Author: Hillary Monahan –
For fans of Asylum, Anna Dressed in Blood, and The Haunting of Sunshine Girl comes a new feminist horror novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Mary: The Summoning
Five boys attacked her. Now they must repay her with their blood and flesh .Bethan is the apprentice to a green healer named Drina in a clan of Welsh Romanies. Her life is happy and ordered and modest, as required by Roma custom, except for one thing: Silas, the son of the chieftain, has been secretly harassing her.
One night, Silas and his friends brutally assault Bethan and a half-Roma friend, Martyn. As empty and hopeless as she feels from the attack, she asks Drina to bring Martyn back from death‚s door. ‚There is always a price for this kind of magic,‚ Drina warns. The way to save him is gruesome. Bethan must collect grisly pieces to fuel the spell: an ear, some hair, an eye, a nose, and fingers.¨‚She gives the boys who assaulted her a chance to come forward and apologize. And when they don‚t, she knows exactly where to collect her ingredients to save Martyn.
"Hits the horrifying notes: dread and darkness and grisly ends, yet somehow still feels full of heart‚I couldn‚t tear my eyes away." — Kendare Blake, NYT bestselling author of THREE DARK CROWNS
"A richly woven tapestry of magic, betrayal, and revenge told by a strong, spirited heroine who won my heart, broke it to pieces, and then healed it anew. Brava!" — Dawn Kurtagich, award-winning author of The Dead House
"A cathartic revenge fantasy...Quentin Tarantino-style." — Kirkus Reviews
"An eerie, unsettling novel that will linger long with readers." — Booklist
"Dark, intense, and full of magic." — VOYA