Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316243599, 336pp.
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Kai and Ginny grew up together--best friends since they could toddle around their building's rooftop rose garden. Now they're seventeen, and their relationship has developed into something sweeter, complete with stolen kisses and plans to someday run away together.
But one night, Kai disappears with a mysterious stranger named Mora--a beautiful girl with a dark past and a heart of ice. Refusing to be cast aside, Ginny goes after them and is thrust into a world she never imagined, one filled with monsters and thieves and the idea that love is not enough.
If Ginny and Kai survive the journey, will she still be the girl he loved--and moreover, will she still be the girl who loved him?
Jackson Pearce, author of the acclaimed Sisters Red and Fathomless, has returned with a unique vision of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," one about power and redemption, failure and hope, and the true meaning of strength.
"Ginny's quest to find Kai is at times terrifying (especially when the creepy Fenris show up) and emotionally resonant--the search for a lost childhood friend will likely ring true for more than a few teens."—BCCB
"Romance-loving readers...will find much to enjoy here."—Kirkus