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Book #53

The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan Mara’s island is one of stories and magic. She knows she’ll eventually end her days atop the cliff, turned to stone and gazing out at the horizon like all the villagers that went before her, drawn by the otherworldly call of the sea. Her whole family will be there too, even her brother Bee and her sister Islay. But the island and the sea do what they want, and when they claim a price from her family, Mara’s world changes forever. As years pass and Mara grows into herself and her scars, a chance meeting with the magnetic Pearl brings magic to life once more in ways that Mara never thought possible, in a story that she never would have dreamed for herself before. I felt every word of this. Each sentence seemed to sink under my skin and swim directly to my heart, sometimes gently touching it, sometimes piercing. I devoured it all like an enchanted medicine, more more, until I reached the end. I was filled with wonder, awe, devastation. I thought about life, ab

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