Emily Arsenault
The Leaf Reader
July 10, 2020 Comments.. 536
The Leaf Reader Maybe occasionally some of the pictures I saw in teacups were not for the tea drinkers Maybe some of them were for me Marnie Wells knows that she creeps people out It s not really her fault her brot
  • Title: The Leaf Reader
  • Author: Emily Arsenault
  • ISBN: 9781616957827
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Maybe, occasionally, some of the pictures I saw in teacups were not for the tea drinkers Maybe some of them were for me.Marnie Wells knows that she creeps people out It s not really her fault her brother is always in trouble, and her grandmother, who s been their guardian since Mom took off is eccentric So no one even bats an eye when Marnie finds an old book about reaMaybe, occasionally, some of the pictures I saw in teacups were not for the tea drinkers Maybe some of them were for me.Marnie Wells knows that she creeps people out It s not really her fault her brother is always in trouble, and her grandmother, who s been their guardian since Mom took off is eccentric So no one even bats an eye when Marnie finds an old book about reading tea leaves and starts telling fortunes The ceremony and symbols are weirdly soothing, but she knows and hopes everyone else does too that none of it s real.Then basketball star Matt Cotrell asks for a reading He s been getting emails from someone claiming to be his best friend, Andrea Quinley, who disappeared and is presumed dead And while they d always denied they were romantically involved, a cloud of suspicion now hangs over Matt But Marnie sees a kindred spirit someone who, like her, is damaged by association.Suddenly the readings seem real And, despite the fact that they re telling Marnie things about Matt that make him seem increasingly dangerous, she can t shake her initial attraction to him In fact, it s getting stronger And that could turn out to be deadly.
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    1. Mackey St says:

      The Leaf Reader is my first YA novel that I ve read reviewed since I was a young adult so I was a little unsure what to expect Marnie, the protagonist, is a quirky girl who discovers that leaf reading makes her a little cool with the in crowd at her school She doesn t really believe in what she does but it s not long before others do believe Soon it becomes apparent that Marnie is able to see clues surrounding the disappearance of one of the local girls This leads to angst, drama and danger as t [...]

    2. Meg Cabot says:

      Left me guessing until the last, utterly delicious page I loved the heroine s cynical sense of humor So glad that Emily Arsenault is writing YA now

    3. joyce g says:

      A good solid YA read Lots of twists and turns with a bit of mystic reading of tea leaves Enjoyed itC.

    4. Jasmine from How Useful It Is says:

      About The Leaf Reader is a fiction novel written by Emily Arsenault It will be published on 6 13 17 by Soho Teen, 240 pages The genres are young adult and paranormal The author normally writes mystery thrillers for adults, but this book is her first young adult novel Please see below for info about the author.My Experience I started reading The Leaf Reader on 2 15 17 and finished it on 2 21 17 This book is a great read It s different from other books I have read and it s a nice change In this b [...]

    5. i. says:

      As a tea drinker I was fascinated with the idea of tea leaf reading and that was the main idea that attracted me to this novel I wish this topic and the psychic abilities of some of the characters had been developed much further by the author.I liked the rest of the book but I felt that I was just looking at a slightly different version of something I had already read before a missing teenager and just lies, lies and lies told by unreliable friends.In spite of the previous comment, it was an en [...]

    6. Stacee says:

      I loved this premise and was quite eager to get into it I liked Marnie She s smart and an honest, good person There are a few other characters who seemed a little one dimensional, but it worked for the story Marnie s brother and grandma are both intriguing characters in their own way Plot wise, it was weird in a good way I would have liked tension and creepiness, but I was captivated through the entire story The idea of the tea leaf reading was interesting and a unique thing to have things cent [...]

    7. TheYALibrarian says:

      Yay NetGAlley approved me for a arc I m so excited Please don t be disappointing.Update 7 7 17 Rating 2 Stars So this was definitely a disappointing read I was so tempted to just drop it and call it a DNF but I still had hope that maybe it would turn around but nope To start off this book would have been way better if the tea leaf reading did not take a back seat in the plot That s why I was drawn to this book in the first place Also towards the end we find out Noah and G Clara has some talent i [...]

    8. Wendi Lee says:

      I m a little disappointed with this one The premise is very interesting, but Marnie s a weak main character, and the characters I felt were very important including her Grandmother didn t get a lot of page time.

    9. Jenn says:

      I received The Leaf Reader this month in a YA subscription box, so it was not a novel I chose for myself The fortune telling thing isn t typically a premise that grabs me, but the concept of a teen girl who is gifted when it comes to reading tea leaves and how that relates to some missing people was interesting enough for me to sit down with this short novel today Unfortunately, I was never really able to connect with Arsenault s story and characters, so everything fell flat for me for the major [...]

    10. TJ Burns says:

      What an exciting, unexpected gem of a read Suspenseful, mysterious, keeps you guessing and second guessing plot with interesting characters.Marnie is a character I can easily identify with She had tried to be part of the in crowd, but having failed, embraces her role as seen by others as an eccentric, while all the time being true to herself, who she is, what she stands for, and who she wants to be She is a helpful, considerate, and, as it turns out, brave teenager, with creative impulses and is [...]

    11. Randomiris says:

      I was already a fan of Arsenault and her last two books Love recommend her foray into YA.

    12. Wildling Anthology says:

      A solid, intriguing, and suspenseful read that left me unable to put it down even when it s 3am and I m curled right up to my sleeping husband because I m so freaked out I loved it

    13. Jennybeast says:

      Solid and interesting teen mystery, with a slight paranormal angle Good, fast paced read.Advanced reader s copy provided by Edelweiss

    14. Sarah Jude says:

      Emily Arsenault s THE LEAF READER was an enjoyable mystery that knew when to accelerate the pace, escalating the tension There was a lot that I enjoyed about the plot a missing girl, mysterious messages that appear to be from the girl who s presumed dead, tiny details that become important later, and a twist that most readers will find satisfying The characters, while a fairly compact cast with interesting personalities and backstories, could ve been a little developed with a bit time spent on [...]

    15. Marta says:

      The premise is a good one I would be super nervous if I had an ability to somewhat intuit the immediate future and signs were telling me that I put myself in a dangerous situation, but the intel was too vague to make me certain of how to save myself The mystery is about a teenager who disappeared, and becomes tied with another missing teen whose disappearance fell through the cracks because no one really kept track of him Outsider Marnie Wells, reader of tea leaves, is sought out by Matt Cortrel [...]

    16. sleepywriter says:

      I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Spoilers and a bit of swearing ahoy.Actual Rating 2.5 starsI think this book will appeal to YA readers because, just like those readers, this book has no clue what it wants to be when it grows up.I m not shitting you The book goes every freaking place without ever actually deciding what kind of book it wants to be This book is a jack of all trade, master of none And that s very annoying Because this book had so much potential M [...]

    17. Lydia says:

      This book was so good in so many ways 4.5 stars

    18. Kelli Spear says:

      This book was not at all what I expected it to be I mean, pieces were, but the overall story was so much better and suspenseful than anticipated I suppose I d been expecting something a bit paranormal in feel This had a bit of a psychic element, but definitely reads as a mystery thriller The tea reading just added a little special twist So, Marnie isodd She s poor, comes from a strange family, but decided to embrace it Hence the tea leaves readings And initially, it s just something fun to do [...]

    19. Allison says:

      I was intrigued by the premise of this but I never really was hooked The tea reading aspect was the most successful part of the book seriously, I want to read tea leaves now I didn t feel particularly strongly about any of the characters, nor did I really care about the crime mystery I mostly wanted to learn what different tea leave symbols mean I ve read worse and I will read from this author, but this one didn t work out all that well for me.

    20. Natalie says:

      I think that all the truly excellent adult mystery novels I ve read have spoiled me for YA mysteries The Leaf Reader was a good quick commuting read and I was initially enjoying the eerie atmosphere and jaded main character but the unnecessary romance was severely lacking in chemistry and the plot felt low stakes even at its most dramatic moments.

    21. Timbre Wolf says:

      I can t decide between a 3.5 or 4 star.It s a short read and a narrative of the main character Decent murder mystery of a small town, with a hint of mysticism of tea leaf reading and an odd family The characters are good, interesting and relatable I wish it was a bit longer, I just wanted to have some story about Matt Marnie, but alas the story did have a good conclusion Would actually make a decent teen movie I think Anyway, if you like secrets, murder mysteries, and a hint of mystic tendenci [...]

    22. Stephanie says:

      This book was enjoyable, even though I started to figure out the mystery right before the reveal, but it didn t matter because I still felt the emotional punch of it There just felt like something missing overall from the book, which is why there is three stars instead of four But I liked Marnie, and her brother, and I wanted of Carson and Cecilia That s all.

    23. Ms. Yingling says:

      E ARC Available at Edelweiss Above the Treeline I liked this, but it was YA While I personally will pick up anything with a tea cup on the cover, I don t think my students would Will pass for now.

    24. Llyr Heller-Humphreys says:

      3.75 4 Enjoyed this fast mystery, but I wished it had delved deeper into the characters Would definitely read a second installment if this ended up a series.

    25. Samythenerdybeasty says:

      It starts off a bit slow, but then it really picks up It had me turning the pages and questioning everyone and everything up until the very end A surprisingly good read

    26. ril says:

      This is what YA is lacking now A solid story, great characters, and a mystery that isn t entirely clear from the fifteenth page Marnie reads tea leaves for fun When a girl at her school goes missing, she finds she isn t as inaccurate as she wants to be.

    27. Alanna says:

      Set to release on June 13th, 2017, The Leaf Reader is Emily Arsenault s most recent novel Like a contemporary take on Libba Bray s Gemma Doyle, Emily Asenault s Marnie Wells comes face to face with the occult, discovering she can tell the future by reading tea leaves Disclaimer I received an e review copy of The Leaf Reader from Soho Teen via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.The Leaf Reader had a strong start, but fell short as a result of a convoluted plot and very little pay off Ars [...]

    28. Shannon A says:

      Marnie knows she doesn t fit in she and her brother have been raised by there eccentric grandmother ever since their mother disappeared and she has taken up reading tea leaves after reading a book found buried on a bookshelf Soon everyone wants a reading, but when Marnie starts reading signs outside teacups, she finds herself in the middle of solving her town s biggest missing person case A smart, thoughtful tale of suspense with tea

    29. Kristy Gillespie says:

      The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault is a unique YA thriller I ve had my tea leaves read before but didn t know much about it until reading this book I ll have to check out Arsenault s other books because this one was fascinating

    30. Gustavo says:

      Full of twists, revelations, suspense, and mystery I love it

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