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Another Faust (The Marlowe School, #1)
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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Teens With Powers Who Dont Have Memory Of Past... [s]

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message 1: by Marsi (new)

Marsi | 2 comments I believe I read this book around 2009-ish. I don't know how old it was then, or if it was even old. I can't remember much, that being when I was in 8th grade and I'm now a senior in high school, buuut.

There were multiple kids, they were teens, and obviously had powers. The point of view changed periodically between them. I believe they were kidnapped by this woman who needed their powers to live? Something like that. And I'm pretty sure they don't remember their past, and they start to remember things and realize this woman isnt a good person. They go to school, and I remember a party-like setting being in there at one point. At the end a few of them ban together and kill the woman or banish her or something, and a kid or two ends up going with her. I'm sorry if this isnt much information, but I really want to find this book an reread it. If I remember anything else I'll come back and post more.

Thanks for your help!


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Sue Elleker | 783 comments Orphans Of Chaos? "John C. Wright burst onto the SF scene with the Golden Age trilogy. His next project was the ambitious fantasy sequence, The Last Guardians of Everness.
Wright's new fantasy is a tale about five orphans raised in a strict British boarding school who begin to discover that they may not be human beings. The students at the school do not age, while the world around them does.
The children begin to make sinister discoveries about themselves. Amelia is apparently a fourth-dimensional being; Victor is a synthetic man who can control the molecular arrangement of matter around him; Vanity can find secret passageways through solid walls where none had previously been; Colin is a psychic; Quentin is a warlock. Each power comes from a different paradigm or view of the inexplicable universe: and they should not be able to co-exist under the same laws of nature. Why is it that they can?
The orphans have been kidnapped from their true parents, robbed of their powers, and raised in ignorance by super-beings no more human than they are: pagan gods or fairy-queens, Cyclopes, sea-monsters, witches, or things even stranger than this. The children must experiment with, and learn to control, their strange abilities in order to escape their captors."

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Kris | 34460 comments Mod
Orphans of Chaos by John C. Wright for Sue's suggestion.

message 4: by Lou (last edited Aug 14, 2015 11:20AM) (new) - added it

message 5: by Marsi (new)

Marsi | 2 comments Ah! Thank you all! It was Another Faust! Though I'm thinking I'll go read Orphans of Chaos as soon as possible!

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Lobstergirl | 38268 comments Mod
Popular book. Requested 5X now.

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