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I'm a teenager trapped in the body of a thirty-something! I write the kind of books I like to read - something achingly romantic with twists and turns, topped with a good dose of escapism and individuality. I love reading teen fiction: I adored The Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games Trilogy, The Sookie Stackhouse novels, The Shiver Series, The Hush Hush Saga. I hope my books (as and when I finish them and publish them here!) have a similar flavour to these great novels. I live in England and work as an English teacher and this is reflected in my work which is as English as a pot of tea and a plate of scones! If people are kind enough to read my work, I truly hope they enjoy it as much as I do.
Brea Nicole Bond
on Aug. 02, 2012 :
The author isn't shy about marketing "Gravitate" as "the British Twilight." While fans of the Twilight series certainly won't be disappointed by Duchemin's novel, this description falls short. The similarities don't carry much further than a shared genre and a pining protagonist.
Duchemin's heroine Claudia, though also a heartbroken teenager, is the strength of the story. Despite the paranormal forces at work around her, she deals with truly tragic circumstances in a surprisingly believable manner that will strike a resonant chord with readers who have suffered loss. Marty, the male half of the leading couple, is profoundly more vulnerable and accessible than Meyer's Edward--this renders him less enigmatic, but no less attractive. Together, these characters make for a star-crossed duo with enough chemistry to keep the pages turning long past bedtime.
"Gravitate" is thoughtfully written, well edited, and thoroughly readable--a rare gem of an indie novel. If you're a Twilight fan--yes, you will like it; if you aren't--don't hesitate. You'll love it, too.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on July 19, 2012 :
I am actually on my second read of this book as i just love it so much, and even second time around, i find myself unable to put this book down as i have found myself so involved with the story and in love with the characters. You laugh and cry along with the leading lady and can't help but fall in love with the leading man.
A book i will most definitely be enjoying again and again
(reviewed long after purchase)
on May 16, 2012 :
This is an amazing debut novel, all the characters are fully developed and I feel like I know them all. I won't give away any plot details but be assured, I laughed, cried and gasped my way through Gravitate. Nothing is quite as it seems, I found myself still reading at 2am, desperate to find out what happens next!
I judge all books by how many times I will read them and this is a book I will read again and again.
Why are you still reading this review, download this book now!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)