J.M. Pierce is a simple midwestern man with a creative side who has found writing as his primary outlet. He lives happily with his wife and two children in rural Kansas and finds happiness in a good cup of coffee, a Kansas sunrise, a good book, the sound of his daughter singing, his son's laughter, and his wifes eyes. Everything else is gravy.
Failing Testby J M Pierce
Test Davis has always been a blur to those around him. He's a shadow like a million other kids--not smart enough for the academic team, not
You know him, but you can't remember his name. He is the one that is always there, in the background, all but invisible to those roaming the hallways. What if he had a secret? What if it was a secret that even he didn't know?
Test Davis has always been a blur to those around him. He's a shadow like a million other kids--not smart enough for the academic team, not beast enough for the football team, not extroverted enough for the drama crowd. In all things Test is just...not, which is why no one ever notices him.
But what happens when someone does notice him-- Nicole Paxton, a cheerleader, no less? What happens on the night that Test finds out there's nothing average about him and that a powerful gift has been hidden within, secretly waiting to be set free and alter his life forever? The question is, will that power save him and those he loves or tear them apart?
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Failing Test is like a thrill ride that is over before you are ready to get exit the ride. I was drawn in from the start and still wanting more at the dramatic ending. Test Davis is a somewhat normal teenager who tries to stay in the shadows. That is until his crush Nicole tells him that she has been interested in him for a long time too. They have a sweet romance that quickly becomes complicated when Test discovers and reveals that he has supernatural powers. Test has trouble controlling his new found powers and things happen so fast that now he is a fugitive on the run. Nicole and Test's friends Mark, Marcy and Cliff must decide whether to help him or turn him in to the authorities. I would love to tell you all the cool things that Test can do with his powers and how awesome some of the people in his life are. But I don't like to give away spoilers so you really should read this book for yourself. I loved it and didn't want to put it down. I found myself picking up my Kindle every chance I got to read it. This is one of the best stories that I have read lately. With the heart pounding action that seems to never end, a sweet romance and lots of suspense you will enjoy it too. I am looking forward to reading the sequel and finding out more about Test and his story. This e-book was provided to me by the author and/or publisher for review. This did not affect my review in any way.
Every loner teen-age guy dreams of having super-powers, and being a hero. They daydream about that pretty girl who doesn't seem to ever take notice of them. They have one friend who's been there since Kindergarten. They hate their home life, and can't wait to turn 18 so they can get out on their own. They have a car that's an extension of themselves, that they love til the end, even if others spit at it. Sound familiar? Well, that's Test's life in a nutshell. Til now... What do you do, when you suddenly have super-natural powers that seem pretty limitless? Apparently, in Test's world, you just try to fly under the radar and not cause trouble...after impressing the girl of your dreams, and your best friend, of course. After some unfortunate accidents occur from his new powers, Test is thrown into a world of running, survival, and searching for answers. With the help of friends, both old and new, he sets out to figure out the secret behind his past, and try to figure out a future that doesn't include being a lab rat, or prison. With good writing that flows well, this fast paced story keeps you on your toes until the last page, and leaves you wanting more. It is a story I think any guy can relate to, and any girl will enjoy. I'd recommend it to any YA fan. ~Rose @Desert Rose Reviews
I recently finished reading Failing Test by J.M. Pierce and I must admit that I was a little hesitant by the description because it sounded like one of those books that has an awesome idea but could easily be taken in the wrong direction or have what I like to refer to as the 'sparklyness', which in my opinion is not a good thing to have, but I still found myself intrigued by it. I originally planned on sitting down and reading a few pages, just to get a feel for it, and then come back to it later after I got some things done around my house. I found myself pleasantly surprised that my original plan was shattered as I was staring at the last page of the book on my computer in disbelief that it was over. I believe Failing Test is beautifully written and gave just the right attention to details. Not long and drawn out details that make you skip down a few sentences just to get to the main point, but details that draw you in and make it easy for you to imagine yourself in the story along side the characters. The main character, Test Davis, gives off the 'can't live with him, can't live without him' vibe which makes me feel even more sympathetic towards him and the struggles that he is faced with. I'm actually finding myself having a difficult time writing this review because I want to keep telling you about his powers and the struggles he is facing, but would most definitely prefer that you buy the book and read it for yourself. I know that you will be pleasantly surprised by Failing Test's smooth paced twists and turns. I enjoyed reading it so much in fact, that I am going to buy a paperback copy just to have on my bookshelf, which is why I'm posting this review for the paperback version, because I will definitely be reading this book again...and again
Failing test excels at an aspect of the superhero genre that isn't typically tackled. Most of us would love to super powers, but we don't think about the consequences of those powers and what they would mean to those we love. While Test is a good person, the power within him can be destructive, and it changes the landscape of his life. While there are many vampire novels to choose from, Failing Test stands on its own merits as a coming-of-age story mixed with a wonderful what-if scenario, proving that while Test is in some ways super human, he is also just as vulnerable as the rest of us, and pain is pain, even to someone who can easily throw cars and pulse his way around the world. I would love to see this character five years down the road when he has finally come to terms with who he is. Something tells me his world will be better for having him in it.