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The leaders of Obernewtyn are secretly searching for the old weapons that had sent the world to the brink of despair, and Elspeth finds herself embroiled in a plot that risks more than just her personal safety. On a routine trip to collect the highly toxic substance called Whitestick, a task given to Orphans because they are dispensable, Elspeth falls into a stream and strikes her head on a rock. Why does that teacher pick on me at school? It came to me then, like a chilly draught from an… More.

There is little description I want to like this book. She says her daughter Adelaide accused her of modelling Elspeth on herself, something Carmody vigorously denied.

And now I wait for the fourth book to come from the library.

I mean, why rely on “informants” when you can just as easily find things out for yourself? Books by Isobelle Carmody. The world building in this is fascinating and experiencing it with older, wiser eyes, I feel like I got more out of the descriptions than I did when I first read it. To be finally “caught” and labelled Misfit, something she has always worked hard and struggled to avoid, is like sloughing off an old skin.


An Interview with Author Isobelle Carmody”. Dang you intriguing misfits and your mad skills!

Obernewtyn Chronicles

I loved this as much as the first time I read it, if not more as I add my experiences I’ve had since I first read it. The villains, Madame Vega, Alexi and Ariel were too one-dimensional to be interesting.

They’re telling each other secrets, conspiring to escape. Dec 21, Daniela Lightweaver rated it really liked it Shelves: If you onernewtyn realise she was special by 25 pages in you’ve missed the none too subtle clues. This book is far above that quality. Another great character who never really has large roles in the books, but tends to steal your attention away whenever he’s present. It’s obvious the “Great White” was a product of human wars instead of some God’s wrath.

The Obernewtyn Chronicles

Your kind will dig and hunt and worry at it until one day you will find what is hidden, waiting for you. And as you read, you will be reminded of the crysalids for sure.

Between Elspeth, Matthew, and Dameon, they knew each other’s secret abilities — which may prove fatal for one another if one was captured. All of these information just jumped out at you, as if it had always been there, but was just never actually mentioned to us. Manch einer ist undurchsichtiger als ein andere, was in dieser Welt wohl wichtig ist.


Oh, and to think this whole series was started when the author was still in high school???

The Obernewtyn Chronicles Series

My second problem came with the lack of action. There are also those who go a lone path, to scout the way ahead.

Later reassigned to the farm, an encounter obernewty a pair of Misfits named Matthew and Dameon reveals she is not alone in her particular abilities. Open Preview See a Problem?

Dinna ye ev’n think ’bout gon’ roun’ thar an’ all. Forgive my daggy second edition pictured here, it is the least attractive cover of them all I believe it has gone through about five covers by now, a new one each time a new book is released – bear with me and I’ll try and convince you how awesome this book, and the series, really is. However some reviewers have criticised aspects of the book. I wish some of the characters would have been developed more, like the doomed Cameo and the other girl, Selmar.