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Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey
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Feb 09, 2011

it was amazing

This book is very hard to describe and still give it full justice. Fantasy, mystery, time-travel, magic, for mature readers. In an unknown time, magic was forbidden in the world, yet its revival was inevitable. This is a place where wizards are born--though don't expect anything remotely resembling Harry Potter. At this school, talk amongst students is forbidden, in case one may try to help another learn each lesson. The teachers are cruel, except for Franklin, but he's under strict surveillance. One of the first lessons: The boys must learn to magically summon their food, or starve, which some do. Told in alternating points of view in alternating times, this book is truly a remarkable achievement in the written word. A dark yet powerful story of determination and survival, continued in the second book, Sacred Scars. I'm anxiously awaiting the third book in this trilogy.
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