This Wicked Fate
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About the Author
Kalynn Bayron is the author of Cinderella Is Dead and This Poison Heart, and is a classically trained vocalist. She grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. When she's not writing you can find her listening to Ella Fitzgerald on loop, attending the theater, watching scary movies, and spending time with her kids. She currently lives in Ithaca, New York with her family.
"The book centers Black characters, and its prose sings. . . . This Wicked Fate is a delightful novel about literal Black Girl Magic, found family, and queer love, with adventures and a satisfying twist on Greek mythology." --Foreword Reviews, starred review"This duology closer delves deeper into mythology while depicting textured, realistic relationships." --Kirkus Reviews "Sharp banter, dynamic characters, and a warm sapphic romance give this even more verve." --Booklist "Kalynn Bayron does more than re-write a fairy-tale . . . She breaks it apart and rebuilds it into a wholly original and captivating story where girls finally decide for themselves who lives happily ever after." --Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times bestselling author of A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY, on CINDERELLA IS DEAD "Flipping the Cinderella tale on its head, Bayron's take challenges patriarchy with kick-butt heroines and a counter-story that will forever change how readers perceive fairy tales." --Booklist, starred review, on CINDERELLA IS DEAD "Readers looking for dystopia, queer romance, LGBTQ inclusiveness, and women sticking it to the patriarchy will be pleased." --School Library Journal Online, on CINDERELLA IS DEAD "A queer dystopian fantasy that questions written history and societal expectations." --Shelf Awareness Pro, on CINDERELLA IS DEAD "Bayron's deconstructive reimagining of the classic fairy tale is ambitious, replacing the happily-ever-after with a tragic legacy and a defiant, feminist tone." --Publishers Weekly Online, on CINDERELLA IS DEAD