Heartwood Box

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Tom Doherty Associates, Jul 9, 2019 - Young Adult Fiction - 336 pages
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Stranger Things meets The Lakehouse in Heartwood Box, a dark, romantic YA suspense novel with an SF edge from New York Times bestselling author Ann Aguirre.

In this tiny, terrifying town, the lost are never found.

When Araceli Flores Harper is sent to stay with her great-aunt Ottilie in her ramshackle Victorian home, the plan is simple. She’ll buckle down and get ready for college. Life won’t be exciting, but she’ll cope, right?

Wrong. From the start, things are very, very wrong. Her great-aunt still leaves food for the husband who went missing twenty years ago, and local businesses are plastered with MISSING posters. There are unexplained lights in the woods and a mysterious lab just beyond the city limits that the locals don’t talk about. Ever. When she starts receiving mysterious letters that seem to be coming from the past, she suspects someone of pranking her or trying to drive her out of her mind.

To solve these riddles and bring the lost home again, Araceli must delve into a truly diabolical conspiracy, but some secrets fight to stay buried...

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User Review  - PlanCultivateCreate - LibraryThing

Really enjoyed this mix of genres. Magical realism with futuristic technology and a dash of time travel. And of course, a hint of teenage romance. Bonus point for letter writing! Read full review

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User Review  - nbmars - LibraryThing

Araceli Flores Harper (father from Mexico, mother from Kentucky), is turning 18 in a few weeks when the story starts. She has just moved in for her senior year with a great aunt in upstate New York ... Read full review

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ANN AGUIRRE is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English literature. She lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes books, emo music, and action movies. She writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens.

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