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The Blessed: Passionaries: Book 2

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 14 years, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Thrillers (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy romance (Teenage)

Are you a Saint or a Sinner

Now that Agnes, Lucy and Cecilia have learned of their fate - each an embodiment of a martyred saint - a powerful and unique bond unites them. They will need each other now that the mysterious and seductive Sebastian is dead. His words stay with them: in order to truly save themselves they will need to perform two miracles. Sebastian's heart holds the key to their destiny, but it was taken from his body when he was killed. They must hunt it down, but they are not the only ones looking

In the battle for Sebastian's heart each of the girls must give up something dear to them ... and one of them will pay the ultimate price.

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.

'Intense, visceral, powerful.' Books for Keeps

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Praise for The Blessed: Passionaries: Book 2

  • Brooklyn is the perfect setting for this dark, gritty thriller ... readers will find themselves swept up. - Kirkus

  • Raw and gritty. It will keep you on the edge of your seat, trying to remember that you actually need to breathe to keep living. - Beyond Books

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Tonya Hurley

Tonya Hurley is the New York Times best-selling author of the highly acclaimed Ghostgirl book series; creator, writer and producer of animated and live action hit television series; writer and director of independent films; writer and director of commercials for Playstation, Gameboy and Warner Home Video; and creator of groundbreaking videogames.

Hurley has written and directed several acclaimed independent films, which have been selected for film festivals around the world including the LA Independent, TriBeca and Edinburgh and have also been broadcast on ABC, PBS and IFC. Hurley was nominated for the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Award in Film and made the semi-finals of the Sundance Institute's Writer's Lab with her feature film script. She studied writing, music and filmmaking at The University of Pittsburgh, screenwriting at New York University, and stop motion animation at The School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Her first book Ghostgirl was released in 2008 and instantly hit the New York Times bestseller list and is available in over 22 languages around the world.

Hurley began her career in New York City as a personal publicist for such artists as John "Rotten" Lydon, Prince, George Michael, Morrissey, The Cure, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Larry McMurtry, RL Stine, The Three Tenors, Erasure, Depeche Mode, Paul Westerberg, Bush, and John Cale.

Hurley was nominated for the Queen of Teen award in 2014.

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