A Dark and Hollow Star
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
“Beautifully written and deliciously complex…I couldn’t get enough.” —Nicki Pau Preto, author of the Crown of Feathers series The Cruel Prince meets City of Bones in this thrilling urban fantasy set in the magical underworld of Toronto that follows a queer cast of characters racing to stop a serial killer whose crimes could expose the hidden world of faeries to humans.Choose your player. The “ironborn” half-fae outcast of her royal fae family. A tempestuous Fury, exiled to earth from the Immortal Realm and hellbent on revenge. A dutiful fae prince, determined to earn his place on the throne. The prince’s brooding guardian, burdened with a terrible secret. For centuries, the Eight Courts of Folk have lived among us, concealed by magic and bound by law to do no harm to humans. This arrangement has long kept peace in the Courts—until a series of gruesome and ritualistic murders rocks the city of Toronto and threatens to expose faeries to the human world. Four queer teens, each who hold a key piece of the truth behind these murders, must form a tenuous alliance in their effort to track down the mysterious killer behind these crimes. If they fail, they risk the destruction of the faerie and human worlds alike. If that’s not bad enough, there’s a war brewing between the Mortal and Immortal Realms, and one of these teens is destined to tip the scales. The only question is: which way? Wish them luck. They’re going to need it.
Simon and Schuster
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"I really liked this. I found the whole book to be way more refreshing then some of the other fae/romance stories I've slogged through because of their popularity. The characters are all a little stereotypical but the growth we see in this book alone makes me me excited to see them again in the next. The modern setting, complete with references and slang, is one of the only times I haven't had to roll my eyes and cringe at the awkwardness. Not a perfect book but absolutely worth reading!"
"Everytime someone recommended this book for queer characters they said it was bad so i hadn't read it until yesterday, and i could NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN ITS AMAZING. Dont let the negative reviews discourage you from reading this because its one of the best books in general that I've read. The characters? Amazing The plot? Incredible The writing? MARVELOUS Hotel? Trivago READ THIS BOOK"