Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Dangerous Designs by Dale Mayer
Storey likes to draw. So when she finds a fancy new pencil on her way home, she picks it up and takes it home. It draws nicely, too; unfortunately, it's a stylus.
Ms. Mayer sent me an ebook of this story for review (thank you). It written for young adults, but this older reader enjoyed it, too. You can grab a copy on Amazon.
Storey doesn't understand the significance of the "pencil" she's found, but she does know that her drawing has become obsessive. She can't stop. And she can't control what she draws, the pencil does it itself. She can just hold it and it draws. As she begins to worry about this, she meets a new, very attractive, boy at school.
Eric is in our world searching for the stylus. He's supposed to retrieve it and take it home. His father doesn't even care if he has to kill Storey to get it. But Eric does...
This is a paranormal romance story with lots of danger, evil people, and different worlds in different dimensions. The story is well plotted and the action keeps you reading. I was especially impressed with how quickly Storey learned to use the stylus and what she could do with it.
I have only complaint with this book. It ends on a cliffhanger and I want Ms. Mayer to write the next book, NOW!
How about you give this book a read and see what you think. I bet you'll feel the same way.