Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Linda's Review of Replay by Keira Lea

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 279 KB
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Published: April 12th, 2011
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
Lending: Enabled

Book Courtesy of Author

Amazon Summary:
Kelsee Lewis has a new school, a prima donna best friend, and one week to write a hit play. Throw in a self-obsessed mom and an absent executive dad, and it’s no wonder she has panic attacks—complete with time-warp special effects. When Kelsee meets comic book maven Quinn, she realizes the attacks give her the ability to rewind time.

Replaying life seems like the best way to erase mistakes. But will second chances leave Kelsee flailing in the orchestra pit alone?

Kelsee Lewis is your average teen. Excluding her frequent panic attacks, a serious knack for play-writing, and an incredible ability to stop time. At her new school, Bonne Arts Magnet High School, she’s got her best friend pressuring her to finish a script that got her accepted in the first place. Plus, there’s the ever-present mom breathing down her neck. The panic attacks don’t help either and Kelsee soon discovers they’re not that easy to overlook anymore.

Replay is an overall amazing YA book. The characters are relatable and often times hilarious. I loved Kelsee. She’s witty with a bit of a snark, which I admire. It was impossible to not laugh at the quirky dialogue. As Kelsee develops more of her powers, I am so intrigued by the control she wields. Who wouldn’t want to stop and rewind time?

It was a fast paced read with lots of twists and turns that I simply couldn’t imagine what could come next. Each chapter opens with a setting and character blurb and divided into acts, which comes nicely together to create a script-like appearance. The story does revolve around her play after all. Controlling her new superhero powers also adds to the jumbled mix of her problems. When Kelsee tries to fix things, something always comes around and knocks her down again. But she’s stubborn to the core with the determination to prove herself to her family, friends, and school,

Replay was a great read and I can’t recommend this enough to anyone looking for quick and funny teen read. Keira Lea has all the qualities of a talented author with unique ideas. I hope to read many more of her works.



Lover Of Romance said...

Great review!!! I don't usually read YA, but I might have to try this one out!!! I just love witty heroines!!!

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