Once upon a nightmare, her fairytale begins ...
Join the Syracuse Public Library's YA Book Club and read "Stain" by A. G. Howard this July!
“Stain,” a high-fantasy, gothic fairytale, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea,” takes place in an alternative medieval world split apart by magic. To win back her kingdom of perpetual day, save her night prince, and reunite the sun with the moon, a princess incapable of speech or sound must prove herself everything a traditional princess is not: tough enough to sleep on a bed of nails, and loud enough to be heard without a voice.
Teens, young adults, and new adults are welcome to join this club, which will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, in the Rosalyn Jones/teen room for a discussion and to work on book journals.
Pick up copies at the library or digitally through the Libby app. To join or get more information, speak with Amber, Michelle, or Shelly at the Syracuse Public Library — (574) 457-3022.
After Lyra—a princess incapable of speech or sound—is cast out of her kingdom of daylight by her wicked aunt, a witch saves her life, steals her memories, and raises her in an enchanted forest . . . disguised as a boy known only as Stain. Meanwhile, in Lyra’s rival kingdom, the prince of thorns and night is dying, and the only way for him to break his curse is to wed the princess of daylight—for she is his true equal. As Lyra finds her way back to her identity, an imposter princess prepares to steal her betrothed prince and her crown. To win back her kingdom, save the prince, and make peace with the land of the night, Lyra must be loud enough to be heard without a voice, and strong enough to pass a series of tests—ultimately proving she’s everything a traditional princess is not.
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