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The Blessed by Tonya Hurley
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Oct 05, 12

bookshelves: arc-tours, arc
Read from August 22 to September 01, 2012

The Blessed centers around three girls, Lucy, Agnes, and Cecelia, who all wind up in the emergency room at the same time for different reasons. While there, they meet a mysterious stranger, Sebastian, who gives them each beautiful bracelets with charms on them. They later find out who Sebastian is, or believes he is. Circumstances throw all of them together as they seek refuge during a storm, where Sebastian tells them more about the Saints, who they also learn were all martyrs, killed for their beliefs.

The story gets more complicated and darker as it progresses. It is deeply rooted in religious undertones, and is unique in both topic and plot. Much of the story centers on getting to know the three girls, with different twist and turns, emphasis on saints and martyrs, combined with conspiracy and mystery.

I found this book interesting and different, though somewhat difficult to grasp at times. All the characters are well-developed and well-written, but I didn’t really connect with any of them. This book is thought provoking, with some dark connotations This is one of those books that you have to really focus and pay attention to as you read. Though this wasn’t something that fits my personal taste, it may be something you would like, especially if you are looking for something unique with a different perspective.
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