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Don't Die Dragonfly by Linda Joy Singleton

March 22nd, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Thanks Linda for giving me the opportunity to review your book and the additional short story!

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

Description from 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.

This book was re-issued and also contains a short story, Dominic’s Volcano, that explains the back ground of Dominic, the young man Sabine’s grandmother takes on as her apprentice.  The short story in itself was great and I love that we see more of what Dominic and Sabine just allude to regarding his history.  The main story was an interesting concept and a nice change from the vampire theme that is currently so popular.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my vampire books, but variety is the spice of life right?

In this book someone is trying to frame Sabine in a crime that could get her kicked out of school again and possibly even arrested.  Along with the help of  Manny, the author of the school paper’s psychic column, and Thorn, another student with unusual abilities, they have to hunt down who is out to get Sabine and help the dragonfly girl.  While I like Sabine’s character it’s her spirit guide, Opal, that cracked me up at points and I hope to see more of her in the next book.  I also loved Manny and Thorn’s characters and I hope they play a bigger part in the sequels.  I really enjoyed this book but felt it was more of a set up for the upcoming sequels so I cannot wait to read those.  It definitely leaves you wanting more and it’s probably best to have the next book on hand or be ready for a quick run to the library or book store when you finish book 1.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

One Response

  1. Katie

    this one sounds interesting!

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