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The beckoning shadow. #1 / Katharyn Blair.

Blair, Katharyn, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library Y BLA (Text) 33500013097043 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062657619
  • ISBN: 0062657615
  • Physical Description: 463 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Terrified of her magical power after a horrifying incident resulting from her lack of control, teenage runaway, Vesper Montgomery, enters a dangerous tournament for a chance to rewrite the past and reverse the mistakes that have changed her forever.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    Blair's debut novel gives an interesting twist to the sf trope of superpowered individuals being outcasts or used by the government. While both emerge here, they spawn an fight scene in which "Oddities" wield their powers against each other, with the victor promised a large cash prize and an unraveling—an undoing of a past event in the individual's life. Vesper has been grappling with her identity as a harbinger, one who can draw people's fears into reality, and she runs away from home in order to keep her family safe from her unpredictable power. When she is taken in by a group of Oddities training for the fighting tournament, Vesper can't resist the chance to save her family from a hurtful fate at her hands. She dedicates herself to mastering her power and learning fighting techniques with Sam, her backer and trainer. Blair provides plenty of action, twists, and duplicity as the story unfolds, incorporating a complicated romance and even discussion of religion along the way. Hand to fans of Emily Lloyd-Jones' Illusive (2014). Grades 8-11. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Homeless girls > Fiction.
Runaways > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Contests > Fiction.
Runaways > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Contests > Fiction.
Fantasy.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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