Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Insight by Jamie Magee

Insight (Insight #1) by Jamie Magee
YA Fantasy/Paranormal
Rating: 4 Stars

Before that fateful summer night, Willow had balanced the insight of emotion, and the vivid images. That night, the figure in her nightmare marked her wrist with a star, giving her father no choice but to tell Willow a family secret that would abruptly change life, as she knew it, forever. Before Willow had time to absorb the shock of her father's secret, her soul mate that had shared every stunning dream with her, found her, and darkness captured her closest friends. In order to save them, she must weave through broken myths and the undeniable power of the Zodiac. In the end, Willow discovers that at the moment of our birth we are all given a divine gift.

My Thoughts: There are so many things I liked about this story. Willow’s power is the one I love the most. The fact that she can influence people’s emotions is wonderful enough but the fact she can do it at distance without being around is amazing. I have never heard of anything like it. Originality is the best thing ever. Of course in her case it was more than that. Her family had their secret past that could explain what she was and how she had those powers. I think my favorite part is the relationship between Willow and Landen was very interesting as well. It’s annoying that every story I read now is about how some child finds her soul mate. It is just so unrealistic. While its unrealistic their love is a bit different. The reason their relationship seemed so strong was because in reality they knew each other their entire lives, they had been sharing dreams the entire time. I hate how unrealistic the love in young adult novels is these days. I have not met a teenager yet who was actually in love. Those high school relationships that made it after school as over usually ended in a couple years. Those who say they are desperately in love with someone at that age usually are not.
            Overall, the plot is awesome. I love everything about it. It’s an amazing idea. The writing isn’t perfect especially when it comes to the lovey parts. It’s too gooey for me and not in a good way either. The characters are a bit bland on moments as well. Even with those parts the story is great and I hope to be able to read the next one in the series.

Cover: 5/5
Writing: 3/5
Characters: 4/5

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