Blog Tour & Giveaway: Lucid (Lucid, #1) by Kristy Fairlamb
Book Blurb:Lucid (Lucid #1) by Kristy Fairlamb
Publication Date: April 23, 2019
Publisher: Lakewater PressA terrifying power. A horrifying curse.
Lucy Piper lives a lonely existence on the precipice between life and death. She possesses the horrifying ability to resurrect real-life tragic events in her nightmares, reliving over and over, as if she were there, the last few moments before the victim takes their final breath. Car accidents, drownings, plane crashes – Lucy has seen it all. No one understands what it’s like living death by night and fearing sleep by day.
When Tyler Sims and his family move to town to escape past traumas, Lucy is drawn to him. The two of them are linked through their dreams, and with Tyler’s trust and friendship, hope for a brighter future returns to Lucy’s world. But Tyler's presence awakens something else in Lucy, and with this new knowledge, she will be forced to make impossible decisions. Decisions that will change history, and the future.
Chilling, haunting and compelling, this novel is the first in a two-part series for fans of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and The Hidden Memory of Objects that will leave you breathless for days.
Genre: Another-World, Heart-Wrenching, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural, Suspense, Teen--
Lucy has been having vivid dreams for years, more nightmares than anything else, where she experiences the deaths of strangers that she can't help. She has no one to confide in and feels overwhelmed and depressed about her life, but all of a sudden that changes. Someone from one of her dreams is now attending her school and he seems to know her too. Lucy has no idea what to do, but it seems like fate has everything all planned out anyway.
Oh my geez, this was a heart breaking story! Don't get me wrong, it was a good interesting book, but don't expect unicorns and rainbows from a story that is focused on death. No matter what, horror and heart break swarmed Lucy at every turn, be it her dreams or her having to deal every day with the fact she dreams the death of strangers. This girl needed a hug in the worst of ways. I enjoyed how Kristy intertwined mystery, romance and paranormal elements together to create a new kind of story that I was not sure what was going to happen next or how everything would end.
And as necessary to fit with most of the story, the ending broke my heart but could not have gone any other way- Lucy was 100% true to herself. I did not realize this was a series and with that ending it seemed like this could be a standalone, but the glimpse of hope makes me really want to have another book asap! I recommend this for anyone who likes romance found in dark places and a mystery that may not have the happiest of endings.
I reviewed a complimentary copy of this title.
Kristy Fairlamb is an Australian author of the Young Adult Lucid series coming out in 2019.
She spends her days drinking coffee and torturing her characters with loads of tension – both love related and the nail biting kind.
Long before her days of writing began she spent half her childhood in a make believe world; daydreaming about growing up, falling in love, and travelling the world.
She’s worked as a nanny in country England, a junior matron in a boy’s boarding school south of London, a governess in East Timor, and made coffees and cleared tables in the New South Wales snow fields.
She lives with her husband, teenage daughter, and two sons in the beautiful Adelaide Hills where they’re lucky enough to get occasional visits from the local koalas.
She’s terrible at gardening, likes her bookshelves sorted by colour, and recently checked off a lifelong dream of jumping from a plane.
When she’s not writing or daydreaming about her stories you’ll find her reading, cooking for her family, or doing anything to avoid the housework.