No good deed goes unpunished.
Alexa learns that the hard way. After an emergency operation, the heroine suddenly starts having visions which she can’t explain. Helping that person gets her kidnapped and used. She either stays there or helps Jude or she gets to leave and everyone she loves will be killed.
I panicked at the beginning when I thought it was YA. But rest assured it goes more to the NA direction. I had to keep reminding myself at times when the heroine was being juvenile that she is o ...more
i actually like Alexa (Lexi) for the most part but the whole "he's cute" bullshit is completely out of character for her at the time.
oh. and making a 25 yr old kidnapper have a possibly romantic / sexual relationship with a 17 yr old? disgusting.
jude isn't sexy or a bad boy or whatever, he's just nasty ...more
5 big stars
Let me first say I just say I love this cover it is so catching just beautiful.
Margaret has done it again is there anything she can not write this is so different from what I have ever read before. I honestly did not know what to expect going into this. I knew it was going to be very different from the authors other books. Once I started I couldn’t put it down.
Alexa has a gift that people want her for and they will kill for it .. but they cannot steal or take it from her it ...more
By: Margaret McHeyzer
One thing I’ve come to expect when reading a Margaret McHeyzer book is that you will be pulled in from the beginning and won’t be able to stop till the very last page!! The Gift is no exception.
Lexi is 16 almost 17 when doubled over in pain. After being rushed to the hospital and undergoing surgery for appendicitis, things have changed with her. Change in a big-time way! It starts in the hospital…yet Lexi is afraid to tell anyone.
My first impression toward this book is "repetitive." This book has got 176 pages in a kindl ...more
At the age of sixteen, Alexa's life changes. She wakes up confused and has no idea what has happened to her but she feels different. Then, it happens. Her gift is presented to her. She doesn't know what to do with it. But soon she finds out that people would ...more
My Rating: 4.5 stars ...more
I’m enthralled with this story. Margaret McHeyzer has created an interesting premise and her characters are well developed and intriguing.
Alexis and Jude certainly have an interesting relationship, or you might even say a non relationship.
What strikes me the most is Lexis dedication to her family and her best friend, Dallas. For a seventeen year old girl, she’s definitely one old soul but her sassiness is refreshing, if not annoying to Jude.
Loved this story, even ...more
Alexa is a normal seventeen-year-old and these visions are making her very stressed. She avoids touching anyone, except her parents to avoid launching these visions. By accident, she touches a stranger at the mall and sees that he is about to be assassinated that evening. She is driven to warn him. It is a lo ...more
I picked this up because of a few rave reviews from fellow bloggers, and the synopsis had a great hook. Plus, when I went to add it to my wish list on Amazon.com I discovered it was free. Bargain! I’ve read many books in this genre and had a lot of fun… but ‘The Gift’ was anything but for me. I think I’d rather have my teeth drilled, strapped down in a dentist chair.
The writing style felt juvenile. As well as the main character, Alexa, fell through a sequence of events an ...more
Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF
“They say the eyes are a gateway to the soul. In this case, they certainly are.”
Alexa Murphy was a normal 17 year old girl until her appendix burst and she nearly died. When she comes too in hospital she discovers she has been left with an extra ability, the ability to touch people and see their futures. Lexi is a kind-hearted young woman and she makes a decision that ends up putting her face to face with Jude Caley. Jude knows what she ...more
by Margaret McHeyzer
Went into this story expecting one thing but pleasantly surprised with so much more. She's able to take two aspects of a story I love that are nothing a like and bind them in nonstop page turning piece.
The story starts off with the heroine Alexa a.k.a Lexi in the hospital. After surgery she wakes to find she has gained a supernatural ability. Confused and scared of what people will think if she keeps it herself. After failing to help out so ...more
At the beginning, I wasn’t too sure if I was going to get into it as the heroine is only sixteen and still in high school. But let me tell you, it didn’t matter!
Lexi is rushed into surgery for appendicitis and when she wakes up, she’s not the same girl that she was.
She now has a gift, or is it a curse?
Lexi takes a trip to the mall with her bestie Dallas, and while there she “bumps” into a man. This man is Jude and he is not your e ...more
Meet Alexa. She´sa nearly 17 year old highschool girl. She discovers that she has a special ability, a ability " normal " human beings will lie, steal or kill for.
This book blew me away. I read it in one sitting, I couldn´t put it down.
The gift is the captivating story of loss, love and emerging from a dark place.
The Gift is a brilliant read, I love the writing and I love the words.
I really can´t wait ´til the story c ...more
Jude is a horrible, violent, disgusting person who kidnaps a 17 year old girl and threatens to kill her family if she tries to leave and yet apparently he's attractive? Just because he's rich and powerful and good looking and doesn't physically hurt Lexi does not make the relationship at all healthy or acceptable. How about we don't sell these ideas to teenage girls? Or anyone for that matter.
Also, how many times can the characters have the same conversation in a book that is ...more
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A book, Ms Mcheyzer, has a beginning, a middle and ... an end. This end can contain loose ends teasing the reader to seek out a sequel but to simply leave the end hanging is unacceptable.
I therefore consider that this book is UNFINISHE ...more
I recommend this book.
Lexie is just sixteen years old when she after receiving emergency surgery, is given the "gift". When she touches someone, or someone touches her she can see the future, their future and that scares the h ...more
Okay, let me first say that I really loved this book! It is the start of what I am sure is going to be an amazing series!
I went into this one blind, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Oh, and this is also my first time reading anything written by this author. With that said, I am glad to say that this story was outstanding.
Alexa is a seventeen year old girl who was rushed into surgery with appendicitis. When she awakes post surgery, it doesn't take her long to figure out th ...more
The premise: near death experience and now she can catch glimpses of the future by touching people. I liked that.
But once she was kidnapped by a 25-year old gangster who is going to keep her for her ability, oy! Utterly eye-rolling. The "relationship" between Jude and Lexi was so unreal. He has kidnapped her and says he'll kill her parents and best ...more
I did enjoy the stuff about her gift, though. I'll read the sequel, but I'm having trouble with ...more
The narrating style is not my preference, but the concept appealed to me. We spend a lot of time setting up the main character, but you don't know much about her by the end of the book. I only finished this book, because I kept hoping it would turn back. It did not.
Once Lexi is held captive, I started skimming. It became too Stockholm Syndrome, until she remembered she should be angry. I feel no connection to the main character. I wish the plo ...more
Rating 3.36 out of 5 stars
Something was wrong.
Or maybe somthing was right.
This is how I recieved my gift.
. . . Or maybe it's my curse. - Margaret McHeyzer, The Gift
After having to an emergency appendectomy 17 year old Alexa discovers that she can get glimpses into someone's future through touch. If this isn't hard enough to get use to. She suddenly finds herself a kidnapped victim of a handsome but dangerous man named Jude. A man she recently saved with her gift. Now he wants to...more
Alexa is rushed to hospital with a burst appendix and while recovering from the surgery she realises much to her horror that things have ...more
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF UGLY AND MISTRUST
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I'm Margaret and I'm a self-published author.
Recently I was fortunate in obtaining New York Times best selling status on my YA/NA book - Ugly, and my YA book - Mistrust.
My last three books have been YA and I'm completely in love with the genre. I love being able to communicate with people through my words and ...more