The Splendour Falls

The Splendour Falls

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Sylvie Davies is a ballerina who can't dance. A broken leg ended her career, but what broke her heart was her father's death, and what's breaking her spirit is her mother's remarriage. Still reeling Sylvie is shipped off to stay with relatives in the back of beyond. Or so she thinks, in fact she ends up in a town rich with her family's history . . . and as it turns out her family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew. More unnerving, though, are the two guys she can't stop thinking about. Shawn Maddox, the resident golden boy, is the expected choice. But handsome and mysterious Rhys has a hold on her that she doesn't quite understand

Then Sylvie starts seeing things - a girl by the lake and a man with dark unseeing eyes peering in through the window . . . Sylvie's lost nearly everything - is she starting to lose her mind as well?
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Product details

  • 12+
  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 33mm | 354g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • N/a
  • 0552561355
  • 9780552561358
  • 348,534

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"Sophie's character is marvellous - despite her hardships she remains likeable, determined and feisty. However, the family home in Alabama is almost a character in it's own right with its history and ghostly happenings. . . . Bang on trend for the current teenage market . . . Perfect" -- Anna Elliott * Carousel * "What can I say other than WOW? The Splendour Falls is a hauntingly, beautiful, love story with a twist!" -- Jenn * Book Crazy Book Blog *
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About Rosemary Clement-Moore

Rosemary Clement-Moore lives and writes in Arlington, Texas. THE SPLENDOR FALLS is the fourth book she has had published in the US for young readers.
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Review Text

"What can I say other than WOW? The Splendour Falls is a hauntingly, beautiful, love story with a twist!"
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Rating details

5,138 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 30% (1,557)
4 34% (1,770)
3 25% (1,274)
2 8% (393)
1 3% (144)

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Written in first person narrative with adorable use of vocabulary 'snafu' is such a cute word. Lovely music and dance imagery created real brought it to life within my imagination, such sensory descriptions make the story more 3 dimensional. Spine-tingling at times. Superb parallels given between plants/flowers and people both needing nourishment in order to flourish. The theme of nature having magical restorative properties brought to mind Wings by Aprilynne Pike. The plot intertwined past and present to dramatic effect. The use of mythology added depth to the storyline. The Einstein's theory of relativity kept popping into my head... For every action there is an equal an opposite reaction This could be used as a warning within this book :) I love the idea of reincarnation and soul mates. On the whole a great piece of escapismshow more
by Emma Davies
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