February 05, 2018

#BookRecommendations: A Darkly Beating Heart by @LindsaySmithDC



About the Book:

A time-travel story that alternates between modern day and 19th century Japan as one girl confronts the darkness lurking in her soul.

No one knows what to do with Reiko. She is full of hatred. All she can think about is how to best hurt herself and the people closest to her. After a failed suicide attempt, Reiko’s parents send her from their Seattle home to spend the summer with family in Japan to learn to control her emotions. But while visiting Kuramagi, a historic village preserved to reflect the nineteenth-century Edo period, Reiko finds herself slipping back in time into the life of Miyu, a young woman even more bent on revenge than Reiko herself. Reiko loves being Miyu, until she discovers the secret of Kuramagi village, and must face down Miyu’s demons as well as her own.
 


Publisher: Roaring Book Press
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Time Travel, LGBT, Fantasy, Historical Fiction 
About the Author:
Lindsay Smith is the author of Cold War-era espionage novels Sekret and Skandal, as well as the fantasy novelDreamstrider. She writes on foreign affairs and lives in Washington, DC.








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