The dark, moody, and mystical fantasy begun in Thorn Jack, the first novel in the Night and Nothing series, continues in this bewitching follow up—an intriguing blend of Twilight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alice in Wonderland, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream—in which Finn Sullivan discovers that her town, Fair Hollow, borders a dangerous otherworld . . .
Serafina Sullivan and her father left San Francisco to escape the painful memory of her older sister Lily Rose’s suicide. But soon after she arrived in bohemian Fair Hollow, New York, Finn discovered a terrifying secret connected to Lily Rose. The placid surface of this picture-perfect town concealed an eerie supernatural world—and at its center, the wealthy, beautiful, and terrifying Fata family.
Though the striking and mysterious Jack Fata tried to push Finn away to protect her, their attraction was too powerful to resist. To save him, Finn—a girl named for the angels and a brave Irish prince—banished a cabal of malevolent enemies to shadows, freeing him from their diabolical grip.
Now, the rhythm of life in Fair Hollow is beginning to feel a little closer to ordinary. But Finn knows better than to be lulled by this comfortable sense of normalcy. It’s just the calm before the storm. For soon, a chance encounter outside the magical Brambleberry Books will lead her down a rabbit hole, into a fairy world of secrets and legacies . . . straight towards the shocking truth about her sister’s death.
Lush and gorgeously written, featuring star-crossed lovers and the collision of the magical and the mundane, Briar Queen will appeal to the fans of Cassandra Clare’s bestselling Mortal Instruments series and Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely.
In Thorn Jack, Harbour's first Night and Nothing contemporary fantasy, Serafina "Finn" Sullivan lost her sister, Lily, to suicide; fell in love with a dark and immortal fae known as a Fata, who became the mortal Jack Hawthorn; and survived nearly being sacrificed before she and Jack killed the ancient Fata queen, Reiko. Finn just wants to live a normal life with Jack, but Seth Lot, another evil being, wants revenge for Reiko's death. He lures Finn to the Ghostlands, a place of horrors worse than death, using a secret about Lily as bait. Armed with a few arcane items, Finn and Jack find dubious allies among Seth's old enemies and gain the help of the mysterious Moth, who cannot remember what he is or why Lily told him to protect Finn. After a quiet beginning, the threats hammer at an unrelenting pace once the Ghostlands are crossed. Harbour makes love, suffering, and sacrifice the most poignant parts of her worlds, and readers with even the barest knowledge of fairy lore and legends will be pulled deep into this tale of sharp magic and its ruthless children.