Synopses & Reviews
Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name—but no memories of her past. Shes been told that she's in a witness protection program. That she escaped a dangerous magic-wielding serial killer who still hunts her. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access—and there is nothing they wont say—or do—to her to get her to remember.
At night she dreams of a tattered carnival tent and buttons being sewn into her skin. But during the day, she shelves books at the local library, trying to not let anyone know that she can do things—things like change the color of her eyes or walk through walls. When she does use her strange powers, she blacks out and is drawn into terrifying visions, returning to find that days or weeks have passed—and shes lost all short-term memories. Eve must find out who and what she really is before the killer finds her—but the truth may be more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined.
"Durst excels at describing grotesque violence and gorgeous magical transformations alike, painting a touching portrait of first love against a backdrop of Twilight Zone-type terrors. Patient readers will respond to this slow thriller about a girl with memory loss and magical powers, and a murderer on the loose." - Kirkus Reviews
"An unusual blend of magical worlds, psychological thriller, and teen romance." - Horn Book
"A twisted circus of a book, completely freaky and delicious at the same time. I could not stop reading!" —Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series
"Eerie and provocative, this is a thinker of a thriller that will appeal to teens." —BCCB "With strong folklore elements, a striking setting, and thoroughly imagined characters, Durst has woven a story that does not shy from the bawdy, violent, or pragmatic realities of life." - Publishers Weekly on Vessel
"A fast-paced, thrilling adventure. . .the highly descriptive writing forms intense visuals for the reader so that characters, animals, and locations feel rich and realistic." - VOYA on Vessel
"Combining a sense of humor with dark appeal of supernatural romance, this book is funny, scary and thought provoking all at once...Even jaded fans of the supernatural find fun in this one." - Kirkus Reviews on Drink, Slay, Love
"Twisty, absorbing and satisfying" - Publishers Weekly on Ice
"Durst flawlessly weaves together romance, adventure, and a modern sensibility to create a highly inventive and suspenseful story of a girl on the cusp of adulthood." - School Library Journal on Ice
Now in paperback, a mind-bending, haunting thriller that illustrates that who we are born does not dictate who we choose to become.
About the Author
Sarah Beth Durst is the author of the young adult novels Conjured, Vessel, Drink Slay Love, Enchanted Ivy, and Ice, as well as the middle grade novels Into the Wild and Out of the Wild. She has been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Award three times, for Vessel, Ice, and Into the Wild. Sarah lives with her husband and children in Stony Brook, New York. SarahBethDurst.com • @sarahbethdurst