A moving, lyrical debut. Fantasy readers will fall in love with Jerreat-Poole's sharp-tongued assassin and diverse, vividly rendered magical world.
Heather Fawcett, author of Even the Darkest Stars, for The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass
A unique, gripping, engaging book by a voice that the genre has been waiting for.
Seanan McGuire, for The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass
In the midst of this dark, murderous fantasy, debut author Jerreat-Poole explores complex themes of oppression, abuse, belonging, and identity. A raw and chaotic force of magic.
Kirkus Reviews, for The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass
Jerreat-Poole wields words like a blade, using their gorgeous prose and striking imagery to carve out a world that pulses with magic and compassion. It's a visceral work that creates a thoughtful connection between the transformative power of magic and our (often fraught) relationships with our own bodies. The story allows the beautifully developed queer cast to be complex, clever, badass, powerful, and to simply be as they are; all of which coalesce into a lovely, representative, and meaningful work of YA fiction.
Leighton Gray, co-writer of the award-nominated visual novel Dream Daddy
Jerreat-Poole crafts vivid imagery using wild and surprising prose ... Amid the witchery and the untamable, sentient magical setting, the characters grapple with the intimate complexities of identity and their understanding of justice. An energizing and magnetic whirlwind.