Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Release Date: March 5, 2012
*Note: I received my copy of CBB Book Promotions for review.
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.
I love Oliver.
It’s true; I want to run away with him. Provex City was awesome. I know I say a lot of books are good, and it’s true, in my opinion are. But there are some author’s that create a world far beyond what you expected from them and Michael Pierce is definitely one of those authors. I have read a lot of books, no really I have and so many of them have similar plots. Sure, they each have their own twists and turns, but there have been very few books with a truly original plotline.
I can legit count the number of books with them on one hand and Provex City has not only been added to the list, but just shot up to my second favorite! I love this plot. I want to have this plots babies. Pierce is an evil genius. Yes, evil because I need to know what happens next and there are no more pages in the book! Rude.
I don’t often read stories from the point of view of a male main character. Not because I have anything against male leads, but because a lot of the stories I read are more on the girly side. So, it was a nice change seeing how guys view things like starting a new school, meeting girls, and having family issues. It was a fresh take on things and I think Pierce did a nice job of staying true to what makes teenagers them.
I really want to fangirl about everything that happens in this book and all the cool twists that I didn’t see coming. I also have so many questions about characters and whether or not they are allies or enemies. But I don’t want to spoil the book because then you won’t get to have the same jaw dropping reaction I did at certain parts.
I will say this, it’s action packed and though there are a few times where I was like why are you crying Oliver don’t be a bitch, he really stepped up and was there for his Mom. Oh! Did I mention my love for Desiree? She’s this awesome spunky almost sidekick to Oliver. They’re best friends, but I swear it’s so much more and neither of them realize it…Or do they? (I’m laughing evilly right now)
But seriously I am drawing so many pink fluffy hearts around this book and its characters. I can’t wait to read the next installment and journey with Oliver to remember his forgotten past.
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.