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Review: Lucid by Kristy Fairlamb

September 22, 2019

About the Book:

A 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.

My thoughts:

Wow I enjoyed this.

The concept is chilling… dreams so lucid it is like being there but the catch is that the dreams are of someone’s untimely death. What does that do to a person. To see, over and over, the deaths of innocent people (and children) and know you can do nothing but bare witness to the worst day, the final day, of their life? Then imagine you are only 16. Lucy Is gifted with a terrible burden and it is taking a massive toll on her young life. But then someone she meets in a dream she meets in real life and everything changes.

This is a beautifully written love story, and a beautifully written horror/fantasy that takes you into the mysterious world of the mind. It grips you quickly and keeps you hooked and I have to say, I loved the way this book ended. It’s part one of a two part series and I cannot wait to see what happens next.

Set in Australia, its a story full of young love, high emotion, high stresses and moral dilemmas. This is a gripping story and one you should certainly read. A fabulous debut by Australian author Kristy Fairlamb.

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