The Hawkweed Legacy (The Hawkweed Series, 2)

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Author: Brignull, Irena

Brand: Hachette Books

Number Of Pages: 384

Release Date: 15-08-2017

Details: Product Description From screenwriter Irena Brignull, the stunning sequel to her critically acclaimed YA debut, The Hawkweed Prophecy ("Full of romance, heart and suspense . . . completely absorb[ing]." -- Madeleine Roux) about a young witch forced to choose between love and magic. Poppy is discovering a purpose for her powers in Africa, but she is haunted by a vision of her own death. Taken in by a boy and his great-grandmother, a healer, they vow to keep her safe-even if that ultimately means holding her captive. But Poppy never stops longing for Leo and, when she feels his magic begin to spark, she will do anything to be reunited with him. Desperate to regain Poppy's trust and bring her home, Charlock embarks on a plan to reunite Leo with his mother. What Charlock doesn't foresee are the string of consequences that she sets into motion that leave Ember all alone and prey to manipulation, the clan open to attack from other witches, Sorrel vulnerable to Raven's ghost, Betony determined to protect her son from his father's fate, and which leave both Leo and Poppy in terrible danger. From School Library Journal Gr 8 Up—Poppy Hawkweed, now queen of her coven, avoids her expected leadership role by fleeing to an unspecified country in Africa. A healer and her great-grandson nurse her back to health, though their characterizations are unfortunately vague. Poppy is confronted with a vision of her impending death and decides that it would be better for her to stay away from the coven and from Leo, the boy she loves. Flashbacks from Poppy's true mother, Charlock, and a former member of the coven, Betony, reveal their lives as teenage witches. Their story is built on friendship and romance with outsiders, much like Ember and Poppy's tale from The Hawkweed Prophecy. The flashbacks are compelling and offer much-needed backstory. The former queen of the coven still finds ways to exert her control from beyond the grave. Her meddling provides much of the tension for the modern-day intrigue. Even though Ember and Leo are romantically involved, missing Poppy puts a strain on their relationship, as does a potential new love interest for Ember. The constant manipulations of the witches can get a little frustrating, though their range of ulterior motives does make for a fascinating cast of characters. Themes of motherhood and the bond between parent and child are particularly emphasized. Readers will be eager to keep turning pages in this rousing sequel. VERDICT Purchase where the first volume and paranormal romances are popular.—Gretchen Hardin, Sterling Municipal Library, Baytown, TX Review Praise for The Hawkweed Legacy: ― - "The real unbreakable bond in these stories is that between mother and child. Interesting and well written..." ― Kirkus Reviews, - "Readers will be eager to keep turning pages in this rousing sequel." ― School Library Journal, - "I remain completely thrilled by this series. I feel like the best is still yet to come." ― Read by Jess, - "The language is both beautifully lyrical and smartly succinct, and the high-octane action is perfectly underpinned by elemental, archetypical concerns, among them love, loyalty, friendship, sacrifice and personal identity. This series surges adrenalin levels, and quickens the heart." ― Love Reading 4 Kids, - "Brignull does an exceptional job developing this emotional core of the series... Readers looking for a poignant story about belonging will find this a rewarding reading experience... a beautifully written novel about magic and the ties that bind." ― Fine Print, - "The connection between the two girls is just beautiful. Brignull has given us a gloriously refreshing homage to feminine strength... The twistiness to both of these books is intoxicating...deliciously dark and schemey." ― Hana Banana Reads, - "Irena's writing was magnificent and skilled... poignant... a beautiful tale of family, friendship and love in an original and modern fantastical setting."

EAN: 9781602863149

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

Item Condition: New