by Carlos Ruiz Zafón


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"We all have a secret buried under lock and key in the attic of our soul. This is mine."

When Fifteen-year-old Oscar Drai suddenly vanishes from his boarding school in Barcelona, no one knows his whereabouts for seven days and seven nights.

His story begins when he meets the strange Marina while he's exploring an old quarter of the city. She leads Oscar to a cemetery, where they watch a macabre ritual that occurs on the last Sunday of each month. At exactly ten o'clock in the morning, a woman shrouded in a black velvet cloak descends from her carriage to place a single rose on an unmarked grave.

When Oscar and Marina decide to follow her, they begin a journey that transports them to a forgotten postwar Barcelona—a world of aristocrats and actresses, inventors and tycoons—an reveals a dark secret that lies waiting in the mysterious labyrinth beneath the city streets.

Carlos Ruiz Zafon's haunting Marina has long been a cult classic in Spain and is now an international bestseller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316044714
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 07/22/2014
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 162,537
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Carlos Ruiz Zafón is the author of seven novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Prince of Mist and the international phenomena The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game. His work has been published in more than fifty countries and honored with numerous awards. He divides his time between Barcelona, Spain, and Los Angeles, California.

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Marina 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
CatieScarlette More than 1 year ago
A magical work now available in English! A young adult work that is just as enchanting for anyone.  Carlos Ruis Zafòn has taken us into a magical world where we wonder if things really happened and existed.  I finished the audio book yesterday and today started it over again.  I don't want to leave the magic behind!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Como todos sus libros su narracion es perfecta, leo los parrafos dos y tres veces para disfrutar su composicion de palabras. Me gustaria escribiera algo donde no haya tanta fantasia y personajes imaginarios. Por eso La sombra del viento sigue siendo mi preferido de todos sus libros que he leido Este es muy entretenido y no lo puedes dejar hasta el final.
atlantabooklover More than 1 year ago
Once again Carlos Ruiz Zafon weaves his magic and takes you to a different time and a different place where you can see, touch and smell. A Zafon is a book that must be experienced and a complete tactile experience. Others have gone on with too much detail about the book - just experience and enjoy! If you're a Zafon fan you will know that a sensual reading experience awaits you.
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Gothic tale, good story, creepy and heart-breaking. Worth reading.
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DFY More than 1 year ago
I've been hooked on Zafon's books ever since I read "Shadow of the Wind". Marina is another excellent tale of Barcelona. This is a real Gothic tale but much more too.
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Okay yo coji este libro porque parec¿a interesante no lo he leido y lo he tenido por 1 mes ya. Pero algo importante sibes que es en ESPA¿OL Espero que el autor siga escribiendo libros. Son buenos.