DETAIL: A darkly compelling mix of romance, fairy tale, and suspense from a new voice in teen fiction
The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she’s lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack’s help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils, and she’s faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice–and not just her own
BIO: Ruth Frances Long writes dark young adult fantasy about scary fairies. The Treachery of Beautiful Things, (Dial books (Penguin USA), 2012) is now available in hardback, ebook & paperback. As R. F. Long she also writes fantasy and paranormal romance (The Scroll Thief, Soul Fire, the Tales of the Holtlands series, Samhain Publishing).
She lives in Wicklow, the Garden County of Ireland, and works in a specialized library of rare and unusual books. But they don’t talk to her that often. Or maybe she’s learning not to listen. Maybe.