Sadly for me, I’m a NSYA – Not So Young Adult – but I always look forward to a read by Lauryn April: I know there’ll be a combination of vivid, realistic characterisation and exciting paranormal adventure.
Her latest is no exception: I loved the combination of the vain, superficial Payton and the subtly appealing geek Logan in this intriguing take on the theme of alien invasion.
Logan is clever, sincere, and thought to be totally uncool in high school society (it’s probably Totally Uncool to use that expression these days). Logan can’t believe that she likes him – even when caught up by fears of alien invasion, she can’t stand the thought that her friends will laugh at her about her new found closeness with him.
Here’s my Amazon review: -
Payton Carlson is a social success: she was Junior Prom Queen, is planning to be Senior Prom Queen; she’s planning to go to the Homecoming dance with Ian, her handsome latest crush.She’s the head cheerleader, at the head of the in group at school. She’s got her life exactly as she wants it.
But then, her night terrors begin; the dazzling lights, the floating sensations, the sinister grey figures with the great black eyes – are these nightmare experiences bad dreams, or something worse?
Only one person can advise Payton – serious-minded, unpopular loner Logan Reed, who Payton’s always dismissed as a super nerd.
And she needs his help.
But is Logan what he appears? For that matter, are her best friends Jo and Hailey quite what they appear to be?
As with her former books, author Lauryn April delivers a fast paced, exciting story full of vivid characters with an effortless combination of paranormal elements and day-to-day high school issues.
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