I am really excited to have L.C Barlow on my blog today, and I can only apologise that it has taken me so long to get this post up! We will not only be taking a look at her book Pivot, but she has given me a copy of the official book trailer for you to have a gander at – excited much!
Pivot, is book 1 in the Jack Harper trilogy. Shall we see what this book is all about?Pivot by L.C. Barlow
Series: Jack Harper #1
Published by Rare Bird Books on October 31 2019
Buy on Amazon UK
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From the age of seven, Jack Harper is raised by the leader of a mystical cult, Cyrus Harper. Through Cyrus, Jack receives a full education in all usual subjects―economics, literature, mathematics, history―as well as one unique skill useful to a person in Cyrus's position: assassination. With the help of Roland James, a man incapable of dying, Cyrus hones Jack into the perfect weapon to use against all who oppose him.
It is not long, however, before Jack discovers that Cyrus and Roland are not the only ones living in Cyrus’s mansion. There, too, exists a mysterious creature in the depths of the house with supposed immortal magic. According to Roland, this creature is responsible for all the miraculous things Jack has witnessed throughout her childhood, including Roland’s resurrection. The creature, potent and powerful, only weakens in the presence of Cyrus’s red velvet box―a dark, enchanted tool that grants Cyrus his invincibility and ensures his reign.
Lonely and terrified by her life in the cult, under Cyrus's neverending watch, Jack desperately pursues the mysterious being. When they finally meet, her world is turned upside down, as he offers her more than she could have ever expected―the possibility of escape and her own secret, magical power.
Well I know I am excited to read this, but what can I do to entice you?
How about check out some reviews on Goodreads so far!?
Goodreads reviewer says
I found this immediately engaging. The writing is so smooth. It’s idiosyncratic, too, but it did not in any way come off as cutesy or forced. It all seemed quite natural, in fact. And that’s a hard thing to accomplish.
Goodreads reviewer says
I was almost hypnotically immersed in this incredible novel. The more I read, the more fascinated I became by the story that unfolded. I had formed my assumptions and guesses throughout the book and boy was I wrong about things (one thing in particular-wow, what a shocker)! I thought it ended abruptly, but I suppose that’s because I didn’t want it to end at all! I just wanted to know what would happen next.
Goodreads reviewers says
And then at 90% BAM! the biggest shocker happens….Like completely changed everything I had read. Changed completely how I felt of these characters, and how I seen them. It really was mind blowing. I had to put the book down for a few hours to really think about how I felt of this revelation. It was like a whole new dynamic that can make or break the book. This totally made the book, but I’m still confused about how I feel.
This is such an interesting book, on one hand we have a book about a murderous cult leader and his assassin and on the other it also shows how easily it is to fall into an abusive relationship. Cyrus demonstrates how easy it is to manipulate someone into believing that they are good for you and that everything they do is to help you. Jack is a strong character who even as she is being manipulated and used never quite gives in.
Readers Favourite says
I was hooked from the very start of the novel as the narrator describes the encounter between the seven-year-old Jack and Cyrus. Cyrus is an awe-inspiring character, with a presence that commands both fear and respect, and a charm that grabs the young protagonist in a mysterious way. The prose is very good and it gives the story a natural flow that makes it enjoyable and exciting. I loved the dialogues, the vivid descriptions, and the author’s ability to lay the emotions of the characters bare. The conflict is strong, embracing the different levels of the story—physical, emotional, and psychological. Pivot is well plotted and the author introduces twists that readers won’t see coming.
This sounds absolutely amazing right? Let us check out the trailer… Spoiler – I LOVED IT
What did you think? The book is available to pre-order on the link above!
Ms Barlow will be returning soon when I review her book.
Until next time xxx