Reader Reviewed Million Dollar Gift by Ian Somers

Million Dollar Gift

Written by Ian Somers

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February 2013 Debut of the Month Ross Bentley has the gift of telekinesis but has always kept it hidden, even from those closest to him. But when he learns of The Million Dollar Gift, a contest to find people with superhuman skills, he can't let the chance go by. But when his name gets out through leaked YouTube videos, his world is turned upside down for he has attracted the attentions of others who have the gift, and not all of them are happy about his arrival on the scene.


In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Million Dolar Gift a small number of teenagers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title...'An action-packed page-turner that will have you gripped from the beginning all the way though ‘till the very end'

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Million Dollar Gift by Ian Somers

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.

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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.


Delilah Acworth I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a well written story with a bit of romance, comedy and magic mixed in....Click here to read the full review

Stefanie Tucker, 13
The novel is filled with action, mystery, suspense, excitement and a dash of romance. This book has a potential to be a number one bestseller and the latest craze in the bookshops....Click here to read the full review

Safiyah Afghan Somers uses Ross's charm to enthral readers in this thrilling tale of betrayal, adventure and the unknown...Click here to read the full review

Izzy Read, 12 An action-packed page-turner that will have you gripped from the beginning all the way though ‘till the very end....Click here to read the full review

Katy Poulter, 12 an incredibly imaginative novel....Click here to read the full review

Jack Graham I really enjoyed this book because of the paranormal twist.....Click here to read the full review

Rachel Bourn, 13 This is a thrilling novel which I’m sure teenagers of both genders will love.....Click here to read the full review

Kalilah K Although it's a long book it's really a rather quick read because of the engaging, unpretentious narrative and the constant moving forward of the plot.....Click here to read the full review


'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'

'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

'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!'

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

a breath of fresh air for teenage boys Woman's Way

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

'an adrenaline rush to the very end CBI's Recommended Reads 2012'

About the Author

Ian Somers

Author and graphic designer Ian Somers lives in Dublin. His first book about the adventures of Ross Bentley, Million Dollar Gift, was published in 2012.

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416 pages
Interest Age: From 12 years


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O'Brien Press Ltd

Publication date

7th May 2012




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