Mara by Veronica Bane
For years, Mara Tucker has used her power of manipulating flames to punish those who have done her wrong. But things are changing in the town of Jericho. Rampant disappearances have forced Mara to seek out others with special powers. In a story that confronts the violence and turmoil of adolescence, Mara and a group of other ‘unusuals’ like her grapple with new alliances and the villains pressing in all around them.“A tale of teenage rebellion in the tradition of classics ranging from The Outsiders to The Hunger Games, Veronica Bane’s fantasy novella explores the timeless themes of growing up, finding one’s inner strength, and discovering where one belongs. The titular antiheroine and her flawed-but-lovable band of “unusuals” are characters that will resonate with teen audiences and older readers alike.” –Ashley Heaton, Editor“Mara is a Veronica Bane’s fanciful coming-of-age story steeped in a particularly fiery brand of teenage angst. Something like The Outsiders by way of Carrie, in other words perfect for a heavy bout of high school nostalgia while sweating out that hangover.” –Michael Woodsmall, Thrillist (http://www.thrillist.com/own/
nation/3-beach-reads-that- live-up-to-their-designer- covers)
So what do you all think of this one? I am definitely intrigued, though any fantasy is interesting to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts – weigh in in the comments!