Friday, December 6, 2013

The Field by Tracy Richardson

Welcome to this stop on The Field Blog Tour!

About the Book - About the Author - Prizes!!!

The Story-
 Eric Horton finds himself plagued by terrible nightmares of explosions, fire, and someone screaming. The more they occur, the more real they seem, causing him to question whether they're just harmless dreams or foreshadowing of a dark and devastating future. And that’s not the only strange thing happening. On the soccer field, he's been in the zone, saving shot after shot with what feels like a supernatural awareness of where the ball is going to go next. Then there's the connection he feels with Renee, the hot new student from France. It's as if he's known her forever.
Still, all these wild visions and synchronicities pale in comparison to the strange experiments Renee's dad is cooking up in the University physics lab. When he asks Eric to serve as a test subject, Eric must again question whether what he's seeing and hearing is reality—or something far beyond it. When his best friend Will starts drinking way too much and Renee has eyes for other guys, Eric loses the edge he’s always had in the goal, and confidence in himself. If he’s going to pull it together, Eric must tap into a part of himself that he never knew existed, and that might just be the part that connects us all.

My Thoughts-
This was a really interesting read and I'm having a hard time finding a place to start. The book is written with YA characters, but they felt so much older to me. They had a sense and knowledge about them that I find rare. There is typical teenager stuff happening, but the characters are mature. There is also quite a bit of cursing, but typical for what teens might use. One thing I did not like- there is an attempted rape, and the main character gets angry, but passes it off saying if the other guy ever harasses a girl again, he will get in trouble. WHAT! Very unrealistic. The police needed to be called.

What intriqued me the most was the sci-fi connection. The book is all about the Universal Field of energy that surrounds us. Eric participates in research testing and learns that he has a clairvoyant spark within himself. All the science that is discussed is fascinating. I'm not sure how well it will go over with the average teen though. However, there is also a lot of soccer play and dialogue and I know soccer is big. I think this is one of those books that will have polar reactions.

 About the prizes: Who doesn't love prizes? You could win either of two $25 Amazon gift cards, an autographed copy of The Field by Tracy Richardson, or an autographed copy of its tour mate, Second Verse by Jennifer Walkup (check out my review here). Here's what you need to do...
  1. Enter the Rafflecopter contest
  2. Leave a comment on my blog
That's it! One random commenter during this tour will win a $25 gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win--the full list of participating bloggers can be found HERE. The other $25 gift card and the 3 autographed books will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official Luminis Duo tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!

  About the book: Pick up your copy of this Young Adult/ Paranormal/ Mystery through Amazon US, Amazon UK, or Barnes & Noble.

  About the author: Tracy Richardson wasn’t always a writer, but she was always a reader. Her favorite book growing up was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. In a weird way that book even shaped her life through odd synchronicities. She has a degree in Biology like Mrs. Murry and without realizing it she named her children Alex and Katie after Meg’s parents! Tracy uses her science background in her writing through her emphasis on environment issues and metaphysics. When she’s not writing you’ll find her doing any number of creative activities – painting furniture, knitting sweaters or cooking up something in the kitchen for her vegetarian, carnivore and no-carb family. She lives outside of Indianapolis with her husband and two children and their Jack Russell terrier, Ernie. Connect with Tracy on her website, Facebook, or GoodReads.  HERE.

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  1. I want to read these books; I've wanted to read them and I would love LOVE to have autographed copies. I do understand the negative parts of the review.

  2. Thanks for sharing your review. I will add to my TBR stack.

    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

  3. Awesome review, Dorine, and I'm so glad you enjoyed THE FIELD! Thank you for joining us on this tour and for taking a moment to cross-post to Amazon and GoodReads. Oh, and don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter and random commenter contests for yourself.

    Em :-)