Hola guys, today is my blog tour stop for EVERY STOLEN BREATH by KIMBERLY GABRIEL hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club (FFBC) and I am so glad to say that this book is added to my top favorites of 2019 .
A Constellation of roses
Publisher: HARPER TEEN
Release date: November 5, 2019
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary.
Ever since her mother walked out, Trix McCabe has been determined to make it on her own. And with her near-magical gift for pulling valuables off unsuspecting strangers, Trix is confident she has what it takes to survive. Until she’s caught and given a choice: jail time, or go live with her long-lost family in the tiny town of Rocksaw, Kansas.
Trix doesn’t plan to stick around Rocksaw long, but there’s something special about her McCabe relatives that she is drawn to. Her aunt, Mia, bakes pies that seem to cure all ills. Her cousin, Ember, can tell a person’s deepest secret with the touch of a hand. And Trix’s great-aunt takes one look at Trix’s palm and tells her that if she doesn’t put down roots somewhere, she won’t have a future anywhere.
Before long, Trix feels like she might finally belong with this special group of women in this tiny town in Kansas. But when her past comes back to haunt her, she’ll have to decide whether to take a chance on this new life . . . or keep running from the one she’s always known.
With lovable and flawed characters, an evocative setting, and friendships to treasure, A Constellation of Roses is the perfect companion to Miranda Asebedo’s debut novel The Deepest Roots.
A Constellation of Stars By MIRANDA ASEBEDO is one of those rare YA contemporaries that managed to leave a mark on me and that too a very special one. The McCabe women have been known for their special abilities be it Mia for her comforting cullinary skills, Auntie for her hand at fortune telling, Amber for a something she rather wish she didn’t. But Trix McCabe has the most ridiculous quality among them. TO STEAL.
Trix, after being abandoned by her mother and fighting hard to survive her life, finds herself in a bargain deal of JAIL TIME or BEING WITH HER FOUND FAMILY AND GETTING HERSELF A DEGREE.
A mesmerizing coming of the age story with just a teeny bit of magical realism, A CONSTELLATION OF ROSES is all parts unique, vulnerable and raw. The found family trope is done amazingly well and I found myself scouring for my tissue box a number of times. When she moves to ROCKSAW to be with her lost family, she didn’t expect anything more other than considering them to be her route of escape.
Trix, who has never been cared for, Trix, who has fought tooth and nail to fight for her survival in the world, finds herself being looked after at ROCKSAW and finally realises her worth. I felt empathy for what Trix went through and her cold attitude towards relationships and friends was justifiable. The writer lets us on with flashbacks from Trix’s life that makes us understand why she did what she did and how she reacted in a certain way. Another favorite was Amber, and I couldn’t even begin to comprehend the amount of guilt and suffocation she has felt all through out her life because of her special ability.
ALL IN ALL, I ABSOLUTELY ADORED A CONSTELLATION OF ROSES for it’s captivating writing( I FINISHED IT IN ONE SITTING), relatable characters and plot.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Miranda Asebedo was born and raised in rural Kansas with a love of fast cars, open skies, and books. She carried that love of books to college, where she got her B.A. and M.A. in English, with an emphasis in Creative Writing and Literature. A Seaton Fellowship recipient, her short fiction has appeared in Kansas Voices, Touchstone, and Midway Journal.
Miranda still lives on the prairie today with her husband, two kids, and two majestic bulldogs named Princess Jellybean and Captain Jack Wobbles. If Miranda’s not writing or reading, she’s most likely convinced everyone to load up in the family muscle car and hit the road.
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Starts: 18th november 2019
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