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The Beginning

(Lupus Constellation #1)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  55 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews

When fifteen-year-old Alex Leran moves to a bizarre Canadian town, her life changes forever. She makes an inconceivable revelation: she belongs to a covert elite empowered by the stars to control any living thing.

But there is a catch. Not all of them are gifted equally. In a special school where they learn and train their mighty p
Kindle Edition, 344 pages
Published October 5th 2017 by Amazon Digital Services
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Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Wow. I couldn’t put this book down form the beginning. What a beautiful and fascinating story telling.

Poor Alex goes from living a lavish life abroad to being an orphan in an instant when her parents die in a car crash. The only family she has lives in a remote part of Canada and they resent every fiber of her being. She is forced to go to a new school with a class system that is so cruel and brutal she doesn’t understand how the school is al
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After moving to a northern Canadian town, fifteen-year-old Alex Leran is forced to accept that her new family–along with the school which she has to attend–value above all passivity and silent endorsement to inhumane practices driven by obsolete ideas that infuriate Alex and fuel her fervent rebellion against variou
Emily Taylor
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow. It was a roller coaster from start to finish, and it was a long ride, but wow it was amazing!

Alex is such an amazing complex character, and the book is written so beautifully that you feel like you are Alex, and like you are living the story.

I read it in two days, because the story was gripping the whole way through. Twists at every turn and a plot coming together slowly as you read. With some books, you can tell where the story is going, long before the author gets there, but in The Begin
Natalia Navarro
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book in exchanged of an honest review.
This is the first Mia's book I have read and I loved it!!!... The development of Alex, the female main caracther is amazing, so detailed; at first I thought it wasn't necessary, but then I understood... Full of intrigue, mystery and unexpected allies, this plot will keep you reading and wanting for more... A really great beginning of this series!!! 👍👏👏👏
Amanda Williams
Dec 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful tale. The author expresses themselves so passionately in these words and has done a fantastic job in creating such a fantastic world. The book was full of adventure from start to finish. I immediately fell in love with the characters as the author had made them so likeable. The way the author paints a picture of the world around them is stunning.
Donamarie Goldsmith
Wonderful story. This is such an insight into social injustice and the internal strength of Alex. She is a strong character that faces terrible injustice and yet keeps surviving. Looking forward to the next in this series. Need to see what happens in the end.
Ola Adamska
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2018
Lupus Constelation: The Begining is a prologue to much bigger story.
This one will leave you craving for more of Alex and Her was in this unknown to Her World- discovering will be slow but intriguing.
I greatly enjoyed this story.
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is so awesome and I just want to keep reading this book more and more.
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ecopy of The Beginning in return for a review however, all opinions and words are my own.

4.5 stars

I just want to start of with a content warning, there is a mild, on page, threat of sexual assault towards the end of the book, this doesn't get very far and is resolved quickly, but I just wanted to mention it.

I absolutely loved The Beginning, it's such an interesting read. I loved the school set it, although reading the book made me realise how easy it is to accept that a segragate
Erin Farmer
Jul 29, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Great idea, poorly executed

This book was recommended to me on several platforms based off of books I have recently read. I was very excited to find a new YA fantasy.
Within the first few chapters there were several grammatical errors; missing words, out of place words and unfinished thoughts. I would be surprised if they even used as editor. This does not get any better throughout the novel. Halfway through i wanted to quit out of frustration due to errors.
The main character has no development a
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow 💞The first installment of the Lupus Constellation series is AMAZING 🌌 I read this book within a day and it gave me so many feels and was just a worldwind of emotions , the story was so unpredictable ,was action packed throughout and had me on the edge of my seat 🖤and the new world and characters the author created were so unique and intriguing.....the main character (Alex) was a character that I grew to love ❤ she was strong ,stubborn and courageous and her character develo
Bianca Yumul
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Got this advance reader's copy from the author for free!

I really like how the book was well written. I appreciate the vast use of descriptions that were not too overwhelming. As for the story, the ending was a really cliff hanger, and I was like "That's it? I was waiting for more!"

Kudos for the author for keeping the readers in the dark alongside the main character. The thrill of wanting to know this secret that's to be happening in the town keeps me on my toes that I immediately finished the bo
I liked her style a lot, the way the book is written brings you there, you cannot wait to turn the other page, you do not want the story to finish, you want to understand what will happen after. I was curious about the plot development, and I am curious to see how the series will end. Unfortunately there are only 2 books for the moment and it looks like there is no information about the third.
Overall a good reading if you do not want to sleep.
Sandra Kaye
Dec 24, 2017 rated it liked it
So this is an intriguing story. The characters a well written and believable but I felt that the writer spent too much time trying to lead us on this mysterious jorney and not enough true story was told. It's plain she can write we and leaves you feeling for these poor tortured people but the story just needs a bit more well story..
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I think this book was really good, I just want to give a little warning. It’s a dark story but very interesting. It keeps you wanting to know more, I can’t wait for the next book to come out.
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Mia Tavor has had a successful career in political and security research. She spent her childhood and adolescence in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, which gave her a unique international and multicultural experience. Today she lives in the USA, holds a graduate degree in Political Science, and is fluent in three languages. In her international bestselling Lupus Constellation series she continu ...more

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“These abilities, this wonderful gift of nature, gives us the opportunity to control any living thing on Earth, Alex. The power that has no equals in the whole world. Ability to subdue and suppress,” his voice now sounded louder and different somehow, “ to fully own someone else’s mind, will, and desire.” 0 likes
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