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"Sharks and Minnows rocks! I couldn't put it down!
Jolie is a young girl with a special gift. A simple touch and she can
see your past, and sense your energy. In another world she’d be
getting on a train on her way to wizard school. But this is the
suburbs in post-recession Las Vegas; there is no Hogwarts and Jolie
doesn’t have an enchanted owl. She’s got her intellect, her wits,
uneasy memories of a childhood on the move and not much more. All
Jolie wants is to survive high school, which is largely dependent on
her mom sticking with a boyfriend in the same place long enough for
that to happen.
Mom’s current beau is wrapped up in a bit of black magic; he enjoys a
reputation as a charismatic, boozy shaman, eagerly manipulating locals
and Jolie’s mother with a poisonous blend of charisma, magic and evil.
When Jolie learns she’s been chosen as the Solstice Virgin in a
special ceremony whether she wants to or not, she’s forced to dig deep
and come to grips with her own power in a mile a minute thrill ride
marking the exciting debut of a new voice in Young Adult Books. Sharks
and Minnows rocks! E. F. Winters has created a terrific mix of pacing,
character and story that has at its center a young woman; no longer a
kid but certainly not an adult, thrust into a potent blend of natural
magic, evil and the ever present oppressive pressure of trying to
survive on the edge of poverty. Sharks and Minnows is exciting,
heartbreaking and impossible to put down; Sharks and Minnows The Jolie
Chronicles is the beginning of what I can only imagine to be a
breathtaking adventure. Highly recommended."
---G. Walker on May 20, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars A real setting and real characters!, June 16, 2014
This review is from: SHARKS AND MINNOWS (The Jolie Chronicles Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
"Gritty good! I loved the familiar arenas coming to life with love-able characters. I really grew to love them. i want to see more of them again. Just one of the great things about this book - no generation gaps. All ages were rooting for each other. This series has promise."
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