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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  16 reviews
A mysterious, secluded island with secrets. A brilliant teenage girl whose driving curiosity leads her to probe too deeply. A detached father who goes missing. Stalkers at every turn marked with a disturbing tattoo. An unreachable castle that holds all the answers.

Genny Hazard is on a plane to the Isle of Man, a curious island in the Irish Sea. Little does she know that s
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Paperback, 360 pages
Published December 1st 2013 by CreateSpace (first published November 28th 2013)
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*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

So the first thing I noticed about this book was how quick it was to read.

It has an easy sort of writing style, where you don’t really have to focus hard on what’s happening or where they are to understand the story. When reading, I often found myself thinking I’d only read 20 or so pages, only to look down and see I’d read 70. Which is GREAT , because I love getting through my TBR quick
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Dane Cobain
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: While I aim to be unbiased, I received a copy of this for free to review.

I was pleasantly surprised by this book – at first glance, I was worried that it might be badly written, purely because it’s released through CreateSpace and their track record is sometimes dubious. But thinking of this book like that is doing it a discredit – it’s a gripping read, and a page-turner, too.

Okay, sure – it is a little bit hippie-ish in places, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, the bo
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Kimberly Rasanen
Feb 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I thought this would be a slow read based on the first chapter but then I got pulled in and had a hard time putting the book down. I kept wanting to find out what would happen next and finally stayed up the rest of the night to finish it. Good suspence and interesting unravelling of the character. Would like to see the story continue. Cant say more without giving away the end.
Marianna
2.5 Stars out of 5.
(Warning! There are spoilers in this review!)

I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, (My first win, actually! Yay!) and I would like to thank both Goodreads, the author, and everyone else involved for giving me the opportunity to read this. The fact that I received it for free in no way changes my opinions on it.

Blue Sun is the story of a teenage girl named Genny Hazard who moves with her father to the isle of Manx. While there, Genny meets many strange and quirky people, a
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Beverly Ellis
Hmmmm

I liked the book but I felt it should have taken more to convince our heroine to believe in fairies
Today We Did
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Today We Did

When Genny Hazard’s scientist father is offered his own lab on the tiny Isle of Man, she has no choice but to leave everything she knows and go with him. With her American accent she is sure to garner some attention at her new school and around town, but Genny never expected to attract the attention of the hot school swim star, Ken. Nor did she expect to be followed by people sporting a peculiar tattoo on their necks. Genny is extremely smart, and believes strongly in science and log
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Ahmad Barakat
Dec 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The book “Blue Sun”, written by Tracy Abrey is a well thought and very complex novel. At the beginning the book seems exactly like most books, where one of the parents is dead and the other can’t keep up. Genny Hazard is a young girl from the U.S., but her father has to move to a small place called the “Isle of Man” where he is offered his own lab because he is a scientist. Genny knew she would be treated differently and would attract attention because of her American accent, but she never thoug ...more
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After Imogene (Genny) Hazard’s mother died in an accident, her father has been distant and has thrown himself into his work. Now he’s received a grant to work in his very own lab, but it’s on the Isle of Man. Genny is dragged along, leaving her entire world behind to go somewhere she knows nothing about and doesn’t know if she’ll fit in. When she arrives, she notices a lot of people with the same strange triskelion tattoo. Being a woman of science and logic, Genny isn’t caught up by the strong i ...more
Karen Baum
Jan 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Blue Sun surprised me. I don't often read young adult fiction, but this book came highly recommended, so I took a chance. I enjoyed the book so much and was impressed by the author's debut novel. The storyline is unique, creative, imaginative, and along with strong character development, snared me from the first page. I don't care for reviews that just summarize the plot, so I won't do that here; what I do appreciate is knowing that a book is well written, intelligent, thought-provoking, and tha ...more
Marissa Hakala
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
This book had me interested right away. I especially liked that it took place somewhere that I don't really know much about- the Isle of Man. I loved the fantasy elements. The only part that disappointed me was that the fantasy parts didn't come until towards the end, but it worked for this story. I hope there is a sequel because I can't wait to see what happens to the island next.
I received this book through Goodreads First Reads.
Caly ☯ Crazy Book Lady
Sep 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
Well it obviously was an easy read, I finished it in a day and it was okay, though definitely YA and a bit more hokey that I like. I will at some point read the second book out of curiosity because it was one of those that ended not on a cliff hanger but certainly on "there is more to this story" note.
Annika Hedstrom
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Blue Sun captivates the reader's attention from the first chapter. Abrey doesn't reveal much in the beginning of the book, leaving the reader no option but to not put the book down. The characters are dynamic and the plot line is creative. Whether you are a fan of urban fantasy novels or not, this book is definitely a worthwhile read.
Heather
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book started out with promise but then...the weirdness! The strange tattoos worn by the group of Protectors was compelling--had to know what that was about. But it just fizzled--the blue light and weird "matter" and her dad trying to go back in time and then the underground bubble and getting married. It was too weird. Take the first half of the book and rewrite the last half.
A.B. Shepherd
Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Violet
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am not sorry i bought it ,but I am really not into to that kind of genre of books. I bought it because it was free to my Amazon account.
DeLane
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kept me interested.

The book was well written. The plot keeps you interested from the beginning to the end. I will read the next book. I recommend this book.
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Tracy Abrey has been passionate about writing since stating in her second grade “school days” book that when she grew up she wanted to write books. Earning a BA in English literature and French from Houston Baptist University and having taught high school English as she pursued her MA in English literature at DePaul University, her childhood passion has morphed into an adult career focused on youn ...more

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