(July 31, 2018, Katherine Tegen Books/Harper Collins)
Wicked meets The Little Mermaid in the captivating origin story of the sea's most iconic villainess, perfect for fans of Heartless and Dorothy Must Die.
Ever since her best friend Anna died, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. Hiding her talents, mourning her loss, drowning in her guilt.
Then a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears on the shore, and the two girls catch the eyes of two charming princes. Suddenly Evie feels like she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.
But magic isn’t kind, and her new friend harbors secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad—or on two legs—without Evie’s help. And when Evie reaches deep into the power of her magic to save her friend’s humanity—and her prince’s heart—she discovers, too late, what she’s bargained away.
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“This spin on The Little Mermaid is full of plot twists and heart-in-throat action. Fans of twisted fairy tales will find plenty to love.” - Booklist
“Foreboding warnings about crossing class boundaries and burning witches foreshadow a dark and unexpected twist at novel's climax.” - Kirkus
“This enjoyable read will entertain and be a great fit for collections where fairy-tale retellings are popular.” - School Library Journal
"A cross between Wicked and The Little Mermaid, this is the YA you'll want to keep in your beach bag this Summer." - POPSUGAR