Book review: Motion ~ Penny Reid

Posted February 20, 2019 in Reviews by Marieke/ 0 Comments

Book review: Motion ~ Penny ReidTitle: Motion
Author: Penny Reid
Series: Laws of Physics #1
Release date: February 11, 2019
(Sub)genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 200
Buy: Amazon US ~ Amazon UK
Rating: four-stars
I received this book from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

One week.
Home alone.
Girl genius.
Unrepentant slacker.
What’s the worst that could happen?

Mona is a smart girl and had everything figured out a long time ago. She had to. She didn’t have a choice. When your parents are uber-celebrities and you graduate from high school at thirteen, finish college at seventeen, and start your PhD program at eighteen, you don’t have time for distractions outside of your foci. Even fun is scheduled.

Which is why Abram, her brother’s best friend, is such an irritant.

Abram is a talented guy, a supremely gifted musician, and has absolutely nothing figured out, nor does he seem to care. He does what he feels, when he feels, and—in Mona’s opinion—he makes her feel entirely too much.

Laws of Physics is the second trilogy in the Hypothesis series; Laws of Physics parts 1 (MOTION) & 2 (SPACE) end with a cliffhanger.

A whiz kid pretending to be a ‘normal’ celebrity girl for a week… Doable or not? Motion tells the story of Mona, who lives a very planned and structured life. Until one question shakes up her world. I’ve enjoyed this first part of the trilogy very much; Mona is my kind of girl and I think Abram will be good for her.

“Living your best life wasn’t about active choice, it was about the risk/benefit ratio, an equation that balanced the greatest good against the least harm. The logical path forward was the only path forward.”

Mona is a smart girl, a prodigy whose whole life is planned around her smart brain. As the child of huge celebrities, she never had a normal childhood, but the discovery of her genius brain at a young age has taken it to a whole new level. Now, as a 19-year-old Mona is a wee bit weird; smart, quirky, sharp and totally clueless when it comes to fashion and all. Helping her sister Lisa is not something Mona would normally do, but this is something she can’t refuse. And falling for Abram? Not part of the plan…

“He was a messy Adonis and, despite myself, I just . . . really liked him. But why? To what purpose? What are you doing, Mona? Stay on the path. Liking him is irrelevant.”

Mona, Mona, Mona… I want to hug her and shack some common sense into her. It so funny to see how she’s way out of her element, in for us normal situations. For her brilliant mind things like fun, and normal conversations are foreign concepts. Seeing Mona slowly fall for Abram is cute to see, she struggles with her feelings and doesn’t know what to make of them.

Motion is the first part of the Laws of Physics Trilogy and sets the tone for the other books. Like other heroines by Penny Reid, Mona is not your average girl; she’s a bit different in a good way. Motion is told from Mona’s POV, leaving Abram a bit of a mystery. And I’m curious about him, I want to know what he thinks of the whole situation. What will happen next? I can’t wait to find out.

“We have time. When you’re ready, I’ll be here.” His arm around me tightened briefly and then relaxed, he kissed my forehead. “I’ll always be here.”


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