Wednesday, January 16, 2013

~Book Review + Giveaway: Provex City~

Provex City
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:

What a wonderful and rare read.  After the first couple of chapters you really get into this book.  Oliver is the new kid in town.  Starting a new high school and moving into a new house with a haunting past.  The boy who used to live in Oliver's room committed suicide and sometimes Oliver can feel his presence.  Oliver is having a tough time adjusting to high school unlike his popular brother, Jeremy, who manages to snag the hottest girl in town.  Oliver befriends the cute Desiree, her boyfriend Eli and friend Anna.  Desiree pushes Oliver and Anna together but maybe there is more going on between Oliver and Desiree than they want to admit.

Oliver is drawn to his teacher Mr. Gordon, who takes an interest in Oliver.  He teaches Oliver to open and free his mind.  Anyone can do magic and it is there for the taking if he is bold enough to take the first step.  Is there really such a thing as a parallel universe?  When Jeremy disappears, Oliver has to use what he has learned in order to go find him.  He is the only one who may hold the clues to find him.

This book leaves you with as many questions as it does answers.  There is so much packed into this book it is hard to hit all the high points.  From Oliver's missing childhood memories to his deceased father, it will keep you guessing.  I was so disappointed when the book ended and I am so looking forward to the next book in this series.  Michael Pierce has written a wonderful book.  It is one of the best books I have read in a while.  I recommend this book to everyone.  Read it!

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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Tour Schedule:
1/3 Candace's Book Blog ~ Tour Kick Off with Interview
1/4 The Bookie Nook ~ Review
1/4 ReaWrite ~ Interview

1/7 Nazish Reads ~ Review & Giveaway
1/7 Becky's Barmy Book Blog ~ Top Ten or Guest Post
1/8 A Diary of a Book Addict ~ Review
1/9 I Am a Reader, Not a Writer ~ Interview
1/10 Pages of Forbidden Love ~ Review 
1/10 Tabitha's Book Blog ~ Excerpt
1/11 Donnie Darko Girl ~ Review 
1/11 Ivy Book Bindings ~ Excerpt

1/14 Lizzy's Dark Fiction ~ Review
1/14 Mr. Book Wonder ~ Guest Post
1/15 Mr. Book Wonder ~ Review
1/15 Get Lost in Fiction ~ Guest Post
1/16 Oh, the Book You'll Read! ~ Review
1/17 Book Labyrinth ~ Excerpt  
1/19 Reader Girls ~ Review & Top Ten 
1/20 Jean BookNerd ~ Review & Interview

1/21 Forever 17 Books ~ Review
1/21 Vy's Blog ~ Top Ten
1/22 Howling Turtle ~ Cover Reveal!
1/22 Supernatural Snark ~ Interview
1/23 Literary Rambles ~ Interview
1/23 Amethyst Daydreams ~ Review
1/24 Anatea's Bookshelf ~ Review
1/25 My Guilty Obsession ~ Review
1/25 Insane About Books ~ Review


  1. Michael definitely deserves this five star review. The book is awesome.

  2. YAY! So glad you loved it too! This book is very unique and mixes fantasy with contemporary issues incredibly well.
    Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!

  3. great reveiw. i haven't read the book as yet. but once i find a job i will get it

  4. Thanks so much for the fantastic review! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed it and that you're part of the tour. I'm working hard to get the second book out by April. :)

  5. Oo, what a great review! I love books that leave you with questions. :)

  6. What an AMAZING review!! Congratulations, Micheal. I'm so excited for you.

  7. This is a great giveaway! Thanks so much!

  8. Another awesome review for Michael's tour!