I’m giving away two eBook copies of Damselfly by Jennie Bates Bozic. You can get one by taking a minute to stop by the Atomic Aardvark Facebook page , finding the status about Damselfly and commenting with “Lina”. The first two people to comment will win. Good Luck!
Now, on to the review:
Damselfly is great! After getting up early to check something for work this week, I had the choice of going back to bed or reading more. I gave up sleep for this book. That doesn’t happen often.
This fun, futuristic spin on Thumbelina is told exceptionally well using a first person narrative. The voice of the main character, Lina, was strong, authentic for her age, and a blast to read. The story’s pace was just right and was propelled very well by Lina’s thoughts and actions. I liked that the author paused at times to allow Lina time for introspection about her life and the potential consequences of her and others’ actions.
The mysteries around Lina’s origin and the purpose of the reality show she was a reluctant participant of reeled me in. The timing of the reveals throughout the book was excellent, too.
If you’re a fan of re-imagined fairytales, you need to add this to your collection. If you aren’t this book may change your mind about them.