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.
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Sage’s Eyes by V.C. Andrews is set in Dorey, Massachusetts. Sage Healy has heard voices since she was child (she finds them comforting). Her adoptive parents (cold and clinical people) told her to ignore them. Sage also seems to know things about people and situations (and liked to blurt them out as a child). Her parents keep an eagle eye her like she is a bomb that will go off at any moment (or like she is a scientific experiment and they are taking notes). There is a new student at school named Summer Dante. He is intriguing and Sage is drawn to him. He seems to understand Sage’s gifts and he has a few of his own. He encourages her to use her gifts. However, his ideas of right and wrong are a little different than Sage’s. Sage is extremely tired of her parent’s secrets and wants to find out what they are hiding. Will Sage like the answers when she gets them? Will Sage use her gifts for good or will she be drawn to the dark side?
I was so excited when I received the opportunity to read Sage’s Eyes (my daughter loves V.C. Andrews books), and I was looking forward to reading a good paranormal novel. I was extremely let down by Sage’s Eyes. There is very little paranormal action in the book. It is a very blah (boring, dull) book. The book is confusing (things are not really explained until the very end of the book) and it is so hard to get into it (I never did). Most of the book is devoted to Sage’s thinking (especially about how cute Summer is). Her internal dialogue took up the majority of the book (and it was monotonous). I give Sage’s Eyes 2 out of 5 stars (I did not like it). The book had so much potential but none of it was realized. We are also left with a very unsatisfying ending (like there will be another book to pick up where this one left off).
I received a complimentary copy of Sage’s Eyes from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Ok with lame ending
I couldn't put the book down mostly because I wanted to know where they were going with it. It was ok all the way til the end. It was lame and rushed. They could have made it much more exciting and put out a sequel maybe Sage getting taken or something?
The story takes place in current times but she calls her parents mother and father which is annoying. No teen calls their parents that anymore.
I continue to buy the new books because I'm such a huge fan of the old ones but they aren't worth paying $7.99 anymore