MILLION DOLLAR GIFT

By
Ian Somers
Million Dollar Gift

Ross Bentley has the gift of telekinesis but has always kept it hidden, even from those closest to him. When he learns of The Million Dollar Gift, a contest to find people with superhuman skills, he can’t let the chance go by, and enters. But all is not as it seems and soon he must use his skills to protect himself in a dark, dangerous world.

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Paperback:
416 pages
Size:
196x130 mm
ISBN:
9781847173072

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ISBN:
9781847175274
Category Children's fiction
Theme Adventure, Issues, Family Relationships, Personal Challenge, Fantasy, Other worlds, Boy/Girl/Teen Relationships, Other People and Lands

Ross Bentley is a skateboarding slacker, who has hardly any real friends, communicates with his father by grunting and hates his job in the local supermarket. Ross also has the gift of telekinesis but has always kept it hidden, even from those closest to him. That all changes when he learns of The Million Dollar Gift, a contest in which the organisers have challenged anyone to prove they have a superhuman skill. Any applicant who is successful will receive one million dollars prize money.

Ross can't let this opportunity go by and enters the contest. He stuns the organisers by passing every test and wins the prize money. All does not go according to plan though; Ross's identity was supposed to be kept secret but when his test videos are leaked onto the internet he becomes a sensation.

Within twenty four hours the entire world knows his name and what he can do. But fame is not all he has to deal with. He has attracted the attentions of others who have the gift, and not all of them are happy about his arrival on the scene.

Ian Somers lives in Dublin and works as a graphic designer.

an explosive page-turner … a must for every teenage boy who wants captivating adventure from beginning to end

Mad About Books

strong action thriller … had me glued from start to finish

YAYeahYeah.com

really enjoyed the clever world-building … Somers does a great job of explaining the 'gifts' to his readers

YAYeahYeah.com

'a fast-paced thriller for ages 12+'

yellowbrickreads.com blog

'young teens will love the book's modern feel, with its awareness of current technologies and social media, exciting streamlined prose and explosive action sequences'

yellowbrickreads.com blog

'a wonderfully assured debut from a talented author'

yellowbrickreads.com blog

'readers will quickly be drawn into the exciting world of Ross Bentley and his Million Dollar Gift. I for one am looking forward to reading the next instalment'

'many teenage boys will enjoy the story with its focus on the paranormal, the exciting fights and the thriller element'

SLA Magazine

'very humorous, action packed, thrilling and very intriguing'

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'fast-paced and very interesting and makes the reader continuously eager to turn to the next page!'

http://newenglishirl.blogspot.ie/2013/02/the-million-dollar-gift-book-reviews-by.html?utm_source=dlv

'a gripping story'

Books Ireland

'a fast-paced thriller'

Books Ireland

'tantalizing'

Inis

'a young man’s journey from childhood into the exciting, often daunting world of adulthood'

Inis

'a modern day Catcher in the Rye'

Inis

'lovely!'

Sarah Webb

'11+ boys will lap it up! Really loved seeing the history of all the different gifts'

Claire Hennessey

'5/5. I cannot wait for the sequel!'

Lilypad Library

'a must-read for lovers of adventure, the supernatural, romance, crime and teen novels!'

Lilypad Library

'an absolutely brilliant book, really easy to read and will keep you hooked'

Lilypad Library

'Ian Somers has created brilliant characters and a captivating plot ... his writing will draw you in and keep you hooked'

Lilypad Library

'this book is electric!'

Lilypad Library

'perfect for Anthony Horowitz fans'

Irish Independent

'a gripping thriller'

Irish Independent

'looking forward to book 2, which I suppose says it all!'

bookbabblers.co.uk

'fast-paced read, with plenty of action, mystery and well-thought out background'

bookbabblers.co.uk

'a breath of fresh air for teenage boys'

Woman’s Way

'fast-paced, riveting and insightful ... highly recommended gripping read'

Fallenstarstories.blogspot.

'an adrenaline rush to the very end'

CBI's Recommended Reads 2012

a young man’s journey from childhood into the exciting, often daunting world of adulthood

Inis

 

Reader Reviews


This book is a must read... I couldn't put the book down. I can't wait for the second book.

Anita Byrne on 15th August 2012

Great book. I couldn't lift my head from the book (literally)! 405 pages of humour,action and great writing. Well done on your first book Ian! Can't wait for part 2 and maybe some other books from you. From a 12 year old boy :D

Dylan McCarthy on 3rd August 2012

As pageturners go, I found this book to be a belter, with plenty of imaginative scenarios and good characters. As it is mostly written in the first person, you can't help but be drawn into the main character's thinking, and I for one found myself empathi

Joe Howard on 6th June 2012

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