By Katherine Harbour
A amazing, sleek retelling of the traditional Scottish ballad of Tam Lin—a beguiling fusion of affection, myth, and delusion vividly imagined and steeped in gothic atmosphere
Their creed is "Mischief, Malevolence, and Mayhem."
Serafina Sullivan, named for angels and a courageous Irish prince, is haunted by way of goals of her older sister, Lily Rose, a sprite, airy good looks who abruptly took her personal lifestyles. A yr has handed on the grounds that Lily's dying, and now eighteen-year-old Finn and her college-professor father have moved again to reasonable hole, her father's beautiful little place of birth along the Hudson River. Populated with socialites, hippies, and well-known dramatic artists, each nook of this old fashioned, bohemian neighborhood holds vivid possibilities—and darkish enigmas, together with the attractive Jack Fata, scion of the town's strongest family.
Jack's smoldering appears to be like and charisma draw Finn right into a harmful romance . . . and plunge her into an eerie international of shadow and light-weight governed through the gorgeous and fearsome Reiko Fata. interesting and tremendous, the Fata kin and its circle of odd, aristocratic denizens wield impossible to resist attraction and glamorous power— a tempting and terrifying mixture of excellent and evil, magic and secret, that holds perilous outcomes for a curious lady like Finn.
As she turns into extra deeply entwined with Jack, Finn discovers that their lives and people of those she loves, together with her most sensible buddies Christie Hart and Sylvie Whitethorn, are at risk. yet an unforeseen best friend will help her safeguard them: her loved sister, Lily Rose. in the pages of the magazine that Lily left at the back of are clues Finn needs to decipher to release the key of the Fatas.
Yet the wrathful and lethal Reiko has diabolical plans of her personal for Finn, in addition to robust allies. to avoid wasting herself and to loose her liked Jack from the Fatas, Finn needs to rise up opposed to the top of the relatives and her smart minions, together with the vicious, scary Caliban—a conflict that would display surprising secrets and techniques approximately Lily Rose's demise and approximately Finn herself . . .
Evocative and spellbinding, wealthy with legend, fable, and folklore, jam-packed with heroes and villains, ghosts and selkies, changelings and fairies, witches and demons, Thorn Jack is a contemporary fairy story and a narrative of real love, set in a well-recognized global, the place not anything is because it seems.