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The Ruinous Sweep by Tim Wynne-Jones
The Ruinous Sweep by Tim Wynne-Jones
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Jun 26, 2018 | 400 Pages
  • Hardcover $18.99

    Jun 26, 2018 | 400 Pages | Young Adult

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Wynne-Jones cleverly employs elements of his trademark magical realism, and readers will enjoy making the connections between Bee’s discoveries and Donovan’s subconscious version of events; both versions are chilling. The courageous, clever Bee is a revelation, and her clear-eyed approach to finding the truth and her enduring love for Donovan, along with believably quirky characters and genuinely terrifying moments, will keep readers enthralled until the bittersweet finale.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Taking inspiration from Dante’s Inferno, Wynne-Jones presents an ambitious novel that is grim and suspenseful to the end…Turn’s experience in purgatory (or maybe the environs of hell?) is harrowing and confusing, adding to this page-turner that explores loyalty, guilt, anger, and redemption. This murder mystery is highly recommended and would make for a great book-club read.
—School Library Journal (starred review)

Readers will love putting together the puzzle pieces to figure out what is really going on here on multiple levels. Some may find the ending bittersweet, but the heart of the latest from the acclaimed Wynne-Jones (The Emperor of Any Place, 2015) is refreshing. A literary thriller with riveting characters, infused with just a touch of magical realism.
—Booklist

Wynne-Jones’ writing is smooth and compelling, and certain images will likely linger in readers’ minds…Suspenseful and complex, this will mesmerize readers patient enough to stick with it.
—Kirkus Reviews

Ideal for teens and adults who seek out demanding reads.
—BayViews

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