Scarred (The Sapphire City Chronicles, Book 2)

The Sapphire City Chronicles

Book 2
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The breathtaking sequel to ‘Scorched’!

Superpowers don't make you a hero...

Verity Fortune's crime-fighting days are over. In exile, defeated by her smug supervillain nemesis, her shady past exposed—even her own superpowered family condemns her as a traitor. Whatever it takes, Verity's determined to prove she can still be a force for good.

Now, Sapphire City faces a new threat: a delinquent duo with extraordinary powers and a terrifying talent for destruction. Outmatched and on the run, her telekinetic powers faltering, Verity can't defeat this menace alone—but whom can she trust, when the only person who believes in her is her arch-enemy?

‘I haven’t read such a good book in a long time...if you’re looking for something gritty, exciting, and fresh with complex and interesting characters, then Scorched is the book for you’ – Book Chic City

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About the author

I'm an Aussie living in northern England, where at least the hospitality and the beer are warm. I write in coffee shops, feed my enormous cat, and watch TV or read until far too late at night. If it's got serial killers, superheroes, monsters or spaceships – preferably all four – I'm there.
On the big issues: Captain Picard is cooler than Captain Kirk, Batman would beat up Superman, and vampires are hotter than werewolves any day. See, I knew we'd get along.

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Publisher
HarperCollins UK
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Published on
Jan 14, 2016
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Pages
340
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ISBN
9780007594627
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Superheroes
Fiction / Urban
Fiction / Women
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