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Publisher Description

"Unique and memorable, The Delta Girls is a compelling new series!" —Alli Sinclair award winning author of The Dance Card series


"I spent my birthday fast asleep. In a coma to be exact."


When Savannah wakes up after two months in the hospital, she sees a whole lot more than expected, things that could put those close to her at risk.


The five Delcarta sisters have never believed in the paranormal, not like their woo-woo mother. Instead they believe in the power of sisterhood, of romance, and rebuilding their lives after their father’s mysterious disappearance nine years earlier. Starting anew in the small town of Iris Harbor, they see potential in all.


But Savannah’s awakening after having surgery on a life-threatening aneurysm brings a unique ability to the Delcarta sisters—together, each can predict the future with one of the five senses. And Savannah has the gift of sight.


A serial arsonist has been terrorizing the tight-knit community, and the Delcarta sisters have their suspicions on who could be to blame, including a boy who starts as an adversary to Savannah and then very quickly becomes her whole world. Investigating these crimes, trying to stop them before the next flame is sparked will call upon Savannah to use her newfound abilities with the help of her sisters, and will put each of their lives in danger.


This stunning new paranormal series blends the sweetest of romances with breathless suspense, and introduces five young women who share a haunted past, an extraordinary gift, and an uncertain future.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2015
July 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
154
Pages
PUBLISHER
Diversion Books
SELLER
Diversion Publishing Corp.
SIZE
1.8
MB
AUDIENCE
Seventh Grade

Customer Reviews

Isisunit ,

I See Potential. . .

I would like to thank Diversion Books & NetGalley for granting me a copy of this e-ARC to read in exchange for an honest review. Though I received this e-book for free that in no way impacts my review.

Goodreads Teaser:
"I spent my birthday fast asleep. In a coma to be exact.

When Savannah wakes up after two months in the hospital, she sees a whole lot more than expected, things that could put those close to her at risk.

The five Delcarta sisters have never believed in the paranormal, not like their woo-woo mother. Instead they believe in the power of sisterhood, of romance, and rebuilding their lives after their father's mysterious disappearance nine years earlier. Starting anew in the small town of Iris Harbor, they see potential in all.

But Savannah's awakening after having surgery on a life-threatening aneurysm brings a unique ability to the Delcarta sisters–together, each can predict the future with one of the five senses. And Savannah has the gift of sight.

A serial arsonist has been terrorizing the tight-knit community, and the Delcarta sisters have their suspicions on who could be to blame, including a boy who starts as an adversary to Savannah and then very quickly becomes her whole world. Investigating these crimes, trying to stop them before the next flame is sparked will call upon Savannah to use her newfound abilities with the help of her sisters, and will put each of their lives in danger.

This stunning new paranormal series blends the sweetest of romances with breathless suspense, and introduces five young women who share a haunted past, an extraordinary gift, and an uncertain future."

I began this book a bit surprised and mildly disappointed as for some reason I'd anticipated the target audience as being a bit more mature. Thankfully I stuck with it, for it grew on me more and more - all the way to the end.

Savannah is a sweet, but slightly innocent for her age, protagonist. In fact all the sisters seemed a bit more innocent than one might expect them to be given their past history. Yet as the story unfolds their very innocence becomes part of what makes them so appealing. Each girl is her own person, even while they form a very cohesive unit. Discovering that they each have a psychic gift is only the tip of the iceberg for these five sisters.

Between the mysteries that are woven through their daily lives is also a strong family bond, romance, and personal growth for each and for the family unit. The character development and arc of the story are well matched, pacing one another nicely. As nicely as the distinct personalities of each sister, making them all individuals within their tightly knit family. A family that's already undergone one tragedy, faced down a possible second, and one that's clearly ready for whatever the future might bring their way.

It was a very pleasant gift to read a story in which family, and their shared bond, are so important. It's never downplayed or sacrificed for the sake of the plot. If anything the plot is built around this strong familial bond. And that's something one doesn't see all to often in YA books these days. Broken families are more often the norm, so the newly christened Delta Girls, and their Mom, are reverting to a more traditional family norm - and yet they remain current at the same time.

The daily experiences, when combined with the less frequent mysteries, make for a very entertaining combination. This series is off to a very good start - I'll be interested to see if the subsequent books in this series will be able to meet the bar set by this first book, and maybe even raise it as the storyline develops.

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