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When Sylvie and her older sister Claire survive a horrific encounter with a gunman, they’re sent to stay with their aunt in the south of France for a change of scene. Sylvie is charmed by Gabriel, a young child who tells her he can see an angel sitting on her shoulder. Not so charming is Gabriel’s older brother, Daniel, who is just plain rude. But it’s love at second sight ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 14th 2010 by Random House Australia (first published May 3rd 2010)
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Kate Forsyth
Aug 30, 2012 Kate Forsyth rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-fantasy
The fourth in a series of funky romantic suspense novels for teenagers, all set in France, all featuring mysteries that have both a supernatural element and a very modern take with features such as Youtube videos, blogs, and other technologies. Highly enjoyable and a little bit different to the usual YA fare.
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Jul 14, 2014 ʙ ᴇ ᴛ ʜ ᴄ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I love this book. I've read it once before now, about 4 years ago (when I was 9) and loved it then just as much as I love it now. It's fast paced, with heaps of twists and turns, so you're never bored, and is constantly keeping you on the edge of your seat, making you stay up at night in order to finish it (for the record, I finished it in 2 days!).

As a character, I thought Sylvie lacked a little. (view spoiler)
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Beattie Alvarez
Jun 27, 2013 Beattie Alvarez rated it it was amazing
I have had a horrible week, mainly because I have been minus my smartphone (yes, yes, I'm addicted to it).
And then I remembered books. Real books that you hold in your hand and flip the paper pages.
I started with Three Wishes, gobbled it up in no time and had to put off reading Pop Princess unti lI had made a mad dash to the supermarket to get some fresh bread and fancy cheese, because the food I had read about made me so hungry!
With Pop Princess safely in my possession I ate my French bread
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Addie
May 09, 2013 Addie rated it it was amazing
Whoa! This mystery is awesome. Isabelle Merlin is one of the greatest teen mystery writers ever!

this book will not let you put it down when you have reached a third of the book. Trust me.

(there are mild spoilers below. It is readable but I give a few hints off)

I have read 'Cupid's Arrow' by her so I think that is why I guessed why a specific person was evil.

the only thing I didn't like was that the romance was a bit too fast. They barely know each other. And the love thing. She said she was in
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Leah
Jun 21, 2010 Leah rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I don't know if its because I'm used to Merlin's style of writing or because of my ability to predict the future (I wish :) but I was able to guess almost everything that would happen in this book. When I read my first book by Melin, I think what I really liked was the element of suprise. An innocent cover, title, blurb and opening leading to an amazing story! While I still loved Bright Angel I felt that.... it was very similar to Merlin's other books... Not that thats a bad thing, but I really ...more
Mwansa
Mar 28, 2011 Mwansa rated it liked it
A really good book and this made me rethink the abilities of small authors. I rarely like books that australian authors put out but these are the best ive read.
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The first stories Isabelle Merlin remembers are the traditional French fairytales told to her by her French grandmother. Later, she heard family stories, which proved to her that magic and romance and terror don't only appear in fairytales: like the romantic story of the beautiful ancestor who caught the eye of the Sun-King, Louis XIV; or the amazing story of the wily ancestor who went from being ...more
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