A modern, magical twist on the Gothic Romance and Girl Detective genres, this book will appeal to fans of both Beautiful Creatures and the Mortal Instruments series. Reviewers have praised the take-charge heroine and the spellbinding romance.
Bound together. Worlds apart.
Kami Glass is in love with someone she's never met?a boy she's talked to in her head since she was born. This has made her an outsider in the sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale, but she has learned ways to turn that to her advantage. Her life seems to be in order, until disturbing events begin to occur. There has been screaming in the woods and the manor overlooking the town has lit up for the first time in 10 years. . . . The Lynburn family, who ruled the town a generation ago and who all left without warning, have returned. Now Kami can see that the town she has known and loved all her life is hiding a multitude of secrets?and a murderer. The key to it all just might be the boy in her head. The boy she thought was imaginary is real, and definitely and deliciously dangerous.
"A sparkling fantasy that will make you laugh and break your heart." --Cassandra Clare, New York Times bestselling author
"A darkly funny, deliciously thrilling Gothic." --Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author
"Readers will laugh, shiver, and maybe even swoon over this modern Gothic novel." --Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author
"Breathtaking--a compulsive, rocketing read."--Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author
"Captures the reader with true magic."--Esther Friesner, author of Nobody's Princess
"A laugh-out-loud delight." --Publishers Weekly
From the Hardcover edition.
Take a large helping of paranormal romance, add hints of gothic drama, and then stir in a disturbing local mystery, and a potent, atmospheric young adult novel is made. Since forever, Kami Glass has had a voice in her head, a boy that she shares everything with. Having long since alienated the townspeople of Sorry-in-the-Vale, a tiny English village, Kami's pretty comfortable with life and works for the school paper. Of course, that's until she finds out the boy is real. When the strange Lynburn family, who left years ago, return, odd happenings start up in the forest. And when there's a hideous murder, Kami starts to discover that Sorry-in-the-Vale is dripping in secrets and intrigue.
- Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Love + Romance, Horror + Ghost Stories, Settings, People + Places / Europe
- September 10, 2013
- September 10, 2013
- Sarah Rees Brennan