The Blessed: Book 1 - The Blessed (Paperback)
  • The Blessed: Book 1 - The Blessed (Paperback)

The Blessed: Book 1 - The Blessed (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 02/08/2012
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Brooklyn teens Lucy, Cecilia and Agnes find themselves in the emergency room at Perpetual Help Hospital at the lowest point in their lives. Lucy, the superficial party girl; Cecilia, a drop out rock chick; and Agnes, a hopeless romantic. All rebels running from their lives and themselves, plagued by broken hearts and broken dreams.
Enter Sebastian: mysterious, compelling, seductive.
He brings the girls together and seems to provide each of them with what they long for ... and they begin to heal.
But Sebastian is on the run - and soon the girls are hunted too ...
A dark, contemporary rock 'n' roll retelling of three famous female martyrs - Agnes, Cecilia and Lucy - and their transformation from street deliquents to soul models.

Including gorgeously seductive colour artwork.

Stay tuned for the breathtaking sequel, The Passionaries, out Summer 2013.

'Our new favourite dark, sexy rock-n-roll thriller.' Sugarscape
'Intense, visceral, powerful. * * * *' Books for Keeps

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781444904758
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 217 x 137 x 32 mm

this dark ... tale centres around three well-developed, engaging, strong female characters ... this story will grip readers from the dramatic opening to the climactic finish * Book Trust *
A powerful ... piece of of modern Gothic, depicting a nightmarish city where those in power are evil and corrupt * Books For Keeps *
Intense, visceral, powerful. * * * * * Books For Keeps *
Intense, visceral * Books For Keeps *
This story will grip readers from the dramatic opening to the climactic finish. * booktrust *
'Our new favorite dark, sexy rock-n-roll thriller.' * *
'Brooklyn is the perfect setting for this dark, gritty thriller ... Readers can rest assured that while these young women may be saints, they are definitely not angels.' * Kirkus *
'Intriguing premise, fiery dialogue, and digs about celebrity-obsessed culture that moves at the speed of Twitter...' * Publishers Weekly *
'Hurley brings her deadpan wit and blackest humor to the first tale in this trilogy about spirituality, sacrifice and supernatural romance.' * MTV Hollywood Crush *
A powerful piece of modern Gothic, depicting a nightmarish city where those in power are evil and corrupt. * Books For Keeps *

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“Confusing but well written YA novel”

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The Blessed by Tonya Hurling was absolutely bizarre. As one reader on Goodreads summed it up as either 'pure brilliance or sheer... More

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