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Book Title: The Blessed|
The author of the book: Tonya Hurley
Edition: Hodder Children's Books
The size of the: 9.19 MB
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Date of issue: August 2nd 2012
ISBN 13: 9781444904758
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 7.4
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I take back every single time in the past that I've said, "what did I just read?" All of those previous times feel somehow inappropriate now, since I've just finished the mother of WTF?!? books.
"You aren't just being followed. You are being hunted."
Seriously...WHAT DID I JUST READ? I'm not sure if I've stumbled upon pure brilliance or sheer insanity.
First off, the book summary and cover were the first things to catch my eye and sucker me into wanting to read The Blessed. The stepback cover was even more awesome. I had to screencap it :
Part of me thinks I should rate this book higher simply because it got me to sit on edge while I tried to figure out how everything was connected. For that, I was completely into the story. There's something about the characters which really squicked me out though. It was as if cewpie dolls came to life and met up with a sexier Jim Jones. Think The Craft meets Cruel Intentions meets Paris Hilton meets some sort of religious cult obsessed with symbolism and mysticism.
I was annoyed
I was disturbed
I was intrigued
I was slightly aroused
I was ready to toss my cookies
I was so frustrated at the end
I have to read the next book
The rotating PoV of the three girls threw me off at first. The only girl I even liked was Cecilia because she seemed the most normal. Lucy was the paparazzi golden girl and Agnes was a seemingly downtrodden girl who didn't have much of a spine. But Sebastian, the guy who brought them all together...he was the most frustrating of them all.
Sebastian mini-rant/mini-spoiler : (view spoiler)[I hate that Sebastian was sexualized as this super hot warrior guy who all the girls were attracted to, when he wasn't going to DO anything with anyone. I hated that he loved all of the girls in a far too angelic way. He should have been aged then to represent a father figure or something, not a HOT guy. (hide spoiler)] Teasing = evil.
Someone else needs to read this book because I want to inflict it on another person. I want someone else to scream WTF?!? with. I want someone who will go on this bizarre journey with me as I continue the series. Yes, I am cruel like that.
"You are (this)," Sebastian said ominously. "There is no army of angels coming to save you."
"Three girls and a guy from Brooklyn."
"Why not," he said simply.
His words hung in the air like a punishment. A death sentence.
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Read information about the authorTonya Hurley is a New York Times and international bestselling author of the ghostgirl series (Little, Brown) and The Blessed trilogy (Simon & Schuster). Her books are published in nearly 30 countries and in more than 20 languages. Ms. Hurley has a worked in virtually every aspect of teen entertainment: creating, writing, and producing two hit TV series; writing and directing several acclaimed independent films, music videos and videogames. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, an active member of the Writer's Guild of America, a member of the Horror Writers Association Her first novel, ghostgirl was an instant bestseller and received starred reviews from the literary publications Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, VOYA and School Library Journal. The ghostgirl audiobooks are narrated by Parker Posey with original music by Vince Clarke. PRECIOUS BLOOD, the first book in her new, gritty young adult THE BLESSED Trilogy was released September 25, 2012. PASSIONARIES, the second book, was released January 7, 2014. The Blessed audiobook is read by Moonrise Kingdom star Kara Hayward.
Praise for "ghostgirl":
Instant New York Times bestseller.
Instant International bestseller.
"Tim Burton and Edgar Allan Poe devotees will die for this fantastic, phantasmal read."
– School Library Journal (STARRED review)
"[Hurley] beats out witty teen-speak like a punk-band drummer, keeping the narrative fast-paced and fun yet thought-provokingly heartwarming. Goofy, ghastly, intelligent, electrifying."
– Kirkus Reviews (STARRED review)
"Readers with a taste for black humor and satire will feast on Hurley’s crisp, wise dialogue. Anticipate a well deserved cult following."
– VOYA (STARRED review)
"Glittering comedy, a prime exemplar of what might be called demento mori, a growing subgenre of satire about teens who will not or cannot die."
– Publishers Weekly (STARRED review)
"Harry Potter's epic battles against dark forces of evil are nothing compared to Charlotte Usher's struggles with an even more fearsome foe -- high school."
"Offers the answer to the age old question: Who would come to my funeral? And gives fantasy fulfillment for anyone who wanted to be someone else for a day."
– San Francisco Chronicle
"Written with deadpan wit… this is a ‘Wonderful Life’-like tale."
– New York Post
"A sincere (and humorous) exploration of how we all feel invisible at one time or another… a perfect read."
Indie Next List pick
New York Public Library Stuff For The Teenage pick
Pennsylvania Library School Assocation Award Outstanding Author for 2012
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