Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Seven Rays by Jessica Bendinger

THAT IS THE ANONYMOUS MESSAGE that Beth Michaels receives right before she starts seeing things. Not just a slept-through my-alarm-clock, late-for-homeroom, haven't had-my-caffeine-fix kind of seeing things. It all starts with some dots, annoying pink dots that pop up on and over her mom and her best friend's face. But then things get out of control and Beth is seeing people's pasts, their fears, their secrets, their desires. The images are coming at Beth in hi-def streaming video and she can't stop it. Everyone thinks she's crazy and she's pretty sure she agrees with them. But crazy doesn't explain the gold envelopes that have started arriving, containing seeing keys and mysterious tarot cards. To Beth, it all seems too weird to be true. You are more than you think you are? But here's the thing: What if she is? 

I can honestly say that this is the weirdest book I've ever a really good way. I mean, I really didn't know what t expect. I've always been a real fan of Stick It and Bring It On, and when I saw that Jessica Bendinger had written a novel I was psyched. When I started reading, I liked the book. As I kept on reading, I became addicted to the book. And when it was over, I had already fallen in love with the book. It was truly original, I know I say this about most of the books I've read, but this one's different. When I read the book and I'm halfway through it I'm thinking "The dude's totally a vampire", or a werewolf, or a faery, or whatever. But when I read this book I was almost done with it and I still hadn't figured it out. Cause for me it's always the same plot in every story. There is a girl. New boy comes into town. Girl falls for boy. Boy turns out to be a supernatural creature and ends up putting her in grave danger (probably by an ex-girlfriend or an ex-friend). Girl gets saved by boy. Boy and girl kiss. And I am tired of the same old plot. The Seven Rays offered me a new plot. A whole new concept. I fell in love with it. I highly recommend is to everyone who is looking for something fun and interesting to read.

How many stars?
4 stars


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