Bright Burning Stars

Bright Burning Stars

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Best friends Marine Duval and Kate Sanders have trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School since childhood, where they’ve formed an inseparable bond forged by respective family tragedies and a fierce love for dance. When the body of a student is found in the dorms just before the start of their final year, Marine and Kate begin to ask themselves what they would do to win the ultimate prize: to be the one girl selected to join the Opera’s prestigious corps de ballet. Would they die? Cheat? Seduce the most talented boy in the school, dubbed the Demigod, hoping his magic would make them shine, too? Neither girl is sure.

But then Kate gets closer to the Demigod, even as Marine has begun to capture his heart. And as selection day draws near, the competition—for the prize, for the Demigod—becomes fiercer, and Marine and Kate realize they have everything to lose, including each other.

Title:Bright Burning Stars
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null
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  • Nenia ? I yeet my books back and forth ? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Books about dance and ballet are so compelling; it is a strict discipline that requires physical and intellectual fortitude. Add into the mi...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    Marine and Kate have attended the Paris Opera Ballet School since they were tiny. The two are the best of friends and have bonded over tragedy and dance. Just before their final year of school, a stud...

  • Berit???

    ᏗᏬᏖᏂᏋᏁᏖᎥፈ. ᏗᏰᏕᎧᏒᏰᎥᏁᎶ. ᎴᏗᏒᏦ. A.K. Small’s debut is authentic, absorbing, and dark. Marine and Kate have trained their entire lives to be ballet dancers. Th...

  • alana ?

    “What would you do for the prize?"Well...for starters I was not expecting this to be as dark as it was, however, that made it all the more difficult to put this one down.  Ever since I watched Blac...

  • Amy Imogene Reads

    3.5 starsHappy Pub Day!Bright Burning Stars is compelling, feverish, and claustrophobically competitive—but its trigger warnings and character arcs were hard for me. This is the case of a story that...

  • Kristy K

    I fell in love with this cover and was eager to read this book. I love books with dance in them and thought this would offer a good glimpse into the competitiveness of ballet. However, I have never be...

  • Sherwood Smith

    In my own mind, ballet or dance books fall into two categories: those that focus on the euphoria of performance, especially when aware that one is dancing their best, and then there are those that loo...

  • Larry H

    4.5 stars.Drama and angst and jealousy at a Parisian ballet academy? Sign me up for A.K. Small's Bright Burning Stars !Marine and Kate have been roommates and best friends for years at the Paris Op...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    Many thanks to Algonquin Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review | Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram...

  • Howard

    4 Stars for Bright Burning Stars (audiobook) by A. K. Small read by Saskia Maarleveld. This was a great story. Ballet school in France — what’s not to like? I might be biased but I love ballet. I ...