The Blessed by Tonya Hurley

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From the author of the New York Times bestselling ghostgirl series, the start to a captivating and haunting teen trilogy about three girls who become entangled with an enigmatic boy—a boy who believes he is a saint.

What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them?
     Meet Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy. Three lost girls, each searching for something. But what they find is Beyond Belief.
 

About Tonya Hurley

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Tonya Hurley is the author of the New York Times bestselling series ghostgirl and the Blessed trilogy. She has worked in nearly every aspect of teen entertainment: creating, writing, and producing two hit TV series; writing and directing several acclaimed independent films; and developing a groundbreaking collection of video games. Tonya lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published May 14, 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 418 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The story of three teenagers—a suicidal Catholic schoolgirl, a narcissistic socialite and a beautiful, street-smart musician—who find themselves thrown together by fate and forced into an epic battle against evil, it is just as likely to thrill some as it is to offend others.

May 02 2012 | Read Full Review of The Blessed

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Hurley, creator of the ghostgirl series, launches a trilogy with a slow and muddled story based on the legends of martyred young saints.

Aug 20 2012 | Read Full Review of The Blessed

The Bookbag

I felt like I should have been swooning over Sebastian, so I could relate to what the girls were feeling, but instead I thought he was a bit of a psycho.

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City Book Review

These rosaries belonged to saints long gone and set the girls on a quest to church during a storm where they batten down the hatches and listen to what the prophet has to say.

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Common Sense Media

Over the next three days, Sebastian reveals that he's actually the martyred St. Sebastian and that the three girls have a divine calling to be the latter-day counterparts to gruesomely martyred Roman saints Agnes, Cecilia and Lucy in pursuit of a mission yet to be revealed.

Sep 25 2012 | Read Full Review of The Blessed

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Oct 27 2012 | Read Full Review of The Blessed

Bookalicious

From the author of the New York Times bestselling ghostgirl series, the start to a captivating and haunting teen trilogy about three girls who become entangled with an enigmatic boy—a boy who believes he is a saint.What if martyrs and saints lived among us?

Aug 24 2012 | Read Full Review of The Blessed

Alice Marvels

A very happy book birthday to each of this week’s new release lovelies!.

Sep 23 2012 | Read Full Review of The Blessed

Gr 8 Up—Lucy, Cecilia, and Agnes have more in common than they can imagine, and as more unfolds about their lives, the darker their circumstances appear. The plot of the first title (S & S, 2012) in Hurley's trilogy does little to show how these three characters are interconnected until halfway t...

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