“The Dragonfly Prophecy” by Jacquelyn Castle has been released worldwide. This 249-page young adult fantasy novel follows Lexi Blane, a seventeen-year-old with a seemingly perfect life and a bright, predictable future. Despite outward appearances, Lexi is frustrated, feels overprotected, and suffers from a mysterious illness that only seems to be getting worse. On a tropical vacation with her parents and too-good-to-be-true boyfriend, her condition takes a turn for the worse, and the life she thought she knew begins to unravel in shocking ways.
As the story progresses, the line between dreams and reality blurs for Lexi, and she finds herself struggling to make sense of the barrage of conflicting, confusing experiences. Soon she begins to understand that a picturesque life isn’t at all what fate has in store for her.
Written with descriptive, sometimes snarky language that’s perfect for engaging teen readers, Castle’s novel brings issues of identity and uncertainty about the future into a fantasy world that reflects the confusion of growing up. Inspired by events in her own life, the author grounds the story with dynamic characters, vivid emotion, and Lexi’s relatable inner thoughts.
Throughout the novel, readers are reminded that love is a powerful force that transcends boundaries, even space and time, and that instincts are a gift that shouldn’t be ignored. As a coming of age story, Lexi must also recognize that despite her intellect, she still has plenty to learn.
Adventurous, romantic, funny, and wonderfully compelling, Jacquelyn Castle has created a brilliant YA novel that brings readers on an exciting journey through parallel worlds and unexpected twists, and teaches important life lessons along the way.
The Dragonfly Prophecy (ISBN: 9781961532670) can be purchased through retailers worldwide, including Barnes and Noble and Amazon. The paperback retails for $16.99 and the ebook retails for $4.99. Review copies and interviews are available upon request.
From the back cover:
It has been said that dragonflies are symbolic of imminent change:
~ Dreaming of one signifies that life is not what it appears to be
~ Dreaming of a swarm denotes dark stains of guilt on the soul.
~ Dreaming of ingesting one means that one is devoured with a passion that needs to break free to the surface.
I ignored the dragonflies that haunted my dreams.
Seventeen-year-old Lexi Blane believed she was the creator of her own destiny. With a brilliant mind, a flawless boyfriend, and parents who would stop the earth from spinning for her, all was going according to plan.
But when her perfect world unravels into one she doesn't know, it reveals the painful truth of her love, trust, and entire being. In the struggle to find her true self, Lexi learns she didn't create her destiny - it created her.
About the author:
A native New Yorker, and still a frequent visitor, Jacquelyn currently lives in New Jersey with her three children and their Pug named Frank. She graduated Mount Sant Mary College with an accounting degree and embarked on a career in finance. Always passionate about writing magical stories since she was a teen, she continued writing in her spare time. With dozens of unfinished manuscripts on her computer, Jacquelyn decided to finally pursue her life-long dream of sharing her stories and taking readers to fantastic places.
Jacquelyn’s connection to the characters in her debut novel, The Dragonfly Prophecy, ran deep and the story had been on her mind since she typed the first word years ago. Keep an eye out for all of Jacquelyn’s novels as she finishes each one, all with memorable characters who navigate their way through the twists and turns of life and love.
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