Cybele's Secret

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Random House Children's Books, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 432 pages
21 Reviews
FOR PAULA, ACCOMPANYING her merchant father on a trading voyage to Istanbul is a dream come true. They have come to this city of trade on a special mission to purchase a most rare artifact--a gift from the ancient goddess, Cybele, to her followers. It' s the only remnant of a lost, pagan cult.

But no sooner have they arrived when it becomes clear they may be playing at a dangerous game. A colleague and friend of Paula's father is found murdered. There are rumors of Cybele's cult reviving within the very walls of Istanbul. And most telling of all, signs have begun to appear to Paula, urging her to unlock Cybele's secret.

Meanwhile, Paula doesn't know who she can trust in Istanbul, and finds herself drawn to two very different men. As time begins to run out, Paula realizes they may all be tied up in the destiny of Cybele' s Gift, and she must solve the puzzle before unknown but deadly enemies catch up to her. . . .

Full of romance, danger, magic, and suspense, this is a story to excite the most adventurous spirit.

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Also, the character development was great. - Goodreads
The plot was too contrived. - Goodreads
The ending was absolutely perfect. - Goodreads
All the same, Juliet Marillier's writing is stunning! - Goodreads
I really loved the authors portrayal of gender roles. - Goodreads
Ugh. The ending sucked. - Goodreads

Review: Cybele's Secret (Wildwood #2)

User Review  - Lark - Goodreads

I was so close to giving this book 1 star because I started to dislike it so much towards the end. But no, I reserve one star for books that have horrid sentence structure, improper grammar, and just ... Read full review

Review: Cybele's Secret (Wildwood #2)

User Review  - Tessa - Goodreads

Such a disappointment. Cybele's Secret had none of the magic and strong female character Wildwood Dancing presented. Paula's attempts to look smart are laughable at best. I managed to read 300 ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

JULIET MARILLIER is the author of several highly popular fantasy novels for adults, including the Sevenwaters Trilogy and the Bridei Chronicles. She is also the author of the teen novel Wildwood Dancing, featuring many of the same characters as Cybele's Secret.

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