The Wish Rider

The Wish Rider

by Barbara Casey

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Seventeen-year-old Dara Roux and her two best friends, Mackenzie Yarborough and Jennifer Torres, the three collectively referred to as the F.I.G.'s (Females of Intellectual Genius) because each has an intelligence quotient in the genius range, have just returned from Frascati, Italy. It was there that their much loved teacher and mentor, Carolina Lovel, discovered that her birth parents were gypsies, and that she had a connection to the Voynich Manuscript, the most mysterious document in the world. Now, with graduation from Wood Rose Orphanage and Academy for Young Women behind them, Dara asks her friends to help her locate her birth mother when she learns that she might be living in New York City.

Relying on Dara’s gift for speaking and understanding foreign languages, the black and white images that stir musical cadences in Jennifer’s mind, and Mackenzie’s mathematical calculations that normally provide numerical solutions and answers to life’s most difficult questions, the determined young women tirelessly go from one address to another in search of Dara’s mother. Their determination turns to desperation, however, as they encounter a dark hidden society more dangerous and terrifying than they could have imagined. It is there that Dara hopes to find out why she was abandoned in a candy store all those years ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942314387
Publisher: Gauthier Publications
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Series: The Fig Mysteries , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 162
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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The Wish Rider 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Following the conclusion of Cadence of Gypsies, the FIGs have graduated and are getting ready to go to university. But with the reunion of Carolina and her mother, Dara starts thinking about how she was abandoned in a candy store. Dara, Mackenzie and Jennifer use their skills to search for Dara’s mother. But while on the hunt they start feeling threatened. They soon find a dark cult and that they may be in over their heads. The Wish Rider flows effortlessly from Cadence of Gypsies. It also has enough notes from the first book to be read as a stand-alone book. I liked how the girls have matured and rounded out as characters in The Wish Rider. This is a fast paced story with lots of action. There are a lot of edge of your seat scenes and a great evil presence. This is a great mystery and a book that I recommend those that like young adult mysteries to check out. I admit that I liked this better than Cadence of Gypsies and that I will be keeping my eyes open for the next book in the series. I received The Wish Rider for free from iRead Book Tours in exchange for an honest review
mymissdaisy More than 1 year ago
And I Thought . . . This was a charming book about a group of teenage girls with a huge bond of friendship. They work together to solve a mystery. Their friendship is one that many of us wish we had. This being book 2 of a series I didn't feel a huge need to have read book 1 but I think if I were purchasing I would buy both to have a complete set for the young reader. This book can be purchased for the young reader with complete faith in it's content as appropriate for all ages. I received a copy of The Wish Rider from IRead Book Tours in exchange for my honest review. This review is posted at My Reading Journeys and Good Reads.
corinnerodrigues78 More than 1 year ago
In the Cadence of Gypsies, the FIGS helped Carolina find her birth mother, motivating another girl, Dara, to look for hers. Since Dara was left abandoned in a candy store in New York, the FIGS rushed off to New York to start their quest. The transition from Book 1 to Book 2 was done quite smoothly by the author. Also, the gypsy thread from book one is revisted here with Carolina’s mother, Lyuba adding to the genius quotient of the three young girls. The characters are endearing in themselves and their bond of friendship and loyalty is very sweet. A good read for all age groups. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.