Matchbox Girls

Matchbox Girls

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by Chrysoula Tzavelas
     
 

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Marley Claviger is just trying to get her life together. Stumbling into an ancient conflict between celestial forces is going to make that a whole lot harder...

When Marley wakes up to a phone call from a pair of terrified children, she doesn't expect to be pulled into a secret war. She rescues them from an empty house and promises to find their missing uncle. She

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Marley Claviger is just trying to get her life together. Stumbling into an ancient conflict between celestial forces is going to make that a whole lot harder...

When Marley wakes up to a phone call from a pair of terrified children, she doesn't expect to be pulled into a secret war. She rescues them from an empty house and promises to find their missing uncle. She even manages to feed them dinner. But she barely feels competent to manage her own life, let alone care for small children with strange, ominous powers...

And when a mysterious angelic figure shows up and tries to claim the girls, it all falls apart...

Plagued by visions of disaster, Marley has no idea what she's gotten herself into, but she knows one thing: magical or not, the kids need her.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Freelance writer Marley Claviger, prone to anxiety attacks and visions of doom and disaster, is unexpectedly saddled with the four-year-old twin nieces of her friend Zachariah Thorne, who has inexplicably disappeared. Her problems progress rapidly from retrieving the twins' car seats from a locked car to protecting them from supernatural forces that want the girls for mysterious reasons of their own, while a California wildfire approaches over the hills. The opening chapters have a lot of promise; Marley is an engaging character with enjoyably strong female friendships, and as the otherworldly beings gather around her, the mood is intriguingly menacing. But eventually the narrative starts to drag under the weight of Tzavelas's (Nightlights: Disintegration) increasingly complicated mythology of angels and the Hush that keeps them from interfering with humans, the faeries and their own agendas, the Geometries of heaven, angelic and demon curses, kaiju, nephilim, and too much more.(Feb.)
CE Murphy
�Lovely worldbuilding and an unusual heroine surrounded by strong relationships and good intrigue kept me reading Matchbox Girls until well past my bedtime. Tzavelas has created a winning story universe and I�m impatient for the next book!�
Robin Owens
"An intriguing debut urban fantasy with intricate and deep wordbuilding and engaging characters in the heroine and two young girls. Children who are pawns in a game of power and the keys to the future...."
Jenna Moran
"You want to read Matchbox Girls because it will devour you. It will consume you. It will wrap around you and it will colonize your world with its shapes and symbols and its faces."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936460205
Publisher:
Candlemark & Gleam
Publication date:
02/21/2012
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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