Friday, February 4, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres

Title:                  Burn Bright
Author:              Marianne de Pierres
Publisher:           Random House
RRP:                 $18.95
ISBN:               9781864719888
Release Date:    03/01/11

Into a world of wild pleasures and deadly secrets comes a girl whose innocence may be her greatest strength . . .
Description of book
Retra doesn't want to go to Ixion, the island of ever-night. Retra is a Seal - sealed minds, sealed community. She doesn't crave parties and pleasure like all the others. But her brother left for Ixion two years ago, and Retra is determined to find him.

Braving the pain of her obedience strip to escape the only home she's ever known, Retra finds herself drawn deeper into the intoxicating world of Ixion. Come to me, whispers a voice in her head. Who are the Ripers, the mysterious guardians of Ixion? What are the Night Creatures Retra can see in the shadows? And what happens to those who grow too old for Ixion?

Retra will find that Ixion has its pleasures - but its secrets are deadly.
'Brilliant storytelling. Riveting and unforgettable.' Lauren Kate, author of FALLEN

‘In Ixion, Marianne de Pierres has constructed the perfect metaphor for teenage anxiety: a foreign world loosed from all past certainties, inhabited by symbolically costumed cliques engaged in complex hostilities. Your worst fears lurk just off the poorly lit paths, and the only relief comes from the brief sleep of the petit nuit, or in surrendering yourself to the music that throbs through the clubs. Read BURN BRIGHT and feel a shiver of recognition, even as Ixion's strangeness casts its spell.’ Margo Lanagan, author of TENDER MORSELS

‘To enter the endless night of Ixion is to enter a darkly glamorous world in which danger and pleasure dance to an intoxicating beat - as irresistible to us as it is to Retra.’ Isobelle Carmody, author of THE OBERNEWTYN CHRONICLES

Burn Bright is a YA novel written by Sci-Fi master Marianne de Pierres. The world created in this novel is fully of colourful characters and dangerous settings. When you live in a world where strangers make all of the rules, there is bound to be rebellion. But there’s hope on an island, called Ixion, where teens go to be free. Ixion, does not have adults, and there are mysterious Night Creatures lurking in the shadows.

Yet as Retra enters the haven in search for her free will brother it’s clear that things are just not right. Burn Bright is very entertaining and well written.

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