By Marissa Burt
From Marissa Burt, writer of Storybound, comes a richly imagined heart grade delusion packed with magic, intrigue, and resourceful twists. A Sliver of Stardust is the best subsequent experience for lovers of A Wrinkle in Time and The Emerald Atlas.
Wren Matthews proposal she'd outgrown nursery rhymes decades in the past. yet that was once sooner than she knew that songs of twinkling little stars and four-and-twenty blackbirds have been the major to an old, hidden magic.
Wren's discovery catapults her right into a international of buried secrets and techniques, unusual goals, and a mountain castle less than an aurora-filled sky. yet simply as she begins to grasp her particular skills, her new global starts to fall apart round her . . . and purely she will reserve it.
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MAGIC WORDS There are three words to immediately remove from your magic vocabulary: 1. Trick 2. Misdirection 3. Spectator Here’s why: 1. Dogs do tricks. Magicians do magic. Magic tricks belong in the oxymoron bin, with jumbo shrimp and honest politicians. For what is magic isn’t a trick and what can be proven a trick isn’t magic. An appearing tiger is magic. But if you see the trap door, you’re watching an appearing-tiger magic trick. And tricks have a negative connotation. I hate being tricked.
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