Title: The Unsacred Gift (A Young Adult Paranormal Novel)
Author: C.S Dorsey
Price: $2.99 Kindle
Source: Promotional Books Tours – in exchange for an unbiased review
Where to buy: Amazon
Description: Have you ever had a dream that came to life? How about losing the one you love and not being able to save them? What about a gift that you were cursed with? Well image having all three like Sicily “Sissy” Monroe. “Some might say what I have is a gift. I say, I want to return it.” Sissy declares.
Sicily “Sissy” Monroe has all the qualities of a perfect young lady. She is almost where she wants to be in life. But lying deep in the pupil of her eyes hold something that she cannot get rid of which interferes with her plans. She fights everyday with no one but herself. After having her first vision at age six of her sister’s (Misty) disappearance and the dreams of failing to save her, Sissy wants no part in another person’s fate. For years Sissy tried hard to avoid contact with people because she feared foreseeing their death. In keeping with this, she tries to stay away from her family. Little did Sissy know she could not run from her past, or her gift. She hopes someone will put her out of her misery, but she will soon discover that her visions and dreams were just a mere image of herself.
REVIEW: The Unsacred Gift is an intriguing story. I had a hard time trying to figure it out what to say about it. The concept and story are interesting. Sissy is a 20 something college girl with an unusual gift, she can see people’s death. Once she comes in contact with a person, once someone touches her she falls into a trance and is able to see the details of the person’s death. Her ability makes her stay away from the people she loves and she avoids to get in contact with people at all cost.
I am not sure how I still feel about this book, as I mentioned before the concept is interesting I just felt it wasn’t well executed. I was also a bit distracted by the author writing style. The main character Sissy, though she is a 26 year old woman acts as if she was 15. She hasn’t seen her mother and family in 4 years, and though she misses them, she can’t wait to get away from them. She closes up herself to those she loves and refuses to accept what happens to her.
Sissy’s interaction and dialogue feels a bit force, though I understand the struggles the character refuses to connect with the people she loves. The story misses a few things, Sissy is able to see a person’s death with just a touch of their hand, but it seems the “gift” doesn’t work with everyone since she comes in contact with her mother, cousins, step father and boyfriend and nothing happens. I am not sure if this was done on purpose of if the author missed that small detail.
The Unsacred Gift is an interesting read; I found a lot of similarities to movies such as “The Others” & “Six Sense”. It has an interesting end, somewhat unexpected yet somewhat predictable.