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Series: The Delta Girls
Author: Juliet Madison
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication Date: 10/13/2015
Synopsis from Goodreads: Five extraordinary sisters discover that they each have a unique talent, an extra-sensory perception that enables them to see what others can’t. It makes them incredible, it puts them in danger, and it brings them closer to learning the secrets that have haunted them their entire lives. These are the Delta Girls.
Serena and her sisters read a private letter their father wrote to their mother, revealing a clue about his disappearance that they never knew about before. But as they struggle to gain further insight through their sensory visions, trying to solve the mystery continues to prove elusive.
The Delta Girls try to move on, balancing their supernatural abilities with the daily trials of being teenagers. Studious Serena teams with the classroom outcast, Lara, and her charming brother, Damon, for a school science project. They end up studying more than they bargained for, though, when strange noises come from rooms in Lara and Damon s house. There are voices, but only Serena, with her special powers, can hear them. This is until the trio experiment with Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) and are able to record and hear them on the computer.
Bringing in her extraordinary sisters to help, Serena must figure out who the voices belong to and what they want if she is to have a chance at stopping an impending tragedy before it s too late.
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I read and reviewed the first book in The Delta Girls series, Sight, back in May. I loved Sight, so when I saw that Sound was now available for review, I knew I had to check it out. Boy am I glad I did.
Sight focused on Savannah, who is able to see the future. Literally see the future and the occasional ghost. But while she can see the future and the occasional ghost, her sister Serena (who happens to be one of a set of triplets along with Savannah) is able to hear the future and the occasional ghost. Sound is Serena’s story.
I found Sound to be a great, quick read. I read it in a little over 24 hours, although had I not had other things to do, I probably would have devoured it in a couple of hours like I did with Sight. The concept is simple – 5 sisters (a set of twins and a set of triplets) who happen to share a psychic ability – each can see the future via a particular sense. Talia – feel, Tamara – taste, Savannah – sight, Serena – sound, Sasha – smell. When they “connect” they can get a “full picture” for the vision. It’s a great concept and one I’d never seen before in books that deal with psychic phenomena.
Like Sight before it, Sound compasses a bit of teen romance along with the paranormal that makes it a perfect combination. The action from the paranormal keeps the book moving along at a great clip and the romance portion just rounds it out. After all, we all need love, even psychic teens!
The characters are well-rounded and well thought out. Each is unique in their own right and make the story a joy to read. And you’d never guess who is in danger from the beginning – even the sisters had it wrong!
Do yourself a favor and check out Sound (and Sight for that matter). You won’t be disappointed!
I received a copy of this book free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.