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"Know this: I am not a warrior. I am a disease. When I was six, my parents died. When I was sixteen, I was locked away in Rock Point Girls' Home. Nobody wants to deal with a liar. An addict. A thief. Nobody except Alle. She is pure, and she's my friend in spite of all the rotten things I am. There was once another girl like me--long ago. A cast-off daughter. A lying little beast who left a red stain across the land with her terrible magic. She's imprisoned now in a maze high up on the cliffs. They say she's half woman, half bull. They say she dines on human tributes and guards a vast treasure. They say she was born wicked. But I know her better than the history books or stories do. She and I dream together. Our destinies are twisted up like vines. Except I'm not going to turn out wicked like she is. I can save myself by destroying her. I'm going to break out of this place, and I'm going to enter the labyrinth and take her heart. And once I'm redeemed, maybe Alle will love me."--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Hilsborough, NJ : Riptide Publishing, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781626493131
Branch Call Number: Fiction Rock
Characteristics: 226 pages ; 21 cm


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Sep 29, 2016

I thought that this story of orphaned teenage girls grappling with identity, gender roles and sexuality in a Girls' Home combined with a very original retelling of the Minotaur Legend was gripping and delightfully creative in its approaches to difficult themes.

Feb 29, 2016

The book is good and enchanting; at first there were times when I didn't know if the main character was being imaginative or if the situation was real. Well it was real.

The book is well written, nice flow of characters with good character development. A couple of characters kind of leave me questioning their agenda; for example, a character by the name Denson who was said to have lustful, romantic feelings for the main girl but then is also interested in adopting her. Sort of felt like incest...

Part two of the book could have been shorter. I felt like I was reading a lot of filler that didn't really add to the story, but was more there to take up time and space.

Overall, it's a good book and I would recommend it.


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