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Dark Horses

Dark Horses by Cecily von Ziegesar
Oct 03, 2017 | 336 Pages
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    Sep 13, 2016 | 336 Pages | Young Adult

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Praise for Dark Horses

“A compelling story of love and fixation . . . The twisted tale of Merritt and Red has the power and mystery of myth.”
—Eliot Schrefer, New York Times bestselling author and two-time National Book Award finalist

“Move over, Black Beauty. Cecily von Ziegesar has brought the classic horse novel into the twenty-first century with an alluring, heart-wrenching, and nail-biting look at an elite and tumultuous world. The relationship between Merritt and Red is haunting and powerful. I devoured this book to its very end.”
—Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars

“Told in dual perspectives of a troubled teen and the difficult horse she’s paired with, Dark Horses is an exciting new addition to YA you will not want to miss! Von Ziegesar has created a world so utterly unique, compelling, and at times heartwrenching, it stayed with me long after I turned the last page.”
—Alyson Noël, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals series and Unrivaled

Dark Horses is a slightly bizarre spin on Black Beauty, about characters who go to desperate lengths to find control, purpose and love in their lives. In an unusual viewpoint, Red shines as a tragic victim of human whim.”
Chico Enterprise-Register

“This page-turner will draw in a whole new audience with just the right blend of glamor, scandal, and horses.”
School Library Journal

“The competitive riding world is always a draw, and this is an intriguing look into its dark side. If that weren’t enough, von Ziegesar’s (the Gossip Girl series) name alone will spur readers.”

“Von Ziegesar, known for her Gossip Girl series, nails teen dialogue and horse-show society.”
Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Cecily von Ziegesar

“The heartlessness of youth is von Ziegesar’s double-edged theme . . . Her designated reader is an adolescent girl, but the reader she seems to have firmly in mind as she writes is a literate, even literary, adult.”
The New Yorker

“Sophisticated. Von Ziegesar takes seriously the inner lives of characters who in any other teen narrative would be stock villains.”
New York Magazine

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