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This richly-imagined universe from an acclaimed fixture of YA storytelling introduces a the young witch Bromwyn, a strong heroine who wields great power. Five years ago, Bromwyn refused a gift from the powerful fairy king. Tonight, on Midsummer, that decision comes back to haunt her. When her best friend Rusty picks the wrong pocket, he and Bromwyn are all that stand between their village and the rampaging fairies who have pushed through the World Door. If they cannot outwit the fairy king and queen before the World Door closes at sunrise, the friends will lose everything—their village, Bromwyn's magic, and Rusty's life.
About the Author
Jackie Morse Kessler is the author of the acclaimed YA series Riders of the Apocalypse, published by Harcourt/Graphia. The first two books in the quartet, Hunger and Rage, are YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers; in addition, Hunger has been nominated for several awards while Rage is an International Reading Association YA Choice. Breath, Loss, and Rage are Junior Library Guild selections. She lives in Delmar, New York.
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To Bear an Iron Key based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MY REVIEW: Bromwyn- the Witch Girl - adds humor to this story as one relates to her stubborn, rebellious antics! Many will chronicle many foolish attitudes each of us have in growing up to become a responsible individual, striving to make responsible choices while weaving one's way through life. Rusty, on the other hand, was a dreamer full of mischief and daring...daring which nearly cost his life. Although unsettled, he was a responsible & honorable friend. Brend, was hard working, strong, honorable, yet judgmental...and - to Bromwyn's dismay -her betrothed. Most village members judged her and her grandmother and treated the formidably yet cold. She was to take her grandmother's place one day. Only one peer and his family treated her well...Rusty the baker's son. One day, a terrible thing occurred and only Bromwyn could fix it or die trying. This is a great tale about the transitions in youth and of true friendship. It also depicts the emotional wounds caused from misjudgment and rejection. All of this mixed into fantasy with fae fairies, adventure and some mystery makes this a delightful book for older elementary or middle school aged children. There re wonderful topics which are perfect for discussion, so parents/teachers, read this also to direct the discussion topics. The Characters felt real, the supporting scenes portrayed well, the book cover effective, and the title was perfect. The book is in five parts so would be a good book for Library Summer Reading Programs. This story never dragged and captured the readers interest. My review of this book offers a Five Stars rating. *I received a copy of the e-book as a part of the 'To Bear an Iron Key Book Tour' to give an honest review, of which I have given..