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Born of a forbidden union between the Queen and the tyrannical King's archnemesis, Anna is forced to live out her days isolated in the Tower, with only her mentors and friends the Hermit, the Fool, and the Magician to keep her company. To pass the time, Anna imagines unique worlds populated by creatives and dreamers - the exact opposite of the King's land of fixed fates and rigid rules - and weaves them into four glorious tapestries.

But on the eve of her sixteenth birthday and her promised release from the Tower, Anna discovers her true lineage: She's the daughter of Marco, a powerful magician, and the King is worried that his magical gifts are starting to surface in Anna. Fearing for her life, Anna flees the Tower and finds herself in Cups, a lush, tropical land full of all the adventure, free-spiritedness, and creativity she imagined while weaving.

Anna thinks she's found paradise in this world of beachside parties, endless food and drink, and exhilarating romance. But when the fabric of Cups begins to unravel, Anna discovers that her tapestries are more than just forbidden expression. They're the foundation for a new world that she is destined to create - as long as the terrors from the old world don't catch up with her first.
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Product details

  • 12-15
  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 148 x 217 x 27mm | 391g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 045147841X
  • 9780451478412
  • 2,068,806

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"Reminiscent of books by Tamora Pierce, with a strong female character who is coming into her own....A must-have for fantasy lovers who enjoy a good romp through new worlds." -School Library Journal

"The relationships between the characters--their secrets, their loyalty, and their friendship--are the highlights of the novel." -VOYA

"This gorgeous and lush fantasy is as fun as it is clever, a magical ride through a living Tarot deck. I loved it!" -New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins

"Marissa Kennerson brings the mesmerizing and mystical world of Tarot to life - literally. Readers will be entranced by this intricately woven tale brimming with magic and romance!" -Pintip Dunn, New York Times bestselling author of Forget Tomorrow

"Tarot is a mind-bending tale that unfurls in a whirl of colorful characters and landscapes, like one of Anna's dazzling tapestries." -Romina Russell, New York Times bestselling author of the Zodiac series
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About Marissa Kennerson

Marissa Kennerson received her B.A. in English literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Before earning her master's degree in psychology and art therapy, she worked for Wired and Glamour. She's the author of the YA cult-suspense novel, The Family, which she did not write from personal experience, since the only cult she's ever been in is the cult of YouTube makeup tutorials. She lives in California with her husband and son. Visit her at marissakennerson.net or follow her @MarissaAlexK.
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334 ratings
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4 24% (80)
3 29% (98)
2 23% (77)
1 6% (21)
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