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I needed two tries to get into this book, but once I did, I couldn't put it down. It's an odd book, full of unpleasant characters and unpleasant --often horrifying-- events. Emer Morrisey's life is torn apart when Oliver Cromwell's forces tear apart her native Ireland, slaughtering entire villages. Only six years old, Emer bears witness to atrocities that scar her deeply. Her growing years become filled with hardship, silence, and the crushing weight of her family's expectations. But Emer has a core of iron, and a fierce determination not to let others shape the course of her life. Forcibly separated from her true love, she vows to find him again, though the odds are greatly against her. Events take her to Barbados, and eventually shape her into a legendary teenage pirate --bloody and brutal. Her own end follows suit, and upon her death she is cursed with the dust of one hundred dogs, doomed to live out one hundred lives as a dog before being born again... Teenage Saffron is unusual. She has a mission in life, and it's not merely to go to college, get a good job, and help her struggling family out of their prison of poverty and ignorance. Saffron is the reincarnation of Emer, and she remembers not only Emer's life and death, but also those of all one hundred dogs that followed. Now her goal is to graduate from high school and escape to Jamaica, where --as Emer-- she buried treasure three hundred years ago. Emer's thoughts fill her head, but as she moves closer to fulfilling her destiny, she'll have to decide whose life she is really meant to lead...Emer's or her own. This is the debut novel by the author of "Please Ignore Vera Dietz", which I also loved. Both showcase the author's unflinching eye for the dark side of human nature and the bright hope that somehow manages to survive the most unlikely of circumstances-- in a way that is both unsentimental and utterly convincing. Both books are magical realism at its finest and are highly recommended.

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I really liked this series but, the end was very sad (Sunrise page: 314 but, don't peek because it might ruin the series and/or not make sense).