Ruth Frances Long lives in County Wicklow, Ireland. A lifelong fan of fantasy, romance, and ancient mysteries, Ruth studied English Literature, History of Religions, and Celtic Civilization in college and now works in a specialized library of rare and unusual books. This is her first novel for teens.
"Delicious and wonderfully romantic...Lyrical prose, along with highly imaginative and descriptive phrasing, makes the forest setting--and its creatures and people--immediately present and sparked with magic." Booklist (starred review) "Entrapment in a faerie forest has never been so delectable...A worthy, memorable read (with movie potential)." Kirkus Reviews "A dazzle of strange creatures, unknowable motives, and threat....Each scene is vividly, often horrifically imagined." Publishers Weekly "A heady atmosphere of folk tales, suspenseful terror, and passionate romance." VOYA "The immediate connection forged between Jenny and Jack will melt the hearts of romantic readers and have them rooting for the pair to overcome the impossible." School Library Journal "If you only pick up one fey book this year, make it this one!" MundieMoms.com "[The] malice that underlies the world's beauty plays out the title to the fullest and adds a substantial bit of true gruesomeness to what is already a suspenseful story." BCCB"