Thursday, February 3, 2011

Review: Fused

After Sam is fused with her cell phone, she's ready to conquer the world! Or at least the 8th grade...When Samantha Granger touches a meteor while talking on her cell phone, her life is changed forever: her body now has all the capabilities of her phone (GPS, phone, text, camera). She secretly calls herself a "Digital Diva" as she rushes to answer emergency calls. But will her identity be discovered when sparks fly (literally!) between her and Trevor, her dreamy crush? Samantha has to get a handle on her abilities and quick, because when Sam gets kidnapped and the entire town is in danger, she is the only one who can save them.

My Thoughts:

Samantha Granger is always on her phone, and never goes anywhere without it. While on her way home one night she gets lost and comes across a crystal in a hole.  She becomes curious and touches the crystal and Sam discovers that she now has the full capabilities of her high tech phone.

Sam is a regular girl who accidentally becomes a superhero. I like the fact that Sam doesn't understand what has happened at first. It takes her a little time to figure it out. Somehow 911 calls are being redirected to Sam's phone, located in her palm. She has no choice but to answer. To protect her identity Sam starts wearing a disguise. The only person who knows about Sam's new abilities is her best friend Melody. If anyone else finds out that the scientist who is studying the crystal might also want to study Sam.

I really enjoyed this story, it was short, fun and witty :] A great balance of humor, suspense and, action. This is the first book in a new series and a great launching point. I am looking forward to seeing what Sam will do next.


  1. This seems like it could be really good or really stupid. It's nice that it has a good sense of humor. Would you say this is more middle grade?

  2. Hi there! I'm just going through my dashboard and visiting all the blogs I follow. I quite like the cover of this novel! Very colorful without being too flashy!

  3. Sounds like a great MG book. Does she gain powers other than of a cell phone?
    Many qualities of a cell phone come to mind that I wouldn't want! Ex., Going off in strange places, dropping calls,...Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
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