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The Last Fallen Star

(Gifted Clans #1)

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Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Graci Kim's thrilling debut about an adopted Korean-American girl who discovers her heritage and her magic on a perilous journey to save her witch clan family.

Riley Oh can't wait to see her sister get initiated into the Gom clan, a powerful lineage of Korean healing witches their family has belonged to for generations. Her sister,
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: May 4th 2021 by Rick Riordan Presents
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Rick Riordan
Dec 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Why didn’t somebody tell me about this stuff sooner?

That was my first thought when reading The Last Fallen Star. Graci Kim does such an amazing job blending Korean mythology into the modern world, I am now wondering how I ever lived without knowing all this cool information. Turns out, right under our noses in Los Angeles, there is an entire society of Korean witches with deep connections to the Godrealm. I am so glad LA finally has something to brag about besides being the entrance to Hades’ Un
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...an adopted Korean-American girl who discovers her heritage and her magic on a perilous journey to save her witch clan family.



Say no more, Book Synopsis Gods. This sounds incredible, and it's a debut!!!

We love to support debut authors.



Thank you so much to Disney, and Rick Riordan Presents, for the ARC. I have enjoyed every book I have read from this imprint, I am sure this one will be no exception.

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Graci Kim
Nov 08, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Hi wonderful readers! I'm Graci Kim, the author of The Last Fallen Star. I wanted to pop in here to say THANK YOU for adding my book to your TBR and for leaving your reviews.

The Last Fallen Star is a story very dear to my heart. It's inspired by the mythology/folklore my parents and halmeoni told me when I was a little girl, and also inspired by my childhood where I often felt trapped between two worlds. It's a book about Korean-American witches, forbidden spells, unbreakable sisters, and one a
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Angelica
May 15, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: release-2021
This book is about Korean witches and I NEED it.
halfirishgrin
Korean witch sisters!! I need it!!
skye
first book of the year and we're off to such a fantastic start. full review to come! ...more
♠ TABI⁷ ♠
Oct 25, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: netgalley
Korean witches and mythology??

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Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
Sep 13, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2021
What is Rick Riordan trying to do to me?

"Graci Kim's THE LAST FALLEN STAR, about an adoptee who desperately wants to have healing powers like everyone else in her Korean witch family, but when she tries to summon a goddess, her sister is banished to the spirit world and she is sent on a quest to find the godrealm's last fallen star"
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Kamilla Benko
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Looking forward to this one!!
Millennium Night
Oct 02, 2020 marked it as to-read
WE HAVE A TITLE, FINALLY!!! AND IT. LOOKS. SPELL-BINDING!!!

CAN'T WAIT TO READ!!!
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Emily
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Disney Publishing/Rick Riordan Presents for providing me with an early copy of this amazing book!

Riley Oh is the adopted daughter of Gifted Clans Witches and she wants more than anything to be one herself. But unfortunately Riley is a saram, a mortal with no magic who therefore cannot become a witch. Riley has all but given up on her dream but her adopted sister Hattie refuses to accept that. Th
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Nora Grace ♌️
Jan 15, 2021 rated it liked it
**3/5 stars**

[eARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.]

What an adventure this was! The Rick Riordan Presents team has certainly mastered its brand... While I do enjoy diving into multicultural mythologies, and I am a firm believer in their importance to young, multicultural readers, I am beginning to lose confidence in the RRP formula. I think what has made previous RRP books successful is not how well they are able to mimic the charm, wit, and adventure of the PJO serie
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Books With
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 10+
Thanks to Disney Publishing Worldwide and NetGalley for this digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.
The Last Fallen Star is about Riley Oh, an adopted 12-year-old living with her Eomma,(mother) Appa,(father) and her sister, Hattie. They are part of the Gom clan, which is one of the five Korean witch clans still part of the council. Riley is sad because she cannot do magic due to her adopted heritage. But, when she and Hattie come up with a plan for Hattie to share her magic with Riley, she
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Gretchen
The thing Riley Oh wants the most in the entire world is to be a real Gom, to have healing magic like her adopted family and to feel like she belongs. Riley and her adopted sister Hattie decide to use a forbidden spell during Hattie's ceremony to join the clans that will allow Riley to share Hattie's magic for a period of time. However, when they are about to complete the spell in front of the elders and their family, the head of their clan stops them and reveals life-shattering news to Riley: s ...more
Jennifer
Dec 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Before this, I had read all of the Percy Jackson books and one of the Rick Riordan Presents (Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky). I haven't met a Rick Riordan ( or Presents) book that I haven't liked. I loved this The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim. What I will say is that there's usually a template for these books: average teenager (usually an outcast) finds out that they're actually a god (or gifted), joins other teenage gods/gifted, and together they go on a multi-step quest to solve the ...more
Meghan
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC in exchange for an honest review . Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

Reading this book felt like a mystery joyride full of mythical creatures and so much adventure that this book will definitely leave you finished when you are done. Published with the creative mind of Rick Riordan, I was not disappointed with this book. The family sister bond between Hattie and Riley was nothing like I have ever read before . Being inspired by t
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Soup
Dec 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another strong contender in the Rick Riordan Presents stable, this one focused on Korean mythology and magic with a strong female protagonist of middle school age. The story moves quickly and the world building seems natural with enough explanation that readers unfamiliar with Korean culture can understand what is happening but no so much it begins to feel like a lecture. This volume is set in the mortal realm (specifically around Los Angeles), with strong final chapter indicators that the next ...more
Kristin Sanders
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
**I received an ARC from the publisher on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

My first read of 2021 and it was a great book to start the year off with. The Last Fallen Star is wonderfully written. I loved all the characters and learning about Korean mythology. It's definitely a must read for fans of Rick Riordan. I can't wait for the next book to come out.
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M.P. Norman
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Graci Kim's, the Kiwi author's THE LAST FALLEN STAR, about an adoptee who desperately wants to have healing powers like everyone else in her Korean witch family, but when she tries to summon a goddess, her sister is banished to the spirit world and she is sent on a quest to find the godrealm's last fallen star.

Sounds impressive, huh?

Because it is impressive. From her tone, and pace and setting of the book. The lively characters that come to life on the page. Her vivid imagination and family ance
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Graci Kim is a Korean-Kiwi diplomat turned author who writes about the magic she wants to see in the world. When she's not lost in her imagination, she's drinking flat whites, eating ramyeon, and most likely hugging a dog (or ideally, many). She lives in New Zealand with her husband and daughter.  ...more

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