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Serena is a Delta girl with the gift of sound. Her brain is also pretty analytical, solving problems that seem to arise. She and her sisters are dealing with seeing their dad’s ghost and reading the letter their mom had. They don’t want their mom to know they snooped. They don’t want to upset her. She seems to be moving on. So when Serena gets paired with her science partners for a project, she gets thrown into a ghost mystery. Her partners, Damon and Lara, are twins who live in an old, huge house. At one of their study groups Serena hears strange voices. Damon and Lara don’t appear to have heard. Serena has to work hard to keep her ability a secret. She is also developing feelings for Damon. The twins’ family life is complicated. Serena gets swept up in Lara’s personality and her need for control. She is also drawn into solving the ghost mystery. There are three ghosts haunting their house and Serena helps figure out why. She is also trying to figure out where the scream came from in one of her visions that occurred with her sisters. It seems a life and death situation that the sisters are desperate to puzzle out. Everything gets complicated with Damon and Lara before Serena is able to figure out exactly whose life is in danger. The Delta Girls have to trust in their instincts and their abilities. I really like this series. I’ve now read the first two books, Savannah’s story and Serena’s story. Serena’s story isn’t as full of danger and adventure. Her story centers around a more intellectual, problem solving. The ending and the almost fall down the stairs are really the only danger that Serena finds herself in. The mystery that surrounds their father and their visions are the focus of the sisters. Serena also needs to deal with her feelings for Damon and providing balance with school work and Lara. The trials and tribulations of a teenage psychic that has the gift of heightened sound. Her gift is fascinating. She hears things others don’t which can hit her suddenly or get songs stuck in her head. That would drive me crazy. Hearing things I can’t always see is a gift I’m not sure I would want. I spent some of the time reading asking myself how I would react in this situation if I had her talent. Serena is a fascinating character and part of a unique group of sisters trying to use their individual gifts to help people and find the truth. I can’t wait to read Sasha’s story. I give this book a 4 out of 5
So, this second addition to the Delta Girls' story is told from the POV of our second youngest child, Serena; I guess we are going up from age? Youngest to oldest.
Serena is a much more analytical mind then her sisters, always analyzing what goes on around her. The vast and detailed descriptions she had going on in her head at all times were endlessly entertaining. And, any girl who's a fan of The Big Bang Theory and reading is a serious win in my mind.
I definitely identify with Serena most, out of each of these five young women. From what I have gleaned so far from each girls' unique personalities, I can most liken myself to this girl. So far, though, neither Savannah or Serena seem to be able to reveal much about their oldest sister, Talia. I hope to hear more about her as with get closer to her personal story.
Hobbies: From what I've gathered so far, showing how unique each girl is within their family.
Savannah: Volleyball, Soccer (The sporty girl) Serena: Violin, Reading (The analytical girl) Tamara: Cooking, Pinterest (The creative girl) Talia: Movies, Second "Parent" (The leader) Sasha: Fashion, Magazines (The girly girl)
I just want to take a moment to express my serious love of Lara. That girls is all the goals! She may be a bit strict and prickly when you first meet her, but she warms up and shows us her soft, gooey inside once she gets comfortable outside socializing. And that girl is endlessly hilarious without even trying. That contract that she came up with in the epilogue (for those of you who already read this, I can feel you smiling)...AMAZING!! Haha. I hope to see more of her in the books to follow; at least a little bit.
As these girls grow in their abilities as psychic Delta Girls, they leave their positive marks on Iris Harbor through the many families that they affect with their visions. Soon, I expect, a large gathering of people will know their name and they greatness that they brig to those that they meet; in life and in death.