Paint My Body Red
Release Date: 11/02/15
Summary from Goodreads:
They think I'll be number seven. Unlucky number seven.
Dead teenager number seven. With the rash of suicides at my school, I've been shipped off to my dad's Wyoming ranch for âmy own safety.â My mom worries I'll be nextâanother depressed teenager whose blood will end up on the train tracks. But she doesn't know my secrets...or what I did.
Everything has changed at the ranch since I was there last. The st aff is gone, and there arenât any visitors. The place is struggling, and ALS is des troying my dad. The one bright spot in this mess is his newâand onlyâranch hand, Jake. Heâs gorgeous, cheerful, healthy and sane. Shadows don't haunt his eyes and eat away at him in the night.
But the ranch and Jake can't save me from the darkness inside , or the knowledge of what I've done. This time, it's up to me to save myself...
Heidi Kling writes fantasy novels set in a contemporary worl d and contemporary novels about girls in fantastic situations. The bestselling Spell spinners series (Coliloquy/Vook), is 9-book series leading with < i>Witch's Brew. The Gleaning, Devil's Frost and Beautiful Monster ar e out now with more adventures to follow. Her debut contemporary, Sea (Penguin), was an IndieNext Pick, Northern California Book of th e Year nominee, Gateway Readerâs Award choice and Scholastic Readers Pick. Her f orthcoming contemporary novel, Paint My Body Red, launches with Entangled Teen Fall, 2015.
Told in dual narratives, several more installment s are planned in this "Romeo and Juliet with magic" series readers compare t o stories by LJ Smith, Cassandra Clare and Melissa de la Cruz.< o:p>
After earning her MFA in Writing for Children from the New Schoo l, she returned to her native California. She lives with her husband, two chi ldren and the cutest accidental puppy mix ever, Sailor Lily, just over the coastal mountains