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Bright Burning Stars

4.2  ·  Rating details ·  10 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Best friends Marine Duval and Kate Sanders have trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School since childhood, where they’ve formed an inseparable bond forged by respective family tragedies and a fierce love for dance. When the body of a student is found in the dorms just before the start of their final year, Marine and Kate begin to ask themselves what they would do to win the ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Algonquin Young Readers
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Meghan
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Bright Burning Stars is what if, Black Swan meets Percy Jackson and at stake is a competition that could change the course of humanity. I have never read a book like this. I enjoyed every page, every chapter, every event, and every theme brilliantly presented in the book. A lot of the YFiction is taking a new turn finding new ways to keep readers on the edge of your seats and never wanting to stop reading. I really hope that someone turns this into a teen movie someday, I think it will really do ...more
Krista
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
This unbiased review is based on an ARC from Netgalley.
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Ever have one of those books that didn't quite match up with what you'd hoped it would be? "Bright Burning Stars" was that for me. From the cover art (gorgeous) and the mysterious plot summary, I had hopes of something magical and fanciful as well as ballet-themed--a ballet version of "The Night Circus," if you will. Unfortunately, that was not to be. "Bright Burning Stars" is the story of dancers in an elite program that will ultimately
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Thank you NetGalley for the free ARC. I !ike reading about ballet - the struggles, the intrigues and the successes and this book did not disappoint. Good story.
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