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  • Hodder Children's Books

The Blessed: Book 1

Tonya Hurley

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The Blessed, For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, For National Curriculum Key Stage 4 & GCSE, Interest age: from c 13 years, Fiction, Fantasy, Thrillers (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy romance (Teenage)

Are you a Saint or a Sinner

Brooklyn teens Lucy, Cecilia and Agnes find themselves in the emergency room at Perpetual Help Hospital at the lowest point in their lives. Lucy, the superficial party girl; Cecilia, a drop out rock chick; and Agnes, a hopeless romantic. All rebels running from their lives and themselves, plagued by broken hearts and broken dreams.
Enter Sebastian: mysterious, compelling, seductive.
He brings the girls together and seems to provide each of them with what they long for ... and they begin to heal.
But Sebastian is on the run - and soon the girls are hunted too ...

A dark, contemporary rock 'n' roll retelling of three famous female martyrs - Agnes, Cecilia and Lucy - and their transformation from street deliquents to soul models.

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Praise for The Blessed: Book 1

  • Intense, visceral, powerful. * * * * - Books For Keeps

  • This story will grip readers from the dramatic opening to the climactic finish. - booktrust

  • Our new favorite dark, sexy rock-n-roll thriller. -

  • Brooklyn is the perfect setting for this dark, gritty thriller ... Readers can rest assured that while these young women may be saints, they are definitely not angels. - Kirkus

  • Intriguing premise, fiery dialogue, and digs about celebrity-obsessed culture that moves at the speed of Twitter... - Publishers Weekly

  • Hurley brings her deadpan wit and blackest humor to the first tale in this trilogy about spirituality, sacrifice and supernatural romance. - MTV Hollywood Crush

  • A powerful piece of modern Gothic, depicting a nightmarish city where those in power are evil and corrupt. - Books For Keeps

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Tonya Hurley

Tonya Hurley is a writer and acclaimed independent filmmaker with credits across all platforms of tween and teen entertainment.

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