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Author: Kate A. Boorman
Release Date: September 9, 2014
Publisher: Amulet Books (Abrams imprint)
Emmeline knows the woods outside her settlement are forbidden. The mysterious enemy that wiped out half her people lurks there, keeping them isolated in an unfamiliar land with merciless winters.
Living with the shame of her grandmother's insubordination, Emmeline has learned to keep her head down and her quick tongue silent. When the settlement leader asks for her hand in marriage, it's a rare opportunity to wash the family stain clean--even if she has eyes for another. But before she is forced into an impossible decision, her dreams urge her out to the woods, where she finds a path she can't help but follow. The trail leads to a secret that someone in the settlement will kill to protect. Her grandmother went down that path and paid the price.
If Emmeline isn't careful, she will be next.
Slightly cheating because Kate was wonderful and send me a review copy, but I wanted to feature this because it's only sort of described in Kate's guest post from yesterday.
This sounds rather haunting and creepy, and I'm really curious as to what Emmeline will come across. It sounds a bit like Sorrow's Knot and a bit like The Forest of Hands & Teeth but I don't know what the dead people quotient will be.