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Seven black diamonds, Melissa Marr

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Seven black diamonds
Title
Seven black diamonds
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Melissa Marr
Title variation
7 black diamonds
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eng
Summary
Lilywhite Abernathy is a criminal she's half human, half fae, and since the time before she was born her very blood has been illegal. A war has been raging between humans and faeries, and the Queen of Blood and Rage, ruler of the fae courts, wants to avenge the tragic death of her heir due to the actions of reckless humans. Lily's father has always shielded her from the truth, but when she's sent to the prestigious St. Columba's school, she's delivered straight into the arms of a fae Sleeper cell the Black Diamonds. The Diamonds are planted in the human world as the sons and daughters of the most influential families, and tasked with destroying it from within. Against her will, Lilywhite's been chosen to join them . . . and even the romantic attention of the fae rock singer Creed Morrison isn't enough to keep Lily from wanting to run back to the familiar world she knows
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Review
  • Gr 9 Up — Contemporary issues are woven into a futuristic story in this exciting urban fantasy. Eilidh is a faery princess in a world at war. Her mother, the Queen of Blood and Rage, declared war on humans many years ago. In response, anyone containing even a drop of faery blood was banished to the Hidden Realms. Humans have nearly ruined the natural world with their horrible environmental policies, while the faeries have sustained a brutal terrorist campaign. The seven black diamonds are "sleepers," carefully bred humans with faery blood, brought up in human families in preparation for future service to the Queen. Abernathy is unaware that she is one of those seven black diamonds. As she discovers more about her role in the faery kingdom, Eilidh struggles to find a way to leave a legacy apart from her mother's endless war. As their story lines begin to connect, secrets are revealed and surprising coalitions are formed in the effort to bridge the divide between faery and human. Once again, Marr has built an urban fantasy world that readers will find irresistible. The contemporary issues brought up throughout the book are not always dealt with in the most elegant way; however, readers will find that the realistic dialogue and teen emotions make it easy to relate to the characters, both human and faery. Several romantic relationships develop, which adds levity to the nonstop action of this violent tale. VERDICT Recommended as a first purchase.—Sunnie Scarpa, Wallingford Public Library, CT --Sunnie Scarpa (Reviewed December 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 12, p124)
  • Half human, half fae Lilywhite Abernathy is the daughter of one of the most powerful crime lords in the world, and although Lily has grown up sheltered, she is more than able to take care of herself. Having any fae blood means automatic imprisonment outside of the Hidden Lands, so her father has always taken pains to hide her heritage. After Lily’s 17th birthday, she is sent to the exclusive St. Columba’s school, where she finds out that she is the final member of the Black Diamonds—a sleeper cell of seven, each with different magical “affinities”—put in place by the Queen of Blood and Rage to rid the world of the humans who have destroyed it and slaughtered their people. Marr spends a great deal of time setting up the premise, yet the larger world, irreparably ravaged by human folly, is only lightly sketched. While fans of Marr’s Wicked Lovely books will appreciate her melding of ancient faerie lore with complex contemporary characters, those expecting exciting action scenes may be disappointed, and revelations about Lily hold few surprises. Ages 13–up. Agent: Merrilee Heifetz, Writers House. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed January 4, 2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 01, p)
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10462824
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marr, Melissa
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
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True
Series statement
Seven black diamonds
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abernathy, Lilywhite (Fictitious character)
  • Fairies
  • Imaginary places
  • Imaginary wars and battles
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Seven black diamonds, Melissa Marr
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rdacarrier.
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Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
381 pages
Isbn
9780062011176
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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regular print
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Seven black diamonds, Melissa Marr
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
381 pages
Isbn
9780062011176
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
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regular print

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