I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Lucid (#1) by Kristy Fairlamb. I received a free copy of Lucid for honest review. As soon as I read the synopsis, I knew I had to experience this read. Thank you so much to Kristy Fairlamb, the publisher, and Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours for letting me be a part of this fun tour.
Title: Lucid (Lucid #1)
Author: Kristy Fairlamb
Published by: Lakewater Press
Released: April 23, 2019
Source: free review copy/arc from publisher
Synopsis: 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.
Chilling, haunting and compelling, this novel is the first in a two-part series for fans of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and The Hidden Memory of Objects that will leave you breathless for days. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: Woweee Wow. What a ride. I didn't know what to expect when going into this book. The synopsis almost makes it seem like a standard paranormal/special abilities kind of tale. Lucy has a rather unfortunate skill of getting to experience dreams of real life tragedies. She's essentially trapped, replaying moments of death, destruction, and tragedy. She's afraid to go to sleep, and I don't blame her in the least. I don't think anyone in their right mind would want a power like that. The part of the synopsis that really sold me on the book was where it was compared to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. That made me think there would be more to this book than one saw at first glance, and boy was that ever the case.
I really enjoyed this. It was twisty and dangerous. I had to keep reading just so I could see what was going to happen. I liked Lucy as a character. I was intrigued by Tyler Sims. I wanted to find out just what his connection was to Lucy. Lucid did a great job of hooking me.
It did end leaving some very big questions unanswered, and I just wish I'd have gotten a little more closure. I guess I'll just have to wait for the second book.
Meet The Author
Kristy Fairlamb is an Australian author of the Young Adult Lucid series coming out in 2019.
She spends her days drinking coffee and torturing her characters with loads of tension – both love related and the nail biting kind.
Long before her days of writing began she spent half her childhood in a make believe world; daydreaming about growing up, falling in love, and travelling the world.
She’s worked as a nanny in country England, a junior matron in a boy’s boarding school south of London, a governess in East Timor, and made coffees and cleared tables in the New South Wales snow fields.
She lives with her husband, teenage daughter, and two sons in the beautiful Adelaide Hills where they’re lucky enough to get occasional visits from the local koalas.
She’s terrible at gardening, likes her bookshelves sorted by colour, and recently checked off a lifelong dream of jumping from a plane.
When she’s not writing or daydreaming about her stories you’ll find her reading, cooking for her family, or doing anything to avoid the housework.
Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Lucid (#1) by Kristy Fairlamb. Be sure to check out the giveaway!! Thanks again to the publisher, Kristy Fairlamb, and Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours for letting me be a part of this fun tour.