Published by Poket Star, Simon & Schuster on May 7th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
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Nothing up her sleeves...or so she’s been led to believe.
Showgirl Holly Starr is sick and tired of assisting her dad, a celebrity magician, in his Las Vegas casino magic show. As soon as he keeps his promise to her and shares the secrets to his tricks, she can break out on her own. But can she really make it? For years Holly has taken medication to stave off crazy hallucinations that she can levitate objects. Just when she thinks she’s ready to make a career and a life for herself, her medicine—and her luck—run out.
Elijah Brown suffers from a similar delusion—that he can read minds—and he’s out of medicine too. Determined to save himself and his old flame Holly, he kidnaps her and takes her straight to the source, a town high in the Rockies where their medicine is made. What they discover there leads them to suspect their powers are not imaginary after all...and neither is the intense attraction they feel for each other.
They make a pact to stick together as they return to Vegas to confront the people who kept them in the dark so long. But soon they’re pitting their powers against each other in a dangerous world where the nightlife is seductive, domination is addictive, the sex is beyond belief...and falling in love is murder.
A New Adult Monday Review
.. a bi-weekly Feature where we will review and talk about New Adult books! If you are not familiar with this term, you can read my New Adult Discussion post!
I have heard a lot about Jennifer Echols’s New Adult story so I was seriously excited when I I got a chance to read it! It sounded funny and different and this is exactly what I found!
A Little Magic A Little Weird
Truly I think this sums this story up the best and I totally didn’t expect this. What I expected was a cute Contemporary and what I got was a little different a little weird and a little fun! Totally surprising combination. Even more, the story has a slight hint of magic and paranormal, something I too didn’t expect. So Levitating Las Vegas will be a little different from what you expect, and once you put behind your expectations you are ready to enjoy the ride!
Holy – Magician on drugs
Holy’s parents are famous Vegas magicians and they put her daughter holy on a drug when she was still very young. It’s to keep her mental disease in check – or so they say… But, when Holy finally gets behind this weird drug she has to use , there are more and more secrets she comes across and she finally has to face a reality she might not be prepared for. But, it also brings her closer to her childhood crush Elija who weirdly enough takes the sam drug for the same mental disability. Together they go on a werid trip to discover the truth!
Romance – Action and Twists & Turns
The story is action packed and filled with a lot of mind boggling twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. The whole story is truly entertaining and once I got used to the weirdness of the story I found the ride to be funny and different. Elija and Holy were a great team and it was great to see them come together and finally learn the truth about themselves and each other. Filled with some sexy times, I truly care for them as characters as well as a romantic pair. However, they didn’t completely make me fall for them as I normally do with other characters. I admit it took me a while to fully grasp the oddness of the story and truly enjoy it. It’s hard when you get into a book thinking one way only to go a complete different dirrection.
Levitating Las Vegas by Jennifer Echols is weirdly different and filled with action, magic, romance and touch paranormal. Readers who enjoy to be surprised and like a little oddness will be a perfect fit for Levitating Las Vegas!
I love that Jennifer Echols totally welcomes the New Adult genre and goes along for a ride. She clearly is a writer who can write any genre Adult, Young Adult or New Adult and I am more than excited to read more from her! Read her New Adult article on her site!
So, do you like a storys that are a little odd and weird? And did you expect this kind of story from Jennifer Echols? I’m excited to hear your thoughts!!
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Ooo! A new Jennifer Echols book! I absolutely adored Jennifer Echols’ Going Too Far and Forget You so I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed this book, Danny! I definitely have to add this book to my TBR and hopefully get the chance to read it soon 🙂
Awesome review, Danny ♥ Looking forward to read your next Monday New Adult review 😉
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A little weird sums it up perfectly for me, too! I didn’t really expect the magical aspect at all and I expected much more romance (and heat!) than there was. All around, it was good but…weird.
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I love Jennifer Echols! She sure does know how to write sexy boys! 😉
I thought this was a contemporary too. I’m a little wary because you said that its weird. I have this for review and I’m excited to give it a shot soon.
Great review, Danny!
I’m glad you liked it overall although it was a little strange! 🙂
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I always get a little disoriented when I’m expecting a book to go in one direction and it goes in the complete opposite, especially when I’m thinking something is contemporary and then get caught off guard by a paranormal element. Still, this sounds interesting, and now that I’m prepared for the oddness ahead of time, I don’t think it will bother me:)
I have yet to read a Jennifer Echols book – this one definitely sounds interesting!
Here’s the link to my New Adult Monday post! – New Adult Monday
This is going to be one that I rally need to check out. Thanks for bringing it to my attentions. Great review.
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A hint of paranormal? I wouldn’t have guessed! I’m glad I know about that now though as I usually like to know these things going in. This sounds pretty good overall, even if it’s a little outside my comfort zone. I still need to try something by Echols one day. I’ve heard nothing but good things. 🙂 Great review, Danny!
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Jennifer Echols last book had a lot of heat. She should have borrowed from that one!
You say weird and go up to the mountains, Nevada, I’m thinking Aliens, some weird NewAge stuff. Not sure this is the way I want to start New Adult with Jennifer Echols. I haven’t dipped my toes in the New Adult hot tub too much yet, but I’ve been using your recommends as a guide. So far I’ve been happy.
Are there many paranormal books in New Adult?
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I really need to read this one – I have it on my kindle and I also need to read Star Crossed – I’m excited to read some of her non YA stuff 🙂
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