Mercury by Hope Larson


In 1859 Nova Scotia, shy pioneer teen Josey is thrilled when a handsome stranger named Asa Curry claims he can find gold on her family’s farm, and partners with her father to form a business. Josey is of marrying age, and what better beau could she have than her father’s attractive new associate? But Josey’s mother sees nothing but a flimflam man, and tries to steer both her husband and daughter clear of the silver-tongued prospector. But her efforts are ignored, and Josey’s family ends up suffering a great loss as a result of their tragic brush with Mr. Curry. Fast forward 150 years to fifteen-year-old Tara, who is mourning the loss of her burned down house when her aunt gifts her with a necklace that’s been in the family for years. After wearing the piece of jewelry for a few days, Tara quickly discovers its ability to locate lost objects, especially those of the precious metal kind. Using the necklace, can Tara make things right by recovering a treasure that was buried by evil 150 years ago? Combining fantasy, history, first love and revenge, Mercury is a one-of-a-kind story that you can’t afford to miss. This unique graphic novel about two girls connected through time and space by their shared DNA and a necklace containing a drop of mercury is sure to be a standout of the new year!

4 Responses to “Mercury by Hope Larson”

  1. Lauren says:

    Thanks for the review! It sounds like a great book.

  2. Tasha says:

    Wow, sounds wonderful. Adding it to my to-read list!

  3. Shelf Elf says:

    You got me with the “fantasy, history, first love and revenge.” There’s a combo I’m into! This one’s going on my list.

  4. Grace says:

    I just finished reading this book and I loved it. It was amazing. It made me smile a lot!

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