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The Wise and the Wicked

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Ruby Chernyavsky has been told the stories since she was a child: The women in her family, once possessed of great magical abilities to remake lives and stave off death itself, were forced to flee their Russian home for America in order to escape the fearful men who sought to destroy them. Such has it always been, Ruby’s been told, for powerful women. Today, these stories ...more
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray
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Melanie
Nov 16, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy, arc
ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

This cover? The most beautiful thing I've ever seen. The blessings.

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The Bookavid
May 03, 2017 marked it as to-read
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ahhhhhhhhhh magical realism ahhhhhhhhh russian-inspired ahhhhhhhhhhh psychic sisters ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i want this so badly!
Ashley Blake
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had the honor of getting an early read on this book and oh, oh, the world is going to love this beautiful story.
Kalie
(3.5/5) THE WISE AND THE WICKED feels as if the collective works of Anne-Marie McLemore, Katherine Arden, and Laura Ruby were put into a literary blender and this is the result. I just wish I had enjoyed it more than I did. Still, I’d love to tackle this book again in the future as it improved for me greatly about half of the way through as I got settled into the story. From the magical realism elements and lore that spans generations to the inclusivity and focus on familial relationships, there ...more
Aleksandra
Dec 17, 2018 marked it as to-read
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#ownvoices Russian rep! I'm excited!
Abi (The Knights Who Say Book)
i want to read this so badly don;t TOUCH me!!
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Nov 19, 2018 marked it as to-read
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*I received an eArc of this book from the Publishers through Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review*

11/19-- This cover? PLEASING TO THE EYE.
Jacquelyn White
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Sandie, Teen Lit Rocks
Well written tale inspired by Russian folklore and magical realism. I didn’t love the ending, but it was a compelling read. The author is definitely worth following.
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a family of women who each have a premonition of their own death upon reaching teenagehood!! wondering whether they're the heroes or the villains of their story!! guys!! 2019 is truly going to be the year of magical realism and I love it
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Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
I personally enjoy this title much more than The Psychic Sisters of Saltville
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Rebecca Podos' debut novel, THE MYSTERY OF HOLLOW PLACES, was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a B&N Best YA Book of 2016. Her second book, LIKE WATER, won the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Children's and Young Adult. THE WISE AND THE WICKED, her third novel, is forthcoming in May 2019.

A graduate of the Writing, Literature and Publishing Program at Emerson College and the Creative W
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