Synopses & Reviews
For three teenagers, dark mystery has always lurked at the corner of the eyes and the edge of sleep. Beautiful Morgan D'Amici wakes in her trailer park home with dirt and blood under her fingernails. Paintings come alive under Ondine Mason's violet-eyed gaze. Haunted runaway Nix Saint-Michael sees halos of light around people about to die.
At a secret summer rave in the woods, the three teenagers learn of their true, changeling nature and their uncertain, intertwined destinies. Riveting, unflinching, beautiful, Betwixt shows a magic as complex and challenging as any ordinary reality.
"[E]dgy and compelling....Readers of Neil Gaiman's Sandman or Bill Willingham's Fables graphic-novel series (both DC Comics) will be the audience for this complex, but flawed, debut." School Library Journal
"[Smith's] dark-edged fay underworld, rife with sexual undertones and drug use, will appeal to fans of Holly Black and Melissa Marr." Hornbook
"Fantasy fans familiar with the conventions of the genre will probably prove better at this mystery solving than others and will be among the first drawn to this new novel." VOYA
At a secret summer rave, three teenagers learn of their true, changeling nature and their uncertain, intertwined destinies, in Smith's electrifying, enchanting, and intoxicating debut novel.
About the Author
Tara Bray Smith's autobiographical adult novel, West of Then, was published in 2004 to critical acclaim. She was born and raised in Hawaii, and now lives in New York City and Dusseldorf, Germany. Betwixt was Tara's debut novel for young adults, and she is currently working on its sequel, Broken, coming 2010.