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Wren by Regina O'Connell
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Wren, by Regina O'Connell, is truly an unexpected jewel with the most humble of names. Don't be deterred by the 'recommended age'. This is a treasure that can be enjoyed by all ages.

In a world a blink away from our own, there lives a girl named Wren. This is an appropriate name for a fledgling magick user whose gift is to weave spellsongs. It's a gift that runs in her family.

Wren lives in a place that deems magick a bad thing. I love how it is described that magick once existed, but became the energy used to fuel technology. I found that a very interesting interpretation.

Given the history spoke of in the book, I think I would label Wren as a dystopia. Wars have led to an almost Dark Ages sort of living. I came to despise the domineering priest who leads Wren's village.

One of my favourite quotes, from the song Key to Twilight, is 'Auguries of destruction be a lullaby for rebirth.' Wren's story, thus far, has been one of heartbreak and loss, but also one of gain. Family lost, family gained. A home lost, a home gained, and with the gains comes another to help teach Wren how to use her magickal gift.

I fell in love with Regina O'Connell's Wren right away. Great description and overall writing draw you, and t questions raised as you go along will keep you wanting to know more. I absolutely adore that it is truly written in Wren's voice, that of a child bridging young adulthood.

This book is clearly intended to have a sequel and I can't wait! Brava, Ms O'Connell! ( )
  PardaMustang | Aug 17, 2015 |
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I am special. My mother always told me this. My voice has power. From the moment I could, I sang. The songs I sang had power. That is how I came to be here in this small, gray cell. Now I am mute. I cannot sing or even talk. I try and there is nothing. I don't know what they have given me or done to me for this to happen. Singing is magic. Singing makes things happen. It can change your way of thinking; it makes you smile, laugh, or weep. For some, like me, singing is life. For some, like me, singing brings death.

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