17 October, 2021

The Books We Can’t Wait to Read: February 2014

Scintillate by Tracy Clarktracy c (February 4)

Yes. Absolutely, I am completely and utterly biased because Ms. Clark is a dear friend, but I read Scintillate with as much of a unbiased eye as I could. The result? I was utterly blown away. I even passed the book on to my fourteen-year old who was equally enthralled.

It is an immensely thrilling pleasure to see those you love succeed and flourish. It is doubly so when you see those loved ones show the world what a remarkable, wonderful talent they are. Pick this one up, LitStackers. I promise, you’ll fall in love.

A mighty flame follows a tiny sparkCora Sandoval’s mother disappeared when she was five and they were living in Ireland. Since then, her dad has been more than overprotective, and Cora is beginning to chafe under his confines. But even more troubling is the colorful light she suddenly sees around people. Everyone, that is, except herself—instead, she glows a brilliant, sparkling silver.

As she realizes the danger associated with these strange auras, Cora is inexplicably drawn to Finn, a gorgeous Irish exchange student who makes her feel safe. Their attraction is instant, magnetic, and primal—but her father disapproves, and Finn’s mother orders him home to Ireland upon hearing he’s fallen in love. After a fight with her father, Cora flees to Ireland, both to follow Finn and to look for her missing mother.

There she meets another silver-haloed person and discovers the meaning of her newfound powers and their role in a conspiracy spanning centuries—one that could change mankind forever…and end her life.

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