Lauryn April – YA Fiction that Non YA Readers Can Enjoy

51E78OKW1GL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_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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About Lucinda Elliot

Writer of Gothic comedy, my ebook 'That Scoundrel Emile Dubois' came out in August 2012 and is available on Amazon. 'When young Sophie de Courcy, bored but patient companion to the Countess of Ruthin, agrees to marry her long-time hero, dashing French rogue Emile Dubois, she is catapulted into a dangerous world of Man Vampires and Time Warps. With the help of Agnes, her no nonsense, tarot-reading Welsh maid, she must come to terms with her new husband’s scandalous past, defeat the evil Vampire neighbours and rescue Emile from the machinations of time which threaten to destroy their new found love. All this in just one book! Scoundrel is an entertaining, over-the-top Gothic adventure, alive with colourful character comedy as it flits between Revolutionary France and misty Wales.' Based in mid Wales, once living and worked in London for years, I am fond of weight training, was long ago a champion Sportsfighter, I am a fully paid up, card holding English classics geek and love a laugh...
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