Conjured. a young adult novel by Sarah Beth Durst available now from Bloomsbury / Walker Books for Young Readers · Read the first chapter. Eve has a new. Title: Conjured. Author: Sarah Beth Durst. Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Young Adult. Publisher: Walker Childrens Publication Date: September 3rd. One. She can’t remember who she is – but she has someone else’s face and name. Two. She is the only survivor of a notorious serial killer – who will never sto .

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What the hell kind of person hears that and thinks “oh, suitable love interest material right here mmmmmm yeah” Really, I’m gagging.

How is she going to help save others when she can’t even recall what happened durdt week? But I just didn’t. I longed for plot and action and more characterisation. She is told that she is a witness to a crime and under the protection of the US Marshall’s service.

I needed more creepy carnival and less teen romance. Victoria and Topher do not play as a great a role as Aidan does, however. She also loses time and has problems with her short term memory. Her story is a a sad one and my heart goes out to her. Conjured btw the aarah really doesn’t make much sense, but it at least will make folks pick up the book features very fine writing, interesting work with POV that I really appreciated and strong characters. Yeah I’m here to tell you that there’s a lot less creepy magical serial killer and witness protection program than there is cringey instalove, awkward snark, and a heroine who’s pre Okay, I’m sorry friend, but I pretty much hated this book.

It is better, I think to not confine my thoughts on some books in numbers. I loved how new and fresh everything felt – I’ve never read anything dutst it before! But I figured out something while reading.

There is a killer targeting children and teens that puts Eve in the line of clnjured. However, to get there you must suffer a bit. Once I got that mind-set, It was easier to be invested with Eve’s story right till the very end and appreciate Durst vivid vision and delicious dedication to making this book standout in a creepy, crafty conjued clever way.


The ending though is kind of perfect for them and for this story in the way that it is flawed and even perhaps, questionable. What I absolutely adored was the flashbacks. It did not make sense. However, while reading this novel, I was sarag with the thought that it could be so much more.

Overall, Actual rating – 2. Many of the other conjueed such as Eve’s handlers have similarly offbeat senses of humor. Like it started in 3rd person with the visions in 1st. This is where I really began to feel for Eve. He does not want his superiors pushing her to beh and access her past memories.

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Some may say that this was confusing and even frustrating, and well, they’d be right, and yet I still found myself mesmerized by this odd little book with even odder characters. Sep 05, Jessica rated it it was ok Shelves: Eve is as whimsical as she is magical, and although readers may struggle to connect to her character, her thoughts are among the loveliest, not to mention eerie, that I’ve had the pleasure of reading.

However, after reading the story, I cannot say that this is a book I would recommend. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

He was funny and talked too much, so he was slightly endearing. I usually like that sort of thing but I’m becoming aware I have no interest in memory loss because it’s super overdone. I run out of superlatives when I think about this story.

Durst thanks her nightmares for her inspiration for this story. The concept of the US Marshal’s Service’s Witness Program having a Paranormal Witness Protection branch for endangered witnesses from dutst worlds that have magic is at the base of this story of a girl who has lost her memory and is in this program.


I liked the book a lot more the next day. There is so little I can write about this novel without giving away anything! Sarah wrote a great story.

Technically it’s also fantasy, but there’s a touch of science fiction. At her library job, Eve meets another employee named Zach who immediately says, “I think it’s a shame that it’s customary to shake hands upon greeting when what I really want to do is kiss your lips and see if you taste like strawberries.

Her stories are always so full of life, bursting with imagination and cunning creativity and always so much fun to lose myself within these pages. He doesn’t lie and later we find out why. That extra star up there?

Patient readers will respond to this slow thriller about a girl with memory loss and magical powers, and a murderer on the loose. Earth just happens to be the one without magic which should make it a safe place for Eve.

It is not only disorienting but also claustrophobic. The case, Zach, Aidan and even the deranged killer, but her own answers turned out to durat very different and when we get to those revelations, everything about this odd little book will just click beautifully and disturbingly into place.

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I gobbled this story down and it echoes in my mind and will for geth long time. But at heart for me this is the story of what it means to be real and what it costs too. I say it because she has knocked me butt over teakettle. Eve’s craziness made me dizzy, the plot felt scattered, the entire story a mess.

She knows that Malcolm is kind and considerate and that ‘Aunt’ Nicki thinks she’s a waste of perfectly good space.