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Publisher Description

"Part mystery, part fantasy, this beautifully-written page turner explores guilt, mercy, and love."—New York Times bestselling author Holly Black

Briony has a secret. It is a secret that killed her stepmother, ruined her sister's mind, and will end her life, if anyone were to know. She has powers. Then Eldric comes along with his golden lion eyes and a great mane of tawny hair. He is as natural as the sun, and he treats her as if she is extraordinary. And everything starts to change . . .


A National Book Award Finalist 

★ “Exquisite to the final word.”—Booklist, starred review

★ “Both lushly sensual and shivery.”—School Library Journal, starred review

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2011
March 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Young Readers Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
2.1
MB

Customer Reviews

4645hello4645 ,

Wonderful!

Why:
-Briony is self-deprecating; not so much that she looks like shes trying to get attention, but she does it in a way thats seems perfectly reasonable. funny, even.
-detailed descriptions that don't weigh the book down
-engrossing voice
-i can't remember the rest since i've read this a few months ago. but i still remember it was awesome.

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Mamsaurus ,

Chime

Jane Eyre meets Harry Potter. I loved it!

anniedipersio ,

Strange and Good

I read this book as a teenager and remember liking it so much and finding it really distinct from others in this genre. The prose is strange and the narrative style is very stream of consciousness that allows for little philosophical insights that added a lot to the thoughtfulness of the book. Maybe it just fit a lot of my preferences but having read it as an adult again this book holds up well. The love story is nice the main character is a multidimensional female and the plot twists are surprising and wrenching. Worth the quick read.

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