THE TEMPTRESS FOUR by Gaby Triana

THE TEMPTRESS FOUR

Age Range: 12 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Four best friends decide to take a cruise together during the summer before they head off to different colleges. On the eve of their departure, Fiona, Killian, Yoli and Alma visit the fortuneteller’s tent at their end-of-year carnival. There they receive a disturbing reading, foretelling a difficult and tumultuous voyage and culminating in the prediction that one of them will not return home at the end. Shaken, the four girls resolve to travel anyway. Whether it is the salt air or the warm nights, the cruise inspires changes in each of the friends as well as in their friendships with each other. While the story is clever and funny at times, it also tips into cliché, robbing it of freshness. Hip dialogue and the mystery of the prophecy keep the plot rolling forward, but chick-lit predictability and flat characters keep the tale from reaching its potential. Entertaining but uneven. (Fiction. 12+)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-06-088567-0
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: HarperTeen
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2008




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