This spine-tingling sequel to Withering-by-Sea sees Stella sent away to the moldering old family estate, where she discovers two odd cousins—and a mystery.
Eleven-year-old Stella Montgomery has always wondered about her family. What happened to her mother? And could she have a long-lost sister somewhere? Stella’s awful Aunts refuse to tell her anything, and now they have sent her Stella away to the old family home at Wormwood Mire, where she must live with two strange cousins and their governess.
But dark secrets slither and skulk within overgrown grounds of the moldering house, and Stella must be brave if she’s to find out who—or what—she really is…
"A gratifying continuation of Stella's story."--Kirkus Reviews "5/15/17 " "Rewarding, poetic, old-fashioned, warm but never treacly, and packed with dramatic tension, and although major plot points are resolved, there's still room for another look at this world and Stella's evolving place within it--fingers crossed."--BCCB "June 2017 " "Shades of Lemony Snicket's own Dr. Montgomery, herpetologist guardian of the Beaudelaire children, are present here, and Rossell's eccentric characters and tragedy-tinged mystery will likely attract similar readers. Danger, hidden rooms, revelations, and a dash of fantasy make this an entertaining and satisfying sequel."--Booklist "June 14th, 2017 "