*One of Kirkus' Best Young Adult Books of 2021
Age range 14+
Four troubled friends,
One murdered girl...
and a dark fate that may leave them all doomed.
The Descendants meets Pretty Little Liars in this story of four reimagined fairytale heroines who must uncover connections to their ancient curses and forge their own paths...before it's too late.
After the mysterious death of their best friend, Ella, Yuki, and Rory are the talk of their elite school, Grimrose Academie. The police ruled Ariane's death as a suicide, but the trio are determined to find out what really happened.
When Nani Eszes arrives as their newest roommate, it sets into motion a series of events that no one could have predicted. As the girls retrace their friend's final days, they discover a dark secret about Grimrose - Ariane wasn't the first dead girl.
They soon learn that all the past murders are connected to ancient fairytale curses...and that their own fates are tied to the stories, dooming the girls to brutal and gruesome endings unless they can break the cycle for good.
Fans of empowering feminist fairy-tale retellings will love this.' - Kirkus Reviews
'Inclusive and fiercely feminist.' - Publishers Weekly
'Pohl skillfully twists magic and mystery together to produce a story that slowly builds in suspense to its denouement....
Readers thrilled by fairy tale retellings will appreciate this boarding school mystery.' - Booklist