Title: Damselfly (Damselfly #1)
Author: Jennie Bates Bozic
Release Date: 11/11/13
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.
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I'm a visual effects artist for film and television by day, and at night I don my author cape and pen stories for the YA crowd. I love a good fairy tale, especially if there's a creepy twist, so that's what I write.
I met my husband in the World of Warcraft and we live in Los Angeles with our cat. We spend our time playing video games, reading, hiking, sweeping up cat hair, and cursing the terrible traffic.
I have a bachelor's degree in Religion and Philosophy from Hillsdale College, and some of my past jobs have included: swimming lessons teacher, lifeguard, furniture salesperson, barista, and loan officer. I was especially terrible at the loan officer bit and that's what prompted me to make a major change and go off to Canada to get a diploma in 3D Animation and Visual Effects. After that, I moved to Los Angeles by myself and roomed with two crazy sisters I found on Craigslist. But that's another tale.
The book reminds me a lot of Thumbelina! I know everyone has been saying this, but I have to say it is so true!
Lina, short for Thumbelina (of course) was created in a laboratory as a solution to the energy and hunger crisis. I really liked the bridge between Fantasy and Sci-Fi. It made for a much better plot idea. There are not many books out there that can pull this off, but this one did that quite well.
I really enjoyed Lina's character. She reminded me of any other 16 year old who thinks and acts like she's older. Her constant training has put her at a greater advantage than any 16 year old I know. Because of her size, Lina has to do these training's everyday in order to survive outside of the bubble. Lina's character is strong and smart. But, her impulsiveness gets her in trouble - more than once. I liked that Bozic gave her a flaw - asthma. No amount of manufacturing could get her out of that!
This is a short, quick read. I enjoy that the end of the book is the end of the book. I go through a lot of series so it was nice to finish it in one story. I would recommend it to anyone who likes fairy-tales, fantasy, or sci-fi.
Sink your fangs!!
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