I received this book for free from the Library, Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Sage's Eyes by V.C. Andrews
Narrator: Rebekkah Ross
Published by Simon and Schuster Audio on January 26, 2016
Genres: Fiction / General
Length: 9 hours 39 minutes
Format: ARC, Audiobook
Source: Library, Publisher
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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.
I thought that this book was okay. I decided to pick this book up largely because of nostalgia. I was a fan of V.C. Andrews back in the days when it was actually V.C. Andrews writing the books. I have read quite a few of the books penned by the ghostwriter as well but those just quit appealing to me at some point. This book wasn’t bad but I was never completely hooked by it either.
Sage seems to know things. She lives with her adoptive parents who are very strict. She is trying to make friends at school and the fact that she has some pretty insightful advice seems to be helping. When a new boy comes to school, they seem to click right away. Before long, Sage and Summer are spending quite a bit of time together. I was very curious about what was going on with Sage but when everything was finally revealed it felt very anti-climatic.
I thought that the narrator did a wonderful job with this book. I am honestly not sure if I would have finished the book if it wasn’t for the quality of the narration. I thought that the various character voices that she used added a lot to the story. She has a very pleasant voice that was easy to listen to for hours at a time.
I think that some readers will have more luck with this one than I did. It was a nice way to pass the time even if it wasn’t a favorite. I think that the next time I pick up a V.C. Andrews book, I will make sure that it is one that she actually wrote.
I received a digital review copy of this book from Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books via NetGalley and borrowed a copy of the audiobook from my local library.
It’s great that the narrator was a good one, a bit too bad for the story though
I didn’t realize they were continuing to publish under that name. I remember VC Andrews from growing up. 🙂 Glad the narration was able to save this one though! The right narrator can really make a difference!
I’ve only read a few by Andrews and that was many years ago. It’s such a letdown when the big reveal is so anti-climatic.
When the ghostwriter took over the books just aren’t the same. Sounds like an interesting premise though.
Don’t want to read V.C. Andrews by anyone but V.C. Andrews.
I have never tried one of hers
I read a VC Andrews book years ago but I don’t remember which one (it wasn’t Flowers in the Attic but that’s all I’ve got!) and I remember enjoying it. Too bad this one wasn’t a hit but so glad the excellent narration saved it!