Reading Level: Young Adult
Length: 288 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Release Date: September 8, 2004
Stand Alone or Series: 1st book in the Seer series
Source: Bought for Kindle
Rating: 3/5 stars
I have had this book forever on my Kindle and finally decided to give it a read. I believe there are six book in this series right now. This was a very quick read and was okay. The dialogue throughout is a bit stiff and awkward and the story is predictable.
The main character, Sabine, can see glimpses of the future and occasionally see ghosts. She is starting over at a new high school pretending to be a “normal” girl after some events at her old high school caused her to leave. When Sabine sees a vision of a bloody dragonfly and then she meets a girl with a dragonfly tattoo she is worried that she won’t be able to keep her Seer gift secret for long.
This is one of those books where the main character sees a vision and spends a lot of time trying to figure out the vision and then stop those events from happening. It reminded me a bit of Laurie Faria Stolarz’s Blue is for Nightmares series; except this book was less scary and more awkwardly written.
The dialogue is a bit stiff and awkward throughout and the story is very predictable. It’s mostly a lot of high school drama and mystery. I never related to any of the characters that well and don’t plan on reading future books in this series. The story does wrap up pretty well though, so that was nice.
Overall this was an okay book. I enjoyed the idea of a character who can see glimpses of the future, but it is definitely not all that creative. The dialogue is a bit awkward throughout and I had trouble engaging with the characters. I also found the mystery to be very predictable. I would recommend Laurie Faria Stolarz’s Blue is for Nightmares series if you are interested in reading about a YA seer who solves creepy mysteries. If you are looking for another series kind of like Blue is for Nightmares, this one is okay if not as well written. I don’t plan on reading any more books in this series.