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Plague in the Mirror

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In a sensual paranormal romance, a teen girls doppelgänger from 1348 Florence lures her into the past in hopes of exacting a deadly trade.

It was meant to be a diversion — a summer in Florence with her best friend, Liam, and his travel-writer mom, doing historical research between breaks for gelato. A chance to forget that back in Vermont, Mays parents, and all semblance of safety, were breaking up. But when May wakes one night sensing someone in her room, only to find her ghostly twin staring back at her, normalcy becomes a distant memory. And when later she follows the menacing Cristofana through a portale to fourteenth-century Florence, May never expects to find safety in the eyes of Marco, a soulful painter who awakens in her a burning desire and makes her feel truly seen. The wily Cristofana wants nothing less of May than to inhabit each others lives, but with the Black Death ravaging Old Florence, can Mays longing for Marcos touch be anything but madness? Lush with atmosphere both passionate and eerie, this evocative tale follows a girl on the brink of womanhood as she dares to transcend the familiar — and discovers her sensual power.

Review:

"Back home in Vermont, May's parents are splitting up and waiting for her to decide where she'll spend her last year of high school. Here in Florence, she should be eating gelato, hanging out with her old friend Liam, and helping his travel writer mother research her next book. But what's meant to be a pleasant distraction gets complicated when Cristofana, May's ghostly double, comes to visit. Cristofana has created a portal between her world — Florence during the plague years — and May's. What does she want? A trade: her world for May's. There's no reason for May to say yes, except — as canny, willful Cristofana knows — in May's first brief foray into old Florence, she fell under the spell of a handsome artist. Noyes (The Ghosts of Kerfol) has hold of a rich and haunting premise, but as May and Cristofana argue about what will or won't happen, the book starts to feel like all concept with little payoff. The problem is compounded by the fact that Cristofana — old before her time, with a complicated family and witchlike powers — is much more interesting than the under-characterized May. Ages 14 — up. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Synopsis:

In a sensual paranormal romance, a teen girls doppelgänger from 1348 Florence lures her into the past in hopes of exacting a deadly trade.

It was meant to be a diversion — a summer in Florence with her best friend, Liam, and his travel-writer mom, doing historical research between breaks for gelato. A chance to forget that back in Vermont, Mays parents, and all semblance of safety, were breaking up. But when May wakes one night sensing someone in her room, only to find her ghostly twin staring back at her, normalcy becomes a distant memory. And when later she follows the menacing Cristofana through a portale to fourteenth-century Florence, May never expects to find safety in the eyes of Marco, a soulful painter who awakens in her a burning desire and makes her feel truly seen. The wily Cristofana wants nothing less of May than to inhabit each others lives, but with the Black Death ravaging Old Florence, can Mays longing for Marcos touch be anything but madness? Lush with atmosphere both passionate and eerie, this evocative tale follows a girl on the brink of womanhood as she dares to transcend the familiar — and discovers her sensual power.

About the Author

Deborah Noyes is the author of The Ghosts of Kerfol and the editor of the anthologies The Restless Dead and Gothic! She is also the author of Red Butterfly, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, and Hana in the Time of the Tulips, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. Deborah Noyes lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763659806
Author:
Noyes, Deborah
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Medieval
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.49 x 5.88 x 1.07 in 1.035 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Back home in Vermont, May's parents are splitting up and waiting for her to decide where she'll spend her last year of high school. Here in Florence, she should be eating gelato, hanging out with her old friend Liam, and helping his travel writer mother research her next book. But what's meant to be a pleasant distraction gets complicated when Cristofana, May's ghostly double, comes to visit. Cristofana has created a portal between her world — Florence during the plague years — and May's. What does she want? A trade: her world for May's. There's no reason for May to say yes, except — as canny, willful Cristofana knows — in May's first brief foray into old Florence, she fell under the spell of a handsome artist. Noyes (The Ghosts of Kerfol) has hold of a rich and haunting premise, but as May and Cristofana argue about what will or won't happen, the book starts to feel like all concept with little payoff. The problem is compounded by the fact that Cristofana — old before her time, with a complicated family and witchlike powers — is much more interesting than the under-characterized May. Ages 14 — up. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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"Synopsis" by , In a sensual paranormal romance, a teen girls doppelgänger from 1348 Florence lures her into the past in hopes of exacting a deadly trade.

It was meant to be a diversion — a summer in Florence with her best friend, Liam, and his travel-writer mom, doing historical research between breaks for gelato. A chance to forget that back in Vermont, Mays parents, and all semblance of safety, were breaking up. But when May wakes one night sensing someone in her room, only to find her ghostly twin staring back at her, normalcy becomes a distant memory. And when later she follows the menacing Cristofana through a portale to fourteenth-century Florence, May never expects to find safety in the eyes of Marco, a soulful painter who awakens in her a burning desire and makes her feel truly seen. The wily Cristofana wants nothing less of May than to inhabit each others lives, but with the Black Death ravaging Old Florence, can Mays longing for Marcos touch be anything but madness? Lush with atmosphere both passionate and eerie, this evocative tale follows a girl on the brink of womanhood as she dares to transcend the familiar — and discovers her sensual power.

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