T I T L E: Sight
S E R I E S: The Delta Girls (N°1)
A U T H O R: Juliet Madison
P U B L I S H E R: Diversion Books
P U B L I S H--D A T E: July 14, 2015
Urban Fantasy, YA“I spent my birthday fast asleep. In a coma to be exact.” When Savannah wakes up after two months in the hospital, she sees a whole lot more than expected, things that could put those close to her at risk. The five Delcarta sisters have never believed in the paranormal, not like their woo-woo mother. Instead they believe in the power of sisterhood, of romance, and rebuilding their lives after their father's mysterious disappearance nine years earlier. Starting anew in the small town of Iris Harbor, they see potential in all. But Savannah's awakening after having surgery on a life-threatening aneurysm brings a unique ability to the Delcarta sisters–together, each can predict the future with one of the five senses. And Savannah has the gift of sight. A serial arsonist has been terrorizing the tight-knit community, and the Delcartasisters have their suspicions on who could be to blame, including a boy who starts as an adversary to Savannah and then very quickly becomes her whole world. Investigating these crimes, trying to stop them before the next flame is sparked will call upon Savannah to use her new found abilities with the help of her sisters, and will put each of their lives in danger.
I don’t read a lot of young adult novels, but I will from time to time. The description on this one intrigued me, so I thought, why not. I’m glad that I did. I enjoyed it very much.
The characters were interesting. Even though, they are only sixteen and seventeen years old, I’m sure they will continue to grow and develop as the series progresses. It was creative and a great concept to give each of the five sisters a different ability, all sensory related. However, I’m not really sure it would work if they were not all together. Perhaps Savannah’s would be the easiest to use when alone but I don’t see how the others would be able to do well if they were solo. Each ability seems too dependent on the others.
If you want a fun fast easy read with nothing too dramatic and enjoy reading young adult, then this book may be for you.