Flicker and Mist

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Author: Thompson, Mary G.

Brand: Clarion Books


  • Clarion Books

Number Of Pages: 384

Release Date: 03-01-2017

Details: Product Description Romance, intrigue, and plenty of action are woven into a rich and suspenseful narrative in this powerful YA fantasy. The mixed-race heroine Myra is a Flickerkin and can flicker (become invisible) at will. She hasn’t cultivated or revealed this ability, since Flickerkin are persecuted as potential criminals and spies. When invisible people become tricksters and then murderers, Myra’s Flickerkin heritage becomes a deadly secret, putting her relationship with the leader’s son—and her own life—in jeopardy. Loyalties shift and difficult choices are made before Myra understands who she wants to be.         From School Library Journal Gr 9 Up—Thompson serves up important questions in this dystopian fantasy about an unusual love triangle and a heroine pushed to the edge. In New Heart City, which values those without magical abilities over those with them, Myra must deny an inherited part of herself in order to stay safe. After the Flickerkin, who can become invisible at will, are blamed for planting an explosive device at a race, New Heart's leaders begin jailing and threatening the execution of anyone with Flickerkin blood. With her mother in prison and her father in a precarious political position, the teen must rely on herself and her friends to survive. The novel starts with a heavy dose of exposition typical of this genre, and although it moves at a slower pace than action-filled works such as Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games and its successors, this title invites readers to ponder big political and social questions, many of which are easily applicable to contemporary life. Myra comes across as a somewhat passive character until the climax approaches and she and her friends take things into their own hands. This change speeds up the pace and brings the narrative to an adrenaline-filled close. VERDICT For those who can't get enough dystopian fiction, this work offers another look at governing-gone-wrong, with central themes of equality and racism.—Abby Hargreaves, Alexandria Public Library, VA Review "...gripping characters, a sharp, quick pace, and a satisfying conclusion." —Bulletin "Thompson’s imaginative descriptions of Flickering...and the sea-centered rituals of the island people combine to create a unique fantasy world with a rich history." —Booklist "This tale of mixed heritage and divided loyalties with an engaging heroine will appeal to fans of character-driven fantasy. " —Kirkus "Filled with vivid, fascinating magic and set in an intriguing world, Flicker and Mist is an exciting, thought-provoking, haunting novel that lingers long after you finish the last page." —Sarah Beth Durst, author of The Queen of Blood  About the Author Mary G. Thompson was born and raised in Cottage Grove and Eugene, Oregon. She was a practicing attorney for more than seven years, including almost five years in the U.S. Navy. She is currently a law librarian in Washington, D.C. Visit her at marygthompson.com.

EAN: 9780544648401

Languages: english

Binding: Hardcover

Item Condition: New