Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fair Coin
Author - E. C. Meyers
Genre - Paranormal YA
Pages - 250

Description From Goodreads 

Sixteen-year-old Ephraim Scott is horrified when he comes home from school and finds his mother unconscious at the kitchen table, clutching a bottle of pills. The reason for her suicide attempt is even more disturbing: she thought she’d identified Ephraim’s body at the hospital that day.
Among his dead double’s belongings, Ephraim finds a strange coin—a coin that grants wishes when he flips it. With a flick of his thumb, he can turn his alcoholic mother into a model parent and catch the eye of the girl he’s liked since second grade. But the coin doesn’t always change things for the better. And a bad flip can destroy other people’s lives as easily as it rebuilds his own.
The coin could give Ephraim everything he’s ever wanted—if he learns to control its power before his luck runs out.

Ephraim is your normal everyday kid, he has a best friend, a crush and a magical coin… okay so hes not that ordinary. Ephraim comes upon a magical coin  and after a mysterious note shows up in his locker telling him to make a wish and flip it, his whole world turns upside down as everything and everyone he knows and loves changes right before his eyes.

Another one of those ‘be careful what you wish for’ books, Fair coin actually brings something knew to the table (you find out about halfway through the book) and changes tactics, an interesting plot twist to be sure but at times I was very bored and had to drudge through a few chapters while telling myself it will get better. It did.

Ephraim is a good character, a typical goody-goody who has to do the right thing but sometimes the right think can really mess everything up!  I liked the character of Nathan, he was a bit pervy and a bit of a dork but he actually had a really good personality, although he becomes a tad… unstable later on.  Jena is also a good character and the twins, Mary and Shelley ( a nice and creative twist on names).

All in all Fair Coin is an interesting and new take on a genre that is getting a bit repetitive and I look forward to more books from Myers. 

1 Comment:

  1. Krystianna said...
    I hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds really good! I'm going to have to read it now! I'm glad to hear that you liked it. Thanks for the review!

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