Epic, heartbreaking, and darkly atmospheric, Into the Heartless Wood is the story of impossible love between a monstrous tree siren and a boy who lives at the edge of her wood.

The forest is a dangerous place, where siren song lures men and women to their deaths. For centuries, a witch has harvested souls to feed the heartless tree, using its power to grow her domain.

When Owen Merrick is lured into the witch’s wood, one of her tree-siren daughters, Seren, saves his life instead of ending it. Every night, he climbs over the garden wall to see her, and every night her longing to become human deepens. But a shift in the stars foretells a dangerous curse, and Seren’s quest to become human will lead them into an ancient war raging between the witch and the king who is trying to stop her.

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Praise for Into the Heartless Wood:

“UPROOTED meets The Little Mermaid in this gorgeously atmospheric and literally heart-wrenching monster girlfriend story.”

—Rosamund Hodge, NYT bestselling author of Cruel Beauty

Into the Heartless Wood is a fantasy novel that packs an emotional punch as it explores how doing the right, kind and gentle thing can require far more courage than waging war.”

—BookPage Starred Review

 “A luminous, impassioned fairytale, alternately dark as choking briars and shot through with pulsing starlight. You may enter the Heartless Wood with your soul intact, but you’ll surely leave a piece of it behind.”

—Laura Weymouth, author of The Light Between Worlds, A Treason of Thorns, and A Rush of Wings

“Bewitching, brutal and beautiful.”

—R. J. Anderson, bestselling author of Knife and A Pocket Full of Murder

“Brimming with lush prose, endearing characters and soul-stirring stakes, INTO THE HEARTLESS WOOD is reminiscent to Seren’s siren call—completely irresistible.”

—Rebecca Ross, author of Sisters of Sword and Song