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Boost ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☁ Boost ✍ Author D.A. Paul – They call it a boostIt’s the buzz you get from absorbing the spiritual energy of the dead and it absolutely terrifies Lidia Powell Shortly after meeting Ander at summer camp Lidia is thrust into the They call it a BoostIt’s the buzz you get from absorbing the spiritual energy of the dead and it absolutely terrifies Lidia Powell Shortly after meeting Ander at summer camp Lidia is thrust into the world of psychic mediums and brought to a new school At Mountain Heights Academy even a casual pizza date is accompanied by a ghost and only a frightened uberdork would refuse the Boost To Lidia the peer pressure to absorb phantom apparitions is horrifying but to everyone else it's the drug of choice However when one of the students delves into dark energy Lidia suspects that a Boost isn’t as innocent as it seems Soon the Boost becomes an addiction and Lidia must act fast before the changes become irreversible.

10 thoughts on “Boost

  1. Emma Giordano Emma Giordano says:

    Review to be posted on my channel soon I absolutely loved this book It was a great supernatural story and was a fast read It went in a lot of different directions that I didn't expect and I have very few problems with it Keep an eye out for my review on my YouTube channel received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own

  2. Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink* Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink* says:

    ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review Boost by DA Paul is probably best described as a mix of Ghostbusters and Vampire Academy The main character Lidia is a teenage girl I'm assuming around 16? The age was never really given or I missed it somehow who gets entangled into a world of ghosts spirits and demons She never wanted this life in the first place never knew about it to be honest and she wants to go home and live a normal life with her dysfunctional family It's all a bit too much for her getting whisked off away from her charming normal boyfriend to go live in the mountains with a bunch of other teenagers who add high school drama to her already messed up worldI was initially pretty skeptical and not for any logical reasons Everybody in their life has that one person who you would rather chew your foot off than have to interact with them again for any amount of time That one person for me is a girl named Lydia so every time I read about this main character I remembered her But I got past that and was pleasantly surprisedOkay so I don't do most high school drama type books I have never really liked them because I keep thinking Shouldn't they be worrying about their grades and getting into college instead of who is dating who? My high school was a bit weird I only graduated with 55 people and we couldn't really have that much drama because it was impossible to have secrets in the first place Whatever grudges we had and there were some no doubt we kept them to ourselves You were stuck with them anyways and how else were we going to get a senior prank together? That being said sometimes I just can't relate to the mean girls and backstabbing that goes on in some YA books My reference for normal high school life comes from old school Nickelodeon Odd note if you google high school drama gif it's all Ouran High School Host Club and that makes me really happyBut anyways Lidia ends up moving away from her boyfriend Ethan and basically being stranded in the middle of nowhere in the weirdest private school ever with his best friend who is not only a flirt but also terribly attractive Because that's going to go well Lidia has to learn how to deal with being away from the stability in her life while trying to figure out how to deal with the ghosties that keep cropping up in her lifeMy appreciation for Lidia sort of waxed and waned throughout the book I enjoyed the fact that she didn't feel the need to dress up when Ethan came by and rejected her mother's pleas to look a bit cuter My mother to this day still does the same thing I went to church without lipstick and blush a few weeks ago and you would think I walked out of the house naked We all know those mothers and I liked that this girl actually stood up for herself a bit I didn't like the body shaming or the trash talking though I know it was a few isolated incidents but wanted a girl to be smothered with her overly large breasts just rubbed me the wrong way It's not the girl's fault that she is well endowedAlso the vegan part Or semi vegan I get that some people do it for health philosophical andor taste preference reasons and I completely respect that What I don't like is when people call themselves vegan and then eat cheese and dairy saying that they couldn't resist the temptation I don't care if an author makes a vegan character but PLEASE stop using it as a descriptor as if her diet dictates who she is as a person I got it She ate waffles for breakfast which are made with milk by the way and tried to avoid meat because it made her feel weird after something with her grandmother but it felt like it was every other sentence Lidia was closer to a semi vegetarian than a vegan and that really bothered me It felt like it cheapened the point of her trying to be veganMoving on from that I actually really liked Ander for the most part He's not a good boy and he's not a bad boy but somewhere in the middle Lidia asked for him to leave her alone and he did so He knew she was pissed off and he tried to protect her without being obvious about it He respected the fact that Lidia was dating his best friend and respected her boundaries He was flirty without being a jerk and there were no cringe inducing lines that you sometimes find in YAThe idea of getting high off spirit energy is pretty uniue and that was what held the book together for me Getting a boost hence the name is literally like getting a tiny shot of adrenaline It makes sense Spirits Energy Energy Endorphins Endorphins make you happy Happy people don't get into as much drama as angsty kidsBut despite all of the good interesting things in this book there were some major flaws that didn't work for me It felt like the stereotypical high school set up that I'm starting to get really sick of seeing We had the curvy sexy bitch girl Check We have the popular cool guy Check We have the awkward couple that everybody is slightly concerned about Check We have the guy with the lip rings Check It just seemed like there was a formula there and nobody really stood out Lidia was beautiful and random guys developed crushes on her and she not only had a sort of boyfriend but also had Ander and every other guy that looked at her Give me a girl main character who is confident in herself but doesn't have boys wandering around her like cows off their feed I want strong girls who have insecurities but are honest with themselvesBuilding on that was the sex They are teenagers at boarding school They're going to get it on But it felt out of place if we're going to be honest There was very little sexual tension for me because it was treated so casually I think that if they weren't all having sex with each other the relationships might have worked better It went from zero to a hundred real uick Lidia was thrilled about someone's pinky touching her thigh and then they were in bed together It was rushed and there seemed to be little consideration for the stuff that happened between the first kiss and sex That's not to say that it needed to be racy but it jumped around too much There is awkwardness and deeper kisses between those things There is frustration and anxiety The characters need to have interaction with each other between those two settings other than just avoiding each other It was a missed opportunity in that regard because there could have been build up thereThe kids never actually seemed to be in class or at camp They were supposed to be students and camp counselors but there was never any mention of them actually participating in any significant way When I was at camp the counselors were always busy and when I became in charge of 80 seven year olds for a few summers I understood why There is always something that needs to be done and you don't have a chance to go work on your tan At school there's always homework Especially at a school that has high college acceptance rates and these kids barely seemed to go to class I wanted a few classroom scenes but they were noticeably absentIt just felt like parts of the book were missing I was looking for tension I was looking for teachers and kids getting caught out at night but it didn't seem to happen This book could have been a hundred pages longer because it seemed like some of the descriptions and interactions had been pared down Readers want to know what classroom life is like and what they do on their days off Sometimes it is good to see the characters lounging around talking shit and it just wasn't there for meBut you know what? I probably would have really enjoyed this book in high school when I really think about it It's a young adult book and I think it would be perfect for young adults I wanted from it but that might be because I like high tension and crazy drama I want high speed chases and hiding in the woods overnight with ghosts surrounding the main characters The drama in this book was I feel suited for a particular age range and that worked wellReview originally posted at Tara Belle Talking

  3. Sibella Sibella says:

    This review and others here wwwreviewsofyabooksblogspotcaIntroduction Goodreads synopsis They call it a boost It’s the buzz you get from absorbing the spiritual energy of the dead and it absolutely terrifies Lidia Powell Shortly after meeting Ander at summer camp Lidia is thrust into the world of psychic mediums and brought to a new school At Mountain Heights Academy even a casual pizza date is accompanied by a ghost and only a frightened uberdork would refuse the boost To Lidia the peer pressure to absorb phantom apparitions is horrifying but to everyone else it's the drug of choice However when one of the students delves into dark energy Lidia suspects that a boost isn’t as innocent as it seems Soon the boost becomes an addiction and Lidia must act fast before the changes become irreversibleCover The cover is stunning I like the haunting sort of vibe it gives off and I find extremely fitting for the bookLidia Lidia is without a doubt my favorite protagonist I've read in a while her personality is awesome and she's the perfect voice to the storyEthan I didn't have a problem with Lidia's boyfriend Ethan at all; he was a necessary character to keep the plot going but oh dear lord if I was Lidia I would not be able to put up with him To me he seems childish so props to Lidia for being able to put up with himview spoilerEspecially after he slept with another girl while they were on a break Honestly If somebody did that to me we'd be taking a trip to splitsville hide spoiler

  4. Jayat Gonzalez Jayat Gonzalez says:

    This is perfect for fans of Obsidian and Beautiful DisasterLidia has been seeing dead people for ever since she can remember; she has learnt how to ignore the spirits that haunted herSummer before her junior year of high school she joins her boyfriend as volunteers in a summer camp where she finally meets her boyfriend's handsome best friend Ander and his brother AlexAll of a sudden Lidia is sent to Mountain Heights Academy one of the best schools in the country But what she does not know is that it's also a school special for mediums just like herBoost It's the great sensation of peacefulness and lightness you feel after absorbing a good spirit But what happens when you absorb a bad one?THIS BOOK IS SOOO GREAT I fangirled all the way through it DA Paul created two amazing main characters who are both hilarious and believableAnder is sassy handsome and pretty much everything else we all want in a guy fictional boyfriend material right hereLidia is hilarious and so relatableThere's paranormalcy romance sassiness mysteryromance This story follows a fast paced page turning original plot though I would have liked a bit of detail on the secondary charactersYou will seriously not be able to take your eyes off it Trust me I tell you firsthand I did not get so much sleep because I wanted to keep on reading I cannot wait for the next book to come out this is so greatI recommend this book SO MUCH

  5. Paulina Maurovich Paulina Maurovich says:

    Really well written story I really liked the characters and the whole idea behind the story I liked the main character a lot and I fell in love with Ander and I wish they could have had moments together The only reason I won't give it a 5 is because of the whole Ethan thing I've read a lot of books where there are love triangles and even though this one is really well written I simply hate a cheating girlfriend and brothers or friends fighting over a girl However the main story involved a lot of good stuff and I highly recommend it

  6. Meredith Fletcher Meredith Fletcher says:

    You can find this and other reviews on my blog Mezzalilys Teen Book Reviews “I liked my face Ethan liked my face A lot of people liked my face Besides makeup was really just glorified face paint” Thanks to the author for sending me a copy of Boost in exchange for an honest reviewLidia is thrust into the world of paranormal and mediums when she meets her boyfriends best friend Ander who saves her from a ghost Soon after Lidia is attending Mountain Heights Academy where she must learn to use her powers and help others who may stray from the desired pathI really enjoyed Boost the mix of paranormal and thriller elements really complimented each other well I've never read a story about the absorption of the dead so it was a very interesting new topic to start reading about I will definitely e continuing with this series to find out what is going to happenI really liked Lidia as she felt like a character I could actually relate to She didn't just automatically think she wanted to get involved in something because she was special she felt scared about her new found abilities She fought with herself and others about her true nature with casualties along the way I wasn't overly fussed over the love triangle aspect as I felt the book could have sustained itself without itI really suggest you give it a read

  7. Cas Cas says:

    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewI was hooked from the first page It was so intriguing such a richly imagined twist to reality I wouldn't call it Dystopia but a fantasy set in contemporaryLidia is a headstrong girl with deep feelings about life; to her it's either right or wrong Ander is my type of guy and I knew they would get together from the beginningBoost has a very clear fantasy element that is well imagined; every part is explained for without the need for large informative paragraphs I will definitely be looking out for Book Two

  8. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    ARC Review This Was a fantastic book was than just a boo about Ghosts or Vampires its than just a Normal book It was a fantastic book that left me wanting the next book DA Paul does a great job developing the characters and explaining everything I was hooked from the very start and finished it in almost one sitting Fantastic read

  9. Tara Paul Tara Paul says:

    This book left me wanted for What a great inner voice this main character has she is a uniue young adult who is discovering so many things that she wishes she she could just forget I recommend this book to everyone

  10. Mel Mel says:

    Finished my ARC and I will add my official review a little later after I get my thoughts together

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