- Title: Concealed
- Author: Sang Kromah
- ISBN: 9780983853503
- Page: 360
- Format: Paperback
With the chaotic and unwanted gift of being an empath, Bijou Fitzroy has spent her entire life as a sheltered recluse, being homeschooled by her secretive overprotective grandmother, who never stays long enough in one location for Bijou to ever settle and make friends Not only does she lack social skills, but her physical appearance is so ethereal that it beckons onlookerWith the chaotic and unwanted gift of being an empath, Bijou Fitzroy has spent her entire life as a sheltered recluse, being homeschooled by her secretive overprotective grandmother, who never stays long enough in one location for Bijou to ever settle and make friends Not only does she lack social skills, but her physical appearance is so ethereal that it beckons onlookers to look away before she has the chance to make eye contact Oh, and things get even weirder Besides the occasional tendency to see strange things that no one else seems to notice, sixteen year old Bijou has been plagued by semi prophetic nightmares of strange creatures her entire life yet she yearns for sleep, because it s the only place she gets to see him well sort of No matter what Bijou dreams of, the faceless boy is always there like some sort of harbinger of danger, always watching, always waiting And even though his coming always pre empts chaos, she s fallen in love with this boy without a face.
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OHMYFREAKINGGOSH.This book was ABSOLOUTLEY UNFATHOMABLY ABSOLOUTLEY AMAZINGLY BRILLIANT.Wow. This book blew my mind. I ate up this story and it didn't fill me, I wanted seconds. It was just so damn good. Why oh why has this book been out for over a year and it isn't raved about? It is a story that is SO SO worth reading!! Expect recommendations for this book people! Bijou Fitzroy, yes weird name I know but totally suited to this heroin who is very different, moves to a new town with her Gigi- he [...]
Wonderfully written!! I was absolutely blown away by the fact that this is Kromah's first novel! What a successful way to break into the world of writers! I found myself "under the spell" of Kromah's world by chapter 3. I couldn't wait to find out more about the mysterious Bijou and her odd obsession she quickly develops for Sebastian after getting a sneak preview back in July. Great job, Sang! Can't wait for book 2!!
To be honest I did not read much of this book as I was nearly drowning in my own puke. This story is not original AT ALL. And that is fair enough. Let’s face it, it has become hard to write an original YA story in our times. Yet one can limit the amount of clichés, one would think, eh? This, Concealed, is filled with clichés… so many that I just could not read it. However, I used the clichés to entertain my fellow students in our one hour break Especially the descriptions of Sebastian Che [...]
Rating: 3 1/2 This is a very hard book to rate, I would have to place it somewhere between 3 1/2 and 4 stars. Kromah's debut book is a very colorful and detailed novel that is unlike anything popping up on the young adult shelves today. Bijou Fitzroy is odd, not only because she lacks social skills due to years of homeschooling and constant moving, but her appearances are also very off putting. When she meets Sebastian and his twin sister Amina, she realizes that there just may be a reason why h [...]
Normally I would write a shorter review for , but I've decided to copy and paste my long review from bookeatingbeast.tumblr.*************************************************Could not for the life of me finish Concealed by Sang Kromah.First of all, I was granted a e-book galley copy of Concealed by Smith Publicity on NetGalley. Out of respect for their generosity, I continued reading this book about a hundred pages or so longer than I felt like I could stand. I gave this book an honest effort. I [...]
First off, I'll start by saying that the synopsis on the back of the book does not do this story justice. My younger sister's high school book club was given Concealed to read, because apparently, the author went to her high school (Liberty High in Eldersburg, MD), where the book takes place.I'm not one for social networking sites at all, but I finished reading Concealed about thirty minutes ago and I was so inspired to write. The book is told in first person narrative and as I read the story, I [...]
This and my other reviews can be found at amethystbookwyrm/Thanks to Netgalley and Smith Publicity for giving this book to review.Bijou Fitzroy has always known that she is different but all she has wanted to be is normal even though she is loves the faceless boy from her dreams, after living all her life alone with only her grandmother, nicknamed Gigi, for company, she has convinced Gigi to be able to go to school instead of being home-schooled. At school she meets Sebastian who makes her rethi [...]
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This review is also up on My Ticket Elsewhere. Finally!This is actually going to be a really easy review for me to write because I basically have the words I need to say MEMORIZED. I've read lots of reviews on Sang Kromah's debut novel, and several of them have summed up the novel in a single word like "unique," "magical," or I even saw in one, "brilliant."Me? I don't think I have a word or phrase that can quite describe it. Reading CONCEALED often made me feel like I was being whispered to, and [...]
I tried. I really did. But this book was so all over the place that as much as I wanted to get into it, it was just not possible. Not only were there jumps in setting and people being in and out of a room but the characters were all hateful. Not only hateful but with multiple personalities as well. I would be reading one part and then suddenly the mood changes and they are doing/talking about something else entirely and I'm left wondering what the hell just happened. I would find myself reading [...]
Sang Kromah has promised that her debut novel Concealed is not like other paranormal romances or remixes on old time lore; it's a story never done before. That is a big statement that in many cases could lead to failure. But other novels do not have Bijou Fitzroy or Sebastian and Amina Sinjin. And no other mind could manage to spin a tale quite the way Sang Kromah does. Concealed is an amazing novel filled with an unbelievable supernatural tale, told in a way I have never seen before. Concealed [...]
Concealed by Sang Kromah is the story of Bijou Fitzroy and her adventure into the world of the “Concealed.” Bijou has always been different for everyone else, and not just because her eyes like to change colors. She also has the ability to feel the emotions of everyone around her. Since Bijou has always been on the move with her grandmother, she has been always been homeschooled. When her grandmother decided to make a more permanent move, Bijou gets to go to school for the first time. The on [...]
I received a free copy from Smith Publicity via NetGalley.This book has so much potential. I, for one, am a fan of good stories. So when I read the synopsis on NetGalley, I didn’t hesitate to request for a copy. This is actually the first book I requested and I got it, too, so I was very excited. Unfortunately, said excitement was short-lived.I’ll keep this short. The synopsis was a little misleading. I was expecting there to be really scary creatures and a lot of action. But half the book w [...]
Sang Kromah wanted to tell a story that hasn't been told. I say, Congratulations, you did it! "Concealed" is the story of sixteen year old Bijou Fitzroy, a girl whose true identity and her impact on the world has been 'concealed' from her. Told in Bijou's voice, the story takes us on her first days going to a real school, because for her entire life she has been sheltered from the world, home-schooled, and is constantly uprooted by her reclusive author-grandmother, GiGi. Bijou is not prepared fo [...]
I know there are a quite a few readers who are not thrilled with first person narrative, but let me tell you, that in this case it works brilliantly. This book starts out with a bang and has a pretty even and exciting pace throughout. I was at first very skeptical, this being a first novel, that the author would be able to pull off what the book lays claim to. Would this be a completely original novel that I had never seen before? The answer is a resounding yes. I was impressed for a couple of m [...]
YA supernatural with a lot of creativity and a plot that develops faster than you can read. Although that might also be the Achilles heel. It might be a tad too fast and choppy for some and just perfect for others.I found the way the author split the Djinn into sub-species very interesting. The Fey being one of those sub-species, which was a completely different take on the whole supernatural being.The relationship between Gigi and the main character Bijou was well thought out. There were elemen [...]
Bijou is a strange young girl trying to find her niche in life. She has strange dreams and is constantly plagued by other peoples emotions. She suddenly finds herself flung into high school drama with ‘mean girls’ and boys to boot!For full review please visit my blog: whyicantstopreading.wordpress.
Concealed is a GREAT book! I found myself falling in love with every character. At times, I found it hard to hate the evil charcters, because the author paints a realistic picture of no one being completely good or bad. It's almost like she finds a way to make you have sympathy for the devil. Definitely a must read for all ages.
Concealed by Sang Kromah. I loved this book. The main character must determine who she can and cannot trust. While reading this story I found I sometimes agreed with her decisions and I sometimes did not agree with the decisions made. The characters are memorable and easy to relate to even though they are not simply human. I cannot wait for more from Sang Kromah.
Bijou has always known she was different, with abilities and insights no-one else shared. Her nights were disturbed by weird and surreal dreams. Many times she thought she was losing her mind and she did her best to develop ways to cope with the impressions and senses that bombarded herHer eccentric and dramatic grandmother seemed determined to shelter her and keep her from the world, but Bijou wishes a normal life and after a long battle, succeeds in being enrolled in school for the first time. [...]
Bijou Fitzroy thinks she's a normal but eccentrically-raised teen, but as the story progresses, it becomes increasingly clear that she is not - in fact, she is "The One." Plot (and some romance) ensue.First, the good: This novel is engaging and exciting. I loved that included - was even based upon - African folklore instead of Western or even Asian. There really isn't that much Africa-centered sci-fi and fantasy out there (another one I read was Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okafor), so that was exci [...]
For more of my reviews visit losttbooks This book started off well, although a little slow. It was intriguing and drew me into the story so I read the first 20% of this book with ease. However after this point it did become a struggle to keep turning the pages. There were moments that were both good and enjoyable while others were very easy to skim over as they didn't hold my interest. The writing did fluctuate quite a bit.The intrigue of being the new kid, meeting a hot guy and being different [...]
Bijou and her grandmother have just moved to Sykesville. Bijou starts school for the first time after being homeschooled her entire life. At school she meets dreamy Sebastian and his twin Amina. Bijou and her grandmother have moved a lot; they never seem to settle in one place. And Bijou is not your ordinary girl. She can sometimes feel what others are feeling and everyone is scared to look into her eyes. Turns out she has a reason to feel different. She is the "chosen one" of prophecy. She is p [...]
This book should come with a couple warnings.1. It opens with the main character looking at herself in the mirror complaining. Her "complaints" are probably the most ridiculous shit I've ever heard. "Right now I'm pale as a ghost, but in a couple months i'll look like i've spent my entire life in the desert sun Looking at me raises many questions. What race is she? What part of the world is she from? "In terms of skin problems, this isn't the worst I've heard but my heart bleeds for you. And lat [...]
Concealed was an okay novel for me. It was a little slow, but it picked up towards the middle to 2/3 of the book. I found myself putting the book down every once in awhile because I couldn’t get into it.This whole novel is mysterious as hinted by the title of this book, “Concealed.” I like discovering what happens in this book and to see what her grandma conceals from Bijou.Bijou is different. She seems a little older for her age and she is pretty mature, in my opinion. She isn’t like an [...]
This and other reviews can be found on my book blog: theanonymousbooklife I have been struggling to write this review and it will probably be a short one because of it. I really, really want to like Bijou and Sebastian, but I just cant commit myself to them. I really don't know what it is about them, but they just don't pop for me in the way they probably should. The relationship between them and Bijou and Niko just seems forced, which makes it hard to care about what is happening between them a [...]
I’m happily surprised that I actually enjoyed this book!I had my speculations that it was gunna be boring and drab and just like everything else (I was kinda, for some reason, getting a Mortal Instruments vibe there for a while), and then it picked up speed and got hella interesting. Some things were over the top and kinda outrageous, but I love how it came together.There is so much to Concealed and I loved exploring Bijou and the new revelations in her life. Her name is freaking awesome!It wa [...]
I tried so hard to like this book, and I just couldn't. I really had to just grit my teeth and bare it to even get through it. I loved the idea behind the book and it had so much potential. It just did not live up to that potential for me. This is a standalone book and it was so boring throughout most of it. Then when we finally get to where the book has been building to and I felt like it wasn't very exciting at all. I was let down after battling my way up to that point. I was confused about th [...]
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