Friday, 14 March 2014

Don't Die, Dragonfly (The Seer #1) by Linda Joy Singleton


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Blurb (from Goodreads):
After getting kicked out of school and sent to live with her grandmother, Sabine Rose is determined to become a "normal" teenage girl. She hides her psychic powers from everyone, even from her grandmother Nona, who also has "the gift."
Having a job at the school newspaper and friends like Penny Love, a popular cheerleader, have helped Sabine fit in at her new school. She has even managed to catch the eye of the adorable Josh DeMarco.
Yet, Sabine can't seem to get the bossy voice of Opal, her spirit guide, out of her head... or the disturbing images of a girl with a dragonfly tattoo. Suspected of a crime she didn't commit, Sabine must find the strength to defend herself and, later, save a friend from certain danger.


Don't Die, Dragonfly by Linda Joy Singleton

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars


Don't Die, Dragonfly (The Seer, #1)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
16-year-old Sabine has a secret – she gets visions and warnings about the future – although they’re always about other people.
Her latest warning is about a girl with a dragonfly tattoo, although she’s not really sure what she’s supposed to be warning her about.
When someone puts the janitor in the hospital after a break in at the school, Sabine is determined to find out who did it, especially when it seems the culprit is trying to frame her.
Who injured the janitor? Why are they trying to frame her? And what should the girl with the dragonfly tattoo not do?


This was an interesting story, and I thought the mystery element was done well.

Sabine was an okay character but she was a bit dumb at times (Violet Ambrose Syndrome). If you suspect someone of a crime, and you already know that they hate you – do not follow them alone to a dark janitors closest. I mean – Sabine – do you have no common sense?

The storyline was pretty good, although I did wonder if this was going to be a bit too young for me. Thankfully this wasn’t the case, but Sabine did come across as a little immature at times!
I thought the mystery aspect was done quite well, although I did pick up on stuff a lot quicker than Sabine did. I did think that this was an enjoyable story though.
The ending was good, even if I did guess what was going to happen quicker than Sabine did. We were left with a bit of a cliff-hanger, but again, how Sabine didn’t see this coming I don’t know!
Overall; an enjoyable YA paranormal mystery,
7 out of 10.


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