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Ninth House meets The Hazel Wood in this riveting sequel to the New York Times bestselling dark academia fantasy Curious Tides, following Emory, Baz, Romie, and Kai on their desperate quests through space and time!

Opening locked doors has a price—even for those who hold a key.

After going through the door that called to them both in dreams, Emory and Romie find themselves in the Wychwood: the same verdant world written of in Song of the Drowned Gods, albeit a twisted, rotting version of it. A sinister force has awoken with their arrival, intent on destruction as it spills across realms, and now Emory and Romie must stop it before it reaches their own shores.

Meanwhile, Baz and Kai are desperate to follow their friends through the door to other worlds, but a mishap pulls them back in time instead—where they come face to face with Cornus Clover himself, famed author of Song of the Drowned Gods. Stuck together in the past, they must navigate a very different Aldryn as they unravel the school’s darkest secrets.

Across time and worlds, Emory, Romie, Baz, and Kai find their fates eerily interwoven with the heroes from Clover’s book. But when stories can’t be trusted, friendships are put to the test, and deadly enemies are not always as they seem, they must decide who gets to be a hero—and who is desperate enough to see themselves become a villain.

About The Author

Photograph (c) Lexine Ménard Photographie

Pascale Lacelle is a French Canadian author from Ottawa, Ontario. A longtime devourer of books, she started writing her own at age thirteen and quickly became enthralled by the magic of words. After earning her bachelor’s degree in French literature, she realized the English language is where her literary heart lies (but don’t tell any of her French professors that). When not lost in stories, she’s most likely daydreaming about food and travel, playing with her dog Roscoe, or trying to curate the perfect playlist for every mood. You can find her on Instagram and X (previously known as Twitter) @PascaleLacelle.

Why We Love It

“Welcome to this lush, dark world filled with whispered songs and strange stories, a world where those lost to the tide don’t always remain lost for long. Stranger Skies absolutely consumed me. The writing is gorgeous from start to finish, the plot is deeply original and compelling, and the worldbuilding completely blew me away. I cannot get this one out of my head—and I don’t want to.”

—Sarah M., Senior Editor, on Stranger Skies

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (November 5, 2024)
  • Length: 544 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665939300
  • Ages: 14 - 99

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