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FEATHERVEIN will be out in 2019
Feathervein, a YA contemporary fantasy, follows Wren, a lonely girl with a gift for communicating with birds. She leaves behind a fractured family to investigate her mother's mysterious disappearance on a birding expedition in the Louisiana bayous and enters a world steeped in folk magic.
Hallowed is Out Now!
The third and final book in the Blessed series!
Three lost girls, one mysterious boy. They battle for his heart while he struggles for their souls in this gripping conclusion.
Passionaries is Out Now!
Read the book USA Today hails as a "hot new romance"!
Three modern-day teens have been reincarnated as saints—or so they’ve been told. This dark, thrilling follow-up to Precious Blood blends the gritty with the miraculous.
As we learned in Precious Blood, Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy “may be saints, [but] they are definitely not angels” (Kirkus Reviews). They watched as Sebastian sacrificed himself for what he believed in, and now they have choices to make of their own. Will the girls trust in their destinies as saints and martyrs and perform the miracles as Sebastian instructed? Or will they lose faith in themselves and each other in his absence? Time is running out for them to make a decision, and the fate of the world lies in the balance.
Last fall, Tonya Hurley released the first book in her Blessed trilogy. For the paperback release on June 25, the first novel in the series is getting brand new packaging, along with a new title, Precious Blood.
Here’s a refresher from the official description: “Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy are three lost girls—each with their own personal demons. . . . These girls meet one night when they all end up in the same hospital . . . and each wake up with a token from a boy they’ve only just met. Sebastian is gorgeous, mysterious, and has a plan for all of them. As each girl gets wrapped up in finding out just who Sebastian is, they each discover their own strengths, and realize the only way to save themselves is to save each other.”
Check out the new cover after the jump.
Agnes refused her parents demands to marry at the age of 13, so she was sent to a brothel to live out the rest of her days. As she walked along the streets, stripped of her clothes and dignity, her hair grew down to her ankles, protecting her from onlookers.
This is not a supernatural tale in the vein of zombies, werewolves, witches or vampires; this is the story of Saint Agnes, born circa 291 A.D. Young adult stories are all the rage now with “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games,” but the first YA stories ever told were the stories of saints. It’s rich fodder, and inspired me to write a teen series reimagining three saints as modern-day Brooklyn teens.
10.2.2012Tonya Hurley, the New York Times best-selling author of the ghostgirl series, is at it again with a brand new YA trilogy. The first book, The Blessed (out Sept. 25), is inspired by the stories of three Catholic martyrs: Lucy, Agnes, and Cecelia.
Here’s the official description: “A re-imagined redemption remix following three wayward teenage girls in Brooklyn that draws on the earliest martyrdom legends of St. Lucy, St. Cecelia and St. Agnes, The Blessed is a dark and gritty supernatural romance that puts an ancient twist on modern love and relationships. Along with the enigmatic Sebastian, Lucy, Agnes, and Cecilia are forced to figure out who is good and who is evil in the battle for not only love, but for their own souls.”
EW can reveal the exclusive trailer for The Blessed, which was filmed in Brooklyn’s St. Ann’s Church. Check it out after the jump.