Author(s): Tamara Blake
Original Publish Date: Jul 16, 2013
Product Number: EB00735608
Released: Sep 11, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781626811027
Publisher: Diversion Books
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A young girl is drawn into a decadent and deadly paranormal world in a modern-day fairy tale steeped in danger and suspense. When Ruby volunteers to take her mother's housecleaning shift at the gothic Cottingley Heights mansion, she thinks it's going to be business as usual. Clean out the fridge, scrub toilets, nothing too unusual. But nothing could prepare her for the wanton squalor she finds within: rich people with more money than sense trashing their beautiful clothes and home just because they can. After the handsome Tam discovers her cleaning up after him and his friends, Ruby has never felt more like a character from her sister's book of fairy tales. Tam sees beyond Ruby's job and ratty clothes, and sweeps her off her feet, treating her like a real princess, but Ruby is sure this beautiful boy is too good to be true. And as one tragedy after another befalls Ruby and her family, she painfully learns that magic is all too real—and it always comes with a price. "The fairy characters are faintly reminiscent of the group of vampires in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight books . . . Teen girls who are reluctant readers and enjoy watching shows such as True Blood will pick up this title." —School Library Journal