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The Rook

The Rook

Audio Library Digital

02/28/2012

1066 minutes

9781611207095

Playaway

02/28/2012

1066 minutes

9781611207101

Description:

'The body you are wearing used to be mine.' So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to track down the agents who want to destroy her. She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Chequy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain. In her quest to uncover which member of the Chequy betrayed her and why, Myfanwy encounters a person with four bodies, an aristocratic woman who can enter her dreams, and a conspiracy more vast than she ever could have imagined.

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Impressive...Dry wit, surprising reversals of fortune, and a clever if offbeat plot make this a winner., Publishers Weekly

The pace never lets up in this entertaining high-action read...A near-perfect supernatural thriller...Something unexpected happens on almost every page. Don't start this book unless you've got lots of time, because you won't want to put it down. It's that good., Library Journal

O'Malley's narrative is peppered with sly humor, referential social commentary, and the ironic, double-layered self-awareness that will have genre fans believing Buffy the Vampire Slayer has joined Ghostbusters., Kirkus

Adroitly straddles the thin line between fantasy, thriller, and spoof...O'Malley is a nimble writer, effortlessly leaping back and forth between comedy and action. There's plenty of room here for a sequel that readers will no doubt begin clamoring for before they've even finished this book., Booklist

...a smart speculative thriller...a funny, cool, inventive, at times violent and gross trip that teens who are into speculative fiction will thoroughly enjoy., School Library Journal

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