Friday, October 4, 2013

Damselfly by Jennie Bates Bozic

Damselfly (Damselfly, #1) 


By Jennie Bates Bozic

Summary:  In 2065, the Lilliput Project created Lina - the first six-inch-tall winged girl - as the solution to a worldwide energy and food crisis. Isolated in a compound amidst the forests of Denmark, Lina has grown up aware of only one purpose: learn how to survive in a world filled with hawks, bumblebees, and loneliness. However, on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, she discovers that she’s not the only teenager her size. Six 'Toms' were created shortly after Lina, and now her creators need to prove to the world that tiny people are the next logical step in human evolution. In other words, they need to prove that reproduction is possible.

Um. No thanks. Lina's already fallen in love with a boy she met online named Jack. Only he has no idea that thumbelina1847 could literally fit inside his heart.

When her creators threaten to hurt Jack unless she chooses a husband from among the ‘Toms’, Lina agrees to star in a reality TV series. Once the episodes begin to air, the secret of her size is out. Cut off from any contact with the outside world, Lina assumes Jack is no longer interested. After all, what guy would want to date a girl he can’t even kiss?

Slowly, very slowly, she befriends the six young men who see her as their only ticket to happiness. Perhaps she can make just one guy’s dream of love and companionship come true. But her creators have a few more twists in store for her that she never thought possible.

She’s not the only one playing to the cameras.

Publication: November 11, 2013
Genres:  Young Adult, Romance, Dystopian, Retellings

Series: Damselfly by Jennie Bates Bozic (Book 1)

My Rating: 4 stars

 **A free copy was received from the author in exchange for an honest reivew.**

Damselfly was a great book. It's a fairy tale retelling mixed with Dystopian, which may seem like an odd combination, but they complimented each other quite nicely!

I loved that the book was Dystopian, because it made the story so original. Also, the author didn't strictly follow the original story of Thumbelina. The Dystopian elements, the evil scientists, the cliffhanger (I'll have a whole other paragraph on THAT later) really made this story stand out!

The twists in this story were awesome. Even a person who knows the original fairytale by heart could still not see them coming. Some of them took me completely by surprise, and then I thought about it and realized they made perfect sense.

The ending was when the book got REALLY good. The rest of the story was good, but the ending was wonderful! Usually for me, books start to lose steam at the ending. It was the complete opposite with Damselfly.. I can't wait to read the sequel (I really hope there's a sequel!), because I need the answer to that cliffhanger NOW.

This story is perfect for Dystopian addicts and Fairy-tale lovers alike.

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