A Charmer’s Ball. Midnight. And one glass slipper…
Newly orphaned, increasingly isolated from her friends, and terrified of her violent stepmother, Ellen Sinder still believes she’ll be okay. She has a plan for surviving and getting through high school, which includes keeping her head down and saving any credits she can earn or steal. But when a train arrives from over the Waste beyond New Haven, carrying a golden boy and a new stepsister, all of Ellie’s plans begin to unravel, one by one.
Just when all hope is lost, Ellie meets an odd old woman with a warm hearth and a heavenly garden. Auntie’s kindness is intoxicating, and Ellie finally has a home again. Yet when the clock strikes twelve on the night of the annual Charmer’s Ball, Ellie realizes that no charm is strong enough to make her past disappear…
In a city where Twisted minotaurs and shifty fey live alongside diplomats and charmers, a teenage girl can disappear through the cracks into safety–or into something much more dangerous. So what happens when the only safety you can find wants to consume you as well?
It’ll be out early next year, but you can currently preorder it from Amazon. As of this writing, BN doesn’t have the preorder live yet, although Powell’s does. And as always, you can preorder a signed copy from Cover to Cover Books.
Speaking of covers–you guys remember the Jill Kismet omnibus cover, right? The artist, Gene Mollica, is spotlighted over at SheWolfReads, and is giving away a signed print from his online gallery. If you liked the cover, here’s a chance to get a big ol’ signed copy of it.
And with that, dear Readers, I shall clamp a knife in my teeth and dive into my Monday.