The Hawkweed Prophecy

The Hawkweed Prophecy

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By renowned screenwriter Irena Brignull ( The Boxtrolls and The Little Prince ) comes a major new Young Adult series about the power of sisterhood, fate, and magic. Followed by the sequel The Hawkweed Legacy .

A stunning debut tells a bewitching story: two girls, one ancient prophecy. Only one can be queen of the witches.

Poppy Hooper and Ember Hawkweed couldn't lead more different lives. Poppy is a troubled teen: moving from school to school, causing chaos wherever she goes, never making friends or lasting connections. Ember is a young witch, struggling to find a place within her coven and prove her worth. Both are outsiders: feeling like they don't belong and seeking escape.

Poppy and Ember soon become friends, and secretly share knowledge of their two worlds. Little do they know that destiny has brought them together: an ancient prophecy, and a life-changing betrayal. Growing closer, they begin to understand why they've never belonged and the reason they are now forever connected to each other.

Switched at birth by the scheming witch Raven Hawkweed, Poppy and Ember must come to terms with their true identities and fight for their own place in the world. Enter Leo, a homeless boy with a painful past who -- befriending them both -- tests their love and loyalty. Can Poppy and Ember's friendship survive? And can it withstand the dark forces that are gathering?
Publisher: New York, NY : Weinstein Books, ©2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781602863002
1602863008
Characteristics: 362 pages ;,22 cm

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red_raven_366
Sep 11, 2020

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In my opinion, sadly, I thought this book was really bad. I never liked Poppy's character and couldn't couldn't connect with her at all. On the other hand Ember, I liked her more than Poppy but still thought she was stereotypical. After a few chapters, I knew why Poppy had powers and Ember didn't and basically what was to happen.
I tried to stick with the book but once they brought Leo in the whole book was just terrible and the age gap between Leo and the girls was a little weird. The way the girls loved him didn't make much sense and the whole storyline was poorly thought out.
The ending of the book wasn't the best either. I think the only thing I really liked was the writing style. But besides that, I wouldn't recommend this book at all. Sorry.

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Amazing_Alyson
Jun 27, 2018

I read this book years ago, but I remember each part. Amazing book, I'd definitely recommend this. I loved the storyline, too.

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blue_deer_398
Dec 26, 2016

this book in my opinion, is very heartbreaking! I fell so bad for Poppy, I can't believe what Ember takes from her!!

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