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Damselfly [Kindle Edition]

Jennie Bates Bozic
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In 2065, the Lilliput Project created Lina - the first six-inch-tall winged girl - as the solution to a worldwide energy and food crisis. Isolated in a compound amidst the forests of Denmark, Lina has grown up aware of only one purpose: learn how to survive in a world filled with hawks, bumblebees, and loneliness. However, on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, she discovers that she’s not the only teenager her size. Six 'Toms' were created shortly after Lina, and now her creators need to prove to the world that tiny people are the next logical step in human evolution. In other words, they need to prove that reproduction is possible.

Um. No thanks. Lina's already fallen in love with a boy she met online named Jack. Only he has no idea that thumbelina1847 could literally fit inside his heart.

When her creators threaten to hurt Jack unless she chooses a husband from among the ‘Toms’, Lina agrees to star in a reality TV series. Once the episodes begin to air, the secret of her size is out. Cut off from any contact with the outside world, Lina assumes Jack is no longer interested. After all, what guy would want to date a girl he can’t even kiss?

Slowly, very slowly, she befriends the six young men who see her as their only ticket to happiness. Perhaps she can make just one guy’s dream of love and companionship come true. But her creators have a few more twists in store for her that she never thought possible.

She’s not the only one playing to the cameras.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 414 KB
  • Print Length: 205 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Jennie Bates Bozic LLC (1 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #133,499 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected 12 Mar 2014
By Kath
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I know this book is probably written for the youth lit set, but I really enjoyed it! Lots of plot twists, a bit of sci fi, some modern technology, throw in some fantasy and fairy tales and you've got the makings of a really interesting story. Add the requisite evil grown up criminal types, as well as one loyal grandpa character and its the kind of book anyone young at heart can relate to. Three cheers for Bozic. I loved that she used kid critics as beta readers and I can't wait to read her next offering!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Damselfly 25 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
In the future, at the Lilliput project in Denmark, 6 inch tall engineered winging girl called Lina believes she is the only one of her kind and her only friends are the people meant to look after and studying her. She is isolated and alone until she meets a boy called Jack online and grows to fall for him even though he does not know her size. Everything changes on her 16th birthday when she is going to become part of a TV programme to find a husband out of 6 "Toms" created at a sister project. With Jack being threaten to make Lina take part, and Lilliput hiding a dark secret, will Lina get passed her feelings for Jack and get to know the 6 "Toms".

Damselfly is a good book, with a fast pace and an unusual and enjoyable idea. I was surprised by the twist at the end as I did not see it coming at all. However, I did not understand how making 6 inch people with wings meant to provide a solution to the worldwide crisis.

Lina was nice and a courageous character, but she was a bit self-centred and did not really think of others, however, this is not surprising as everything in her life has revolved around her. I would have liked to get to know Jack better I had no real idea why Lina liked him so much except that he treated her normally. Also I did not really get to know much about the "Toms" as, apart from Row and Blue, they all tended to blur together.

Damselfly is an enjoyable book and I would recommend to fans of The Selection by Kiera Cass or unusual dystopian books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Expect the unexpected! 13 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was in no way what I was expecting. After reading the blurb I was not sure what the story was actually going to be about, was it dystopian, fantasy or romance? If anything it was all three and more. The phrase that best encapsulates this story for me is that it is more than meets the eye.

The story revolves around Lina. Lina is a six-inch tall 15 year old girl when we meet her, not to mention she also has wings. Lina was created by the Lilliput Project to solve problems in the world. It is never really mentioned in the book what the issues in the world are, how they happened or how pint-sized human beings could solve anything, but these are not the issues dealt with in this story.

The story deals with the fact Lina has fallen in love, the unfortunate thing is that it is with a boy (Jack) she met online and he knows nothing about the fact she could fit in his pocket. However, these are the least of Lina's problems. Her creator, the cold and calculating Dr. Christiansen has plans for Lina to star in a reality TV show where she will meet 6 'toms' all the same size her and choose one to marry and they threaten Jack's safety if she doesn't co-operate.

Now if you have made it this far in my summary you might think this sounds like quite a romance driven story. In fact it sounds a lot like the bachelorette for pixies. But like I said a lot more is going on here then meets the eye. The romance element takes up a good portion of the story but what really builds and drives the story is Lina's awareness that not everything is quite as it seems and her determination to find out what is really the motivation behind the reality TV show and why there are 6 toms and only one Thumbelina.
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