Perfect for fans of Tell Me Three Things and The Astonishing Color of After, A Constellation of Roses is brimming with a magic all its own - lovable and flawed characters, an evocative setting, and friendships to treasure.
Ever since her troubled mother abandoned her, Trix McCabe has preferred to stay on the move.
But when she lands with her long-lost relatives, she finds out that the McCabe women have talents like her own that defy explanation: pies that cure all ills, palm-reading that never misses the mark, knowledge of secrets that have never been told.
Before long, Trix feels like she might finally have found somewhere she belongs. 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.
More magic awaits in the stunning companion novel, The Deepest Roots, which Booklist called “a must-read” in a starred review!
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- Dana Al-Basha
A Constellation of Scars
The cover is so optimistic but the story is sad and depressing. I liked the artistic edge of Trix and how she draws everything, but I hoped for more once Trix moved in with her father's family, who are magical or gifted but it wasn't a magical ride other than people eating pies and crying, and Trix stealing everything. (what kind of a gift is that?!) I think I'm disappointed with this book, a lot of teenage angst, I liked the "looking for home" vibe but it's still too gloomy. It sorts of reminds me of According to Greta. Trix is a teenager left to fend for herself in a motel when her addicted mother disappears, the social worker finds her family, an aunt who she has never met to a father who she never met too. Trix is a thief, she thinks it's her gift, her family, her aunts, and cousin are all gifted too. It runs in the family. She wants to feel at home and works in the family's bakery, starts having friends and is interested in a depressed athletic guy, and then her past comes knocking.