Anna was never supposed to exist. Born of a forbidden union between the Queen and the tyrannical Kings archnemesis, Anna is forced to live out her days isolated in the Tower, with only her mentors and friends the Hermit, the Fool, and the Magician to keep her company. To pass the time, Anna imagines unique worlds populated by creatives and dreamersthe exact opposite of the Kings land of fixed fates and rigid rulesand weaves them into four glorious tapestries.But on the eve of her sixteenth birthday and her promised release from the Tower, Anna discovers her true lineage: Shes the daughter of Marco, a powerful magician, and the King is worried that his magical gifts are starting to surface in Anna. Fearing for her life, Anna flees the Tower and finds herself in Cups, a lush, tropical land full of all the adventure, free-spiritedness, and creativity she imagined while weaving.Anna thinks shes found paradise in this world of beachside parties, endless food and drink, and exhilarating roma...
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Tarot by Marissa Kennerson, 275 pages. Razorbill (Penguin Random House). 2019 $18
Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG13 (Teen kissing, messing around); Violence: PG13 (mild torture).
BUYING ADVISORY: HS -OPTIONAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH
Anna lives in the land of pentacles, trapped in a tower by her father, the King. Her only friends are the Fool, The Magician and the Hermit. She spends all her time spinning worlds into tapestries. When her friends help her to escape, she travels to a new land, ...more
This book was a delight which is saying something because fantasy is not usually my genre. I've always been intrigued by tarot cards though, so was thrilled when I got an advanced copy of this baby. I'll definitely be recommending it for purchase for my library. Full review to come!
This was such a whimsically beautiful tale! It reads like a fairy tale or a small tumble down a rabbit hole into Wonderland and I just loved the depth of it, the twists and the stark contrasts between softness and the craving of kindness vs the inflexible destruction of people who let their hearts be ruled by hate. And that cover. C'mon. That cover is GORGEOUS. It's pastel perfection and I am here for this. 🙌🏻
One thing to mention → the blurb (I think) tells you too much! So if you haven't read t ...more
Quick read but *cringes* kind of matches the cover?
The writing felt very geared towards a younger crowd until there was torture and teenage "messing around." Also most of the characters were just named Magician, Hermit, Fool, King, etc. and didn't have any real back story or something to connect with. Not sure what to think about this, but then again I know nothing about Tarot, so maybe that was part of it. *shrugs*
dear LORD! That is a horrendously poorly designed cover. It hurts my eyes! *interest kinda declines*
I don't think I've ever rooted for a mid-series cover change before the first book is even out.
Am I the only one who likes this cover? It is beautiful and the book sounds the same. I cannot wait for this!!
This book was quite terrible.
It's really a shame, considering how much the premise/description drew me in. I mean, forbidden bastard child, powerful magicians, enchanting lands, what more could you want? Well, what more I want is for this story to actually be interesting and not be baaaad.
Anna has spent the first 16 years of her life trapped in a tower but she doesn't seem to have been affected by it at all. Her biggest problems afterward seem to be that she doesn't know how to swim and she's pa ...more
When it comes to book worlds, this one takes the cake. I wanted to dive into the pages and never resurface. It was tropical, eerie, and magical. I'm not usually one for details, but every description led to a deeper connection to the story. I found myself painting pictures of the chapters as they played out and quickly became entranced by the plot.
Tarot is about a princess named Anna who has been locked away in a tower for years. She lacks real life skills and is basically a newbie to everything ...more