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See (See, #1) by Jamie Magee
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Jul 13, 12

Read from June 07 to 08, 2012

Originally posted on Lovey Dovey Books

When reading a story, not knowing what the characters know is usually tortuous because it's extremely hard to not jump to the conclusion to see what all the characters are alluding to. See is written to keep all the who's, what's, when's, where's, and how's to itself until Charlie remembers and embraces her ability to see the world through the darkness. Jamie Magee, author of the Insight Series, gives new meaning to the word suspense.

Right from the opening scene Magee sets up the story. Charlie wakes up in a hospital after a night of partying turns awry. She has wide gaps in her memory, not able to remember important people and events in her life. It's easy to pinpoint the characters who know what Charlie can't remember, but apparently mum's the word. Charlie hears voices and sees shadows move on occasion, but she doesn't know what it all means. All she does know is that music is her saving grace and helps keep the voices and darkness at bay.

See takes readers on Charlie's journey to rediscover herself. It's a long and arduous task, but, with the love and support from family and friends the path to seeing is much easier to traverse. Charlie and her friends see beyond what's normal, almost like seeing the metaphysical. The novel is very clear when it comes to emphasizing the importance of seeing, but I believe the emphasis could have been more subtle. The word 'see' was used quite abundantly, but it would not have been too hard to connect the title, See, to the main point of the story. Readers will be able to understand that 'to see' represents an ability the characters have, but sometimes the explanations are just a little flat and don't really help or hinder the continuation of the story.

The world Jamie Magee has created in this new series has definitely thrown a curve ball in my expectations of a paranormal/supernatural read. There are still many unknowns, as it is only the beginning of Charlie's story, but with the next book in the series, Witness, I expect more pieces to the story to be put into place.
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