Redemption

Redemption

by Veronique Launier

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Overview

Redemption by Veronique Launier

Aude Vanier is a sixteen-year-old rock star with a problem—stone monsters keep attacking her. And when they do, she finds herself chanting in a language she doesn’t understand. Guillaume de Rouen has been stuck as a gargoyle on a church for the last seventy years, until Aude’s chanting releases him back to his seventeen-year-old human form. An ancient Iroquois prophecy about the destruction of Montreal is coming true. Together, Aude and Guillaume can stop it. But Aude is the descendant of a centuries-old coven of witches—a coven that Guillaume failed to protect seventy years ago. This time, if they fail, the world will never be the same.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738730745
Publisher: North Star Editions
Publication date: 09/28/2012
Series: Hearts of Stone Series , #1
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

V éronique Launier is a single mother of two daughters. She grew up near Montreal, where she sets her debut novel, Redemption. She now lives in Ottawa, Canada.

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Redemption 1.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
AbbyJ More than 1 year ago
While I'm sure that people will enjoy this book, there's a major problem that needs to be pointed out. THIS BOOK IS A PLAGIARISM. As previous reviewers have mentioned, this book is a cloaked, YA version of Heather Flemming's Gargoyle Legends series, which also features a family of shapeshifting gargoyles, French background and a coven of witches who use magical energy. The only difference is that in Redemption, the energy is called "essence", whereas Flemming refers to it as "aura." Not only are the basic backgrounds the same, there are situations that literally mirror the Gargoyle Club. For example, in the first chapter of Redemption, a girl is walking alone after a fight with her friends and gets attacked, but is saved by a gargoyle. This is the same as in The Gargoyle Club, when Eden is walking home alone after a fight with her friend, who is ignoring her in favor of spending time with her boyfriend, and is attacked on the street, and saved by a gargoyle named Andre. Obviously, the situations are too close to e coincidental. The idea behind this type of book is indeed an interesting one and if you want to read a book based on gargoyles, I suggest you read Flemming's superior Gargoyle Legends series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storyline and characters all are very similar to "The Gargoyle Club" by Heather Fleming like Fred60 pointed out. Much too close to consider it just a coincidence.
Fred60 More than 1 year ago
It seems to be too much of a coincidence that the characters and plot seem to be the ideas of Heather Fleming from her book "The Gargoyle Club". The reason the main characters meet in the first place is the same as in "The Gargoyle Club". Read the "Gargoyle Club" by Heather Fleming and see if you don't agree with me.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
Gargoyles! It’s the first time I’ve read a YA paranormal focusing on gargoyles. The plot was intriguing, the characters were fun too. However, while the novel starts off with a bang, offering all these refreshing elements, it goes downhill fast. By the end, the main characters becomes whiny and needy, and I didn’t like her all that much. A decent novel all the same, but not one of my favorites. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is shameful for someone to pass off another authors ideas as their own. There are too many similarities to Heather Fleming's book, shame on you!