Author: Lena Coakley
Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been inseparable. After all, nothing can bond four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage out on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict upbringing, actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gondal. But at what price? As Branwell begins to slip into madness and the sisters feel their real lives slipping away, they must weigh the cost of their powerful imaginations, even as their characters—the brooding Rogue and dashing Duke of Zamorna—refuse to let them go.
Gorgeously written and based on the Brontës’ juvenilia, Worlds of Ink & Shadow brings to life one of history’s most celebrated literary families.
My teaser, from 20% in the egalley:
"Branwell," she said gently, "when we write, doors appear. We can't stop that. I have simply become unwilling to pay the toll for going through. You and I pay too heavy a price for crossing over." They both looked to the open door leading to the hall. They rarely spoke about the price they paid to get to their worlds, and they scrupulously careful about keeping the secret from their younger sisters.
Fascinating, right? I'm so excited about this one, and I'm currently reading it for the blog tour, which stops by on Thursday! :D
I'll be visiting around and visiting back, so leave me links to your teasers! :) Happy Tuesday!