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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Orphans of Chaos - John C. Wright

Read for the Once Upon a Time V Reading Challenge.

Somewhere in England is a boarding school that is far more than it appears. The staff is large, but there are only five students, and life at this boarding school is all that they’ve known. Now teenagers, they’ve begun to see the school for what it is – a prison.

The five have incredible gifts – Victor can rearrange matter, Amelia sees in four dimensions, Vanity can find secret passageways where there were none before, Colin is psychic, and Quentin is a warlock. After piecing together the many clues they’re able to gather separately, they begin to realize that they’re probably not human.

I really loved this book. It’s straight out of a particular mythology, done in a great, modern way. The cliff hanger at the end is beautifully done, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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