Scintillate

Scintillate : The Light Key Trilogy

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Scintillate by Tracy Clark is a 2015 Desert Rose RWA Golden Quill Winner. 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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 295 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
  • Entangled Publishing
  • Fort Collins, United States
  • English
  • 1622661451
  • 9781622661459
  • 1,095,865

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A lush and atmospheric debut with a scorching romance and a metaphysical mystery. It had me hooked from the start. "Suzanne Young, New York Times bestselling author of The Program" Beautifully written. Keep your eye on author Tracy Clark. She's going places! "Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of the Crank trilogy" Clark's novel is laden with standard tropes: a bookish, unpopular heroine; a family secret; and, of course, a rakish, mysterious boy inexplicably drawn to the heroine. Yet these all provide a foundation for an intense story that expands on aspects of real history and mythology. Cora's personality and deadpan humor pop off the page, as do the novel's evocative, emotionally charged descriptions of people and places...Clark's novel is a powerful, heart-wrenching adventure. "Kirkus Reviews""show more

About Tracy Clark

Tracy Clark grew up a "valley girl" in Southern California but now resides in Nevada with her daughter and son. She is the recipient of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Work-in-Progress Grant and a two-time participant in the prestigious Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program. Her debut novel was inspired by her enchantment with metaphysics as a teen, seeing it as the "real" magic in life.show more

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"A mighty flame follows a tiny spark" "" Cora 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."show more
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