Our Crooked Hearts

Our Crooked Hearts


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This is Our Crooked Hearts, a gripping mystery crossed with a pitch-dark tale of modern-day witchcraft from Melissa Albert, global bestselling author of The Hazel Wood.

In this family, magic runs deep, but secrets run deeper . . .

Ivy's summer kicks off with a series of disturbing events: unnatural offerings appear on her doorstep and she's haunted by fragmented memories from her childhood. Soon she grapples with a dark secret that she's always known - but never faced - that there is more to her mother Dana than meets the eye . . .

Dana's story starts the summer she turns sixteen, when with the help of her best friend and an ambitious older girl, she embarks on a major fling with the supernatural. As the trio's aspirations darken, they find themselves speeding toward a violent breaking point . . .

Years after it began, Ivy and Dana's shared story will come down to a reckoning among a mother, a daughter and the dark forces they never should've messed with.

'EVERY LINE READS LIKE AN INCANTATION, and the result is a book pulsing with magic, one that holds the reader firmly under its spell.' V.E. Schwab, author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

© Melissa Albert 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022


  • EVERY LINE READS LIKE AN INCANTATION . . . the result is a book pulsing with magic that holds the reader firmly under its spell.
    V.E. Schwab

About the author

Melissa Albert

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.
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