“Glimpse (The Dean Curse Chronicles #1)” by Steven Whibley
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Summary from Goodreads:
“Save them, Dean. Save them all….”
Dean Curse avoids attention the way his best friend Colin avoids common sense. Which is why he isn’t happy about being Abbotsford’s latest local hero – having saved the life of a stranger, he is now front page news. Dean’s reason for avoiding the lime-light? Ever since his heroic act, he’s been having terrifying visions of people dying and they’re freaking him out so badly his psychologist father just might have him committed. Dean wants nothing more than to lay low and let life get back to normal.
But when Dean’s visions start to come true, and people really start dying, he has to race against the clock – literally – to figure out what’s happening. Is this power of premonition a curse? Or is Dean gifted with the ability to save people from horrible fates? The answer will be the difference between life and death.
This book was incredibly easy to get into which is just what I needed. The last few books I’ve read lately have been a bit slow going and I had a hard time getting into them. Not true with this book. You could pick it up and easily fall into place with it. I’d pick it up to read a few chapters and find myself reading huge chucks of the story. I didn’t want to put the book down. I needed to know what was going to happen. The pacing of the story was great. It moved along very smoothly. I didn’t feel rushed to move on to the next aspect of the story.
I initially was a bit worried that the book was going to be a bit dull. The premise sounded interesting but that type of story has been done. I ended up pleasantly surprised at the twists and turns. Not what I was expecting at all. I’m definitely interested in seeing how things in this world play out. There are a lot of unanswered questions and mysteries out there.
Dean was very likable. He did feel like a teenage boy and not an adult pretending to be a teenage boy. I always appreciate the characters who do the hero thing because they have to and not because they want to or they want the attention. The banter with his friends and sister was very true to life and enjoyable.
The bottom line? Very enjoyable story!