Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech
Posted by Krystal Larson at 9:37 PM Monday, August 11, 2014
As beguiling as the novels of Alice Hoffman, Adriana Trigiani, Aimee Bender, and Sarah Addison Allen, Season of the Dragonflies is a story of flowers, sisters, practical magic, old secrets, and new love, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
For generations, the Lenore women have manufactured a perfume unlike any other, and guarded the unique and mysterious ingredients. Their perfumery, hidden in the quiet rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, creates one special elixir that secretly sells for millions of dollars to the world's most powerful-movie stars, politicians, artists, and CEOs. The Lenore's signature perfume is actually the key to their success.
Willow, the coolly elegant Lenore family matriarch, is the brains behind the company. Her gorgeous, golden-haired daughter Mya is its heart. Like her foremothers, she can "read" scents and envision their power. Willow's younger daughter, dark-haired, soulful Lucia, claims no magical touch, nor does she want any part of the family business. She left the mountains years ago to make her own way. But trouble is brewing. Willow is experiencing strange spells of forgetfulness. Mya is plotting a coup. A client is threatening blackmail. And most ominously, the unique flowers used in their perfume are dying.
Whoever can save the company will inherit it. Though Mya is the obvious choice, Lucia has begun showing signs of her own special abilities. And her return to the mountains-heralded by a swarm of blue dragonflies-may be the answer they all need.
A perfume with magic powers that makes any woman successful that wears it seems like dream come true for most of society. With great power always comes people who abuse it though and there is always someone who can't handle power above others. When the power is abused in this story things go completely crazy and the world collapses in on itself.
The discovery of the power in this book starts off very small scale in the right hands and because of a very small mistake, things go haywire. I really liked the plot of the book and the message that it gives about little things building into big trouble if not handled properly. It is a great lesson that all of us can learn from. I also loved the magic elements that are presented throughout the story. Thirdly, I thought it was awesome that the girls in the story have millions of dollars and still live in a simple house with not many frills. This is definitely a great book that it worth a read if you are into fantasy.
*Reviewed by Chris*
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