genre: YA Fantasy
comps: UPROOTED & THE GUINEVERE DECEPTION
Ever since her mother burned at the stake, seventeen-year-old Hannelore has been determined to avoid trouble of any kind. It keeps her family safe…or as safe as they can be in 16th century Germany, a region devastated by war, plague, and religious upheaval. But when her father is kidnapped by a pack of werewolves, leaving her beloved stepmother and half-sisters on the brink of ruin, Lore braves the wild mountains of the Black Forest to bring him home.
In the wilderness, the seeds of a long-hidden magic bloom within her, giving her the ability to control the flora of the forest. She confronts the wolves holding her father captive and offers them a bargain: in exchange for her father’s freedom, she will use her magic to help them break the curse that turns them to beasts during every full moon.
Bound by her promise, Lore races to uncover the thorn-laced truth that connects the wolves’ curse, the forest her mother once called home, and the witch hunters who damned her mother to the flames. As the pack fights tooth and claw to cling to their humanity, Lore must embrace the magic in her blood to save those she loves…or burn alongside them.