The isolated town of Beldon, Wisconsin, is shocked when a high school freshmans body is found in Lake Algonquin. Just like everyone in the community, sixteen-year-old Daniel Byers believes that Emily Jacksons death was accidental. But at her funeral, when he has a terrifying vision of her, his world begins to rip apart at the seams.Convinced that Emilys appearance was more than just a mere hallucination, Daniel begins to look carefully into her death, even as he increasingly loses the ability to distinguish fantasy from reality.Whats real? Whats not? Where does reality end and madness begin?As Daniel struggles to find the truth, his world begins to crumble around him as he slips further and further into his own private blurred reality.Full of mind-bending twists and turns, Blur launches a new trilogy of young adult thrillers from Steven James, a master of suspense....
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Blur (Blur Trilogy #1) Reviews
"Alright," he said. "Imagine that everything on your side of the blanket is reality. Those are the things you can see, taste, feel, whatever. The things that are really there. Everything on my side of the blanket is..."
"Just imaginary." She finished his thought for him. "All in your head."
4.5 stars. I rarely love contemporary novels, and this does come off rather contemporary, but it's also highly suspenseful. I actually enjoyed it a lot! The story is really good, and I found the style very easy ...more
6/12/15: $2.00 on Amazon Kindle.
I received this book from netgalley. The story line was exciting. The characters seemed real. The action made it a page turner. Only one problem -- the last page says sequel out in Spring 1015!
I would like to thank NetGalley and Skyscape for granting me the opportunity to read eARC in exchange for an honest review. Though I received this e-book for free that in no way impacts my review.
The isolated town of Beldon, Wisconsin, is shocked when a high school freshman’s body is found in Lake Algonquin. Just like everyone in the community, sixteen-year-old Daniel Byers believes that Emily Jackson’s death was accidental. But at her funeral, when he has a terrifying vision of her, his world b...more
Thumbs Up: 4.5
Overall: I found another author to follow
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Lines blur between reality and something else
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Book Boyfriend: Daniel
SUMMARY (60 words or less)
I bought this as an audible Daily Deal and don’t regret a second of it. I actual read the blurb as I do for all new authors, and found I had to pick this one up. This author has a way of weaving a story and drawing you in. I wasn ...more
Blur by Steven James is a fast-paced, suspenseful, slightly paranormal crime novel for the young adult readers. Blur begins with the main character Daniel Byers going to the funeral of a not-so-well-known freshman from his high school. Emily was missing for two days when her body was found in a lake and it was ruled an accidental drowning. Daniel believes it, that is until at the funeral Emily talks to him. So begins Daniel's downward spiral into insanity as he tries to uncover the truth behind ...more
Provided by the publisher via NetGalley
Written in third person, this book was told from Daniel's point of view. As a high school quarterback, he lives a pretty normal life until he attends a funeral of a 14-year-old girl.
It was a great blend of fantasy, horror and suspense. There were scenes where things got real spooky that freaked me out quite a bit and I loved it. I also liked that this book wasn't too big on romance and the suspense was absolutely spot on. It was impossible to guess who the ...more
2-3 out of 5 stars
To be released May 27, 2014 by Skyscape
Received a NetGalley copy to read.
The small town of Beldon, Wisconsin has been rocked by the death of young teen Emily Jackson, who was found dead by drowning in the local Lake Algonquin. Daniel Byers, the son of the sheriff, goes to pay his respects to Emily at her wake. It is there that he sees her...and realizes she isn't quite dead. Emily seemingly wakes up at her wake and tells Daniel, essentially, that there is more to her dea ...more