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The Book of Lies
Contributor(s): Terry, Teri
ISBN: 0544900480     ISBN-13: 9780544900486
Publisher: Clarion Books
    OUR PRICE: $16.19  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: October 2017
Annotation: "Twin teen girls with very different upbringings meet for the first time at their mother's funeral. As they get to know each other, it becomes clear that one of the sisters is driven by a secret destructive power-or is it both?"--
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Sisters; Fiction.
Twins; Fiction.
Good and evil; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2016035570
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.25" W x 1.25" (1.05 lbs) 370 pages
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q70246
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 20.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 August)

Gr 7–10—A thriller fantasy novel complete with ferocious hounds, a chilling moor landscape, and mysterious twin sisters separated at birth. Told in alternating chapters, readers learn that Quinn Blackwood lives a harsh life on the moors under the watchful and disapproving eye of her grandmother. She is often punished and warned of her darker element, but has no grasp of its meaning. Piper lives a lavish life filled with many friends, a doting father, and a present mother. When the twins' mother is mysteriously attacked and killed by a pack of dogs, Piper and Quinn are secretly reunited at her funeral. Piper's boyfriend, Zak, is the only other person to know about the discovery and assists them in uncovering their family history. As the twins trade places to learn about each other's lives, Piper discovers vulnerabilities in Quinn and Quinn becomes aware of Piper's uncanny ability to lie and manipulate others. Quinn is increasingly drawn to Zak but committed to exploring a loving relationship with a sibling. When Quinn returns to Dartmoor, she dreams of a frantic chase by hounds while Piper dreams more frequently of the hunt and the taste for blood. One twin is drawn to the kill, and Quinn's darkness may have been misread. Several flashbacks draw readers to the origins of the Blackwood curse. Terry weaves elements of time travel, witches, cursed hounds, and betrayal in a style that is heavier on mystery and relatable characters. VERDICT A great addition for those who enjoy thrillers or fantasy fiction.—Monica Cabarcas, Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, VA

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