Book Review (& Author Giveaway): MOTION by Penny Reid


MOTION, the first in the all-new Laws of Physics Trilogy from Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid, is available now!


About The Book

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.


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It’s not a surprise that MOTION ends on a cliffhanger; we’ve known from the start this is a story told in three parts, and I find the author manages to pinpoint exactly the right time to pause the story and leave us wanting more, so curse you for that, Penny Reid!

MOTION is very much Mona’s book. She is an exceedingly introspective character, so we spend plenty of time in her head learning about her past, her present and her attitudes. There is still plenty to learn about her, and I hope we do in the latter books.

Abram played more of a supporting role this time around. I enjoyed the snippets of him we got but so far, he is very different from the Abram we first met in Reid’s Chemistry series.

There are funny lines and witticisms peppered throughout the book but the attraction between Mona an Abram really is in its infancy and quite benign. Mona’s crush on Abram’s sister Marie – a woman she has yet to meet but desperately wants to be friends with – has her showing more excitement than she did for Abram.

I do wish the physics talk was dialled down. I have no idea and very little interest in the subject. If the references and chapter headings are meant to mean anything in the context of the story, they have gone over my head.

2018 seemed to be the year of the duet for many romance authors and frankly, I was over it by the time December rolled around. I still have a lingering amount of exasperation with stories dragged out across several books, and that includes Motion. So yes, while I did enjoy it, I would recommend readers wait for the entire three books to be published before diving into Abram and Mona’s story.

And now it’s a wait for book number two. I am hoping for more Abram, more DaVinci family dynamics and a lot more romance. 

Motion, book one of the Laws of Physics trilogy is available now.
Space, book two of the Laws of Physics trilogy is scheduled for release on March 11, 2019.
Time, book three of the Laws of Physics trilogy is scheduled for release on April 15, 2019.


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Meet Penny Reid
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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