On Roanoke Island, the legend of the 114 people who mysteriously
vanished from the Lost Colony hundreds of years ago is just an outdoor
drama for the tourists, a story people tell. But when the island faces
the sudden disappearance of 114 people now, an unlikely pair of
17-year-olds may be the only hope of bringing them back.
Miranda, a misfit girl from the island’s most infamous family, and Phillips, an exiled teen criminal who hears the voices of the dead, must dodge everyone from federal agents to long-dead alchemists as they work to uncover the secrets of the new Lost Colony. The one thing they can’t dodge is each other.
Blackwood is a dark, witty coming of age story that combines America’s oldest mystery with a thoroughly contemporary romance.
Gwenda Bond writes young adult fantasy. She is also a contributing writer for Publishers Weekly, and her nonfiction work has appeared in the Washington Post, Locus Magazine, Subterranean Online, and Lightspeed, among others. She lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband author Christopher Rowe.
Written by Charlotte Black (2017-04-12)
Essentially a good mystery with a bit of spooky history thrown in. Ever since I watched Haven I've been curious about the Roanoake disappearances. I thought there would be more evidence as to the whereabouts but it all went slightly in a different direction than I was hoping.