Banished [Sophie Littlefield] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. There isn’t much worth living for in Gypsum, Missouri—or Trashtown, as the. There isn’t much worth living for in Gypsum, Missouri—or Trashtown, as the rich kids call the run-down neighborhood where sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell lives . Banished (Banished, book 1) by Sophie Littlefield – book cover, description, publication history.

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There are few books in this genre that are not cliche or predictable, and in Banished I think we have found that book. From the very litttlefield page, you are hooked. The reader can relate to the confusion and helplessness that our protagonist,Hailey feels as she tries to discover who she is or rather what she is.

Sophie Littlefield :: Writer

She is on her own with no cuddling parents or supportive friends except for a Grandmother, the kind without whom one.

She is on her own with no cuddling parents or supportive friends except for a Grandmother, the kind bankshed whom one is better off, a little brother not by blood Chub and a dog called Rascal. The author keeps you in the dark from the beginning and you cannot predict what she is building up to.

She keeps on building up the mystery surrounding Hailey as you try to guess who or rather what she is. The tension builds up, you can almost taste it. You don’t want to put the book down but you also can’t skip to the last page and get the answer, because believe me you want to read each and every line.

There is no devastatingly handsome hero to distract, our protagonist. Hailey is not filthy rich or unbelievably popular. Rather she banisged at the bottom of the social sopihe but she is far too busy in solving a mystery that is “Her”,and has no time banisbed whine sopuie her social status.

However, sometimes the parts from the other persons point of view POV does confuse at times as you don’t know who they are. Especially the transition from the prologue to Haileys point of view was a bit confusing. But as you read, you catch on the subtle hints the author leaves here and there. From page 90 the mystery wophie with littlefiedl introduction of a certain necklace that Hailey finds in a hidden stash which consists of other things belonging to here family.

She tries to find out about herself from the only source she has got, a girl called Milla whose life she saved during a freak accident and who wants nothing to do with her. You can almost taste Hailey’s frustration as her Grandmother refuses to answer her questions and Milla thwarts all her attempts to be friendly with her, even though she saved her life.


Instead of gratitude, all Hailey gets from her is hate and fear. You can feel the confusion that Hailey does and the desperation she feels.

The sense of abandonment is acute as no one banixhed there to guide her. Its a bit of a surprise when Hailey’s Aunt, Prairie comes out of the blue and wants her to go with her. The minute Hailey sets her eyes on her, she runs away in the other direction which is a bit odd to be honest.

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Hailey was trying so hard to get answers, even taking insults from Milla Morrie and her crew. However when her Aunt turns up, the spphie most reliable source,she turns her back to her which is baffling to say the least. The eagerness in her is overshadowed by bitterness at being never inquired about by her Aunt.


Shouldn’t she have made use of such a fine opportunity to get the answers to her questions? The book is intense and eophie paced. It is a rare and readable combination of a thriller and paranormal and keeps you on the edge. Remember when you are driving and a bend comes where you have no idea what may be banishe the other side when you make it, this book gives you the same feeling.

And then the twist is thrown at you, just out of the blue. In short, Banished is a bagful of surprises thanks to the authors writing style banised keeps you on the edge.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Banished by Sophie Littlefield. Hailey never knew her dead mother, and she has no idea who her father was, but at least she has her four-year-old foster brother, Chub.

Once she turns eighteen, Hailey plans to take Chub far from Gypsum and start a new life where no one can find them. But when a classmate is injured in gym class, Hailey discovers a gift for healing that she never knew she possessed—and that she cannot ignore. Not only can she heal, she can bring the dying back to life. There are people who will stop at nothing to keep Hailey in Trashtown, living out a legacy of despair and suffering.

Because as Hailey will soon find out, their power to heal is just the beginning. This gripping novel from thriller writer Sophie Littlefield blazes a trail from small-town Missouri to the big city as Hailey battles an evil greater than she ever imagined, while discovering strengths she never knew she had.

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litflefield Linore Sorry, can’t help you. This was actually NOT the book I meant to add to my shelf. Not saying there’s anything wrong with it, but the book I meant to …more Sorry, can’t help you. See 1 question about Banished…. Lists with This Book. Jan 31, Vinaya rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This was me about one minute after finishing Banished, After slphie minute or so, I was at this stage: I’ve only been on Goodreads for a little more than a month now.

But in that time, I’ve had some truly amazing books recommended to me. And I owe all of this literary munificence to my Goodreads friends. Now I’ve found a way to pay them back, and it OH. Now I’ve found a way to pay them back, and it’s called Banished! Sometimes you skphie gold, but more often than not, you end up with complete and utter trash.

The kind that makes you want to chuck the book against the wall, then go find the author and stab them in the eye, and then skphie burn down the publishing house that dared to make people pay money for this tripe.


And then you have those rare, rare moments of perfect happiness when you discover that one book no-one else you know has read.

That littlfeield ought to have read, but which has been passed over because not enough people are talking about it. The kind of book that just pulls you in and spins you around and leaves you gasping for breath.

Banished ganished that book. There’s nothing very extraordinary about the story baished the worldbuilding of Banished. It’s about a sixteen-year old girl named Hailey who discovers that she is a Healer. A very strong one in fact. Now Hailey has not had a great life. She’s at the bottom of the social heap at school, she’s ill-treated and unloved by her drug-peddling grandmother, and the only ray of light in her life is her mentally-challenged foster brother Chub.

Until one day, Hailey discovers a power she had never suspected in herself, litt,efield men arrive in town, and an aunt she didn’t know existed arrives in town to tell her her life is in danger.

The power of this book is not in the complexity of it’s worldbuilding. There is practically no worldbuilding, except where necessary for the storyline. It’s not in the strength of its characters. Mostly because I was too busy devouring the book to even stop and think littlefie,d whether the characters were strong enough, smart enough, real enough, etc. The power of this book is not in it’s lyrical prose.

Littlefield tells a story with very little trimming, no elaborate scene setting or philosophizing. What really drives this book is the sheer strength of the writing. It’s gripping, fast-paced and thrilling. I didn’t have enough time to stop and think, did I like this, did I hate this, do I want her to do this instead There were no first-chapter hiccups for me. From the littledield page to the last, the story caught me in a stranglehold and didn’t let go. There is no romance in this book. There is the possibility of one in the next book, and I hope Littlefield handles it well, because I am currently in love with this woman, and I don’t want the honeymoon to end.

Although the book does have an ending to the main plot, littllefield are a lot of loose threads that will litttlefield be answered in the coming books, I am guessing. And the second book doesn’t even have a release date yet!!! I have only one thing to say in conclusion. Go read this book.

You may not love it as much as I do, although I hope you will, but it is still definitely worth a read. View all 31 comments. May 20, Wendy Darling rated it liked it Shelves: Banished held my interest for the first half, but somehow I just didn’t connect with this one. The best paranormal books offer unique worldbuilding of their supernatural side and combine that with strong, compelling characters and relationships for their urban side. Unfortunately, neither one is particularly well-done or unusual in this book.