Khristine Hvam portrays a confident, inquisitive, and grounded young woman who lives an ordinary life by day but a far from ordinary life at night. What does Karou, a 17-year-old girl with naturally blue hair and tattooed palms, do when she’s not in art school in Prague? She travels through portals, running errands for the chimaera (half-human, half not) she calls family. As Karou confronts her heritage, Hvam presents the story’s adventure, romance, and humor with a smooth grace. Hvam maneuvers her way through the fantastical characters smoothly, sharpening the contrast between ordinary and extraordinary events. As the first installment in a young adult urban fantasy series, this book introduces a host of characters and mysteries for further exploration. J.E.M. 2012 Audies Winner © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2011]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2011
CD ISBN 978-1-61113-297-7 $26.98 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9781611139655 $24.98
Library Ed. AudioGO 2011
CD ISBN 978-1-61113-770-5 $79.99 Ten CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
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