The cover of Kate Ristau's
Áine lives in the light, but she is haunted by darkness, and when her fey powers blaze out of control, she escapes into the Shadowlands. But she cannot outrun her past. Fire fey and a rising darkness threaten the light, burning a path across the veil. Her fiery dreams come to life, and with the help of Hennessy, an uninhibited Irish girl, Áine dives into the flames to discover who she truly is. Her mother burned to keep her secret safe, and now Áine wields the deadly Eta. She must learn to fight in the shadows — or die in the flames.
This is not a fairy tale.
Pre-order your copy from your favorite independent bookstore by asking for it at the front counter, or order it from one of these fine online booksellers:
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Want to meet Ms. Ristau? Pre-order your copy and bring it to be signed at "Love for Women Writers," a party at Taborspace on Saturday, February 24th from 2 PM - 3:30 PM. It's free and open to the public. We're kicking off the Year of Publishing Women with a big celebration with authors LeeAnn McLennan, Susan Hill Long, Kate Ristau, Maren Anderson, Jessica Mehta, Mikko Azul, and many others! We will invite female-identified writers to the stage and celebrate them with readings and love letters from authors and fans. We will profess our love and finish the day with truffles and book signings. You'll have a chance to have your copy of Shadow Girl signed by Kate Ristau herself! Sign up for the event on Facebook HERE!
And check out what the critics are saying about this amazing novel!
"A determined girl from Faerie meets a frank, funny Irish girl in a delightfully fresh fairytale of old meeting new."
--Tina Connolly, Nebula-nominated author of Ironskin
"A fun, engaging, and unique magical adventure."
--Jen Violi, author of Putting Makeup on Dead People
"This is a coming of age narrative involving fairies, but it's no Disney movie. The magic is considerably nastier and relationships more realistic and slippery. The folklore that Ristau pulls from is older, darker stuff; a heady mix of British Isles mythology, cosmology, and history."
--Librarian and Folklorist Charlie McNabb
"A fast-paced adventure with a fresh voice."
--Molly Ringle, author of Persephone's Orchard
"Fantasy braided with Irish folklore, making the reader's journey not only entertaining, but rich with fascinating detail."
--Blythe Ayne, author of The Darling Undesirables
"This is not a fairy tale. Don't expect fairy wings, but it is filled with magic, folklore, witty dialogue and epic storytelling."
--Librarian Robert G. Monge
"An entertaining, magical read."
--Joanna Bartlett, author of The Awesomely Amazing Adventures of Cherry: Butterfly Buddies
"I love it when a book surprises me. Shadowgirl kept surprising me all the way to the last page."
--Maren Bradley Anderson, author of Fuzzy Logic
"Fast moving and witty, Shadow Girl pulls on a journey from fey lands into our world through the eyes of Ainé , a mysterious girl on a mission."
--LeeAnn McLennan, author of The Supernormal Legacy series