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The Cold Is in Her Bones

(2019)
(The second book in the Beast Is an Animal series)
A novel by

 
 
One girl must uncover secrets of the past to save her friend from a terrible curse in this dark and mesmerizing story of love, revenge, and redemption inspired by the myth of Medusa.

Milla knows two things to be true: Demons are real, and fear will keep her safe.

Milla's whole world is her family's farm. She is never allowed to travel to the village, and her only friend is her beloved older brother, Niklas. When a bright-eyed girl named Iris comes to stay, Milla hopes her loneliness might finally be coming to an end. But Iris has a secret she's forbidden to share: The village is cursed by a demon who possesses girls at random, and the townspeople live in terror of who it will come for next.

Now, it seems, the demon has come for Iris. When Iris is captured and imprisoned with other possessed girls, Milla leaves home to rescue her and break the curse forever. Her only company on the journey is a terrible new secret of her own: Milla is changing, too, and may soon be a demon herself.

Suspenseful and vividly imagined, The Cold Is in Her Bones is a novel about the dark, reverberating power of pain, the yearning to be seen and understood, and the fragile optimism of love.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A fresh, eerily compelling tale of betrayal, revenge, and the ties that bind. When van Arsdale paints a world, you can feel the fog against your skin." - Elly Blake

"Fiercely written and beautifully feminist, The Cold is in Her Bones reminds us of the power of loyalty and love in the face of ignorance and fear. I loved this tale of dangerous girls with wild hair and tangled hearts." - Lisa Maxwell


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Hardback Editions

January 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cold Is in Her Bones
Author(s): Peternelle van Arsdale
ISBN: 1-4814-8844-9 / 978-1-4814-8844-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cold is in Her Bones
Author(s): Peternelle van Arsdale
ISBN: 1-4711-6088-2 / 978-1-4711-6088-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
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Audio Editions

January 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cold Is in Her Bones
Author(s): Peternelle Van Arsdale
ISBN: 1-5082-6894-0 / 978-1-5082-6894-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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January 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cold Is in Her Bones
Author(s): Peternelle Van Arsdale
ISBN: 1-5082-6895-9 / 978-1-5082-6895-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cold Is in Her Bones
Author(s): Peternelle van Arsdale
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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January 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Cold Is in Her Bones
Author(s): Peternelle van Arsdale
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Cold is in Her Bones
Author(s): Peternelle van Arsdale
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
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March 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Cold is in Her Bones
Author(s): Peternelle van Arsdale
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Cold Is in Her Bones
Author(s): Peternelle van Arsdale
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA