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The Bitterwine Oath

(2020)
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Every fifty years, a cult claims twelve men to murder in a small Texas town. Can one girl end the cycle of violence - and save the boy who broke her heart?

"A richly woven tale of magic and murder and vengeance. This book kept me up all night! One of the best stories I've read all year." - Shea Ernshaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep

San Solano, Texas, is a quaint town known for its charm, hospitality, and history of murder. Twice now, twelve men have been brutally killed, and no one knows who did it. A shadowy witch? A copycat killer? Or a man-hating murderess?

Eighteen-year-old Natalie Colter is sure that the rumors about her great-great-grandmother's cult of wronged women are just gossip, but that doesn't stop the true-crime writers and dark tourism bloggers from capitalizing on the town's reputation. It's an urban legend that's hard to ignore, and it gets harder when Nat learns that the sisterhood is real. And magical. And they want her to join.

The more Nat learns of the Wardens' supernatural history, the more she wonders about the real culprits behind the town's ritualistic murders. Are the Wardens protecting San Solano from even darker forces? There are shadows in the woods, bones on the outskirts of town, and questions Nat needs answered.

But everything becomes more urgent when people start getting "marked" as new victims--including Levi Langford, the boy whose kiss haunted Nat for a year. With Levi in danger, doing nothing would be harder than fighting back.

Nat knows that no one is safe. Can she and the sisterhood stop the true evil from claiming their town?

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A richly woven tale of magic and murder and vengeance. This book kept me up all night! One of the best stories I've read all year." - Shea Ernshaw


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Used availability for Hannah West's The Bitterwine Oath

Hardback Editions

December 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bitterwine Oath
Author(s): Hannah West
ISBN: 0-8234-4547-X / 978-0-8234-4547-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holiday House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

December 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bitterwine Oath
Author(s): Hannah West
Publisher: Holiday House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU