Silver in the Blood (Paperback)
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781681190242, 368pp.
Publication Date: July 19, 2016
Two girls struggle with their dark family heritage in this fantasy perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and Kendare Blake.
As debutantes in 1890s New York City, cousins Dacia and Lou knew little about their mysterious Romanian relatives, the Florescus. Now, upon turning seventeen, the girls must journey to Romania--a journey that seems to be both reward and punishment--to meet their cousins and their tyrant of a grandmother and to learn the secrets of their family. Secrets spoken of in whispers. Dangerous secrets known as the Claw, the Wing, and the Smoke.
But as dangerous as those family secrets might be, even more dangerous is the centuries-old bond between the Florescus and the royal Dracula family, and it seems that it’s time for Dacia and Lou to give up their life in New York society and take their place among the servants of the Draculas. When the devilish heir, Mihai Dracula, sets his sights on Dacia as part of his evil, power-hungry plan, the girls must accept or fight against this cruel inheritance. Do they have the courage to break the shackles of their upbringing and set the course of their own destiny?
About the Author
Jessica Day George is the author of many books for young readers, including the wonderfully whimsical Tuesdays at the Castle and three books in the Dragonskin Slippers series. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a librarian and bookseller. Jessica lives with her family in Salt Lake City, Utah.
To find out more, visit www.jessicadaygeorge.com.
Jessica Day George studied at Brigham Young University where she enjoyed classes in pottery-making and Old Norse, and dutifully forced herself to sit through biology and math. Originally from Idaho, she now resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, their young son, and a five pound Maltese named Pippin.
Praise For Silver in the Blood…
“Proper debutantes and snarling wolves? A winning combination . . .” —School Library Journal
“George captures the exquisite beauty of 1890s Romania . . . while also creating an increasingly foreboding atmosphere.” —Kirkus Reviews
“George's well-crafted tale will keep readers rapt . . .” —Publishers Weekly
“This is a powerful tale of transformation, both physical and emotional.” —VOYA
“Frilly fashion, dashingly handsome young men, a gothic setting, and hidden powers. Fans of George will be pleased.” —Booklist
"The Romanian setting, with its opulent estates amid the Carpathian wilderness, offers a perfect backdrop to this clash between high society’s customs, family loyalty, and supernatural powers." —BCCB
“In a clever reworking of the Cinderella story, George once again proves adept at spinning her own magical tale.” —Booklist on PRINCESS OF GLASS
“. . . a well-realized and fast-paced fantasy-romance that will find favor among fans of fairy tales, feisty heroines, and dashing young men . . .” —Booklist on PRINCESS OF THE MIDNIGHT BALL
“A rich and engaging novel.” —Kirkus Reviews on PRINCESS OF THE MIDNIGHT BALL