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When I Cast Your Shadow

When I Cast Your Shadow

A Novel

Sarah Porter

Tor Teen

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“Engrossing. Filled with nightmarish dreamscapes and menacing villains, it also treads the tender terrain of family....Highly recommended!”—Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author of Three Dark Crowns

“Darkly seductive. Sarah Porter’s writing glitters and her storytelling stuns in this twisted tale of siblings, love, and death.” —Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval

"Porter offers a poignant consideration of how far we will go for the people we love." —School Library Journal, starred review

"A wildly innovative, whip-smart, and utterly spellbinding testament to family, memory, and love—and the messes and miracles of each—poised to possess legions of readers." —Booklist, starred review

A TEENAGE GIRL CALLS HER BELOVED OLDER BROTHER BACK FROM THE GRAVE, WITH DISASTROUS CONSEQUENCES....

RUBY
Haunted by her dead brother, unable to let him go, Ruby must figure out whether his nightly appearances in her dreams are the answer to her prayers—or a nightmare come true…

EVERETT
He’s always been jealous of his dashing older brother. Now Everett must do everything he can to save his twin sister Ruby from his clutches.

DASHIELL
Charming, handsome, and manipulative, Dash has run afoul of some very powerful forces in the Land of the Dead. His only bargaining chips are Ruby and Everett. At stake is the very survival of the Bohnacker family, bodies and souls....

"A haunting tale of possession that explores the ghostly landscape of dreams and nightmares—but more importantly, the particular dynamics among siblings, both oppressive and redemptive." —Kirkus Reviews

EXCERPT

RUBY


There it is again: in the middle of the black river a pale arm sweeps up and then curves down with a splash. Someone is swimming out there, and I know with all my heart who it must be. “Dashiell?” I say, but my voice clings in...

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Praise for When I Cast Your Shadow

“Bizarre, beautiful, and richly imagined. A dark, thoroughly modern fairy tale crackling with wit and magical mayhem that would make Baba Yaga proud.” —Leigh Bardugo, New York Times bestselling author of the Grisha Trilogy, on Vassa in the Night

“An enchantingly twisted modern fairy tale. Inventive, darkly magical, and beautifully written, it will stay with me for a long time.” —Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author, on Vassa in the Night

“Darkly seductive. Sarah Porter’s writing glitters and her storytelling stuns in this twisted tale of siblings, love, and death.” —Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval, on When I Cast Your Shadow

"Porter offers a poignant consideration of how far we will go for the people we love.... An excellent selection for libraries serving teens." —School Library Journal, starred review, on When I Cast Your Shadow

"A wildly innovative, whip-smart, and utterly spellbinding testament to family, memory, and love—and the messes and miracles of each—poised to possess legions of readers." —Booklist, starred review

"[A] beautiful and gripping narrative filled with magic, hope, loss, and triumph. An enthralling, magic-tinged read about home, family, love, and belonging." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on Vassa in the Night

“Porter (the Lost Voices trilogy) delivers a suspenseful reinvention of the Russian fairy tale 'Vassilissa the Beautiful,” set in a darkly magical version of present-day Brooklyn.... [A] feverishly imagined and deliciously surreal adventure."—Publishers Weekly on Vassa in the Night

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About the author

Sarah Porter

Sarah Porter is a writer, artist, and freelance teacher who lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two cats. She is the author of the Lost Voices Trilogy (Lost Voices, Waking Storms, The Twice Lost) in addition to Vassa in the Night—all for the teen audience. She has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from City College.

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