Series: Heart Of Dread Vol. 2   

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Annotation: Nat risked her life to reunite with her drakon in the defense of the Blue, but Wes, seeking his sister Eliza, is forced to rejoin the military, placing him and Nat on opposite sides of a war that could destroy what is left of the world.
Catalog Number: #113083
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Publisher: Penguin
Copyright Date: 2016
Edition Date: 2016
Pages: 284 pages
Availability: Available (Limited Quantities Available / While Supplies Last)
ISBN: Publisher: 0-14-751572-6 Perma-Bound: 0-605-93000-7
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-14-751572-8 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-93000-1
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2014032669
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Language: English
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The day the old witch's cottage is burned by villagers, a child who doesn't know her own identity appears at Avis and Browley's door, and the couple takes her in. Convinced that she is Isabelle, a little girl that the witch had stolen six years before, Avis and Browley send word to Isabelle's parents that their child is alive. Isabelle's mother, Mady, is certain that the mysterious girl is her long-lost daughter. Father Frayne is hopeful, too, but bitter older sister Honey is skeptical. Surely this 12-year-old whom others claim to be Isabelle is an imposter! Twists and turns abound as Isabelle's true identity is revealed and her life increasingly endangered. Vande Velde, noted for her well-crafted riffs on fairy tales, has written her darkest yet, a story of greed, jealousy, and insidious evil that will haunt the reader for some time to come.
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Twelve-year-old Isabelle has no memories of her past. Locals suspect she's the same girl who was abducted six years earlier, sister to an infant recently stolen by a witch. With skillful pacing, Vande Velde adds clues to the mystery of Isabelle's identity. Readers will enjoy watching each piece fall into place and discovering the story's true villains and heroes.
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Gr 58 A 12-year-old girl is running through the woods with no memory of who she is or why she is running. Her identity is up for speculation throughout the book: Is she a princess? An animal turned into a human? The missing daughter of a couple in the village? All of these possibilities seem to revolve around an old witch who escaped the village mob with a baby the same day the girl appeared in the woods. The woman and her husband are convinced that the girl is their missing Isabelle, taken from the village by the witch six years earlier, but their older daughter, Honey, is skeptical and even hostile in her reaction. As the tale unfolds, some even suspect that the youngster is actually a creation of the old hag who was sent for evil purposes, and Isabelle wonders whether she really wants to know the truth. This is a solid fantasy and mystery that builds in intrigue and suspense as more layers are added to the story. The protagonist's true identity comes as a fantastic surprise and will have readers looking back for clues even as they shudder at the chain of events that brought about her appearance in the woods that fateful day. Like the witch, Vande Velde weaves a spell around her readers with this well-written tale. Amanda Raklovits, Champaign Public Library, IL
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Word Count: 64,005
Reading Level: 5.4
Interest Level: 7-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.4 / points: 10.0 / quiz: 173633 / grade: Upper Grades
Lexile: HL770L

From the New York Times bestselling author of Blue Bloods and Isle of the Lost (a Disney Decendants novel)--the powerful trilogy that’s been compared to Game of Thrones continues in this sequel to Frozen!

Nat and her drakon are the last of their kind—sworn to protect what their enemies seek to control—and she’s risked her life for their reunion. But fighting for the majestic Blue meant saying goodbye to Wes, breaking both their hearts. Back in New Vegas, citizens are threatened by the resurgence of magic and declare war on all the marked. Wes and his team travel to the extravagant indoor city of El Dorado looking for his sister, but when they are caught on the wrong side of the RSA’s strict new laws, Wes is forced to do the unthinkable—surrender and rejoin the military's quest to uncover the magical source, the same land Nat is struggling to protect. Now he and Nat find themselves on opposing sides of a war that could potentially destroy what’s left of the world.

“As fearless as a futuristic Game of Thrones.” —Margaret Stohl

“A thought-provoking novel, part epic fantasy and part social commentary.”—Entertainment Weekly on Frozen: Heart of Dread, Book One

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