Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Don't Die, Dragonfly Review

Don't Die, Dragonfly 
By: Linda Joy Singleton
Overall Rating: 4/5

Sabine Rose looks like a normal teenage, but she is actually psychic. When she gets kicked out of her old school after a petition by students, she is sent to live with her grandmother, Nona, who also has this "gift". Sabine hides her powers in school and things actually feel normal. Her best friend is a popular cheerleader, shes part of the school newspaper with Manny, her partner and friend, and shes dating a hot and sweet boy named Josh. But she suddenly sees a vision of a bloody dragonfly, and tries to ignore it until a double date with Josh, his best friend Evan and Danielle. She notices Danielle has a dragonfly tattoo, and becomes determined to save Danielle.

When she sees a vision of the bloody dragonfly again, she finds Danielle, whom is trespassing in the school. Although they both get out safely, they find out the next day the school has been vandalized and the janitor has been knocked unconscious. A neighbor has seen a girl running out of the school that night, and Sabine knows it was her running out, but she never vandalized the school. Sabine is determined to solve this mystery in order to fully protect herself and Danielle and enlist the help of Manny. Manny introduces Sabine to a goth girl named Thorn, who also has special powers. Together, the trio, with Dominic's (Nona's apprentice) help attempt to solve the mystery until they realize someone is trying to frame Sabine. Who can it be? All the while Sabine is desperately trying to solve the mystery, she forgets Danielle really needs help.

First, the cover and title are both attracting and it lived up to it's name. The storyline was suspenseful at some parts and better than I had expected, and I got in to the story. The plot was one of the most unique and creative I've seen. However, even though this doesn't have anything to do with the plot, it needs a lot of editing. There are many typos, repeats, and other mistakes. In addition, it was also a bit short and the plot could be more developed to make it even more interesting. 

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