Tour Post: Gypsy

Today I'm taking part in the Xpresso Book Tour Gypsy blog tour. This book is so good and here's everything you need to know about it, as well as my review and a little giveaway thanks to Xpresso. 

Enjoy! x

by Trisha Leigh

Publication date: May 13th 2014
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
BUY: Amazon, B&N


Inconsequential: not important or significant.Synonyms: insignificant, unimportant, nonessential, irrelevant
In the world of genetic mutation, Gypsy’s talent of knowing a person’s age of death is considered a failure. Her peers, the other Cavies, have powers that range from curdling a blood still in the vein to being able to overhear a conversation taking place three miles away, but when they’re taken from the sanctuary where they grew up and forced into the real world, Gypsy, with her all-but-invisible gift, is the one with the advantage.
The only one who’s safe, if the world finds out what they can do.
When the Cavies are attacked and inoculated with an unidentified virus, that illusion is shattered. Whatever was attached to the virus causes their abilities to change. Grow. In some cases, to escape their control.
Gypsy dreamed of normal high school, normal friends, a normal life, for years. Instead, the Cavies are sucked under a sea of government intrigue, weaponized genetic mutation, and crushing secrets that will reframe everything they’ve ever been told about how their "talents" came to be in the first place.
When they find out one of their own has been appropriated by the government, mistreated and forced to run dangerous missions, their desire for information becomes a pressing need. With only a series of guesses about their origins, the path to the truth becomes quickly littered with friends, enemies, and in the end, the Cavies ability to trust anyone at all.


I don't know what I was expecting going into Gypsy. I haven't read anything by this author before and even though I had seen some pretty great reviews I wasn't really sure what was going to happen. Although I'm thrilled that I gave this book a shot because I loved it. The plot was exciting and full of twists and turns. The characters were all unique and well thought through with their own strengths and weaknesses making them come alive on the page. In general it was just a really fun and intriguing read with some rather dashing book boyfriends to boot!

The book itself follows a group of teens as they are taken from the only home they have ever known and the people they consider their family. These kids, Cavies as they like to call themselves, are no ordinary kids. They all have superhuman powers that at times can be a danger to not just themselves but also the rest of the world. Now away from the plantation this group of kids have to learn to live a normal life with their biological families (if they have them). However, the normalcy doesn't last long and for Gypsy and her friends to find out the truth about who they are and why they were really forced to live on the plantation their whole lives they will have to risk everything. 

This book started off with a really strong x-men feel to it, I was actually kind of waiting for Professor X to come rolling out in his wheelchair at one point. However, this quickly changed as the group of misfit mutants were taken away from their home. 

Gypsy is out main protagonist and out of this bunch of mutants she is the least fatal. She has the power to see when people are going to die. One touch and Gypsy will see the age in which you'll finally kick the bucket, which, even though awkward and challenging isn't likely to kill anyone. Unlike Mole who is a walking detonator! However, when Gypsy starts her new life she accidentally bumps into a boy name Jude seeing his number clear as day in her mind. 18. But here's the question, can she find a way to save him? 

There was one aspect of the story that I really liked and that was the whole 'clubhouse' idea as it constantly connected us as the reader to the idea that these teens are mutants, not that you ever really forget, but I liked that fact that the group were connected in some way even after they got taken away from the only place they've ever called home. 

Overall I really liked this book. It never stopped moving and it constantly gave us as the reader new pieces of the puzzle to digest as the plot thickened. There was never a lull in the story, never a moment wasted with frivolous information. It's action packed and the characters are captivating and easy to get lost in. Well worth the read. 

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**I received this book as an ARC from Xpresso Book Tours to read & review. This is a 100% honest review.**

About Trisha

Trisha Leigh is a product of the Midwest, which means it’s pop, not soda, garage sales, not tag sales, and you guys as opposed to y’all. Most of the time. She’s been writing seriously for five years now, and has published 4 young adult novels and 4 new adult novels (under her pen name Lyla Payne). Her favorite things, in no particular order, include: reading, Game of Thrones, Hershey’s kisses, reading, her dogs (Yoda and Jilly), summer, movies,  reading, Jude Law, coffee, and rewatching WB series from the 90’s-00’s.

Her family is made up of farmers and/or almost rock stars from Iowa, people who numerous, loud, full of love, and the kind of people that make the world better. Trisha tries her best to honor them, and the lessons they’ve taught, through characters and stories—made up, of course, but true enough in their way.

Trisha is the author of The Last Year series and the Whitman University books. She’s represented by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.


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  1. I agree 100% with your review! I loved this one and was so surprised about how things developed from the very start!
    I cannot wait for the sequel!

    1. Same! I'm really exciting to see where this goes :)

  2. Great review, Mily! I like how action packed/fast paced this one sounds. And the whole x-men feel to it really makes me curious! Glad you liked it! :)