by Penny Reid

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BN ID: 2940161761977
Publisher: Cipher-Naught
Publication date: 02/11/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 494
File size: 4 MB

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Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.


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MOTION 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
smush910 less than 1 minute ago
1st installment of the series. This book gives the first glance of Mona and Abram’s relationship. She is impersonating her twin sister which provides its own problems. Loved this book and can’t wait for the next book.
BabblingChatterReads 15 days ago
This is the first book I have read by author Penny Reid, and it was one that did not disappoint. Admittedly I am not into physics and being a newbie of her books I did not know what I would expect. Her synopsis had me intrigued to try someone new. This is the story of Mona DaVinci and Abram Harris. Mona would do anything for her family even though she not does like the idea. One week to cover for her identical twin sister (who is opposite of her in every way) until she can get her situations all sorted out. To pretend to be her in all aspects so that her identity will not be revealed. She is on locked down at her house where Abram is house sitting Mona's family home. Where he goes she must go. Irritated by the situation she has been put in she has no choice to follow until she can switch places with her sister. As the days goes by the connection between the two of them starts growing into something more. Mona being a smart and up and coming physicist is always dissecting things all things physics and hypothesis theories causing her head and heart to play games on her. Abram (especially learning the stigma musicians are portrays); being not her typical encounters than other men has her body feeling things that she is not used too. His sweet and kind ways have her wanting more; however, her current predicament has her holding back. Abram is falling hard and deep for her. She gives him mixed signals and is willing to wait until she is ready. He notices something is up but cannot pinpoint what is going on. Just when they he feels that progress is progressing in his favor we are left with a cliffhanger that will have you itching for the next book stat. This book was filled with many angsty and intense moments. The back and forth will have you wanting and hoping for more. The titles of each chapter was a preview of what is expected and giving you a physics point of views when it comes to life. For a newbie of this author's works this was a good start to a new author and series.
Lisa-Lou 3 months ago
Motion by Penny Reid is the first book in her three-part Laws of Physics series. A story of identical twin sisters that couldn't be more opposite in their personalities, of an aspiring musician and his reluctant smiles, and of the difference between perception and reality. Mona is back home in Chicago pretending to be her twin instead of interviewing for her PhD and she has almost no idea how she got here. There was a phone call, a flight, a makeover to transform into her sister and now she is back at her childhood home slightly shell-shocked and not sure what to do. Especially when the the more than gorgeous Abram angrily greets her at the door... Ending on a cliffhanger this book is not for anyone looking for a steamy romance with immediate gratification. This is a slow burn filled with obstacles, inner-monologues, internal battles waging for what is right and what is fair and learning they aren't always the same. This is a deeply involved story that slowly builds the characters, the background story, and the emotions of the characters as it goes. It pulls you in deeper and deeper with each sentence. I have loved every Penny Reid book I have read so far and, big surprise, this is no different. If you don't enjoy cliffhangers then you may want to wait until all three books are released but you still, absolutely, should read this. Enjoy!
VPV613 5 months ago
I loved this book and I can't wait for part 2! I definitely recommend this book, this series and this author.
lenorewastaken 5 months ago
I received a free copy through Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion. 4.5 stars — Wow. I mean, I was just freaking sucked into this book from start to finish. OK, OK, I will admit that at the end I became impatient, because I was waiting for the other shoe to drop, and I would skip ahead a few pages…we all knew the cliffhanger was coming. But besides that bout of impatient insanity, I was just charmed by Mona from page 1. (and as an aside, the cliffhanger wasn’t a surprise — both in that I knew it was coming, and just by the nature of the story that was being told, and particularly if you’d read Elements of Chemistry, or had looked at Penny Reid’s timeline of books, then the ending isn’t really a surprise so much as something you’re dreading) First, can I just say that there were so many hilarious scenes that will live in my mind in perpetuity, and in particular the donut scene will remain one of my faves forever and ever amen. Also, the phrases…OMG the phrases… Seriously though, Mona. Was. Everything. She was amazing. She was hilarious. Even as I’m nothing like her, I was able to connect with her and all she was feeling and going through. Ms. Reid often writes heroines that are anti-feelings/emotions, and I usually have a hard time relating to that since I’m all feelings all the time. But for some reason Mona made it easier somehow. She was quirky, and endearing, and earnest, and clueless, and lonely, and misunderstood, and just…authentic. And my heart hurt for Mona’s childhood and the effects of that on who she became. And Abram was so much more than I was anticipating. I liked him in Elements of Chemistry, but I LOVED him here. Seeing the changes that came over him as he fell for Mona was just endearing and heartbreaking. The dimples, the smile covering, the sensitivity. OH GOD. My heart ACHED for him. ACHED. Because I knew who he became. And I didn’t want him to be hurt. We don’t get one smidge of his POV, but everything I saw through Mona’s eyes made me fall in love. And frick, I felt the chemistry too. Like ALL OF IT. Friendship, steamy, EVERYTHING. Seriously, I think I fell in love with Mona right along Abram…I was equally enchanted by all her glorious quirkiness. And vice versa…I fell for Abram right alongside Mona. I wanted life to be different for them. I understood Mona’s choices, and I ached for her because the choices she made made sense for her. But OH GOD. Why?? Why do authors have to torture perfectly lovable characters like this?? One thing that really surprised me was the way her relationship with Gabby changed and developed over the course of the book. I LOVED that. I always love it when characters that would be one-dimensional caricatures in other books get their three-dimensional due. I’m hoping we get that from Lisa as well. Anyways. I’m frightened. My heart hurts. I cried. I felt so much. Basically, success. Let the waiting begin.
Nicolerko 5 months ago
4.5 Stars Whenever I read a book by Penny Reid I'm reminded why I love her books so much. I'm one that loves dual points of you in the books I read, but Penny weaves magic with her writing I hardly notice. I really loved Mona. She's so book smart and with social situations she's so adorably awkward. From the start of this book means she's out of her comfort zone and just keeps getting more when she's in Abram's presence. I so want to be friends with her because she's got a big heart and I love her little sayings. Like the blurb says this book does end on a cliff hanger, but surprisingly it doesn't bother me one iota. It does leave me eagerly awaiting the next book because I have a feeling Mona is going to be in for a lot of surprises.
Honolulubelle 5 months ago
Favorite Quotes: Talking to her was like arguing with a flat-earther. Ignorance plus arrogance is why we can’t have nice things! Gabby was a nebulous assemblage of unscrupulousness and exasperating nonsense, and we’d likely never be friends again, but she was undoubtedly charming when she wanted to be. My Review: I am awed, enamored with, and flummoxed by Penny Reid. She is the only wordsmith I know who could simultaneously create tension and levity with prunes, Moby Dick, and whale poop. She has stunningly strong word voodoo and magical storytelling skills that mesmerized and fuzzed my sense of reality and time as I somehow lost an entire afternoon to Mona and Abram, and I didn’t even swear at the abrupt cliffhanger, which is so unlike me. I just may have slipped into a mild fugue state on the final page of Motion, I don’t seem to have the words to propel myself from this limbo and fear I may remain in this slightly dazed predicament until the next installment hits my Kindle. Please hurry, Ms. Reid.
JoWebb 6 months ago
What a slow burn!!! But I am enthralled with and just loved the awkwardness Mona displays being herself let alone when mimicking her twin sister. It goes to show that you can be a genius and super intelligent about certain aspects but so lost when it comes to life and emotions. I loved her reactions to her physical feelings towards Abram and how unsure she is of them. He is throwing her completely off kilter without even knowing it. Abram's story is one I am intrigued about, I do hope we find out in the next instalment!! Please let it be from his POV! The teasing, the flirting, heck, even the little touches they shared warmed my heart and hoped for so much for them. I can't wait to see how their story pans out when "Lisa" returns!
BookAngel_Emma 6 months ago
OH MY GOD, there is just so much going on within the pages of Motion that I do not know where to start. Motion barely scratches the surface of the plot while laying a foundation for the characters to develop through the course of the Laws of Physics trilogy. Told from Mona’s perspective; girl genius, twin and all round adorkable, I fell for Mona from the beginning, although my heart also ached for her for the same length of time. There is a lot going on below the surface where Mona is concerned, from having to deal with her genius IQ and forfeiting part of her emotional development as well as acting as a balance to her twin sister’s wild-child ways. Mona has let events in her past shape the person she has become; these events are revealed slowly through the narrative and I am positive there are still a lot more to uncover especially concerning her unusual family dynamic. The snippets that are uncovered only serve to endear Mona further and aid understanding especially to Mona’s ability to distance herself from her emotions. However, it is also this ability which prevents Mona from establishing connections to people keeping her apart from her peers and widening the gap in her character development. Forced into a situation to aid her rebellious twin, Lisa, Mona finds herself exploring parts of her personality she has long-ago kept buried. A large portion of Mona’s self-analysis is due to her interactions with Abram; with whom she connects with in a way she hasn’t with anyone else before. Abram appears to appreciate Mona for who she is in all her socially-awkward glory, the only problem is Abram thinks Mona is, in fact, Lisa. Again, insight into Abram’s identity has been sporadic, made up of hearsay and preconceived notions based on stereotypes. However, Abram proves to be more than the rumours would suggest. I would love to see his point of view. Just when you think Mona has made a significant breakthrough Penny Reid pulls the rug from under the reader with a mega-cliffhanger – seriously I need SPACE. Seriously I should deduct marks for the wait and having my heart in a vice while that wait takes place
Lisa_Loves_Literature 6 months ago
This was such a great story, and such a page-turner, that really it's 4.5 stars! If I hadn't started reading this on a "school" night, I could see that I would probably have stayed up and read late into the next morning. I loved the characters a lot. There was one scene, with donuts, that was hilarious1 Of course, I had a few questions about how in the world they couldn't guess something was up when for one thing, I don't think that Mona's sister would probably be much of a Harry Potter fan, like Mona was. So to me that seems like it would have sent up a red flag. But since she was discussing that with Abram's mother and sister, I guess it isn't as big of a deal. They wouldn't know. Ugh, it ended on such a cliffhanger, and I need the next book now! Great story so far! I guess I need to go back and read the Elements of Chemistry series too, so that I can get all the characters filled in. That is one thing I love about this author, how she can connect all these characters so easily. So that you're getting a brand new story, standalone, but you get connections to other stories and characters you loved if you have already read the prior books.
bbarneybooks28 6 months ago
I’ll admit…I’m not scientifically minded; my brain doesn’t compute in numbers and formulas. I’m a words’ girl, which is why Penny Reid’s stories make this nerdy word girl all kinds of happy; Reid easily incorporates her knowledge of the ‘science of things’ into her books, conveying the data and intricate details in a way that clearly illustrates their meaning through the characters’ internal musings and outward actions, which means that by the time readers finish one her smart romances, we’ve not only read an entertaining romance but, in some ways, we’ve been educated in any number of topics without feeling like our heads will explode with the information. Penny Reid’s newest release, Motion, book one in her Laws of Physics series creatively weaves Newton’s Laws of Motion into a story line that forces two seemingly opposite characters together, shaking up the heroine’s carefully structured existence by placing her in an awkward, uncomfortable, and confusing situation with a gorgeous but messy hero who seems offended by her very presence due to a past encounter that the heroine has no recollection of since she’s pretending to be her twin sister - who she looks exactly like but is different in everything else when it comes to their lives and their personalities. Like all of Reid’s heroines, I adored Mona - she’s quirky, brilliant, and moral, She’s guided by facts and reason, leaves nothing to chance, and doesn’t like the unknown, but therein lies the problem…there’s nothing logical or honest about what she’s agreed to do for her twin and the fact that she’s attracted to her ward - Abram, her brother’s best friend - only further complicates an already dicey situation. She’s not used to feeling the way she does around Abram and the fact that she’s essentially living a lie has disaster written all over it. I don’t know quite what to think about Abram yet, but I’m eager to get more details about him in order to understand his attitude towards ‘Lisa’ at the beginning of Motion and the small changes in his demeanor as he gets to know this version of her - Mona’s version. It’s clear that he’s attracted to Mona, but it’s not something that she can rely on because she’s pretending to be her sister, and for someone who bases her decisions on factual data, Mona cannot reach any conclusions about Abram or the way he feels about her. I can’t end my review of Motion before discussing one of the secondary characters who I seem to have a love/hate relationship with…Gabby. At the beginning of the book, I hated her and the way she treated Mona - who she used to be close to - but the further into the story I read, I started to see beneath her snark and vanity, and while I can’t say I want Mona to heed all of Gabby’s advice, what I can say is that Gabby does seem to be looking out for Mona more than she was, but I guess I’ll have to wait for the next book to confirm or deny my hypothesis!! 4.5 Poison Apples
Maria-Rose 6 months ago
Motion by Penny Reid is the first story in her Laws of Physics new adult trilogy and it ends with a cliffhanger! But don’t let that put you off – the books are being released with only a month between each installment. If you prefer to wait for the whole series you’ll be happy to know it will be complete by mid-April. Mona is a brilliant young woman with a bright future ahead of her in Physics. While interviewing prospective schools to begin her PhD at nineteen, she gets a call from her estranged twin sister Lisa. Lisa is in jail and if their parents find out, she’ll be in even worse trouble than she is right now. She need Mona to pretend to be her and go to their family home, where their brother Leo’s friend Abram is awaiting Lisa’s return. Abram is a de facto ‘babysitter’ as their parents are away and they don’t trust Lisa on her own. He’s only met Lisa once (though Mona isn’t clear on the circumstances) so it should be easy for Mona to impersonate Lisa. But pretending to be her twin around a hot guy who seems interested in her has all sorts of complications and ramifications to contend with. Including the big one – will he discover her ruse and does she want him to know who she really is? I enjoyed the start to this series! It takes place over a week, and is all from Mona’s point of view. Mona is very conflicted about what she’s doing especially since she and her sister haven’t gotten along ever since she tattled to their parents about Lisa and their best friend Gabby sneaking some alcohol when they were younger. The fallout from that event was Lisa being sent off to boarding school and a seemingly irrevocable split between her and Lisa, and her and Gabby. Gabby has remained as Lisa’s best friend so she’s reluctantly helping Mona ‘become’ Lisa to fool Abram. Lisa is all sorts of trouble, the party girl who is clearly in over her head and pretending to be her is a challenge for Mona who hasn’t spent time with her sister in years. It’s especially difficult for her to hide some of her own quirks (like her set list of favorite responses that work under any occasion) and things she knows would make Abram suspicious. While Abram is an irritant at first with his rules (like no leaving the house without him, and no phone) he starts to grow on her and she soon finds it harder and harder to hide her real personality so she projects someone who is a bit of both her sister and herself. And they both grow to like each other, a significant problem for Mona with the knowledge that Lisa will out of jail soon and returning home to take Mona’s place. Mona has experienced discrimination and she’s been taken advantage of by adults wanting to use her brains for their benefit, making it difficult to trust anyone. And she has an aversion to touching from an incident in school. While there are lots of funny parts, there are some serious ones too. I was prepared for the cliffhanger (and you will be too now that you know it exists) and didn’t find it as dire as I thought it would be. If anything, it’s made me excited to continue the series! Readers of Penny Reid’s Knitting in the City series will recognize Marie, Abram’s sister who plays a small role here. The slow burn romance between Mona and Abram has started and continues in Space, coming March 11th, 2019!
JaneyC 6 months ago
4 Lying liar of lies stars Mona DaVinci has created her own perfect, nerdy world away from her high profile family. There has always been reported interest in them, but since her well documented graduation from high school and college ahead of her years, she’d been spoilt by the ability to immerse herself in her PhD without distractions. That is until she gets an unexpected call from her identical twin sister, Lisa, who desperately needs her as a body double. Her challenge, should she accept it, is to fool the house sitter, who happens to be their brothers best friend, Abram, who has promised he would look after Lisa in her parents absence. Whilst Mona is assisted by Lisa’s best friend, Gabby, in her pursuit of body impersonation, she soon finds her mind and soul may well be up for grabs by the unique, too personable Abram. Penny’s comedic storytelling works superbly alongside the geeky input. I love the wealth of information about Abram and Mona/Lisa, and I found myself more than rooting for them. As has been highly publicised, this story has a head slapping cliffy, which can’t wait to be soothed by the next instalment, Space. Received a complimentary copy from the author, which I was delighted to read and review
Sandy-thereadingcafe 6 months ago
4.5 stars--MOTION is the first instalment in Penny Reid’s contemporary, new adult LAWS OF PHYSICS romance series focusing on nineteen-year old, physics genius Mona Tang, and twenty-three year od musician Abram. LAWS OF PHYSICS is the second trilogy in the author’s HYPOTHESIS series but can be read as a stand alone series without any difficulty. Abram was first introduced in the Elements of Chemistry series (a subset of the Hypothesis series) Told from first person perspective (Mona Tang) MOTION follows nineteen year old, physics genius Mona Tang, as she agrees to impersonate her identical twin sister in the aftermath of a phone call revealing nothing good was about to take place. Mona’s twin sister Lisa is desperate for our heroine to return to Chicago and pretend to be her twin but Mona’s return to Chicago to finds our heroine face to face with musician Abram, a man whom Lisa had a brief but tumultuous past. Abram has been relegated as the full-time babysitter for Mona’s sister Lisa but Mona discovers that posing as her sister brings with it all kinds of probabilities including the possibility of falling in love. What ensues is the slow building relationship and friendship between Mona and Abram, and the potential fall-out as Mona’s time as Lisa is about to come to an end. Mona is the socially-awkward twin; introverted and reclusive, Mona prefers books to boys, research to parties; clean-living to drunken one-night stands. Posing as her exuberant and troubled sister Lisa, Mona struggles to remain in character as she slowly begins to fall for her house-mate and guard. Abram’s previous meeting with Lisa was all kinds of wrong but this ‘new’ version of Lisa brings with it the potential for something more. The relationship between Mona and Abram is based on a series of secrets and lies. Always in trouble, Lisa ‘forces’ Mona to impersonate her twin but in doing so pushes Mona into a situation that is quickly getting out of control. There is no sex, no romance just the palpable sexual attraction between our leading couple. The back and forth banter between characters is fast, energetic and animated. Mona’s continuous inability to remain in character comes with the bumbling diatribes of an awkward genius-a sassy but sensitive heroine whose grasp on relationships is affected by her past. The premise is fascinating and captivating; the characters are cheeky and energetic. MOTION is a wonderful introduction to Penny Reid’s new LAWS OF PHYSICS trilogy. MOTION ends on a bit of a cliff-hanger-you have been warned.
BookAddictLive 6 months ago
Motion is the first in a the second trilogy in in the hypothesis series. This is The Law of Physics part one. As always with Penny Reid expect the unexpected. In this book we meet Mona a twin whose abilities with maths and physics has produced someone who has had very little time in her life for wasting time and having fun. Uptight is putting it mildly. Suddenly she receives a phone call from her twin who has been arrested, and needs Mona to go home and pretend to be Lisa. The good time sister who is with a rock star and is into drugs. So to keep her sister out of trouble with their parents Mona agrees. Only one problem Mona has not got a clue how to behave like Lisa. To keep her out of trouble her brother’s best friend Abram is staying at the house to watch and keep her under control. Well after a makeover and advice from Gabby, Lisa’s best friend Mona arrives at the house and meets Abram. Well Mona is tongue tied and tries her best. Well we all know what happens with the law of hormones, the more time they spend together the more they like each other. This is a Penny Reid romance keeping me addicted until the last page, and then I have to wait until March until I read more of Mona and Abram. To find out what happens you have to read the book. Just a little warning this ends in a cliffhanger.
ReadingFrenzyBookBlog 6 months ago
I love Penny Reid’s humor. I love her odd, brilliant heroines. I love the men who dig their quirkiness. I. Loved. This. Book. What a great start to this series! I knew virtually nothing about Motion going in, and I highly recommend that approach. Mona is a delight. An introverted and socially awkward genius with a strong moral compass, she uses hilarious techniques for coping with uncomfortable situations. I love how her mind works. Mona is book smart, but people confuse her; therefore, her decision-making skills get clouded when she is forced to interact with others. Abram is a puzzle that I can’t wait to solve. He is completely opposite from Mona with her driven nature and orderly sensibilities. Judging from appearances, Abram is a hot—albeit messy—slacker, even though he is supposedly a talented musician. He is thoughtful but not deep, and he seems drawn to Mona and her eccentricities. Penny Reid continues to up her “smart romance” game with this New Adult gem. It’s engrossing and funny, with the benefit of a suspenseful mystery added in. I have a feeling this romance is of the Crock Pot simmering variety, which is just fine with me. Motion ends on a cliffhanger—why?!?!—and I’ll be first in line to get my grabby little hands on Space. * I received an early copy to voluntarily read. This does not affect my opinion.
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