Adrienne Maria Vrettos
Fifteen year old Dylan has horrific visions of the last moments of a child’s life – a child who has been abducted, kidnapped, or worse. Dylan gives the police valuable clues that help them to find children’s bodies, but she keeps the most personal information about these young victims to herself. Dylan has become used to withholding her sight abilities – even from her best friend, Pilar – but the weight of that secret is becoming almost more than she can bear.
Then Cates moves into Dylan’s mountain town. Enthusiastic and friendly, Cate seems genuinely interested in Dylan, who begins to reveal a bit about herself. But is Cate all that she seems to be? Its not entirely clear… and it takes the disappearance of Pilar’s little sister to finally open Dylan’s eyes. In a race against time to save a life, and desperate to focus her abilities so that she herself can survive, Dylan is forced to see more clearly than she ever has before.
(taken from inside flap)
This book was definitely not what I was expecting. The cover was the reason I bought the book in the first place. It has a cool picture of an eye, that is a very cool color, and its white. I’m sure you see the picture some where on this review. So that is the reason I bought it, I didn’t read the synopsis or even have it recommended by a friend, which was probably a good thing. It wasn’t a bad book at all, hence the B- rating, it was just very different.
This story involves a girl, Dylan, who is fifteen and psychic. She has visions of young children being kidnapped, hurt by people and then left to die in some remote place. The visions are haunting and they come at her at the most random times. Her first vision was when she was five, and they haven’t gotten better since. Her mom is the only one that knows of her “problem”. Her father left her and her mother after he found out she was psychic, he didn’t want to deal with it, and that hurt Dylan.
When Cate arrives in her small town, Dylan and her become friends quickly. And Dylan tells Cate her dark secret. Cate is automatically intrigued and wants to learn more, but Dylan is less enthusiastic about it and wishes she had never told Cate. Her relationships with her other friends is falling and she doesn’t know who to turn to when she needs help the most.
Dylan may not have been able to save the kids she has had visions about over the last ten years, but this time, when it happens to her best friends little sister, she is determined to find a way to save her.
This is a pretty scary book, mostly because child abductions and kidnapping happen ever day without anyone knowing, and they are usually done by those who you would never suspect. This is an interesting book, and a fairly quick read.