By Maurissa Guibord
(Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385907583, 352pp.)
Publication Date: January 11, 2011
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Tessa doesn't believe in magic. Or Fate. But there's something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry she discovers in a box of old books. She finds the creature woven within it compelling and frightening. After the tapestry comes into her possession, Tessa experiences dreams of the past and scenes from a brutal hunt that she herself participated in. When she accidentally pulls a thread from the tapestry, Tessa releases a terrible centuries old secret. She also meets William de Chaucy, an irresistible 16th-century nobleman. His fate is as inextricably tied to the tapestry as Tessa's own. Together, they must correct the wrongs of the past. But then the Fates step in, making a tangled mess of Tessa's life. Now everyone she loves will be destroyed unless Tessa does their bidding and defeats a cruel and crafty ancient enemy.
Before beginning her writing career, MAURISSA GUIBORD worked slinging pizzas, alphabetizing things, and practicing medicine. Now she writes YA fiction for people who love the same kind of stories she does: mysterious, romantic, and with a touch of humor. She lives on the coast of Maine with her mysterious cat, romantic husband, and three kids who make her laugh. Warped is her first published novel.
Starred Review, School Library Journal, March 2011:
"William de Chaucy’s introduction to modern marvels is written with such wonder and humor that readers will look on the world and its conveniences with new eyes. This absorbing and mesmerizing read has it all–fantasy, romance, witchcraft, life-threatening situations, detective work, chase scenes, and a smattering of violence. Imaginative and compelling, it’s impossible to put down."