Join Melissa Albert, the New York Times and indie bestselling author of the Hazel Wood series for a discussion of her first stand-alone young adult novel, OUR CROOKED HEARTS. Filled with secrets, lies, super-bad choices, and witchcraft, the book is a darkly gripping contemporary fantasy. "Every line reads like an incantation, and the result is a book pulsing with magic, one that holds the reader firmly under its spell.” (V.E. Schwab) Albert will be joined by Julie C. Dao, acclaimed author of FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS, KINGDOM OF THE BLAZING PHOENIX and TEAM CHU AND THE BATTLE OF BLACKWOOD ARENA. Register to attend this free event below.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Secrets. Lies. Super-bad choices. Witchcraft. This is Our Crooked Hearts, a darkly gripping contemporary fantasy from Melissa Albert, the New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood
"Every line reads like an incantation, and the result is a book pulsing with magic, one that holds the reader firmly under its spell.” —V.E. Schwab, author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
“A riveting story that grips you like a spell until you’re too deep to emerge unscathed.” —Angeline Boulley, author of Firekeeper’s Daughter
The suburbs, right now . . .
Seventeen-year-old Ivy’s summer break kicks off with an accident, a punishment, and a mystery: a stranger whose appearance in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night, heralds a string of increasingly unsettling events. As the days pass, Ivy grapples with eerie offerings, corroded memories, and a secret she’s always known—that there's more to her mother than meets the eye.
The city, back then . . .
Dana has always been perceptive. And the summer she turns sixteen, with the help of her best friend and an ambitious older girl, her gifts bloom into a heady fling with the supernatural. As the trio’s aspirations darken, they find themselves speeding toward a violent breaking point.
Years after it began, Ivy and Dana's shared story will come down to a reckoning among a daughter, a mother, and the dark forces they never should’ve messed with.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Melissa Albert is the New York Times and indie bestselling author of the Hazel Wood series (The Hazel Wood, The Night Country, Tales from the Hinterland) and a former bookseller and YA lit blogger. Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages and included in the New York Times list of Notable Children’s Books. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
Julie C. Dao is the acclaimed author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix, Song of the Crimson Flower, and Broken Wish. She leads many workshops for places like the Highlights Foundation and enjoys school visits. She lives in New England.