eBook - 2008 | 1st Random House ed.
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When she is exiled to Obernewtyn after her psychic abilities are discovered, Elspeth encounters others with powers like her own and discovers dark secrets concerning the ambitious overlords who control the destinies of all the outcasts.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2008.
Edition: 1st Random House ed.
ISBN: 9780375892370
Characteristics: 244 p. : map ; 18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Advantage OverDrive


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Dec 31, 2016

Enjoyable adventure, though rather dark in places, of a young girl, a Misfit who is exiled to Obernewtyn in the north country, close to the White. Post nuclear society struggling which harkens back to the middle ages where there are those who want the new way with no convenience of the old ways, and those searching for the knowledge of the old ways. Good reading.

mjemmert Sep 21, 2012

Absolutely loved this book! I happened upon it by chance and it just sounded intriguing. The first chapter or two were a little dry for me, but once it got going, I had a hard time putting this one down...perfect subway reading and easy to stash in your purse. I read that the author started writing this when a teen, which amazes me. I can't wait to read more in this series.

Nov 23, 2011

This whole series is amazing! The variety of characters and all the events that happen really keeps you intrigued. Brilliant! :)

jazs Aug 29, 2011

Childlit best fantasy recommendation

OPLLibraryGal Jan 06, 2011

This book was my favourite for several years. It is wonderfully written, but a bit complicatedly worded. I recommend it to anyone who can understand the complex grammar.

Jul 22, 2010

An absolutely brilliant series conceived by Isobelle Carmody in her late teens. The concepts are fresh and engaging and whilst the first instalment is clearly targeting a teenage audience the narrative is sufficiently complex for the books to be suitable for all ages. A book that I have read over and over.

EPLPicks_Teen Mar 15, 2010

written by a teen author - age 15

Feb 26, 2010

love the series!


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Apr 06, 2013

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Jul 25, 2010

In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse, life is harsh. And for Elspeth Gordie, it is also dangerous. That's because Elspeth has a secret: she is a Misfit, born with a mysterious mental abilities that she must keep hidden under threat of death. Burdened by her mutation, Elspeth leads the isolated, feared lifestyle of an orphan. And her worries only multiply when she is exiled to the mountain compound known as Obernewtyn, where-for all her talents-Elspeth may finally and truly be out of her depth, For she's not the only one concealing secrets at Obernewtyn. And someone within its walls seeks the most dangerous secret of them all- one that may revive the very forces that nearly destroyed the world.


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