"Thought-provoking, atmospheric, and utterly bewitching...Winters deftly weaves historical events in to her novel, which further enlivens this early twentieth-century tale."
"Winters has woven an intricate and innovative pattern of structure, genre, and history that cannot fail to capture readers' imaginations."
"Winters...is a master at weaving historical events into dramatic narratives touched by the supernatural; careful attention is paid to the very real panic around the 1909 sightings of the Devil."
(Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The story is adventurous and fast paced, and Winters' atmospheric writing and exploration of themes such as storytelling, family, disability, and trauma will entice many teens...An excellent purchase for creepy historical fiction shelves."
(School Library Journal
About the Author
Cat Winters is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novels The Steep and Thorny Way, The Cure for Dreaming, and In the Shadow of Blackbirds, the latter of which collected three starred reviews and was a William C. Morris Award YA Debut Award finalist. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit the author at catwinters.com.