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A deliciously dark, gorgeously-written YA mystery that'll prickle your skin . . . and leave a permanent mark.

There are no secrets in Saintstone.

From the second you're born, every achievement, every failing, every significant moment are all immortalized on your skin. There are honorable marks that let people know you're trustworthy. And shameful tattoos that announce you as a traitor.

After her father dies, Leora finds solace in the fact that his skin tells a wonderful story. That is, until she glimpses a mark on the back of his neck . . . the symbol of the worst crime a person can commit in Saintstone. Leora knows it has to be a mistake, but before she can do anything about it, the horrifying secret gets out, jeopardizing her father's legacy . . . and Leora's life.

In her startlingly prescient debut, Alice Broadway shines a light on the dangerous lengths we go to make our world feel orderly--even when the truth refuses to stay within the lines. This rich, lyrical fantasy with echoes of Orwell is unlike anything you've ever read, a tale guaranteed to get under your skin . . .

Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2017.
ISBN: 9781338196993
Characteristics: 326 pages ;,22 cm.


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Feb 03, 2018

Another utopian book but in modern terms. Good suspenseful read. Nice plot twists and relatable characters. I really hope she writes a sequel to this.

Jan 30, 2018

I love the new look on tattoos. The process of marking/inking one achievements and sins is interesting, but also beautiful. As someone who adores tattoos herself, I love reading about different outlooks on the process of inking ones skin. I absolutely didn't see the WHOLE twist coming, but when it came, you can't help but go, "Oh!"

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