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"Edgewood has everything I love in a Kristen Ciccarelli book: lyrical prose, a romance that will hurt, and themes rooted in raw and intimate questions, making for a timeless tale." - Joan He, New York Times bestselling author of The Ones We're Meant to Find
Can love survive the dark?
No matter how far she runs, the forest of Edgewood always comes for Emeline Lark. The scent of damp earth curls into her nose when she sings and moss creeps across the stage. It’s as if the woods of her childhood, shrouded in folklore and tall tales, are trying to reclaim her. But Emeline has no patience for silly superstitions.
When her grandfather disappears, leaving only a mysterious orb in his wake, the stories Emeline has always scoffed at suddenly seem less foolish. She enters the forest she has spent years trying to escape, only to have Hawthorne Fell, a handsome and brooding tithe collector, try to dissuade her from searching.
Refusing to be deterred, Emeline finds herself drawn to the court of the fabled Wood King himself. She makes a deal—her voice for her grandfather’s freedom. Little does she know, she’s stumbled into the middle of a curse much bigger than herself, one that threatens the existence of this eerie world she’s trapped in, along with the devastating boy who feels so familiar.
With the help of Hawthorne—an enemy turned reluctant ally who she grows closer to each day—Emeline sets out to not only save her grandfather’s life, but to right past wrongs, and in the process, discover her true voice.
Haunting and romantic, Kristen Ciccarelli's Edgewood is an exciting novel from a bold, unforgettable voice in fantasy.
"Darkly gorgeous and moving, Edgewood is full of curses and fae magic that will capture your heart and wrap it in thorns before setting you free again, forever changed. I devoured Edgewood whole and couldn't put it down." - Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of The Crown's Game
Two years ago, at age 17, aspiring folk-pop artist Emeline Lark left Edgewood to pursue her dreams in Montreal. Edgewood's forest still approaches whenever she sings, creeping into every club she plays as if drawn to her voice, but only Emeline seems to notice the insects swarming her legs and the moss sprouting from her microphone. She wonders if "her mind wasn't perhaps going the way of" Pa, the grandfather who raised her, who lives with dementia but she's about to travel the world as her favorite band's opening act, so she endeavors to ignore the phenomenon, real or not. When Pa goes missing, Emeline returns home to help search. Though locals say Pa was taken by the Wood King, an ancient being who demands quarterly tithes, Emeline believes he simply wandered off. After finding the Wood King's marker on Pa's pillow, however, she realizes the truth behind Edgewood's legends and mounts a rescue. Though anemic worldbuilding occasionally disappoints, atmospheric prose and tender queer and straight romances lift this standalone fantasy from Ciccarelli (the Iskari series), who weaves a spellbinding tale of magic, music, and sacrifice. Emmeline cues as white; several supporting characters have brown skin. Ages 13 up. Agent: Danielle Burby, Nelson Literary.