Our Crooked Hearts (Large Print / Library Binding)
July/August 2022 Kids Indie Next List
“In a tale of magic and betrayal reminiscent of The Craft, Melissa Albert masters blending magic and reality yet again. Two storylines — past and present — converge into one when a mother’s past mistakes come back to hunt her daughter.”
— Megan Irland, The River's End Bookstore, Oswego, NY
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 WoodEvery 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 Author
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.