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Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Unsacred Gift by C. S. Dorsey_Review

The Unsacred GiftThe Unsacred Gift by C.S. Dorsey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sicily (Sissy) has been plagued with a particular psychic gift since childhood: she foresees death, both of her loved ones and of strangers, or acquaintances. At age six she dreamed her younger sister’s disappearance, reported the dream and terror to her mother, and was ignored. But it actually happened, in front of Sissy, her mother, aunt and twin cousins. Later, in high school, she met a teacher and foresaw her soon demise, and in college, a flight attendant; then her Grandmother, who also predicted she had not long to live.

Raised as an only child by a single mom (once her sister “disappeared,” it was as if she never existed), Sissy has avoided touch, friends, boyfriends, anything other than the most casual contact. But we live in a society that doesn’t value personal space, so more often than not, strangers and acquaintances take her hand, or tap her on the shoulder, or bump her-and at any time visions might recur. When she returns home for a visit and encounters her old high school crush, discovering he too had a crush on her, she wants to blaze ahead into a relationship; but does she dare? Or could foreseeing the death of someone she cares for shatter her heart and her sanity?

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