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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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  • ISBN: 9780062457820
  • ISBN: 0062457829
  • Physical Description: 355 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"In a world where some people are born with powers and some people take them, brothers Emil and Brighton Rey get swept up in a supernatural turf war generations in the making"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 up. HarperTeen.
Grades 10-12. HarperTeen.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
    Eighteen-year-old twins Emil and Brighton live in a New York City where celestials—people with inherent magic—and specters—those who gain powers by imbibing the blood of magical creatures—coexist with regular humans. When Emil's latent phoenix powers emerge, he and his brother get caught up in a celestial-versus-specter gang war with major political implications. Emil wants no part of his new magic, while power-hungry Brighton (a YouTuber obsessed with celestials) thinks it should have been his. Silvera's (They Both Die at the End, 2017) first foray into fantasy takes clear cues from his proclaimed inspirations, Cassandra Clare's City of Bones (2007) and the X-Men franchise, but as this is a largely character-driven novel, his world building feels incomplete. And while awkward pacing sometimes detracts from the ample action, the ideas are compelling enough, and Emil is such a sympathetic hero that readers will have no problem following him to the cliff-hanger ending. Silvera fans will inhale this first installment, which serves the fantasy genre well through a relatable queer, Latinx hero and other strong representation. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Brothers > Juvenile fiction.
Gays > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Supernatural > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Gays > Fiction.
Genre: Paranormal fiction.

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