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Since earning an MA in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, Caragh M. O’Brien has been a high school teacher, an author of romance novels, and now a novelist for teens. Her novels Birthmarked and Prized were named YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults. Birthmarked was also a Junior Library Guild Selection and chosen for the ALA 2011 Amelia Bloomer List. She lives with her family and writes from her home in Connecticut.
More about the author and her novels can be found at www.caraghobrien.com.
This second book was so much better than the first. Although I wasn't too thrilled to be in a new city with a bunch of new problems and characters, the ending made up for it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by CaliVEGAN
This book was just as good if not a little better than the first one! I am in love with this trilogy!Published 2 months ago by Sara Brock
A complete disappointment after Birthmarked! (Warning: Some spoilers). This book seemed like a re-hash of the first save for a different type of society. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Zan
This is the second book in the series and this one takes place in a new location with totally different people and problems. Gaia just seems to find all the wrong places to live. Read morePublished 5 months ago by V. Carter
I am a huge fan of Ms. O'Brien and of this series. But while I enjoyed this book, it was just not up to the standard set by 1st book. Read more
Wow. Just wow. The ease at which Caragh O'Brien crafts her tomes is phenomenal. This book picks up where Birthmarked left off--fresh off Gaia's escape to the Wasteland. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Susanna Belanger
The second book in Caragh M. O’Brien’s Birthmarked trilogy, Prized was pretty good. Standard dystopian fare, once again, with a female as the lead character. Read morePublished 6 months ago by deesboots
I liked the first book, "Birthmarked." However, this one strayed a bit and got lost from what made the first one so enjoyable. Read morePublished 7 months ago by caligyrl
The book was okay but Gaia is totally different. I was referred to this book by a friend and Birthmarked and prized are two different stories with the characters names the same. Read morePublished 8 months ago by marly