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October 27, 2015

The magic of the Fiddlers

By Marissa Burt
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It’s one thing to think that you’re different, that you can do things that other people can’t. It’s quite another to be proven correct. In A Sliver of Stardust, written by Marissa Burt, Wren Matthews learns at the worst possible moment that she is part of a unique group of people who are able to harness and manipulate Stardust, the elemental magic that forms the basis of the universe.

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It’s one thing to think that you’re different, that you can do things that other people can’t. It’s quite another to be proven correct. In A Sliver of Stardust, written by Marissa Burt, Wren Matthews learns at the worst possible moment that she is part of a unique group of people who are able to harness and manipulate Stardust, the elemental magic that forms the basis of the universe. Along with her sometimes-friend/sometimes-enemy Simon and the mysterious Jack, Wren is catapulted into a world she never knew existed.

As Wren begins to grasp the reality of her new existence, she realizes that not everything to do with harnessing this elemental magic is going to be fun. Things quickly begin to fall apart at the Crooked House, the headquarters of the Fiddler Council, who are the authority of all users of Stardust. Wren finds that she has abilities that set her apart from the other Fiddlers, which draws the attention of the Fiddler Council. And with everything that's happening at the Crooked House, that kind of attention is never a good thing.

Reminiscent of A Wrinkle in Time and inspired by the rhymes of Mother Goose, A Sliver of Stardust is a wide-reaching story that follows Wren through adventures in a world much like ours—but is very different. Full of twists, turns, betrayals and redemptions, A Sliver of Stardust will make you look at everything around you just a little bit differently.

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A Sliver of Stardust

A Sliver of Stardust

By Marissa Burt
HarperCollins
ISBN 9780062291554

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