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RIVERHOOK is a coming-of-age, YA historical gothic tale peppered with mystery, romance, and a dash of horror. This genre blend is set in the lush, gothic world of 19th century America and is inspired by Irish pagan myth and Hudson River folklore.

It’s 1847 in gaslight Manhattan. Irish famine refugee, Alida, who is caught between pursuing her passion for art and fulfilling a death-bed promise to her mother, finds herself in debt to the orphanage that provides her shelter. To repay what she owes, Alida must leave the city and paint dead birds for a twisted taxidermist who lives on a ragged hook of land in the Hudson River. Haunted by the sound of beating wings that only she can hear and terrified when feathers begin sprouting from her shoulders, Alida is certain she’s under an evil spell, one she must break before she loses her only brother--and her own skin!

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