Damselfly (Damselfly #1)
Release Date: 11/11/13
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
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I'm a visual effects artist for film and television by day, and at night I don my author cape and pen stories for the YA crowd. I love a good fairy tale, especially if there's a creepy twist, so that's what I write.
I met my husband in the World of Warcraft and we live in Los Angeles with our cat. We spend our time playing video games, reading, hiking, sweeping up cat hair, and cursing the terrible traffic.
I have a bachelor's degree in Religion and Philosophy from Hillsdale College, and some of my past jobs have included: swimming lessons teacher, lifeguard, furniture salesperson, barista, and loan officer. I was especially terrible at the loan officer bit and that's what prompted me to make a major change and go off to Canada to get a diploma in 3D Animation and Visual Effects. After that, I moved to Los Angeles by myself and roomed with two crazy sisters I found on Craigslist. But that's another tale.
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Hello and I an totally thrilled to be writing this review of the book "Danselfly" by Jennie Bates Bozic!
I happily give this book 4 $ $ $ $... Or 4 stars:) it was a great read.
So, where to start? The book is told from the P.o.v. of Lina. Lina is 6 inches tall and lives in a futuristic but run down compound . We meet Lina a few days before her 16th birthday when she becomes a legal adult. Lina muses about what she will do with her newly gained freedom.
As a reader I was pleasantly surprised that I slipped I to Lina's mindset easily. This should be ridiculous . The author Jennie Bates Bozic writes the character so clearly that you completely accept that in the future the thought that tiny people might not be that far - fetched. I enjoy when the suspension of disbelief works.
The disgusting world if reality t.v. was very believable to me. The same goes for the possibility that Lina could have an online relationship with a guy for a year and never have him find out her secret.
When I read the blurb for this book my interest was piqued but I wasn't expecting to get drawn in as much as I did. Usually YA books romantic ways make me cringe with either an over exaggeration of how teens date or some obsessive craziness that has no substance . "Damselfly" was just right.
I'm absolutely going to keep an eye out for more work by J. B. Bozic & I encourage ANYONE who reads this review to enter for the chance to win a copy for your very own & be sure to hop over to SMASHWORDS & grab your free copy of the novella!
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