The thrilling companion to Elissa Sussman’s masterful and original fairy tale, Stray, about which Booklist said, “Sussman delightfully mixes dystopian tension with retold fairy tales, and the result is something wholly original.” For readers of Heather Dixon’s Entwined and fans of Disney’s Into the Woods and Tangled.
After helping to rescue Princess Aislynn, Elanor has finally rejoined the rebel camp she calls home. Stolen from her parents at a young age and forced into service by the Wicked Queen, Elanor now wants nothing more than to see the queen removed from power. But Elanor has secrets—mistakes she’s spent years trying to forget—and the closer the rebels get to the throne, the harder it is for Elanor to keep her past hidden away. With fellow rebels on her side, including Princess Aislynn, Thackery, and the handsome and mysterious Matthias, it is time for Elanor to make a decision. Will she protect her secrets? Or risk everything to save the people she loves? Booklist said, “Fans will love having more action, more delicate touches of fairy tales, more romance. . . . A solid girl-positive addition to fantasy collections.” Includes a map.
About the Author
Elissa Sussman received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and in a previous life managed animators and organized spreadsheets at some of the best animation studios in the world, including Nickelodeon, Disney, DreamWorks, and Sony Imageworks. You can find her name in the credits of The Croods, Hotel Transylvania, The Princess and the Frog, and Tangled. She lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and their rescue dog, Basil. Stray is her first novel.