by C.S. Dorsey
Pub. Date: April 9, 2012
In the tradition of the 80s and 90s Point Horror teen books, comes The Unsacred Gift by C.S. Dorsey, where a young woman, Sissy, carries a terrible secret - she has visions of someone's death just by touching them.
Her grandmother's birthday is approaching and Sissy returns home, after leaving her small town for several years, to attend the party. To her surprise, her mother has been engaged to a man for over a year. Sissy continues to have nightmares of her sister's death from when she was a child. She recalls trying to warn her mother of what was going to happened, but it was too late.
It seems her family has gotten on with their lives ever since Sissy left for college. Just as she is adjusting to the new family changes, the dark twisted visions return - ones that may reveal the truth about what happened to her sister.
Sissy from The Unsacred Gift reminds me a lot of Johnny from Stephen King's The Dead Zone, only here Sissy cannot predict the future, and she can only predict death. Some people may call this a gift, but it is a curse for Sissy. Who would want the power to see how someone would die? But then again, maybe you could try to stop death from occurring. The Unsacred Gift was a nice change for the Young Adult genre, which has way too many vampire/werewolves titles out on the market. The author, C.S. Dorsey, uses great pacing and creative dialogue to tell Sissy haunting tale. I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Unsacred Gift and it was a breath of fresh air.
Disclaimer: I received a review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author:
C. S. Dorsey currently lives in Northern California. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with an Associate’s Degree in Financial Services, and is currently working for a financial institution. She never thought about writing until one day this girl started talking to her in her head and never stop.
For more information on C.S. Dorsey go to csdorsey.blogspot.com.