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Her Dark Wings

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2023 YA Book Prize (nominee)

Her Dark Wings is a modern-day take on the Persephone myth, infused with the intense potency of teenage passions. The richness of Greek myth is vividly brought to life by the immediacy and originality of a fiery, contemporary drama. And iconic mythic figures crackle and change as a modern girl fills the Underworld with new life.

Exploring the thin line between love and hate, obsession and attraction, friendship and betrayal, this is a breathless and bold story, beautifully told by an exceptional writer. It's about a girl who realises what she wants and, in getting it, brings soul to a stagnant world, and change to an unyielding god. It's about life - and hope - blooming in the unlikeliest of places. It's about being brave enough to release your wings.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"Salisbury's voice sings at the crossroads of classical and urgently modern . . . Her storytelling is tight and focused and moves at a breathless pace: as all good myth-making should . . . strange, elegant and chilling: I devoured it." - Sarah Maria Griffin

"Raw emotion; searing prose and a darkly imagined world." - Non Pratt

"Melinda Salisbury is a lush, magical writer - who isn't afraid of the dark. Her Dark Wings captures the glory of having a real best friend, and the mythic pain of being betrayed by one." - Rainbow Rowell

"A skilled contemporary reimagining full of friendship and fury." - Deirdre Sullivan

"Infused with myth, Her Dark Wings is darkly enchanting, bold and unexpected. I loved experiencing this richly imagined world through the eyes of such a well-drawn, nuanced heroine." - Mary Watson

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