Maybe I would become a mermaid....I would live in the swirling blue-green currents, doing exotic underwater dances for the fish, kissed by sea anemones, caressed by seaweed shawls. I would have a dolphin as a friend. He would have merry eyes and the thick sleeked flesh of a god. My fingernails would be tiny shells and my skin would be like jade with light shining through it. I would never have to come back up...
Echo is caught at the crossroads of a physical world full of hope and despair and the realm of the supernatural, where young men have wings and skeletons speak. On the way, she is graced by angels and fairies and haunted by ghosts, psychopomps, and vampires. But as Echo falls under the spell of demons who threaten to destroy her, she must ultimately look within to find the strength to survive.Through shifting points of view, Francesca Lia Block weaves pure magic into this deftly constructed tale -- a novel told in the form of linked stories. One girl's life emerges from a tapestry of voices, lives, and loves -- lost and found -- that deliver her finally to herself, triumphant, ever-changing.
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DEATH, and the Black Death at that, is the central character of this novel.Apr 16 2012 | Read Full Review of Echo
This prequel to Trainspotting traces how each of the quartet – and many more besides – fell from grace as jobs, education and optimism gave way to unemployment, Thatcher and heroin.Apr 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Echo
An award winner in either medium, La Plante is also a CBE and in Travis she has given rise to the latest in a line of strong and heroic female lead characters.Jul 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Echo
New author Peter Moore makes a strong debut with Damn His Blood, a historical reconstruction of a country parson's mysterious death in the early 1800s.Jul 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Echo
From an early age, Hunt knew he was adopted, enjoying a happy existence with his only known family.Jul 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Echo
In among the true story – as always, meticulously-researched – Davis has woven in tale of Gaius Vinius Clodianus, a reluctant Praetorian Guard with post-traumatic stress, a drink problem, a sex problem, too many wives – sometimes at the same time – and a feisty flatmate, Flavia Lucilla, hairdre...Mar 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Echo
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