Monday, November 4, 2013

Damselfly (Damselfly #1) by Jennie Bates Bozic - Ashley's Pre-Reading

*I received this book as an eARC from Jennie Bates Bozic LLC on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Damselfly
Author: Jennie Bates Bozic
Publication Date: November 11, 2013

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.

Why?: I love retellings of classic stories, so of course I jumped all over a chance to read this futuristic version of Thumbelina!  

Expectations: I expect a story that resembles the original, but with more science and twists and romance and badder bad guys and all of that jazz. I expect this to be a pretty heavy sci-fi book with more science fiction than the original fantasy. 

Judging a book by its cover: I think this cover is really neat. I love the blues and greens, and the way the winged girl is flying above test tubes and under a spider web makes me want to know more about her and the world in which she was created. I would most likely pick this up based solely on the cover! 


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