Silver Smoke

Silver Smoke

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by Monica Leonelle
     
 

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15-year old Brie van Rossum wants to know what caused her mother's death, but she's trapped in Honolulu under the watchful eye of her rock star father James, her overprotective older brother Pilot, and the relentless paparazzi who would love to capture her breaking down on film.

A clue about her mother's death finally comes in the form of four teenage girls--or at

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15-year old Brie van Rossum wants to know what caused her mother's death, but she's trapped in Honolulu under the watchful eye of her rock star father James, her overprotective older brother Pilot, and the relentless paparazzi who would love to capture her breaking down on film.

A clue about her mother's death finally comes in the form of four teenage girls--or at least, that's what Brie thought they were when she met them on the first day of high school. The girls are not normal teenagers, but Hallows--descendants of archangels and humans--with supernatural powers that allow them to manipulate matter and cross miles of beach in seconds. Brie learns that she is a Hallow too, just like her late mother.

But Brie's family has enemies--specifically the New Order, a group that killed most of Brie's family before the last survivors went into hiding one hundred years ago. Brie's new friends don't think the New Order killed Brie's mother, but that begs the question--who did?

Now, Brie faces a choice--she can follow the clues her mother has left behind, and risk exposing her family to a death sentence from the New Order; or she can stay on Honolulu and keep her family safe, but miss the opportunity to stop the New Order from terrorizing the entire Hallow race.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984234820
Publisher:
Spaulding House Publishing
Publication date:
02/08/2011
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

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Silver Smoke 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Can't wait for book #2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend lent me this, and I absolutely loved it.
TheOpeningLines More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my Kindle, after hearing about the second book in the series and wanting to read the first novel before Tin Soldier. I am not a huge YA reader, but I do have a few faves, and this is definitely one I will be recommending to my own blog readers because the plot and storyline are very original. I liked that the world that Pilot and Brie are from is not the usual one that we read about, and not one that most teens would know about, but are often obsessed with. I loved the idea of the archangel lineage, and the limited knowledge that the main characters had, but I thought that some of the ideas introduced were just a distraction and only served to lengthen the story (the whole pendant thing). Without that bit the story would have needed a little more meat, but I think it could have still been well told and interesting. All in all, I liked it enough to want to read the second book in the series and recommend it. My younger sisters are really the authority in this house on YA reads, so I will be passing it on to them to see what they think of it.
Ns_ More than 1 year ago
In Silver Smoke I found myself immersed in a complex and multi-layered paranormal world with distinct characters. Brie, a fifteen-year old girl discovers that she's a supernatural being and must fight a destiny that threatens who she is and her newfound love. Brie's life is as much a blessing as it is curse. Her mother's recent death shook her world in more ways than she could imagine. She and her brother Pilot are sent to Honolulu to live with their father. James cares for them but doesn't really know how to be a father. Living in a foreign place under the limelight of her famous father only serves to bring her resentment and helplessness of her circumstances to the surface. She's angry, confused and frankly, not an easy character to like. Considering her situation, her behavior is not unexpected. The good thing is that Brie has a lot of room to grow and I was glad to see this gradually happen. In time I came to understand her and see where she was coming from. Brie's discovery gives her a sense of purpose, especially when she learns her mother's death may not be an accident. The world is a complex one. The supernatural part has the New Order governing a race comprised of the Hallows, Trinities and Nephilim. An ancient feud exists between them with destiny hinting that a young group of teenagers will shift the order of things. Brie finds herself in the midst of all this. Despite being a Hallow, in many ways Brie is still down to earth and very relatable. She's a teenager who wants to claim her independence, longs to belong and experiences love. There is good friction between Brie and Rykken, with him becoming an important person in her life. An exotic setting, a unique world and supernatural race makes for an interesting story that I found overwhelming at times. It's rich in detail so it's worthwhile to pay attention and see the pieces come together. Now that I've met these characters and discovered their world, I'm more curious than ever to see what the future lies for them, especially for Brie and Rykken.
okc_mommy More than 1 year ago
Silver Smoke is probably one of the most creative books I have read in a long time. When I first picked it up I was expecting the typical dark "goth" setting and was pleasantly surprised to find it was set in Hawaii. The characters kept me on my toes (so to speak) because I couldn¿t figure out which ones are genuinely the pro or antagonists. Monica (the author) did a fantastic job at keeping me guessing. It was definitely a page turner and fast paced enough that I was never bored, even with lengthy character development which usually causes me to put a book down. I can not wait to find out what will happen next!
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