In this gothic romp through post-war Barcelona, 15-year-olds Oscar and Marina encounter reanimated prosthetic limbs, faces ravaged by acid, and the ubiquitous black butterfly. From graveyards to abandoned greenhouses, this book is spine-chillingly beautiful.
--Cara— From October Staff Picks: Spooky, Creepy, Trick-or-Treat-y!
"We all have a secret buried under lock and key in the attic of our soul. This is mine."
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Praise for Marina:
A 2015 ABC Best Book for Young Readers
* "This beautifully written work of historical fiction is impossible to put down."—School Library Journal, starred review
* "Zafón is a master of both the subtle simile and the outrageous image.... Unlikely discoveries in mysterious, half-ruined mansions alternate with spine-tingling action sequences to create a grotesquerie that will delight horror fans."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Fans of Neil Gaiman will devour this book, and it deserves a place next to popular mysteries."—VOYA, starred review
"This sweeping gothic mystery...delivers gritty atmosphere, perilous action, [and] propulsive storytelling."—Booklist
"Delivers scares in spades.... [An] immersive, truly terrifying tale."—The Bulletin
"A great tale of mystery, suspense, and romance.... spell-binding."—Library Media Connection
"Zafón weaves a twisted tapestry of gothic horror, quickly paced, with intricate layers of carefully crafted stories within stories."—The Horn Book
"High-quality gothic genre fiction with a classic Mary Shelley sensibility."—Kirkus Reviews