Book Review: Crossing the Barrier by Martine Lewis


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Crossing the Barrier eRev09-eBookCrossing the Barrier by Martine Lewis

Genre: Upper YA Coming of Age Contemporary Romance with a touch of Paranormal

Published on March 22nd, 2016

Published by BMJ Chanapi Press


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High school student Malakai Thomas, star wide receiver of the varsity team, collides with band member Lily Morgan on his way to football practice. As days go by, Malakai cannot get the petite clarinetist out of his head.

Lily Morgan can feel everyone’s emotions. She loses her ability to shield herself against them the day Malakai runs into her. Now she must try to maintain her sanity in the emotional jungle that is high school, as well as deal with her growing feelings for Malakai.

Can Malakai get over the social stigma and his own internal struggle to be with Lily? Is Lily’s secret too big to accept, even for him?

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My Review:

Crossing the Barrier was a book that intrigued me from the get-go. I really enjoyed how the paranormal aspect of the book was there, yet it didn’t overpower the contemporary theme that it had going on. I love me a good contemporary read, and I would definitely put this one in that category. As for the paranormal part of the book, I loved the whole empath aspect that was introduced to us. However, I did want to see a little more detail go into that area of the book.

One thing I will say is that Crossing the Barrier is a very long book. There were some times that I felt that maybe the book could have been condensed down just a little bit. That being said, I thought that Crossing the Barrier set it up perfectly for the second book. However, there were a few moments that dragged on just a little bit. Again, this was nothing major! Just a minor quirk.

As for the characters, I thought that everyone was spot on and well developed. I especially have a huge soft spot for Malakai’s character. Everyone was just really well described and had their own unique personality. I loved that! Also, the romance in this book was super cute!

Overall, I thought that Crossing the Barrier was a really good read! The only things that I really would have changed would be to maybe condense the book just a little bit and to put a little more focus on the paranormal aspect of the book. I definitely liked this book, though, and am looking forward to reading the second one.


Rating: [rating: 3.5]

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000032_00040]Breaking the Mold (The Grey Eyes Series Book #2) by Martine Lewis

Genre: Upper YA Coming of Age Contemporary Romance with a touch of Paranormal

Published on September 20th, 2016

Published by BMJ Chanapi Press



A girl stuck in her father’s mold.
Olivia Kendall looks forward to her senior year of high school. But her world is shaken when a new boy walks into school, a boy she cannot help but be drawn to. But her father’s ideas for her life don’t include Alex.

A boy with a gift, desperate for a real home.
Alex Parker begins his senior year in yet another school. The only person he looks forward to seeing again is Olivia Kendall, a girl he knew in second grade, a girl who never made fun of him. One touch, and he knows what he’s suspected all along: there is something unearthly about their connection.

Can the two stay together despite Alex’s secret, despite a town that seems to conspire against them?


About the Author:


Martine Lewis is a forty something who was born and raised in the French speaking province of Quebec, Canada. She spent her childhood looking forward to her summer vacations at the farm, which were a nice escape from the suburbs where she lived.

Her first written endeavor was a 200-page handwritten Duran Duran bandfiction which she wrote when she was eleven years old. Of all her written work, this is the only one she no longer has.

All throughout high school, Martine wrote more bandfictions and some original work, then she went to write fanfictions in the Star Wars, Buffy and Harry Potter universes. Her fanficiton in the Potterverse are mostly centered on characters of her own creation and can be found on

Following her viewing of Roswell on Netflix in 2012, Martine wrote book two and three of the Gray Eyes Series, then went on to create the Gray Eyes Series universe in which she has been playing ever since. She writes contemporary coming-of-age romance fiction (young adult/new adult) with a twist.

Martine is an avid reader and rollerskater. She loves sushi, hot chocolate on a cold day, and the beach. But what she loves above all else is to curl on her chair with her computer and write more stories for her readers.

Martine currently lives in Houston TX with her two cats.

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