Book Overdrive Overdrive is a YA contemporary novel It is part thriller The story takes place in Las Vegas The narrator is year old Jules Julia Her nickname is Ghost She boosts steals cars Her
Book Overdrive Overdrive is a YA contemporary novel. It is part thriller.The story takes place in Las Vegas. The narrator is 17 year old Jules/Julia. Her nickname is Ghost. She boosts/steals cars.Her sister Emma is 10. They've been in foster care.After a car theft goes wrong the ultra rich Roger Montgomery (older man) shows an interest in helping Jules and her sister. Jules suspects that there is something he wants. And she is right.Roger has 3 other teens (Chelsea, Mat, and Nick) at his mansion who also have skills (one can hack, one can pick locks...)This book is all about cars. So if you love old cars then you will be in heaven.I really enjoyed Jules' relationship with her sister Emma. I also really liked Chelsea. And I enjoyed seeing Jules interact with her. And I absolutely loved the dancing parts of this story.There is some romance in this book. There is a lot of bad behavior in this book including lots of cars getting stolen.The book kept my attention. It was a very quick read. Although things didn't really turn out how I was expecting.This book focuses a lot on cars. Especially old, expensive cars that are worth a lot of money. I don't particularly care about cars. But it was interesting reading about them. So if you like cars and want a bit of a teen thriller then this is a cute book.Thanks to Simon Schuster Canada for sending me an early copy of this book.. Overdrive go inside Ebook Jules Parish has screwed up.After three years of boosting cars, she got caught She s too good to get caught, but she let her ex boyfriend talk her into a questionable job And now, she and her little sister, Emma, will be kicked out of their foster home, left to survive on the unforgiving streets of Las Vegas alone.Unless.Eccentric, wealthy Roger Montgomery wants to opeJules Parish has screwed up.After three years of boosting cars, she got caught She s too good to get caught, but she let her ex boyfriend talk her into a questionable job And now, she and her little sister, Emma, will be kicked out of their foster home, left to survive on the unforgiving streets of Las Vegas alone.Unless.Eccentric, wealthy Roger Montgomery wants to open up his mansion to Jules and Emma The only catch Jules must steal seven of the rarest, most valuable muscle cars in the world in seven weeks Even worse, she s forced to put her trust in three complete strangers to help her do it.First there s Chelsea, the gorgeous redhead with a sharp tongue and love for picking locks Then there s Mat, who hasn t met a system he couldn t hack And finally there s the impossibly sexy car thief Nick, whose bad attitude and mysterious past drive Jules crazy.With nothing in common and everything to lose, can Jules and her amateur crew pull off what could be the biggest car heist in history Or will things spin out of control faster than a Nevada dust devil. DAWN IUS is a short story author, novelist, screenwriter, professional editor, and communications specialist She is the author of three contemporary young adult novels published by Simon Pulse Simon Schuster Anne Henry, Overdrive, and the forthcoming Lizzie, April 2018, as well as 15 educational graphic novels for the Alberta Canola Producers Commission, and a TV script for the forthcoming animated Nickolodeon show, Rainbow Rangers Dawn is the Deputy Editor of the e magazine published by The International Thriller Writers organization, The Big Thrill, and a book coach and development editor with Author Accelerator Dawn also writes young adult paranormal fiction under the last name DALTON Her short story, THREAD OF THE PAST was included in the SPIRITED anthology Leap Books, 2012 , and her novel, KILLER S INSTINCT Leap Books, 2013 , co written with Judith Graves, was nominated for the Silver Falchion award As well, her short story DRUNK was published in an Alice in Wonderland inspired anthology, FALLING FOR ALICE, April 2015, by Vine Leaves Press.When not slaying fictional monsters, Dawn can be found geeking out over fairy tales, Jack Bauer, Halloween, muscle cars, and all things that go bump in the night Dawn lives in Alberta, Canada with her husband and their two giant breed dogs She is represented by Mandy Hubbard at Emerald City Literary Agency.. Good Ebook Overdrive I would like to thank Simon & Schuster Canada for providing me with an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review!Actual Rating: 3.5 Rated Up The first thing about Overdrive that caught my eye, wasn’t the cover surprisingly. It was the fact that it has been compared to films like Gone in 60 Seconds and The Fast & The Furious franchise. The Fast & The Furious films are actually one of my favourite things, like ever, so the fact that Overdrive has been compared to them instantly intrigued me.I had never read anything by Dawn Ius previously so I didn’t really quite know what to expect in terms of writing style. I’m not going to lie, when I started reading the first paragraph, I started to get a little worried. The writing already started to feel like something I wasn’t particularly going to enjoy. It felt a little cheesy and stereotypical in terms of YA contemporary. However, I decided to push on through and continue reading.I’m glad to say that I’m happy that I decided to continue reading Overdrive. While it wasn’t the best book I have ever read, it definitely turned out to be a fun, fast-paced and action packed novel! I had just recently finished reading some books that were heavy and darker in nature, and Overdrive turned out to be the perfect light and energetic contemporary that I didn’t know I needed.Overdrive tells the story of Jules, a teenage girl who is currently bouncing from one foster home to the next with her younger sister Emma. Jules also happens to have a little secret, she’s an expert at hot-wiring and stealing cars. She gets herself into quite a large amount of trouble after an attempt at stealing a car goes wrong and she is afraid that she will be arrested and separated from her sister for good. However, a man by the name of Roger Montgomery offers to foster Jules and her sister, with one very important and dangerous condition. Jules, along with a few other teens that Roger has “fostered”, must work together to steal seven of the world’s most expensive and rare cars within a seven week time frame.I noticed that this book was marked as a thriller on Goodreads and while I suppose I can understand why, I don’t think I would have classified it as such. I thought this felt like more of a fast-paced action novel, with hints of the typical contemporary romance. While I wasn’t the biggest fan of the writing style, there’s no denying that Overdrive was extremely entertaining. I couldn’t put it down, mostly because I just needed to know what was going to happen next! I needed to know if Jules and the gang were going to get caught or drive away into the sunset. This novel was definitely a guilty pleasure.I’m not entirely sure how I felt about Jules as a character. There were moments that I loved her and then there were moments that I just found her slightly annoying. The same goes for Nick. I can’t say I liked him very much at the beginning of the novel, but he definitely grew on me as the story continued. I found that the change in his personality and the switch in his feelings towards Jules happened too quickly and out of nowhere. As for Roger’s other two “foster” children, Chelsea and Matt, I don’t think I got to know them well enough. I actually really did enjoy the scenes that featured them and I wish that we got to learn a little bit more about them. I felt like their storylines were a tad rushed and not nearly detailed enough. I want to learn more about Chelsea and her relationship with her real father. I wanted to see more of Matt trying to locate his birth family, but unfortunately these two characters and their storylines were pushed to the sidelines.One thing that I did like about these four characters is the way that they worked together on their mission to locate and steal these cars. They each had their individual strengths that helped them to form the perfect team. Nick and Jules worked as the thieves and getaway drivers while Chelsea worked as a lock picker and Matt acted as the expert hacker. Bringing the four of them together with their individual roles really helped in creating characters that were unique from one another.While Overdrive wasn’t my favourite book ever, it was definitely an entertaining one. If you want to read something fast paced and exciting. This is the book for you!-- Initial post reading thoughts: This was fun, fast paced and action packed right from the start! I'm a huge fan of the Fast & The Furious series so when I heard this book being compared to the infamous action films I knew I needed to read it! Some parts moved a little too quickly and others felt a little unrealistic, but this was a super fun and light read compared to some of the heavier stuff I've been reading lately.