning. Desiree will not always be by his side. Mr. Gordon will not always come to his aid. Oliver finds himself alone, forced to confront his biggest fears, fight his inner demons, and face the very cold reality that no one is coming to save him.
Welcome to SUSY Asylum.
I believe in a future where I will be able to write full-time, a picture I already hold vividly in my mind. It all starts with my debut young adult novel, Provex City. I love Harry Potter & The Marbury Lens, Tool & Elliott Smith, Dexter & Donnie Darko, bold coffee & amber ale. I also love dabbling with writing music and recording, with no illusions of ever making it a career. I am ecstatically married and the lucky father to a beautiful baby girl.
Thank you again, Candace and Mr. Pierce!
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