Saturday, May 25, 2019

Book Review: Sage's Eyes by V.C. Andrews

Sage's Eyes 


Published January 26th 2016 
by Pocket Books 

From V.C. Andrews, bestselling author of Flowers in the Attic (the first in a series of Lifetime movie events about the Dollanganger family), comes the tale of a young girl kept under the watchful eye of her adoptive parents, as if they fear who-or what-she'll become...

Sixteen-year-old Sage is a lonely child. Her adoptive parents watch her obsessively, as if studying her for warning signs of...something. And maybe they're right to-even she can't make sense of the strange things she sees and hears. She possesses knowledge that other teenagers don't, that her parents and teachers-no adult-could possibly have. So when Sage finally makes a friend who understands her alarming gift, he becomes her confidant, a precarious link to the truth about who she really is. For Sage and the alluring new boy at school share many things in common. Perhaps, they'll learn, far too many things.

Instincts Call From Within 

Okay so I saw V.C. Andrews and pulled the trigger. Then I did some digging and for the purposes of full disclosure I must say Mrs. Andrews is passed away. Suddenly I was even more intrigued by this book. I read this in about 3 sittings throughout two days it was a great read. There was a lot of mystery sometimes I felt like there was too much mystery. The only problem with too much mystery is once the mystery is finally revealed it seems anticlimactic. I kind of knew what was going on as I’m sure every reader will but there was always something just outside of my grasp. The “mystery” wasn’t as jaw dropping as I’d hoped but none the less the author certainly packs quite the punch towards the end.

The Story, a little girl is adopted and is odd. Her adoptive parents aren’t very nice to her and she is just a peach. I could not understand why her adoptive mother was so cold. Even when everything is revealed I still had a tough time reconciling the reasoning with her actions. I’m still scratching my head over it. Later once Sage becomes older and more assertive my heart broke for her all the more. Once she finds someone whom she can relate to she is let down again and again. Sage begins to piece things together and very soon all the cards will be drawn.

The Characters, Sage was my favorite along with her uncle and her adoptive father. I felt like Sage was always under attack which I didn’t understand because she was a wonderful daughter. I wish her family had been more open and forward with her. The relationship she had with her uncle was my favorite he was always looking out for her and trying to take care of her even from far away. The ugly people she went to school with were vile and could not appreciate what a gift they had. Sage’s character definitely stood above the rest.

The End, okay so I mentioned a bit of an anticlimactic revelation towards the end. Well that just has to deal with all of the family secrets. I felt as though they really weren’t that serious to where Sage could not know the truth. I wish her family would have trusted her more. Okay…So that punch the author packs at the end is like a punch in the face! I did not see that coming so I did enjoy the jaw dropping twist and I especially enjoyed the way Sage handled the situation. I’m happy I picked this one up it was quite enjoyable. I wish the author would have given us more details about all of the secrets but hey that’s okay it was still a good read. I do love the very, very end Sage gets the one thing she has wanted for a very long time. I was happy to see her finally blossom into the bright beautiful girl that was in hiding all along.

My Rating
3.5 Eerie, Mysterious, and sometimes disturbing, I wish the ending was more detailed Stars

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About the Author 

Virginia Cleo Andrews (born Cleo Virginia Andrews) was born June 6, 1923 in Portsmouth, Virginia. The youngest child and the only daughter of William Henry Andrews, a career navy man who opened a tool-and-die business after retirement, and Lillian Lilnora Parker Andrews, a telephone operator. She spent her happy childhood years in Portsmouth, Virginia, living briefly in Rochester, New York. The Andrews family returned to Portsmouth while Virginia was in high school. While a teenager, Virginia suffered a tragic accident, falling down the stairs at her school and incurred severe back injuries. Arthritis and a failed spinal surgical procedure forced her to spend most of her life on crutches or in a wheelchair. Virginia excelled in school and, at fifteen, won a scholarship for writing a parody of Tennyson's Idylls of the King. She proudly earned her diploma from Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth. After graduation, she nurtured her artistic talent by completing a four-year correspondence art course while living at home with her family. After William Andrews died in the late 1960s, Virginia helped to support herself and her mother through her extremely successful career as a commercial artist, portrait painter, and fashion illustrator. Frustrated with the lack of creative satisfaction that her work provided, Virginia sought creative release through writing, which she did in secret. In 1972, she completed her first novel, The Gods of the Green Mountain [sic], a science-fantasy story. It was never published. Between 1972 and 1979, she wrote nine novels and twenty short stories, of which only one was published. "I Slept with My Uncle on My Wedding Night", a short fiction piece, was published in a pulp confession magazine.

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