Lica's Angel

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They dragged a young lamb into the circle, and all stood. Another one of these people held a knife to the lamb's neck, like the knife at my throat. Too late I realized, I was the lamb, and as the knife across from me sliced upward into the frozen air, gripped in an ice-white hand, the midnight-black hand at my neck thundered down, ripping...

Cristina Mackenzie's having nightmares. While visiting steamy New Orleans , the teenager and her best friend, Lica, find themselves caught ...

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Overview

They dragged a young lamb into the circle, and all stood. Another one of these people held a knife to the lamb's neck, like the knife at my throat. Too late I realized, I was the lamb, and as the knife across from me sliced upward into the frozen air, gripped in an ice-white hand, the midnight-black hand at my neck thundered down, ripping...

Cristina Mackenzie's having nightmares. While visiting steamy New Orleans , the teenager and her best friend, Lica, find themselves caught up in a whirlwind of black magic, voodoo, and mystery, and when a boy from her disturbing vision appears beneath her New Orleans hotel room window, the line between dreams and reality begins to blur.

A dire voodoo warning sets the girls on a path that leads to answers about Lica's mysterious past, and leads Cristina to a romance she could never have imagined. Ultimately, the girls find themselves at the center of a battle between the Croix de Roi and the Battalion de Saint-Roche, two secret psychic societies fighting for control of the city. Lica's Angel takes the friends through the streets, bayous, and cemeteries of Louisiana, leaving them with a haunting secret.

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Cristina and Lica are best friends. The summer after their junior year, they travel with their journalism teacher and four classmates to New Orleans for a writing seminar. On the plane, Cristina dreams about a boy slicing the neck of a young lamb. She sees the boy from her dream in the airport and later standing outside her hotel window. The trip becomes dangerous when frightful voodoo warnings threaten the girls' safety. Cristina and Lica soon find themselves mixed up in what is the key to Lica's mysterious past. With help from friends, the girls uncover the secret lives of New Orleans's two most powerful secret psychic societies. As the mystery of Lica's past unfolds, the girls find themselves caught in the middle of a battle between good and evil. Discovering powers she never knew she had, Lica helps win the battle. At the end of their unforgettable journey, Cristina returns home, leaving Lica with friends who will help train her for the next time evil attacks. Laura Peble does a wonderful job of portraying New Orleans. Her lyrical descriptions bring to life the different cultures of the Deep South. The city streets and backwoods of Louisiana make an unbelievable plot seem realistic. Young readers will enjoy following every twist and turn as the novel's incredible plot unfolds. 2003, iUniverse, Ages 12 up.
—Bonnie Tuten
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595282531
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/3/2003
  • Edition number: 0
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2003

    I've never thought about it before...

    I've never thought about it before, but now that I see this book and it's reviews sitting inside my computer screen, I realize the true power of the human imagination. Before, books seemed to just be gifts of heaven, dropped out of the air for us, but it's this that made me understand just now that miracles such as this are the product of real, hard working people, and should therefore be appreciated even more. Out of all the books I've read (or haven't read), it takes this one to truely inspire me beyond anything else. Thanx Mrs. Preble! You are truly amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2003

    Lica's Angel

    Lica's Angel is a fascinating book. The author has researched both New Orleans and it's Voodoo culture well. She pulls you in like a voodoo trance and you forget who you are until you pop out the other end of the book. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mystery and/or mysticism!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2003

    Lica's Angel

    I enjoy reading books with mystical themes and this is defenitly one of those. A school class wins a trip to New Orleans where strange things start happening... who's on your side, whom can you trust? The story is fast, without a break, the author knows how to keep the reader tied to the book. It's one of those few books, if you pick it up, you have to finish it before you put it down because.... things just keep happening!!! If you love mystery books like Harry Potter, love New Orleans (where the story takes place), get goose-bumps when you hear the word 'Voodo' or just want a nice easy to read book that can entice and excite you for hours - then thats the book for you!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2003

    Couldn't Put It Down!

    This book was a quick read, and it is something t hat anyone who likes fiction in the style of Applegate and Rowling will like. It's especially geared for teenagers, and they will find it easy to read but not boring. Charac ters are true to life and funny, and the twists and turns of the plot are amazing. Get it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2003

    A well written, fascinating book

    Mystery, suspense, black magic. Put those together and you have Lica's Angel. The journalism students from Juarez High School are invited to a convention in New Orleans. They are then thrown in a series of events that would forever change their lives. Lica's Angel is a book that lets you become one of the characters and witness the plot as it unfolds, first hand. It is very easy to follow, but at the same time uses very eloquent vocabulary. So, if you want to read a good book, give this a try.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2003

    riveting!!

    Lica's Angel is written with such detail, I thought I was in the story. The characters have depth and are interesting. I found it very hard to put this book down after I got started. Excellent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2003

    The Voodoo of New Orleans

     While attending a journalism convention in New Orleans, Lica and several of her fellow classmates quickly discover that this trip isn¿t going to be as amusing and educational as they had originally planned. Their troubles begin when Lica and her best friend, Christina, decide to ditch the convention and see a local palm reader who mysteriously knows about Lica¿s past and about her real parents. But as the two girls delve deeper into the past, the greater the danger becomes. Shortly after seeing the palm reader, a secret and highly deadly voodoo cult learns of their presence and becomes bent on killing not only them, but their friends as well. Now running for their lives, Lica and Christina must rely on Etienne, a mysterious boy with telepathic abilities and his psychic comrades in order to save not only themselves, but their classmates and teacher as well. But as the clock winds down, will they be able to save them in time? A mind boggling novel of psychic powers, voodoo cults, and the undying strength and determination that people often possess during times of crisis. The non-stop action and constant twists of fate is bound to leave you rooted to your seat and wanting more, even after finishing the novel. Laura Preble brings to light a side of society hidden from view with such detail and precision, you can¿t help but want to learn more. When I started reading this novel, I couldn't put it down. This is the first time in a long time that I have read a book by a new author that was worthwhile and entertaining. If their is one book you have to read this year, let it be Lica's Angel and trust me, you won't be sorry.

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