Watching the Roses

Watching the Roses : The Egerton Hall Novels, Volume Two

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In this retelling of "Sleeping Beauty," Alice seems destined to lead a princess's life--except for the frightening curse that dreaded Aunt Violette bestowed at her christening: She will die at the age of eighteen. Although she lives, something horrible happens on her eighteenth birthday. And as a result, Alice falls into a trancelike state and refuses to speak to anyone. Will she ever recover?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 127 x 172.7 x 17.8mm | 113.4g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0152055312
  • 9780152055318
  • 1,199,243

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This haunting tale of treachery and betrayal is the second book in the exciting Egerton Hall trilogy.
Once Megan, Bella and Alice shared a room. The Tower Room was theirs alone, remote from the rest of Egerton Hall School, and here they formed a deep friendship which would continue long after they left their enchanted world. But now something is very wrong with Alice - poisoned by dark memories and unable to speak to a single soul. It seems that the ill-wishing placed on her has come true. Even her closest friends don't seem able to save her from the nightmare.
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"The story is redolent with sexuality, fragility, and innocence . . . [An] unusual romance."--The Bulletin
"Tremendous."--VOYA "Geras writes with imagination and skill."--Kirkus Reviews "[Has] wide appeal."--Booklist
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3 32% (60)
2 14% (26)
1 3% (5)
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