Deep in the forest, Serafina and her best friend Braeden come face-to-face with the evil infecting Biltmore, only to discover its reach is far greater than they ever imagined. . . More Book 2
#1 New York Times Best Seller in the first week of its launch
Kirkus Starred Review
2016 Barnes & Noble Best Books for Young Readers
2016 Amazon Best Books for Young Readers
#1 Amazon Best Seller in its category for Mystery, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Spine-Tingling Tales, and Action Adventure
2017 Southern Book Prize Finalist
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REVIEWS

“Even better than its predecessor, a sequel that delivers nonstop thrills from beginning to end.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Even better than its predecessor, a sequel that delivers nonstop thrills from beginning to end.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Even better than its predecessor, a sequel that delivers nonstop thrills from beginning to end.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Beatty continues to build a fascinating magical world, the Blue Ridge Mountains and Biltmore Estate developing beyond mere settings into characters themselves.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Beatty continues to build a fascinating magical world, the Blue Ridge Mountains and Biltmore Estate developing beyond mere settings into characters themselves.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Beatty continues to build a fascinating magical world, the Blue Ridge Mountains and Biltmore Estate developing beyond mere settings into characters themselves.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Adults and children will eagerly follow Serafina into a world of self-discovery, justice, and new friendships.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Adults and children will eagerly follow Serafina into a world of self-discovery, justice, and new friendships.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Adults and children will eagerly follow Serafina into a world of self-discovery, justice, and new friendships.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Eerie gothic imagery, a ferociously scrappy heroine, and an elegant setting combine seamlessly to create a captivating mystery that will be well received by fans.” —School Library Journal

“Eerie gothic imagery, a ferociously scrappy heroine, and an elegant setting combine seamlessly to create a captivating mystery that will be well received by fans.” —School Library Journal

“Eerie gothic imagery, a ferociously scrappy heroine, and an elegant setting combine seamlessly to create a captivating mystery that will be well received by fans.” —School Library Journal

“The twin tensions of a supernatural evil and an unusual girl trying to
figure out who she is and who she wants to be ... are beautifully balanced.” —B&N Kids Blog

“The twin tensions of a supernatural evil and an unusual girl trying to
figure out who she is and who she wants to be ... are beautifully balanced.” —B&N Kids Blog

“The twin tensions of a supernatural evil and an unusual girl trying to
figure out who she is and who she wants to be ... are beautifully balanced.” —B&N Kids Blog

“Serafna, brave and fierce, is a wild heroine who will continue to appeal …” —Booklist

“Serafna, brave and fierce, is a wild heroine who will continue to appeal …” —Booklist

“Serafna, brave and fierce, is a wild heroine who will continue to appeal …” —Booklist

“Beatty delivers an action-packed, suspenseful, emotionally resonant sequel.”
—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Beatty delivers an action-packed, suspenseful, emotionally resonant sequel.”
—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Beatty delivers an action-packed, suspenseful, emotionally resonant sequel.”
—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“I will use it as a mentor text in my 5th Grade English class.” —Goodreads

“I will use it as a mentor text in my 5th Grade English class.” —Goodreads

“I will use it as a mentor text in my 5th Grade English class.” —Goodreads

“A major hit with my students!” —Goodreads

“A major hit with my students!” —Goodreads

“A major hit with my students!” —Goodreads

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  • Serafina and the Twisted Staff

    The brave and unusual Serafina lives in the magnificent Biltmore Estate in the opulence of the Gilded Age and the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. But she’s caught between two worlds: she’s too wild for Biltmore’s beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join her forest kin.

    Filled with history, mystery, and magic for both adults and young readers (8+), this Disney-Hyperion thriller debuted as a #1 New York Times Best Seller, earned the prestigious “Starred Review” from Kirkus Reviews, and is now being taught in over a thousand classrooms nationwide.

    Late one night while prowling through the forest, Serafina encounters a strange and terrifying figure, and then she’s attacked by the vicious wolfhounds under his control. Even worse, she’s convinced that the stranger is not alone, that he has sent his accomplice into Biltmore in disguise.

    A mysterious series of attacks test Serafina’s role as Biltmore’s protector, culminating in a tragedy that tears Serafina’s best friend, Braeden Vanderbilt, from her side. Heartbroken, she flees.

    Deep in the forest, she comes face-to-face with the evil infecting Biltmore–and discovers its reach is far greater than she’d ever imagined. All the humans and animals of the Blue Ridge Mountains are in terrible danger. For Serafina to defeat this new evil before it engulfs her beloved home, she must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that has always awaited her.

  • Serafina and the Twisted Staff

    The brave and unusual Serafina lives in the magnificent Biltmore Estate in the opulence of the Gilded Age and the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. But she’s caught between two worlds: she’s too wild for Biltmore’s beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join her forest kin.

    Filled with history, mystery, and magic for both adults and young readers (8+), this Disney-Hyperion thriller debuted as a #1 New York Times Best Seller, earned the prestigious “Starred Review” from Kirkus Reviews, and is now being taught in over a thousand classrooms nationwide.

    Late one night while prowling through the forest, Serafina encounters a strange and terrifying figure, and then she’s attacked by the vicious wolfhounds under his control. Even worse, she’s convinced that the stranger is not alone, that he has sent his accomplice into Biltmore in disguise.

    A mysterious series of attacks test Serafina’s role as Biltmore’s protector, culminating in a tragedy that tears Serafina’s best friend, Braeden Vanderbilt, from her side. Heartbroken, she flees.

    Deep in the forest, she comes face-to-face with the evil infecting Biltmore–and discovers its reach is far greater than she’d ever imagined. All the humans and animals of the Blue Ridge Mountains are in terrible danger. For Serafina to defeat this new evil before it engulfs her beloved home, she must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that has always awaited her.

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  • Serafina and the Twisted Staff

    The brave and unusual Serafina lives in the magnificent Biltmore Estate in the opulence of the Gilded Age and the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. But she’s caught between two worlds: she’s too wild for Biltmore’s beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join her forest kin.

    Filled with history, mystery, and magic for both adults and young readers (8+), this Disney-Hyperion thriller debuted as a #1 New York Times Best Seller, earned the prestigious “Starred Review” from Kirkus Reviews, and is now being taught in over a thousand classrooms nationwide.

    Late one night while prowling through the forest, Serafina encounters a strange and terrifying figure, and then she’s attacked by the vicious wolfhounds under his control. Even worse, she’s convinced that the stranger is not alone, that he has sent his accomplice into Biltmore in disguise.

    A mysterious series of attacks test Serafina’s role as Biltmore’s protector, culminating in a tragedy that tears Serafina’s best friend, Braeden Vanderbilt, from her side. Heartbroken, she flees.

    Deep in the forest, she comes face-to-face with the evil infecting Biltmore–and discovers its reach is far greater than she’d ever imagined. All the humans and animals of the Blue Ridge Mountains are in terrible danger. For Serafina to defeat this new evil before it engulfs her beloved home, she must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that has always awaited her.

  • Serafina and the Twisted Staff

    The brave and unusual Serafina lives in the magnificent Biltmore Estate in the opulence of the Gilded Age and the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. But she’s caught between two worlds: she’s too wild for Biltmore’s beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join her forest kin.

    Filled with history, mystery, and magic for both adults and young readers (8+), this Disney-Hyperion thriller debuted as a #1 New York Times Best Seller, earned the prestigious “Starred Review” from Kirkus Reviews, and is now being taught in over a thousand classrooms nationwide.

    Late one night while prowling through the forest, Serafina encounters a strange and terrifying figure, and then she’s attacked by the vicious wolfhounds under his control. Even worse, she’s convinced that the stranger is not alone, that he has sent his accomplice into Biltmore in disguise.

    A mysterious series of attacks test Serafina’s role as Biltmore’s protector, culminating in a tragedy that tears Serafina’s best friend, Braeden Vanderbilt, from her side. Heartbroken, she flees.

    Deep in the forest, she comes face-to-face with the evil infecting Biltmore–and discovers its reach is far greater than she’d ever imagined. All the humans and animals of the Blue Ridge Mountains are in terrible danger. For Serafina to defeat this new evil before it engulfs her beloved home, she must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that has always awaited her.

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