Scrap [NOOK Book]

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A fantasy world rich with ancient magic, enigmatic gypsies, palace labyrinths, and deep woods haunted by strange and forbidding creatures

On the brutal streets of Hellip, a village in the vast empire of King Ibis, lives twelve-year-old Tucker Scrap. Abandoned as an infant, Tucker is now the leader of the town orphans. Along with her friends Ash and Kally, she attempts to ...
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Scrap

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Overview

A fantasy world rich with ancient magic, enigmatic gypsies, palace labyrinths, and deep woods haunted by strange and forbidding creatures

On the brutal streets of Hellip, a village in the vast empire of King Ibis, lives twelve-year-old Tucker Scrap. Abandoned as an infant, Tucker is now the leader of the town orphans. Along with her friends Ash and Kally, she attempts to keep one step ahead of the king’s Blackcoats, stealing what she needs to survive and pondering her own unknown origins.

But when Ash and Kally vanish from the orphanage, perhaps headed for the faraway city where Ibis still rules, Tucker has never felt more alone. Then mysterious Vivian arrives in Hellip with a strange invitation that might help Tucker find her missing friends.

Over night, Tucker leaves the savage streets behind and enters the foreign world of private tutors, etiquette lessons, and silk dresses, and learns of her hidden inheritance. And when she unleashes supernatural powers she never knew she had, she begins rewriting the future of the entire kingdom. A bold, memorable heroine at the center of a centuries-old mystery, Tucker steps into her destiny at last.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016498799
  • Publisher: River Grove Books
  • Publication date: 5/17/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 893 KB

Meet the Author

At the age of twelve, Emory Sharplin began drafting the first version of Scrap. Currently, she lives in Austin, Texas, with her family. She hopes her work encourages young authors to continue writing and young imaginers to continue creating.
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  • Posted July 22, 2013

    Scrap had the potential to be really great. In many ways, it¿s

    Scrap had the potential to be really great.

    In many ways, it’s a mix of Defiant by C.J. Redwine and Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, both books that I enjoyed greatly.

    Much like those books, the setting and world-building in Scrap are wonderful—the atmosphere is crisply described, hierarchies of class and ecosystem are described thoroughly, and the commoners’ ever-present fear of their king is palpable.

    The plot is very well thought out, paced, and structured. But, the author uses one of my least favorite plot devices to move the book forward—withholding information from the main character and, thus, the reader.

    Not like I couldn’t guess what the big piece of valuable information is—I could, and for the most part, I was correct. And I don’t mind authors not putting all their cards on the table up front in an attempt to create dramatic irony, but I very much take issue with the main character asking a crucial question and then the other character saying, “Be patient. I’ll tell you when the time is right. You have to trust me,” or some such nonsense.

    Much of this book is based on that writing device. And though the writing in this book is lush and beautiful and the world is very well flushed out, that withholding of information until nearly the very end of the book really made me not enjoy reading this in the way that I wished I had.

    Additionally, Scrap ends abruptly and on a strange note that will carry over into the sequel. I actually don’t mind an cliffhanger ending, but when a book feels like it comes to a jerky, OMG WE HAVE TO STOP NOW kind of end, it leaves me feeling unsettled and disappointed.

    However. In many ways I think this book could be a great introduction to historical fantasy [I'm pretty sure that's a category I just made up], especially for middle-grade readers. Though there is violence, devastation, fear, and paranoia in this book, I think that they are able to handle it and that this type of book is not too mature for younger readers.

    Overall, Scrap is a rich, beautifully imagined world with dynamic, sometimes unusual characters and the potential to be a great book series. I have a very persnickety hang-up with it, but that does not mean that this book is less worthy of being read than others. So, if it sounds like your cup of tea, I absolutely recommend this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Such an amazing story with a thrilling plot! I loved this book s

    Such an amazing story with a thrilling plot! I loved this book so much, I could hardly put it down! Full of surprising twists and enchanting adventures, this book compares to no other book I have read. This beautifully crafted story makes you feel as if you are traveling along right next to Tucker as she embarks on her journey to save the kingdom. I highly recommend reading this book and I can't wait for the sequel!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    15/10!!! I may continue rereading this story until the next boo

    15/10!!!
    I may continue rereading this story until the next book comes out... it's the epitomy of adventure and magic and I just can't get enough! There's no tale like Scrap, I assure you of that!

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    Posted October 23, 2013

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