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- Print Length: 380 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: BMJ Chanapi Press (March 22, 2016)
- Publication Date: March 22, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01BLUIWWK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #692,486 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Crossing the Barrier (The Gray Eyes Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I can say I like all of the characters, the annoying ones included. I like Lily's strength which is why I was sort of disturbed and a tad disappointed in the way she handled the story's conflict with regards to Malakai. I like Sandra for being such a good friend to Lily. I like how Malakai stood his ground on things. I like Wes, even if he's annoying because he makes me curious. I think underneath all that annoying things he did that there's a bigger thing he's trying to hide and maybe trying to escape from. But among all of them, it's actually David I like the most. Partly because somehow I can relate to his situation the most and also because he's such a great brother and friend.
The story was very interesting. It has caught my interest that I was able to finish reading it through text-to-speech which is the only way for me to be able to read at that time. I have tried reading text-to-speech before but I never quite finish a book through listening through and this is the first time.
I have a few questions regarding Lily's condition which I'm hopeful to get answered through the next book when based on how this one ended.
This more like a story of love, friendships, and family which for me is always a plus on a story. I really enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to reading the next book which I think comes out a couple of days before my birthday. Which means, I won't likely to forget about it.
Lily's romance with Malakai is endearing- a football star following his heart and going after the girl in the marching band, despite his crowd's rejection of the idea. As a former marching band member, reading about football games and marching competitions tugged at the strings of my heart.
While, as an adult, it seems like their dependence on each other and reluctance to talk things out when things go wrong seems a little inflated, I fully remember being 17-18 years old and feeling like a boyfriend was the center of my universe and having doubts I was too scared to voice....In other words, this whole romance is totally believable to me and swept me into it completely.
The paranormal aspect was well written- I could feel what Lily felt as I read it. I was very intrigued by mean girl Zoe. It was pretty obvious to me that something out of the norm was going on with her and I was disappointed that that wasn't explored. I am hoping that it will be delved into in book 2 of this series- which I can't wait to read!
The ending was left open and left me begging for more. Great job. I recommend!
While the dialogue is less than I would expect or have read in other books, the reader gets all of the characters thoughts and feeling through their non-verbals. I didn't need any additional dialogue to satisfy me.
The story was a bit predictable for the teen love plot line, but the gray eyes plot really took me by surprise and I ended up liking the story better. Pacing was a bit slow and repetitive for me, but overall
the flow is well done, the characters (even the secondary characters) are well developed, and I think the football/band dynamics were right on target.
This is a YA romance/paranormal about Lily, a young empath who faces high school drama on a daily basis as well as deals with her own problems at home. Her loving father had died and left their family home in her name. That didn’t sit well with her adoptive mother at all...in fact, her mother absolutely hates her. Having to deal with all those negative emotions everyday as a normal person is hard enough, let alone braving it all as an empath who lost her ability to shield herself against everyone else’s feelings.
Thankfully, Lily has great friends in Sandra and David who were like her rock and anchor during her times of need. I wish I had a friend like Sandra...everyone needs a Sandra in their lives!
Then we meet Malakai, the quarterback who fell in love with our geeky clarinettist.
I have almost forgotten about the paranormal aspect of the story as I was swept away by the numerous turmoil thrown at the young couple. Events and drama kept coming one after the other which seemed intent on tearing the young lovers apart until I just wanted to shout “Stop it! Leave them be!” to the author.
The pacing of the story kept me glued to my ebook reader. The suspense kept me constantly on the edge hoping Lily and Malakai would survive yet another obstacle in their way, only to find myself hanging on for dear life after a very short reprieve. Yet there were also tender moments that warmed my heart and brought a smile or two to my lips.
Then just when I thought the story was finished with a beautiful happily ever after, the author reminded me that this was just the first book of a potentially intriguing paranormal series! WELL! I will definitely watch out for the next book in the series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Who will enjoy this book: those with a love of coming-of-age stories, those entering into or in high school, and those who love light reads. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Evie Redding
I was fascinated from the start with Lily Morgan and her special abilities. She can feel what everyone else is feeling, but she has developed, what she calls, a shield, that can... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Mary Anne
One of the most interest coming-of-age books I've ever read. Couldn't put the book down. Love it and I highly recommend itPublished 1 month ago by Thiyani Perera
Crossing the Barrier by Martine Lewis!! I really enjoyed this book! It did leave me with a few questions like what happen to Wes, did Zoe get in trouble, what about Charlie and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amber Carroll
The romance is cute, but could have a bit more action on itPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
It has been a very long time since i read any YA books. But i very much enjoyed Crossing the Barrier. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nightwolf
This was a hard one for me to rate. First off, I want to say I absolutely loved Martine Lewis' easy writing style. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alex
Great for anyone who wants a drama teeenage romance story. This one is not a pure love story though, there is a slight paranormal angle to the storyline making it a definite must... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Books and Stuff
What an exciting book. This great YA Romance is about a high school relationship that is always twisting and turning! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Melinda Little
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