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Sarah, a teen with a port-wine stain and body image issues, is abducted, and must find a way to rescue herself.

“Powerful. I raced through it, wanting to know if Sarah would find a way to escape both her captor and her self-doubts. A real nail-biter!“
- April Henry, NY Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

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Kendra must face her past and stop hurting herself--before it's too late.

Awards: #1 in the Top 10 ALA Quick Picks, ALA's Rainbow List, a Governor General Literary Award Finalist, Staff Pick for Teaching Tolerance.

Yes, it's my own arm on the cover of SCARS.

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Caitlyn, a telepath in a world where having any paranormal power at all can kill her, must decide between saving herself or saving the world.

Awards: A finalist for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award.

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Kate sees visions of the future--but only when she has an asthma attack. When she "sees" her sister being beaten, and a schoolmate killing herself, Kate must trigger more attacks--but that could kill her.

Awards: 2013 Gold Winner, Wise Bear Digital Awards, YA Paranormal category.

STAINED book cover

Sarah, a teen with a port-wine stain and body image issues, is abducted, and must find a way to rescue herself.

“Powerful. I raced through it, wanting to know if Sarah would find a way to escape both her captor and her self-doubts. A real nail-biter!“
- April Henry, NY Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

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Wild Magic

Review

Wild Magic
by Tamora Pierce
Random House,(1997)
ISBN-10: 067988288X
ISBN-13: 9780756955083

My rating:



Daine is gifted with a special talent—she can communicate with animals—all animals—and understand them. She can also make them do her will, though she prefers to ask them to help her. She recently lost her family in a raid, so she travelled from her small village with her pony, where she gets a job with the royal headmistress herding ponies to Tortall—a city where girls have as much chance at boys to become a knight, a horse trainer, or whatever they want to become.

The headmistress and royal family soon realize that Daine is very talented and full of magic, although it takes Daine longer to realize and accept this. Daine always felt like a failure, because she didn't have the kind of magic her mother and many commoners had. But what she didn't know is that her Wild Magic is much stronger and more powerful than anyone alive—and her magic will ultimately help save a kingdom. With the help of a royal sorcerer, Daine learns how to channel and enhance her powerful magic—and she slowly heals the wounds inside her.

A great read with humor, a touch of romance, lots of magic, and emotional depth. This book is captivating and emotional, with a strong, likeable girl hero, and lots of adventure. This is my top favorite book in this series (yes! there are more books about Daine!).


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