Garden of the Cursed

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$19.99  $18.59
Henry Holt & Company
Publish Date
6.3 X 8.6 X 2.0 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
Katy Rose Pool, author of the Age of Darkness trilogy, was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA before graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in history. Currently, she resides in Oakland, CA, where she can be found dreaming up spells and prophecies, rooting for the Golden State Warriors, and reading books that set her on fire.

A Cosmopolitan Best YA Book of 2023!

"Mystery, fantasy, romance--this book has it all, and every page is more compulsively readable than the last. Gasp-inducing, heart-rending, and beautifully crafted, Garden of the Cursed is nothing short of genius." --Jennifer Lynn Barnes, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Inheritance Games series

"A delicious read full of swoony romance (fake-dating trope!), dangerous gangsters, wondrous magic, and an elaborate mystery that will keep the pages flying." --Tricia Levenseller, New York Times-bestselling author of Blade of Secrets

"Katy Rose Pool kicks off a brand new duology with a badass lead and a very fascinating mystery that you definitely won't be able to put down. Sprinkle in some magic and an enemies-to-lovers romance and we officially have a new favorite series." --Cosmopolitan

"One of the most original fantasy novels I've read in years." --C. L. Herman, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the All of Us Villains duology

"A fresh, fascinating magic system, an intricate blend of fantasy meets mystery, and a riveting fake dating romance--I devoured this in a single day." --Amanda Foody, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the All of Us Villains duology

* "High-stakes action and bureaucratic intrigue abound, but it's Marlow and Adrius's charged relationship that keep tensions elevated. Sumptuous worldbuilding and fully realized, intersectionally diverse characters further enhance this enticing tale." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The story blends creative worldbuilding elements with beloved tropes. Delightfully intriguing." --Kirkus

"Recommended for any library." --Booklist

"An exciting start to a duology that will leave readers eager for the next installment." --BookPage

Praise for the Age of Darkness trilogy

A Morris Award Finalist for There Will Come a Darkness

* "A successful ending to a brilliant trilogy about human hope and connection . . . set in a diverse world that celebrates and affirms all kinds of love." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review for Into the Dying Light

* "Mind-blowing twists, budding love, and terrible betrayals feature in of power, agency, and identity." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review for As the Shadow Rises

"Solidifies Katy Rose Pool as one of the best fantasy writers of the 21st century." --Popsugar on As the Shadow Rises

* "Masterful." --BCCB, starred review for There Will Come a Darkness

"You get the feeling Katy Rose Pool's plot is always seven steps ahead of you. You'll want to catch up as quickly as possible." --Refinery 29 on There Will Come a Darkness