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Peternelle van Arsdale - Author

About the Author

Peternelle van Arsdale was an executive editor for HarperCollins, Anchor/Doubleday, Hyperion, and Putnam. Over the course of her career she edited multiple New York Times bestsellers and award-winners, including The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's novel Sister of My Heart. She also conceived, compiled, and edited Kurt Vonnegut's posthumously published collection, Armageddon in Retrospect. Peternelle is now a freelance editor and ghostwriter of both fiction and non-fiction. The Beast is an Animal is her first book under her own name. Visit her at pvabooks.com.

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The Cold is in Her Bones

The Cold is in Her Bones

Author: Peternelle van Arsdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

One girl must uncover secrets of the past to save her friend from a terrible curse in this dark and mesmerizing story of love, revenge, and redemption inspired by the myth of Medusa. Milla knows two things to be true: Demons are real, and fear will keep her safe. Milla's whole world is her family's farm. She is never allowed to travel to the village and her only friend is her beloved older brother, Niklas. When a bright-eyed girl named Iris comes to stay, Milla hopes her loneliness might finally be coming to an end. But Iris has a secret she's forbidden to share: The village is cursed by a demon who possesses girls at random, and the townspeople live in terror of who it will come for next. Now, it seems, the demon has come for Iris. When Iris is captured and imprisoned with other possessed girls, Milla leaves home to rescue her and break the curse forever. Her only company on the journey is a terrible new secret of her own: Milla is changing, too, and may soon be a demon herself. Suspenseful and vividly imagined, The Cold Is in Her Bones is a novel about the dark, reverberating power of pain, the yearning to be seen and understood, and the fragile optimism of love.

The Beast is an Animal

The Beast is an Animal

Author: Peternelle van Arsdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2017

The Beast is an animal You'd better lock the Gate Or when it's dark, It comes for you Then it will be too late Alys was the only one to see the soul eaters when they came to her village. The others were sleeping. They never woke up... Now, an orphan, Alys knows the full danger of the soul eaters. She's heard the nursery rhymes the chidren sing about the twin sisters who feed on souls. She's seen people disappear into the fforest and never come back. So why, then, does she find herself mysteriously drawn to the fforest? Is she what everyone around her says she is? A witch? Alys soon finds herself on a journey that will take her to the very heart of the fforest. There she must decide where true evil lies. And face the thing they call ...The Beast. A fairy tale with a difference: shivery, dark, and deeply satisfying. 'Read it if you loved The Handmaid's Tale' - Entertainment Weekly

The Beast is an Animal

The Beast is an Animal

Author: Peternelle van Arsdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2017

Alys was seven when the soul eaters came to her village. These soul eaters are twin sisters who were abandoned by their father and slowly grew into something not quite human, something that needs to feed on souls to survive... Alys and all the children in her village were spared by the twins, but having lost their parents and elders the children were sent to live in a neighbouring village. Afraid of facing a similar fate, the villagers in the children's' adopted home created a strict world where good and evil are as fundamental as the nursery rhymes children sing. Fear of the soul eaters - and of the Beast they believe guides them - rule village life. But the Beast is not what they think he is. And neither is Alys. Haunting but beautiful, The Beast is an Animal is a wholly original fairytale: shivery, dark, and deeply satisfying.

Beast Is an Animal

Beast Is an Animal

Author: Peternelle van Arsdale Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2017

A YALSA (YOUNG ADULT LIBRARY SERVICES ASSOCIATION) 2018 AMAZING AUDIOBOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS SELECTION! A girl with a secret talent must save her village from the encroaching darkness in this haunting and deeply satisfying tale.Alys was seven when the soul eaters came to her village. These soul eaters, twin sisters who were abandoned by their father and slowly morphed into something not quite human, devour human souls. Alys, and all the other children, were sparedand they were sent to live in a neighboring village. There the devout people created a strict world where good and evil are as fundamental as the nursery rhymes children sing. Fear of the soul eatersand of the Beast they believe guides themrule village life. But the Beast is not what they think it is. And neither is Alys. Inside, Alys feels connected to the soul eaters, and maybe even to the Beast itself. As she grows from a child to a teenager, she longs for the freedom of the forest. And she has a gift she can tell no one, for fear they will call her a witch. When disaster strikes, Alys finds herself on a journey to heal herself and her world. A journey that will take her through the darkest parts of the forest, where danger threatens her from the outsideand from within her own heart and soul.

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