Synopses & Reviews
Secrets. Lies. Super-bad choices. Witchcraft. This is Our Crooked Hearts, a darkly gripping contemporary fantasy from Melissa Albert, the New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood
The suburbs, right now...
Seventeen-year-old Ivy's summer break kicks off with an accident, a punishment, and a mystery: a stranger whose appearance in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night, heralds a string of increasingly unsettling events. As the days pass, Ivy grapples with eerie offerings, corroded memories, and a secret she's always known — that there's more to her mother than meets the eye.
The city, back then...
Dana has always been perceptive. And the summer she turns sixteen, with the help of her best friend and an ambitious older girl, her gifts bloom into a heady fling with the supernatural. As the trio's aspirations darken, they find themselves speeding toward a violent breaking point.
Years after it began, Ivy and Dana's shared story will come down to a reckoning among a daughter, a mother, and the dark forces they never should've messed with.
“Haunting and beautiful, full of messy girls drunk on messier magic and told with electric prose brimming with sharp metaphors." The Bulletin (Starred Review)
"Every line reads like an incantation, and the result is a book pulsing with magic, one that holds the reader firmly under its spell." V.E. Schwab, author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
“Albert's fast-paced storytelling is both thrilling and accessible, with her descriptive similes, knowledge of the occult, and imaginative spells. Teens who enjoy drama, secrets, romance, and mysteries with a twist of magic will love this one." SLJ (Starred Review)
“A novel that will be devoured as well as savored. It takes risks and, magically, succeeds. And whether or not Albert is in fact a witch, one thing is for sure: her words are magic.” Booklist (Starred Review)
“Riveting, creepy, and utterly bewitching; do not miss this one.” Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
“A tale both spellbinding and bingeworthy.” Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
About the Author
Melissa Albert is the New York Times and indie bestselling author of the Hazel Wood series ( The Hazel Wood, The Night Country, Tales from the Hinterland) and a former bookseller and YA lit blogger. Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages and included in the New York Times list of Notable Children's Books. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.