The Hawkweed Prophecy by Irena Brignull

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Even though readers are aware of the girls’ shared circumstances from the start, the revelations are captivating as Brignull unspools the details of the shocking truths around them. It’s a fantasy with the air of a classic, yet one that’s also entirely contemporary in its tight focus on identity, friendship, and romance.
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Poppy Hooper and Ember Hawkweed couldn’t lead more different lives. Poppy is a troubled teen: moving from school to school, causing chaos wherever she goes, never making friends or lasting connections. Ember is a young witch, struggling to find a place within her coven and prove her worth. Both are outsiders: feeling like they don’t belong and seeking escape.

Poppy and Ember soon become friends, and secretly share knowledge of their two worlds. Little do they know that destiny has brought them together: an ancient prophecy, and a life-changing betrayal. Growing closer, they begin to understand why they’ve never belonged and the reason they are now forever connected to each other.

Switched at birth by the scheming witch Raven Hawkweed, Poppy and Ember must come to terms with their true identities and fight for their own place in the world. Enter Leo, a homeless boy with a painful past who – befriending them both – tests their love and loyalty. Can Poppy and Ember’s friendship survive? And can it withstand the dark forces that are gathering?
 

About Irena Brignull

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Irena Brignull is an acclaimed screenwriter whose credits include The Boxtrolls, Come Together, Skellig, and the upcoming adaptation of the beloved classic, The Little Prince. Previously, Irena was a Script Executive at the BBC and then Head of Development at Dogstar Films where she worked on Shakespeare in Love, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, I Capture the Castle, and Bravo Two Zero. She holds a BA in English Literature from Oxford University. Garry Simpson
 
Published September 6, 2016 by Weinstein Books. 320 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Jul 25 2016

Even though readers are aware of the girls’ shared circumstances from the start, the revelations are captivating as Brignull unspools the details of the shocking truths around them. It’s a fantasy with the air of a classic, yet one that’s also entirely contemporary in its tight focus on identity, friendship, and romance.

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