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The Seven Rays by Jessica Bendinger is Munch-Worthy

The Seven Rays

You are more than you think you are.

That is the anonymous message that Beth Michaels receives right before she starts seeing things. Not just a slept-through my-alarm-clock, late-for-homeroom, haven't had-my-caffeine-fix kind of seeing things. It all starts with some dots, annoying pink dots that pop up on and over her mom and her best friend's face. But then things get out of control and Beth is seeing people's pasts, their fears, their secrets, their desires. The images are coming at Beth in hi-def streaming video and she can't stop it. Everyone thinks she's crazy and she's pretty sure she agrees with them. But crazy doesn't explain the gold envelopes that have started arriving, containing seeing keys and mysterious tarot cards. To Beth, it all seems too weird to be true. You are more than you think you are? But here's the thing: What if she is?

Well, for a girl as much into the paranormal as I am, it shouldn't be too surprising that this novel is on my wishlist. I, for one, am very good at suspending my disbelief, so while others might think that floating pink polka dots turning into visions might be the work of hallucinogenic drugs or some type of schizophrenia, I am sure this must not be the case. Otherwise, there wouldn't be much of a story. Well, there would be, but it would be totally different.

The cover art isn't too thrilling for me. I actually think it's a little weird, but whatever. It could've been worse.

Releases November 24, 2009 from Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.

2 munch(es) :

towerofbooks said...

I'm looking forward to this novel.

Anna ♥ said...

Ooh, sounds interesting!

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