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Tell the Wind and Fire

By Sarah Rees Brennan
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Publisher Description

“Sarah Rees Brennan writes with fine control and wit, and I suspect that word of this magical thriller will pass through the populace with the energy of wind, of fire.” —Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Egg and Spoon 

In a city divided between opulent luxury in the Light and fierce privations in the Dark, a determined young woman survives by guarding her secrets. 

Lucie Manette was born in the Dark half of the city, but careful manipulations won her a home in the Light, celebrity status, and a rich, loving boyfriend. Now she just wants to keep her head down, but her boyfriend has a dark secret of his own—one involving an apparent stranger who is destitute and despised. Lucie alone knows the young men’s deadly connection, and even as the knowledge leads her to make a grave mistake, she can trust no one with the truth.

Blood and secrets alike spill out when revolution erupts. With both halves of the city burning, and mercy nowhere to be found, can Lucie save either boy—or herself?

Celebrated author Sarah Rees Brennan weaves a magical tale of romance and revolution, love and loss.

21 Reviews

“I have a genuine appreciation for Sarah Brennan's writing style, and I want to emphasize that any critique I have isn't a reflection on her as an author. It's possible that my sentiments are somewhat subjective, but I want to share my thoughts honestly. First and foremost, the storyline and the characters in this book are elements that I truly loved. The narrative was thoughtfully crafted, and the characters were well-developed, with their own unique attributes and arcs. This alone made the book a worthwhile read. However, I can't help but acknowledge that, at certain points, the pacing of the story seemed to drag on. It's important to recognize that this might be a personal preference, as some readers appreciate a slower, more detailed narrative, while others prefer a faster tempo. For me, there were moments when I felt the plot could have moved along a bit more briskly. I believe it's vital to approach this critique with the understanding that reading experiences are highly subjective. What one reader finds engaging and well-paced, another might perceive as slow. While my feelings about the pacing may differ from others, it's essential to remember that this book still holds many merits, particularly its writing style, storyline, and character development. Your individual reading preferences will undoubtedly influence your experience, and it's perfectly acceptable to have a nuanced opinion about a book.”

About Sarah Rees Brennan

Sarah Rees Brennan is the New York Times best-selling author of fantasy novels for teens including The Demon's Lexicon, a YALSA Top Ten Books for Young Adults, and The Bane Chronicles, co-authored with Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson. www.sarahreesbrennan.com

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