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Splendor

(2013)
(The second book in the Sacred series)
A novel by

 
 
From National Book Award finalist, Elana Arnold, comes the stunning sequel to Sacred, Splendor - a story about changing friendships, family, romance, passion, and self-discovery.

Sometimes the answers we seek aren't ours to find. . . .

Scarlett loves her boyfriend, the dashing and mysterious, Will Cohen. But now he's gone east for college, and Scarlett is stuck home on Catalina Island. Senior year should be a breeze, but between dealing with her parents' separation and her wild best friend, Lily, things are off to a rocky start. And then there's Gunner. Dangerous, dark, ferociously attractive Gunner.

Scarlett distracts herself by spending time with her horse and delving into ecstatic mysticism, a way to practice Kabbalah. Through this practice, she hopes to learn to control her emotions, and begin to make sense of her place in the world. But Scarlett's world is increasingly unrecognizable.

Are Lily and Scarlett becoming too different to stay friends? Is Will still the love of Scarlett's life, even though she has feelings for Gunner? Does being in love mean only being attracted to one person? The more Scarlett questions, the fewer answers there seem to be.

Praise for SPLENDOR:

"As in Arnold's earlier Sacred, teens will gravitate toward Scarlett and her problems. Arnold has painted a very realistic picture of teenage girls and their conflicting emotions. . . . Fans of the first novel will appreciate continuing Scarlett's story and finding some closure with this sequel. Readers unfamiliar with Sacred will still be able to enjoy Splendor." - VOYA

"A fluidly written character study that finds Scarlett coming to terms with her spirituality, her relationships and her future." - Kirkus Reviews

"Recommend this to fans of deeply introspective dramas, especially those who want to think about religion and its role in their lives." - Booklist

Praise for SACRED:

"Will appeal to many teens, especially fans of the Twilight series." - Booklist

"Filled with tension and angst. . . . Readers will be looking for the next installment." - School Library Journal

"A poignant novel of loss and grief, but also of hope." - VOYA

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Hardback Editions

November 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Splendor
Author(s): Elana K Arnold
ISBN: 0-385-74213-4 / 978-0-385-74213-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2013 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Splendor
Author(s): Elana K Arnold
ISBN: 0-375-99043-7 / 978-0-375-99043-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Splendor
Author(s): Elana K Arnold
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA