Weekend Reads #56 – Books 2 & 3 of the Delta Girls by Juliet Madison

Posted January 23, 2016 by Lillian in Reviews / 0 Comments

Weekend Reads

The Delta Girls by Juliet Madison is a contemporary, paranormal mystery series for teens and honestly it is a lot of fun! Each book in the series is told from one sister’s point of view and you get a taste of her psychic ability. While I personally didn’t enjoy the first book of the series, Sight, Scent and Sound were fantastic reads! I highly recommend you check out this series for your next weekend read ?

I received this book via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.

Weekend Reads #56 – Books 2 & 3 of the Delta Girls by Juliet MadisonSound by Juliet Madison
Series: The Delta Girls,
Published by Diversion Books on 2015-10-13
Length: 230 pages
Reviewing eARC from Netgalley
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Five extraordinary sisters discover that they each have a unique talent, an extra-sensory perception that enables them to see what others can't. It makes them incredible, it puts them in danger, and it brings them closer to learning the secrets that have haunted them their entire lives. These are the Delta Girls.

Serena and her sisters read a private letter their father wrote to their mother, revealing a clue about his disappearance that they never knew about before. But as they struggle to gain further insight through their sensory visions, trying to solve the mystery continues to prove elusive.

The Delta Girls try to move on, balancing their supernatural abilities with the daily trials of being teenagers. Studious Serena teams with the classroom outcast, Lara, and her charming brother, Damon, for a school science project. They end up studying more than they bargained for, though, when strange noises come from rooms in Lara and Damon s house. There are voices, but only Serena, with her special powers, can hear them. This is until the trio experiment with Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) and are able to record and hear them on the computer.

Bringing in her extraordinary sisters to help, Serena must figure out who the voices belong to and what they want if she is to have a chance at stopping an impending tragedy before it s too late.

Sound by Juliet Madison is Serena’s story in the Delta Girls series. Serena is the middle triplet, the smart, shy sister. She also has the ability to hear the future. As her and her sisters try to unravel the mystery surrounding their father’s disappearance, Serena begins to feel that it is a hopeless case. Trying to move on and get back to their lives proves to be difficult for all of them. When Serena is assigned a biology project with Lara and her brother Damon, studying winds up the least of their problems.

I really enjoyed Serena! She is a quirky character. She always has her head stuck in a book, she enjoys science and figuring things out, and she has a big heart. Her downside is her self-confidence which is fledgling at best. She’s kind if a bit backwards and she seems to really care about those around her.

Damon and Lara are great characters in addition to the sisters. If I thought that Serena was quirky, Lara is over the top, but it makes sense when you realize she has Asperger’s syndrome, a high-function form of Autism. The author did a wonderful job of conveying Lara’s disability without it disabling her. I liked the awareness that it brings to not just the main character but to the reader as well. Lara is quirky, she likes her lists, and she can/does have a breakdown every now and then. Damon makes a wonderful brother for Lara. He’s kind, caring, a bit of a goofball, but he loves his sister and will do anything for her. It’s no wonder Serena falls for him ? I did too!

The plot revolves around ghosts haunting Damon and Lara’s house. When Serena firsts hears them, she wonders how in the world she will explain this to them, but she doesn’t have to. Instead they explain it to her. I LOVED this! It made for an interesting read as they explored what was in Damon’s house and how to rid themselves of it. Serena is probably my favorite sister so far in the series and she brings her scientific knowledge alone with her psychic powers to aid Damon and Lara.

Overall this is a really fun read. Serena is a wonderful, easy character to like and Damon and Lara make great side characters to the sisters. The plot of this one kept me on my toes too. With the first book, I easily guessed what was going on but not so with Sound. I was surprised over and over again all the way to the ending which by the way is a worse cliffhanger than the first!!! If you enjoy young adult fiction, urban fantasy, and a good paranormal mystery, than this is the book for you.

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Weekend Reads #56 – Books 2 & 3 of the Delta Girls by Juliet MadisonScent by Juliet Madison
Series: The Delta Girls,
Published by Diversion Books on 2016-01-12
Length: 220 pages
Reviewing eARC from Netgalley
Rating:

Five extraordinary sisters discover that they each have a unique talent, an extra-sensory perception that enables them to see what others can't. It makes them incredible, it puts them in danger, and it brings them closer to learning the secrets that have haunted them their entire lives. These are the Delta Girls.

Sassy Sasha is having an online interlude with a secret admirer. She’s convinced it’s the gorgeous Taylor Petrenko behind the romantic emails.

There’s little time for love, though. As new developments come to light around their father’s disappearance, the Delta Girls start to question just how well they knew their father. The sisters experience increasingly detailed and troubling sensory predictions that bring fear and uncertainty, weighing them down with the responsibility toward helping those in danger.

Sasha distracts herself with the excitement of newfound romance, refusing to partake in further analysis of the visions. When her sisters cover for her so she can sneak out for a date, her sense of scent becomes heightened and awakens the memory of a vision she shared with her sisters. Sasha realizes a moment too late that she is in danger, and must gather all of her strength if she is to save her own life.

Okay so let me be honest for a sec…I was really dreading reading Scent by Juliet Madison not because I didn’t enjoy the series or the author’s writing but because I really didn’t care for Sasha in the other books and this is her story. BUT let me be the first to tell you I was pleasantly surprised by vain little Sasha. After learning some distressing news about their father, the Delta Girls are feeling stumped and more determined than ever to solve the mystery around their father’s disappearance. At least all the girls except Sasha are. Sasha needs a new outlook on her life and with the new year she plans to find just that.

Sasha is the sassy sister, the one that is hip on all the latest fashion trends, spends way more than her allotted time in the bathroom, and the complete opposite of her sporty sister Savannah. She’s the eldest of the triplets making her the exact middle child. She also has what she considers the worst of the psychic abilities her and her sisters share — the ability of smell or scent. She literally smells the future. How lame is that?! Or at least that’s her thoughts on it.

For the new year, Sasha decides to start a blog about her new year’s resolutions. Of course as a blogger this appealed to me immediately. Sasha is a good writer too and easily takes her blog into her social media. An ominous warning from her mother about being carefully with her private information on the internet sets the tone of the book and gives the reader a bit of insight on what is going to happen to our Sasha.

As you’ve probably guessed (as I did from the moment Sasha announced she was starting a blog), Sasha has a secret admirer. This story revolves around her growing online relationship with the secret admirer. I have to say this the author does a fantastic job of showing the dangers of online predators WITHOUT having to spell it out. I was drawn into the story and it easily can become a teachable moment to preteens and teens that read the book. So kudos Juliet Madison!

Overall I really enjoyed Sasha’s story! Not only did I find myself loving her character but I was rooting for her, crying with her, and falling in love along side her. If you’ve enjoyed the series up to this point, you will love Sasha’s story!

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About Juliet Madison

Juliet Madison is a naturopath-turned-author with a background in dance, art, internet marketing, and perfume sales (yes, she was one of those annoying people in department stores who spray you with perfume). Nowadays she prefers to indulge her propensity for multiple careers by living vicariously through her characters. She likes to put those characters into extraordinary situations and take them on a challenging journey to discover their true passion and inner strength, weaving in some laughs, tears, romance, and sometimes a touch of magic along the way.

Living near the beach on the beautiful south coast of New South Wales, Australia, Juliet spends as much time as possible writing and coming up with new ideas, while doing her best to avoid housework.
Juliet is a proud member and volunteer with The Romance Writers of Australia and she loves to interact online with readers and writers via twitter (@Juliet_Madison), and facebook (www.facebook.com/JulietMadisonAuthor). She can be contacted through her website at www.julietmadison.com where readers can also download some free short stories.


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