Our Crooked Hearts, Melissa Albert

A blue door with a knocker on it. The knocker is a rabbit's head holding the loop

A few weeks back, I read The Hazel Wood and fell in love. I’m currently working through the second book, so I jumped at the opportunity when I saw this book available for request.

Told in alternating viewpoints from past and present, mother Dana and daughter Ivy have come a long way. However, Dana is keeping secrets that can harm her entire family. In Ivy’s quest to uncover these secrets, she learns so much more than she ever dreamed possible.

I loved the way Dana’s story unfolded. It’s atmospheric and mysterious and incredibly nefarious. I can see why things with Ivy went the way they do, but I think Dana has a responsibility for her family, above all.

The story is slowly unveiled, building suspense as Dana masters her craft. The more she learns, the more sinister the spells. You don’t want to stop reading because the secrets and spells are so imaginative. This is a super fun, witchy read. Thank you, Flatiron Books, for sending this along!

Book Links (releasing June 28th)


About the Book

Secrets. Lies. Super-bad choices. Witchcraft.

The suburbs, right now . . .
Ivy’s summer break kicks off with an accident, a punishment, and a mystery: a stranger whose appearance in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night, heralds a string of increasingly unsettling events. As the days pass, Ivy grapples with eerie offerings, corroded memories, and a burning question: What if there’s more to her mother than meets the eye?

The city, back then . . .
Dana has always been perceptive. And the summer she turns sixteen, with the help of her best friend and an ambitious older girl, her gifts bloom into a heady 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 daughter, a mother, and the dark forces they never should’ve messed with.

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