October 16, 2013

Review: SUSY Asylum (Lorne Family Vault, Book 2)

SUSY Asylum (Lorne Family Vault, Book 2) by Michael Pierce
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: April 25, 2013
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Book Description:

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.

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“We are wolves among sheep.” – Oliver Grain, SUSY Asylum.

SUSY Asylum by Michael Pierce once again follows Oliver Grain into the higher plane of Provex City, but as he delves deeper into the city the truths he uncovers could very well destroy him. I have to say I was slightly disappointed with Oliver’s lack of progress with his gifts in the first half of this story. But the last few chapters more than made up for it.

SUSY Asylum pretty much continues where the story left off in Provex City. We get to see Oliver and Jeremy’s Dad come home from the hospital and deal with the family drama from his miraculous recovery. We also learn a lot more about T.J. in this story including how Desiree and Blaine fit into what happened to him.

Pierce does a fantastic job of setting the scene and showing us how different things are between the planes of existence. I absolutely love the way he describes Provex City. It’s majestic and dangerous and I can’t help being as enamored with it as Desiree is. We learn so much about what people are capable of in the city in this book and we also learn a great deal about the Lorne’s.

Oliver meet’s quite a few Lorne’s while gallivanting around the city and boy are they bad ass. I don’t want to give away too much of the story, but when SUSY Asylum is finally introduced the story picks up at a manic pace. I could not put my Kindle down. Seeing what Oliver went through and how he finally understood himself in the end was pretty damn amazing.

Pierce has a way with words and his storytelling capabilities always seem to stretch far beyond my expectations and SUSY Asylum was no different. I cannot wait until the third book in this series; it can’t get here fast enough. I would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone looking for an interesting, distinctive, and fast paced plot.

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Author Bio:

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.

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  1. YAY! I'm so glad you enjoyed this! I know that Desiree was making me angry with her hot and cold in the beginning of the book but I love how it all progressed. And Provex City is a fascinating place! It's just so easy to imagine somehow. Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!

    1. Yes! She was driving me nuts with that too! Haha I was like grrr girl I'm going to reach into the book and throttle you! Haha. But yes, the build up to everything and exploring Provex City it was all really great. It's so easy to imagine! He does an amazing job with that! Thanks for having me! :)

  2. Sounds intriguing! What a freaky sounding place! really enjoyed your review!

    1. It really is super cool how everything is put togehter. So imaginative and poignant.


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