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Review of Sight by A. M. Vrettos

by - July 22, 2014

Format: Paperback
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal,
Pages: 295
Publisher: Egmont
Release Date: 06/08/2007
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Dylan and her friends have been haunted by the Drifter ever since Clarence was killed when they were in kindergarten. The memory of that event haunts the friends and binds them together. Now, ten years later, it seems the Drifter is back and the murders are edging closer to the mountain community where Dylan and her friends live. Dylan has visions of the crimes but why can't she ever see the Drifter's face? Dylan can't tell her best friend, Pilar, about her visions so why does she tell the new girl, Cate? And why does Cate seem so interested in what happened to Clarence? As everyone's secrets unfold the Drifter comes closer and closer. Be prepared to be spooked. First snow's coming and he's coming too.

I'm a huge fan of the book Wake by Lisa McMann which is about a girl who sees other people's dreams, so the aspect of visions in Sight really appealed to me. Overall it was a thrilling read that I didn't want to put down, filled with twists and turns. However the ending, with it's 90's horror movie plot twists, ultimately let this great story down a lot.

Sight doesn't bother to set up the story, just throws you into the action when Dylan has recently had a vision and is helping the police officer find the girl, much like Janie helps the police in Fade. This really worked to suck me into the story and I liked Dylan pretty quickly.

The story itself is a little slow after about 20% and you have to be willing to stick with it. Instead of the focus being on the kids that are being found it focuses more on Dylan and her friends, how they're coping in the lead up to the anniversary of Clarence's death. As well as that, a new girl has moved to town and Dylan's trying to juggle being her friend as well as continuing to be friends with Pilar.

The ending did let this book down so, so much. It was just cheesy to be honest, and reminded me of one of the Scream movies. At least I wouldn't say that I found it predictable, because I didn't realise that the ending would be that bad. It's all tied up in the end but I do think the author went a little overboard with plot twists. It was a good read overall though.

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  1. Anonymous5:18 pm BST

    I really don't like the Scream movies at all. I don't think I'll be reading this..And I am not a fan of the cover either.

  2. Anonymous7:16 am BST

    "At least I wouldn't say that I found it predictable, because I didn't realise that the ending would be that bad". That line definitely made me laugh.

    I actually really enjoyed the Scream movies. Cheesiness is my crack. I purposefully watch bad movies, so maybe I'll need to read this for the same reason :)


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