Monday, March 14, 2011


Title: Seeing for the First Time
Series: What You See Is What You Get
Author: Nicole Zoltack
Publisher: Echelon Press

Book Description: For the last ten years, Ana has spent summers with her Gram. With nothing to do, the closest beach two hours away, and Gram, who Ana is convinced is crazy, always in her garden talking to things that aren't there, Ana is bored out of her mind.

One day, Ana sees strange colors floating around Gram as she works in her garden. Gram says they're fairies. She can "See" them, and there are others who can see things. Ana's a Seer, too.

When Gram gives Ana a book that explains about the many different creatures, like selkies, unicorns, vampires, and others, Ana gets curious. She is shocked when she comes across the entry about famous werewolf hunting parents.

Determined to learn where she fits in, Ana's summer gets a lot more exciting as she sets off to find out what she can "see." Only problem is, she's not sure what to do when she finally discovers the truth. And she's not sure she'll live to tell anyone.

Review: Nicole Zoltack’s Seeing for the First Time gives a taste of myths, legends, and the people who see them. Ana believes her Gram to be crazy, but she soon discovers her family’s secret: they are seers of magical creatures. Ana can’t wait to find out what she sees. Ms. Zoltack hints at an entire fantastical world within our own, and she makes this world and characters come to life in such a short story. I look forward to what will come next in the What You See Is What You Get series.