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A Murder of Magpies

A Murder of Magpies

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by Sarah Bromley
     
 

Winter in Black Orchard, Wisconsin, is long and dark, and 16-year-old Vayda Silver prays the snow will keep the truth and secrecy of the last two years buried. Hiding from the past with her father and twin brother, Vayda knows the rules: never return to the town of her mother’s murder, and never work a Mind Game where someone might see. No one can know

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Winter in Black Orchard, Wisconsin, is long and dark, and 16-year-old Vayda Silver prays the snow will keep the truth and secrecy of the last two years buried. Hiding from the past with her father and twin brother, Vayda knows the rules: never return to the town of her mother’s murder, and never work a Mind Game where someone might see. No one can know the toll emotions take on Vayda, how emotion becomes energy in her hands, or how she can’t control the destruction she causes. But it's not long before her powers can no longer be contained. The truth is dangerously close to being exposed, placing Vayda and her family at risk. Until someone quiets the chaos inside her: Ward Ravenscroft. He has always been unwanted. To cope, he numbs the pain of rejection by denying himself emotions of any kind. Yet Vayda stirs something in him. He can't explain the hold she has on him—inspiring him with both hope and fear. He claims not to scare easily, except he doesn't know what her powers can do. Yet. Just as Vadya and Ward draw closer, she finds the past isn't so easily buried. And when it follows the Silvers to Black Orchard, it has murder in mind.

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From the Publisher

"Richly written, A Murder of Magpies isn't a book to be read, but one to be devoured by the light of a dying fire. Sarah Bromley will pull readers in and have them glancing constantly over their shoulder, where the ghosts of the past await them."  —Heather Brewer, series author, The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod

"A Murder of Magpies is one of those books I couldn't put down . . . a little bit mystery, a little bit horror, a little bit love story—there's something for everyone on these pages. Rich, well-written, and different in a genre desperate for something a little bit different."  —Hillary Monahan, author, Mary: The Summoning

"A deliciously dark Gothic tale of lies, manipulation, and forbidden love, A Murder of Magpies will haunt you long after the last page is read."  —Cole Gibsen, author, the Katana trilogy and The Social Media Experiment

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781939765376
Publisher:
Month9Books, LLC
Publication date:
10/28/2014
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author


Sarah Bromley is a writer, wife, and mother who volunteers at a stable for disabled riders. She likes the quiet hours of morning when she can drink coffee in peace, stare into the woods behind her house, and wonder what monsters live there. She lives in St. Peters, Missouri.

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A Murder of Magpies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
hpgirl2008 More than 1 year ago
A thoroughly enjoyable trek through the dark depths. Vayda and her family have special powers but can't let others find out. They are called names like Gypsy and Witch because of their gifts. Their mother was murdered and all they know is that they should not go back to where it happened. But something is trying to find them, and Vayda has to be very careful at all times to hide her past and her present from the world. I have never been through anything like what Vayda goes through in the book, but she is such a sympathetic character that you feel bad for her having to always look over her shoulder. And the chemistry between Vayda and Ward Ravenscroft is amazing - but I wanted Vayda to be able to tell Ward all about her past SO badly! I also loved the sharp contrast between Vayda and her brother Jonah - even though they are twins they are so different but the same because they are both going through the same problems. The cover of the book really encompasses the dramatic events that unfold in the book, I really love the title and the single magpie that is in the light but the darkness is all around, kind of like Vayda's family is surrounded by darkness and they must stay within the light to keep going. If I remember correctly magpies have always been associated with gypsies, which made this all the more tantalizing :) I found this to be a very intriguing read and hope for a second installment very soon! ***I received a complimentary book in exchange for an honest review***