Twenty years ago, a door opened between the world of humans allowing all kinds of otherworldly creatures entry. Some, like the kelpies and fairies, who like to bite, are best avoided. But the gargoyles are wise and wonderful, and show a special affection for humans.
Vicky has grown up under the watchful eye of a gargoyle named Rupert. She excels at sword-fighting and magic. But there’s so much she doesn’t know. Like why her mother keeps Vicky hidden away. She won’t let Vicky train at the elite Corvus school where girls with her gifts perfect their skills. But when a horrific tragedy occurs, Vicky knows it’s finally time to use her gifts.
She bands together with a former street thief and an alchemy student to figure out whom they can trust in a place that’s rife with intrigue and secrets. Vicky and her friends just might be the generation to expose the court’s secrets and ensure a better future for both worlds.
Melissa Marr is a former university literature instructor who writes fiction for adults, teens, and children. Her books have been translated into twenty-eight languages and been bestsellers internationally as well as domestically (NY Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal).
Accolades include YALSA Popular Paperbacks, IRA Notable Book Pick, Book Sense Pick, Good Morning America Summer Pick for Teens, Scottish Book Trust, Red Maple finalist (in both Ontario and Manitoba), and Goodreads Good Choice Award (Horror), RWA RITA award (YA). She is best known for the Wicked Lovely series for teens, the Graveminder for adults, and her debut picturebook Bunny Roo, I Love You. She currently lives with her family in Arizona.