The Midnight Girls
In a snowy kingdom, two evil rivals secretly compete for the pure heart of a prince, only to discover that they may fall in love with each other. Canava? Season is the season of mischief and rave. For the next few weeks, it's all going to be chilly dance parties, glittery camouflages and nightly torch-lit sleigh parties. Unbeknownst to the joyful people, two uninvited girls join the spree. Zosia and Marynka are drawn to each other as soon as they meet, and until they find out they are rivals, they both set their sights on the prince's heart. If one consumes a pure heart, she will gain immeasurable power. Marynka plans to bring the prince back to her patron to prove herself. And Zosia is determined to take his heart and its power for himself.
Their ambitions turn into a magical match, with both girls vying to keep the prince out of each other's grasp, even as their attraction to each other grows. But their attempts on his life caught the attention of the city, which was going to die for him, and suddenly their escalating rivalry could cost them not only their love for each other, but their lives .
Praise for The Dark Tide:
"Striking the perfect balance, The Dark Tide demands to be read in one held breath as its tide bears down on all."—Foreword, Starred Review
"A dark scenic adventure, sensitively written for romantics, Jasinska's debut novel is a fantasy of promises, betrayal, unrequited love, and black magic."—School Library Journal, Starred Review
"The Dark Tide is the dark, queer fantasy of your dreams that's part beauty and the beast, part something entirely new and original... a lush world that begs to be lived in... It's beautiful, and fast paced, and everything I ever want from a fairy tale."—Cat VanOrder, Bookmarks (Winston-Salem, NC)
"Fans of the enemies-to-lovers trope will be ecstatic with this book...The Dark Tide offers an exciting and immersive story with a strong feminist slant that subverts common YA tropes and forges its own original path."—The Nerd Daily