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Within These Wicked Walls
A Novel
By (author): Lauren Blackwood

ISBN:

9781250787101

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Dust jacket
Hardcover , Dust jacket
English

Audience:

Young adult: Interest age, years 14 - 18
Oct 19, 2021
Print Run: 100000
$25.99 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

8.25in x 5.38 x 0 in | 10 gr

Page Count:

336 pages

Illustrations:

Includes 2C printed endpapers
St. Martin's Press
Wednesday Books
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Historical

"An intricate magic system, a grimly humorous Black heroine, AND a heart-thumping romance? This book leaves nothing wanting." -Jordan Ifueko,New York Timesbestselling author ofRaybearer

What the heart desires, the house destroys...

Andromeda is a debtera—an exorcist hired to cleanse households of the Evil Eye. Shewould be hired, that is, if her mentor hadn’t thrown her out before she could earn her license. Now her only hope of steady work is to find a Patron—a rich, well-connected individual who will vouch for her abilities.

When a handsome young heir named Magnus Rochester reaches out to hire her, she takes the job without question. Never mind that he’s rude and demanding and eccentric, that the contract comes with a number of outlandish rules… and that almost a dozen debtera had quit before her. If Andromeda wants to earn a living, she has no choice.

But she quickly realizes this is a job like no other, with horrifying manifestations at every turn, and that Magnus is hiding far more than she has been trained for. Death is the most likely outcome if she stays, the reason every debtera before her quit. But leaving Magnus to live out his curse alone isn’t an option because—heaven help her—she’s fallen for him.

Stunningly romantic, Lauren Blackwood's heartstopping debut,Within These Wicked Walls,ushers in an exciting new fantasy voice.

"Fierce, eerie and heartfelt... a romantic and spine-chilling reimagining of a classic. I loved every creepy, swoon-worthy moment of it." - Laura E. Weymouth, author ofThe Light Between Worlds

Lauren Blackwood is a Jamaican American New Yorker living in Virginia who writes Romance-heavy Fantasy for most ages. When not writing, she's a PTA and violinist who really doesn't know how to settle on one career field.Within These Wicked Walls is her debut novel.

- starred review from Booklist
- 100k print run
- Kirkus review
- featured on the Hollywood Reporter: "Hot New Books with Hollywood Appeal"
- Rep Pick

Rep Pick
: A gothic #ownvoices YA retelling of Jane Eyre featuring a Black heroine, lots of banter, and an intricate magic system? AND a haunted castle?! With a fiery cursebreaker instead of a quiet governess? I’m already sold. This is one of my most anticipated reads for the Fall.—Vanessa Di Gregorio

BUZZFEED, "18 Epic Fantasy Books Starring Magical Black Leads"

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
, "Hot New Books with Hollywood Appeal"

BOOKISH, "20 YA Books by Black Authors for Your 2021 TBR"

BOOK RIOT, "20 Must-Read 2021 Young Adult Fantasy Releases"

SHE READS, "Most Anticipated YA Books of Fall 2021"

GOODREADS, "48 New YA Books That Are Extremely On Trend"

GOODREADS, "The 36 Most Anticipated Upcoming YA Novels"

CULTURESS, "21 exciting YA book releases we can’t wait to read in Fall 2021"

"A fast-paced and heart-wrenching tale...Perfect for lovers of light horror, romance, and suspense,
Within These Wicked Walls will be a surefire pick for the coming autumn nights." -BOOKLIST (starred review)

"Blackwood’s storytelling skills and the worldbuilding and fantasy components of the novel will intrigue readers... A promising debut." -KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Within These Wicked Walls is an indulgently Gothic fairy tale, comparable in mastery withMexican Gothic andJane Eyre. An intricate magic system, a grimly humorous Black heroine, AND a heart-thumping romance? This book leaves nothing wanting." -Jordan Ifueko,New York Timesbestselling author ofRaybearer

"Within These Wicked Walls adds a haunting new landscape and a chilling curse to Jane Eyre’s magnetic romance and searing chemistry. A Gothic retelling, and a true original." -Anna Bright, author ofThe Beholder

"Fierce, eerie and heartfelt by turns,Within These Wicked Walls is a romantic and spine-chilling reimagining of a classic. I loved every creepy, swoon-worthy moment of it." -Laura E. Weymouth, author ofThe Light Between Worlds

"Lauren Blackwood'sWithin These Wicked Wallsis theJane Eyreretelling I didn't know I needed, and everything I needed it to be. Atmospheric and moody, with sharp subtle humor and romance, Andromeda's story is engrossing and unputdownable. ThisJane Eyre isn't your average classroom read; it is so much more than that." -Rachel Simon, Newton Free Library

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