By : Leah Bobet

For Ages:

13 - 18


Young Adults

 A dark, dazzling tale& Bobet effortlessly blends reality and fantasy, her characters are both gifted and broken hers is a world that is simultaneously fantastic and painfully real. Heartbreaking, romantic, complex, and magical, this fantasy lingers on the senses. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review "[T]hose willing to go along with this captivating exploration of both individual and collective identity will find themselves pondering its implications long after the last page." -- Kirkus Reviews "Bobet has crafted a genre-defying story that is as dark and twisting as the underground tunnels in which it is set. Themes of sanctuary, justice, and storytelling help tie the plot threads together and lend richness to the story& [A] multilayered tale that speaks to universal needs and desires." -- Voice of Youth Advocates Richly nuanced, this complicated tale touches on notions of security, truth, and autonomy with just a hint of romantic love. -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books


  • Genre: Young Adult
  • Lexile Measure: 820L
  • ISBN: 9780545296700
  • Age Level: 13 - 18
  • Format: Hardcover