- Series: Lorne Family Vault
- Paperback: 378 pages
- Publisher: ParousiaSix Publishing; 3 edition (April 15, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 061580425X
- ISBN-13: 978-0615804255
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,885,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Provex City (Lorne Family Vault) (Volume 1) Paperback – April 15, 2012
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I have always been drawn to classic stories of young, hapless, naive heroes/heroines discovering mysterious realms they thought they could have only imagined (The Chronicles of Narnia, Alison in Wonderland, etc.) Provex City takes the traditional theme and modernizes it a bit. The plot is slightly predictable in a comforting way (although that may be attributable to my age ;) and I consider the subject matter to be appropriate for young readers around 12+. There are a few violent events and teen appropriate romantic encounters. I gave three stars due to slightly clunky transitions between scenes, as well as feeling like parts were a little inspired from the book "The Secret" (not to say getting young readers interested in the power of positive projection is bad, I just felt like maybe an offer to buy tickets to a seminar might pop up at the end. Baggage from decades past lol). Over all a fun read and I wouldn't mind continuing the series.
i would like to start off by saying I'm not much of a reader, but from the books i have read, in order for me
to finish them they have to be pretty ridiculously amazing and entertaining i.e hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, the stand so on and so forth.
If it is not amazing and the greatest thing ever i simply cant find it worth my time to finish it.
in other words this is the favorite of all books i have read and have now turned it on to many of my friends!!
Not only is it easy to read but the story is not at all predictable and it has advice in it that actually helps me in chapters of my life(pun intended)... simply beautiful.
Finally about to crack the second book and I'm sure ill finish it in short of a few days!! Keep on writing Pierce!
Your work is an inspiration.
The fact that this story is told from the male point of view of Oliver, helps too. Oliver is so likeable. He is just your ordinary down to earth very real feeling teenage boy. He isn't a bad boy, he isn't super popular, not a jock, just...average (or so it seems) and I adore that about him. He has insecurities and fears and hopes and dreams just like the rest of us. He doesn't have everything figured out and he doesn't know what he is doing half the time, but again, that is what makes him so believable and so appealing.
When Oliver moves to a new town and into the house that may be haunted, his world really starts to change. When a new teacher takes a liking to him and starts to show him what is really possible, his world does change. Oliver learns things that he never knew, about himself and the world around him. We never get everything all at once but rather bits and pieces through resurfacing memories and through the things Mr. Gordon shows him. And it is pretty clear from the get go and his mom is hiding something. That Oliver and Jeremy are special in some way, we just don't know how yet.
I loved the Room of Enlightenment, it reminded me so much of Harry Potter and the Room of Requirements. I couldn't help it, I had to smile at some of the similarities, though they were few.
Desiree was an interesting character. I couldn't help but like her in all her eccentricities.
Really this was a great read and I like it way more than I was anticipating. I don't want to say too much more on it but, if you like fantasy, YA and a story told through the voice of a very likeable male protagonist, then please do give this one a try. I don't think you will be disappointed.
Now the characters, Oliver is a young boy not sure of himself at all, and being bullied isn't helping. He envies his brother without really knowing him because they are different. Jeremy is popular and confident. He is a bit bothered by his brother but when it's needed he also can be a protective older brother. This duality will be explained but that's sure that at the beginning like Desiree I didn't appreciate him.
Desiree is a girl that seems to be always happy and welcoming but when you see past the appearances you can see she is also fragile, hurt and has secrets. I liked her even if I had some difficulties to understand how she acts with her boyfriend Eli. And they are some mysteries as why is she as good as Oliver with the "other reality" things.
Anna, it's not that I dislike her but I absolutely hated how she acted with Oliver and at the shopping mall.
So the beginning of the book is more mystery than fantasy for me but the plot is interesting when you get over the confusing part. I will be waiting for book 2 because the end is a small cliff-hanger and you want the answers to "why". At the end of the book, you understand the base of the story but it's really a series and not a stand alone. Many questions are left unanswered. Now that we have some knowledge about the universe, it will be easier to immerse ourselves in it I think. So i want more^^.
I loved this book but I admit that I had to go past my first impression; it's really in the end that you enjoy it the most. It's an interesting and intriguing first book. A good book to recommend to the ones who like: science fiction, fantasy and of course YA.
A warning: there are mentions of adolescent's suicide and abuses of alcohol.
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