Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Review: Sage's Eyes by V.C. Andrews

From V.C. Andrews, bestselling author of Flowers in the Attic (the first in a series of Lifetime movie events about the Dollanganger family), comes the tale of a young girl kept under the watchful eye of her adoptive parents, as if they fear who—or what—she’ll become…

Sixteen-year-old Sage is a lonely child. Her adoptive parents watch her obsessively, as if studying her for warning signs of…something. And maybe they’re right to—even she can’t make sense of the strange things she sees and hears. She possesses knowledge that other teenagers don’t, that her parents and teachers—no adult—could possibly have.

So when Sage finally makes a friend who understands her alarming gift, he becomes her confidant, a precarious link to the truth about who she really is. For Sage and the alluring new boy at school share many things in common. Perhaps, they’ll learn, far too many things.



Received for review.

I don't care what anyone else says, I will never be too old for V.C. Andrews.  Ever since my best friend introduced me to her "forbidden" Flowers in the Attic back when we were both ten I can't pass by one of her books without picking it up.  It's a magnetic pull that just will never go away.

This latest read was another dark, suspenseful read that I simply could not put down.  I didn't find Sage particularly likable but that didn't stop me from being drawn in from the very first page.  This is one of those novels that draws you in and keeps you reading, barely blinking, for hours on end, until you look up and it's suddenly two in the morning and you're seriously debating whether it's a reasonable thing to read the last hundred pages or whether you should be an actual adult and put the book down and get some sleep and start reading again later while you brush your teeth.  It's a true dilemma and I'll admit that reading "just one more chapter" of this left me rather sleep deprived for a few days.

Overall, this was a creepy psychological thriller that simply does not disappoint in any way.  It will have you turning the pages as fast as you can read them and inspiring equal amounts of "I hope it never ends" and "but I want to know what happens so bad".  If you are a fan of the author you will love this volume and if not, it's a great introduction to the crazy goodness that is her work.  Needless to say, I highly, highly recommend this.

★★★★ = Really Liked It




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