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.
I picked this up as a Kindle freebie, currently the Kindle version can be purchased for $2.99.
My first impression on reading this was to think how frustrating it would be to have a gift in which you receive visions that are symbolic messages, but that you still have to interpret. You can never be sure that your interpretation is the right one.
Not for the first time I was more intrigued by the side characters than I felt for the main character. I really enjoyed Manny and Thorn, so I hope they are recurring characters in the rest of the series. I'd like to know more about Dominic as well, but was honestly bored by Josh, he's so perfect it makes me suspect that something is up with him and I just didn't feel much spark between him and Sabine.
My favorite quirky part of this was the cow painting, it was just cute and I'll leave it at that so I don't ruin the fun for anyone else! I do really like the cover art, very pretty. I'm a sucker for a pretty cover for sure!
Having read the synopsis for the second book, I may go ahead with the series. Don't Die, Dragonfly was an enjoyable, quick read and I wouldn't mind knowing what happens next. I would recommend this as a read-a-thon selection for it's length, ease of reading and quick pace.
Here is another review by Kelly at Reading the Paranormal, posted on Goodreads that I think expresses my thoughts very well.
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