Title: Seeing for the First Time (What You See is What You Get, #1)
Author: Nicole Zoltack
Release Date: March 8, 2011
Publisher: Echelon Press
Cover Designer: Karen L. Syed
Age Audience: YA
Summary: For the last ten years, Ana has spent summers with her Gram. With nothing to do, and Gram always in her garden talking to things that aren't there, Ana is bored out of her mind. But 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 Ana's a Seer, too. 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.
First of all, I really like the cover! Some people might think that it's something simple you could put together on Microsoft Paint (and they wouldn't be entirely wrong). But I really like the fairy art and the font of the words.
Anyways, on to the actual story. The concept of lots of magical creatures instead of just one was really interesting. And despite the length of this story, the characters were well-rounded and not flat or predictable at all. The pace was a bit too fast, but then again, this story was only 17 pages long! There were also a few typos, but most stories published on Smashwords do, so it isn't a big deal.
Although this is just my personal opinion, I would like this better as a whole book than a series of short stories.
But overall, I liked this story and am looking forward to the next episode of What You See is What You Get.