Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Review: Gypsy

Gypsy Gypsy by Trisha Leigh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Inconsequential: not important or significant. 
Synonyms: insignificant, unimportant, nonessential, irrelevant 

In the world of genetic mutation, Gypsy’s talent of knowing a person’s age of death is considered a failure. Her peers, the other Cavies, have powers that range from curdling a blood still in the vein to being able to overhear a conversation taking place three miles away, but when they’re taken from the sanctuary where they grew up and forced into the real world, Gypsy, with her all-but-invisible gift, is the one with the advantage. 

The only one who’s safe, if the world finds out what they can do. 

When the Cavies are attacked and inoculated with an unidentified virus, that illusion is shattered. Whatever was attached to the virus causes their abilities to change. Grow. In some cases, to escape their control. 

Gypsy dreamed of normal high school, normal friends, a normal life, for years. Instead, the Cavies are sucked under a sea of government intrigue, weaponized genetic mutation, and crushing secrets that will reframe everything they’ve ever been told about how their "talents" came to be in the first place. 

When they find out one of their own has been appropriated by the government, mistreated and forced to run dangerous missions, their desire for information becomes a pressing need. With only a series of guesses about their origins, the path to the truth becomes quickly littered with friends, enemies, and in the end, the Cavies ability to trust anyone at all.

My Thoughts:

I chose this book because I needed a book with gypsy in the title for a Goodreads challenge. I don't know what I expected but it certainly wasn't this. It kind of reminds me of the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. It isn't exactly the same storyline but they both have genetically changed children involved.
I love that some of these kids got to meet the families they were torn away from. They also had a semblance of a normal life for a few short weeks. My heart ached for poor Gypsy as she was preparing to leave her dad's house.
I can't wait to learn more about the "Olders" and what their plans for the Cavy kids are. I can't help but think that they are jumping from one fire into another.

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