Title – Shock Me
Author – Ashley C. Harris
Series – Shock Me, #1
A promising gymnast, Donna Young is a shy, quiet nobody from the wrong side of town. The only exciting thing in life is her secret friendship with Ryan, her childhood crush. But after the accident—one that should have killed her—she discovers she has impossible powers! Why now, at sixteen, can she transform into something shocking and inhuman? Donna doesn’t know how to use her new abilities or who she can trust, but unveiling this mystery might lead to conclusions about Ryan that are deadly.
Rich kid, Ryan Applegate is the most popular guy in town. He has a face that should be on a poster in every girl’s bedroom and dates the hottest chick in school. But ever since the big explosion at the town’s power plant, Ryan has been keeping secrets of his own, that if revealed could force him to choose between his family and the girl he’s forbidden to love.
As their electrifying puzzle unfolds, so unfolds a town where friends become enemies, and enemies become unrecognizable and intertwined. Tortured heroes just might be the bad guys,and Donna discovers that her and Ryan’s secrets are powerful enough to destroy everyone… including themselves.
***I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.***
This book did not live up to my expectations. Donna Young, the protagonist was fairly fine, but I expected much more from her. In fact, I think I liked the supporting characters and their stories much more. I’m sure I would have liked the book much more if it had been written in Paul’s or Ryan’s point of view.
The romance is mainly centered around Rebecca, Donna’s best friend and Paul. I did think that Rebecca would end up with Spencer, but Paul really was much more nicer. Rebecca and Spencer are the usual best friends of Donna. But, my favorite characters in the book were Paul and Brook, Donna’s friend who lived in the city. She was my favorite female in the story. But Ryan.. I’m not sure of anything about this guy. I don’t think I like him very much, but I don’t hate him either. But it is clear enough that he is going to be Donna’s love interest.
The style of writing is also a simple one. The plot is quite new and I was excited about it. However, the execution dimmed it down a bit.But, the whole concept of making the people soldiers and giving them powers was very nice.
Overall, I would give this story 3.5 stars. But I guess I’ll read the sequel to find out how the story continues. If you want a fun read with a good plot but can over look some errors, then I recommend this book.
I thank the author for giving me this book for free 🙂