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608 pages, Kindle Edition
First published May 2, 2017
"People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice."
"Real education doesn't make your life easy. It complicates things and makes everything messy and disturbing. But the alternative, Elloren Gardner, is to live your life based on injustice and lies."
"They may look like humans, Elloren, but they aren't."
The very human-looking, terrified eyes of the young woman are burned into my mind.
"You know, Elloren," Aislinn says, her voice tentative, "talking to Jarod... it just makes me wonder if... if our people might be mistaken about some things."
"I'm beginning to think it's all hogwash anyway," I tell him. "All this stuff about Evil Ones. But that doesn't change the fact that everyone else seems to believe it."
The desire to avert my eyes is gone. I need to see this for what it is.
Aislinn shrugs. "I'm finding that I like meeting new people," she says quietly. "People different from me. I'm tired of being afraid of everyone."
"Since coming here, I've learned that my people do a lot of really terrible things. But don't you think it's possible for someone to be different from everything you've ever heard about their kind?"
"All that wyvern blood floating around," he explains, "interferes rather inconveniently with cherished ideas of racial purity. Which, in and of itself, is the greatest myth of all time."
Sweet Ancient One in the Heavens Above, what a mess we're all in.
I've stolen a Selkie. Yvan's plotting to steal a military dragon. Both Rafe and Aislinn are in love with Lupines, and I'm becoming increasingly close friends with a shunned Elfin Icaral.
This has actually gone way beyond a mess. We're all threading on increasingly dangerous ground here.
What on Erthia are we all going to do from here?
“Elloren,” Aunt Vyvian breathes, “you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.”This book has an overwhelmingly, unprecedentedly low rating. I suspect it's because of the controversies this book has generated. This is unfortunate, because I believe this book's low rating should be due to the fact that it is painfully bad, not to mention mind-numbingly dull, rather than anything racially offensive within the book.
It’s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people’s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful.
There they are. My tormentors. Sitting there, eating spice cake.I don't give a fuck about the racism. We're talking about elves and werewolf type shit here, and I'm too tired to care about any metaphorical offense.
“The denizens of hell do not get to eat cake!” I snarl, heart racing.
Tierney Calix is, by far, the ugliest Gardnerian girl I’ve ever laid eyes on. Reed-thin, her face is sharp, her nose unevenly hooked, her straight hair oily and uncombed.3. The fact that all the girls are mean and the meanest most beautiful girl wants the guy who's in lurve with Elloren
“Fallon is obsessed with Lukas Grey.”4. The fact that the main character is so beautiful and looks JUST like her famous grandma who is the most famousest witch ever!
Ah, him again.
“No,” she puts in flatly. “Not to my knowledge. From what I’ve seen, Lukas has little interest in the girl.” My aunt’s face twists into a disgusted sneer. “Even though Fallon throws herself at him quite wantonly.”
“Real education doesn't make your life easy. It complicates things and makes everything messy and disturbing. But the alternative, Elloren Gardner, is to live your life based on injustice and lies.”
One Word Descriptions of Side Characters:
“People see what they expect to see,” he says sharply. “Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice.”
"Welcome to the Resistance, Mage Gardner."