The trees swallowed her brother whole and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen she revisits the woods where Tom was taken resolving to say goodbye at last. Instead she is lured into the trees where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother with or without Jack's help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Ruth Frances Long writes young adult fantasy such as The Treachery of Beautiful Things (Dial, 2012) and the forthcoming A Crack in Everything (O'Brien Press, September 2014), the first in a trilogy set in the world of demons, angels and fairies that exists alongside our own in modern day Dublin. As R. F. Long she writes fantasy & paranormal romance such as The Scroll Thief (Samhain, 2009) and The Mirror of her Power (Taliesin, 2014). She lives in Ireland and works in a library of rare, unusual & occasionally crazy books.
She is represented by Sallyanne Sweeney of Mulcahy Associates.
A Crack in Everything (http://www.obrien.ie/a-crack-in-everything)
The Treachery of Beautiful Things
"Entrapment in a faerie forest has never been so delectable...A worthy, memorable read (with movie potential)."
(Kirkus Reviews )
"A dazzle of strange creatures, unknowable motives, and threat....Each scene is vividly, often horrifically imagined."
(Publishers Weekly )
"A heady atmosphere of folk tales, suspenseful terror, and passionate romance."
Starred Review - "Lyrical prose, along with highly imaginative and descriptive phrasing, makes the forest setting--and its creatures and people--immediately present and sparked with magic. " (Booklist 15th September issue)