The Gifts That Bind Us
author: Caroline O’Donoghue
illustrator: Stefanie Caponi
It’s senior year, and Maeve and her friends are practicing and strengthening their mystical powers, while Maeve’s new relationship with Roe is exhilarating. But as Roe’s rock star dreams start to take shape, and Fiona and Lily make plans for faraway colleges, Maeve, who struggles in school, worries about life without them. Will she be selling incense here in Kilbeg, Ireland, until she’s fifty? Alarm bells sound for the coven when the Children of Brigid, a right-wing cult, quickly gains influence throughout the city—and when its charismatic front man starts visiting Maeve in her dreams. Then Maeve’s power starts to wane, and the friends realize that all the local magic is being drained—or rather, stolen. With lines increasingly blurred between friend and foe, the supernatural and the psychological, Maeve and the others must band together to protect the place, and the people, they love in this thrilling follow-up to All Our Hidden Gifts.
“This smart, poignant drama is spot-on in its portrayal of a realistically pivotal time in these deeply likable characters’ lives. . . . Another gripping, magic-filled installment.” —Kirkus Reviews