A Constellation of Roses
By Miranda Asebedo
Expected publication: November 5th 2019 by HarperTeen
Ya Fantasy- Magical Realism
“To Those brave enough to change the story of their scars.”
A heartwarming contemporary standalone novel with the slightest twist of magic,
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, there’s something special about the McCabe women, something almost magical about their mysterious talents that reminds Trix of her own ability to steal things without anyone noticing, and almost makes her want to stay put for once. Her aunt’s pies seem to cure all ills, her great-aunt’s palm-reading never misses the mark, and her cousin’s ability to uncover a person’s deepest secrets by simply touching them.
A Constellation of Roses is the magical second novel by Miranda Asebedo. From the first page the Author pulled you in . Through a masterly creative teenage voice of Trix ,and her description of her present life and the events leading up to it . The author address feelings of abandonment, emotional trauma and loneliness. Which was caused by Trix’s mother’s addiction and it’s effects on her .
I tore this brilliantly emotionally charged novel.The writing is fluid and the characters are well developed. I especially loved the interaction within the McCabe women. They are endearing and out right enchanting. You will laugh and and cry. I loved the overall premise of the book and the quick pace kept me engaged. The strong Protagonist Trix character development grows and she learns to let down her guard and and trust again. As the storyline progresses and the author’s strategic way of weaving magical realism into this amazing story you will be captivated as I was. I would recommend this book to anyone and I Looking forward to her next book.
This book was received as an ARC from Edelweiss,in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own
Thank you Edelweiss+,Miranda Asebedo, and HarperTeen for providing me an advanced Copy