Our Crooked Hearts


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$18.99  $17.66
Flatiron Books
Publish Date
5.69 X 8.26 X 1.21 inches | 0.94 pounds

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About the Author

Melissa Albert is the New York Times and indie bestselling author of the Hazel Wood series (The Hazel Wood, The Night Country, Tales from the Hinterland) and a former bookseller and YA lit blogger. Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages and included in the New York Times list of Notable Children's Books. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.


"No one weaves fairy tale magic into the modern world like Melissa Albert. A truly masterful tale, Our Crooked Hearts comes with all the trappings of a classic: immaculate prose, a parallel generational story for the ages, and chills when you least expect them. If loving these crooked hearts is wrong, I don't want to be right." --David Arnold, author of The Electric Kingdom

"A riveting story that grips you like a spell until you're too deep to emerge unscathed! Once again, Melissa Albert reveals the power of magic within a daughter's grasp and the love of imperfect mothers." --Angeline Boulley, author of Firekeeper's Daughter

"The gravity of Albert's prose in Our Crooked Hearts is inescapable. I love the glint and grind of its magic--its tangled inheritance, the sacrifices it demands, the bonds it makes and breaks. This book will swallow you whole." --Hannah Abigail Clarke, author of Scapegracers

"Ruthlessly enticing, Our Crooked Hearts is a story about fierce magic and even fiercer young women. It caught me in its web and held on tight. This book pulses with a bewitching darkness, and I loved it." --Kat Ellis, author of Harrow Lake

"Our Crooked Hearts is a glitter-edged razor of a book, sharp and keen. The magic here is real and visceral, with powerful consequences. I fell into this book like Alice falling into Wonderland, and I didn't want to leave." --Kat Howard, author of An Unkindness of Magicians

"Melissa Albert's signature storytelling is once again pure sorcery. This book has everything I love: girls with tremendous power at their fingertips, mothers with unforgivable secrets, horrors left on the doorstep, and best of all, writing that sings and stuns. To those with a crookedness inside you: You are about to be enthralled." --Nova Ren Suma, author of The Walls Around Us

"Melissa Albert's inimitable and gritty take on magic is beautifully woven in this poignant and striking story of mothers and daughters, power and balance, and love and betrayal. Our Crooked Hearts feels like a freshly spun secret; electric, dangerous--and impossible to keep to yourself." --Courtney Summers, author of Sadie

"Nobody writes like Melissa Albert. Her words are electric, sizzling; they crash through the bloodstream with the same force as the magic she conjures in her stories. Our Crooked Hearts is Albert at her very best; a sharp explosion of a book that's taut, haunting, and potent as a witch's brew." --Krystal Sutherland, author of House of Hollow

"A dark, searing force burns at the core of Our Crooked Hearts, one that circles the reader as subtly, as inevitably as a hunter closing in on a rabbit before the kill. Deftly melding intoxicating witchcraft with the equally potent spell of trauma handed down from mother to daughter, Melissa Albert examines how far love and friendship can be twisted before they corrode into something else--and, in the aftermath, what it truly means to claim one's power. An ominous and irresistibly compelling read." --Shveta Thakrar, author of Star Daughter

"Our Crooked Hearts is eerie, evocative, and electrifyingly brilliant. I was immediately gripped from the very first page and completely compelled throughout. I already can't wait to reread it. Melissa Albert's writing is magic made real." --Katherine Webber, author of Only Love Can Break Your Heart