Finn Sullivan is still grieving the loss of her sister, Lily
Rose, when she and her father move to his hometown of Fair
Hollow, NY. Fair Hollow is an odd town, where the atmosphere
often resembles a Renaissance Fair more than a town with two
colleges. Finn immediately befriends Christie and Sylvie,
but she senses something is amiss with Fair Hollow. What
will she learn about the mysterious Fata family? And will
her heart- and her friends- survive her strange attraction
to Jack Fata?
THORN JACK is the first in the Night and Nothing
series, and features a modern day retelling of the ballad of
Tam Lin. Katherine Harbour takes readers on a journey where
Keats, Yeats, and Shakespeare are routinely quoted as their
tales weave seamlessly into Harbour's world-building.
Through Katherine Harbour's brilliant and lush storytelling,
I could easily envision the myths and tales springing to
Part of the beauty of THORN JACK is the lyrical
storytelling. Katherine Harbour crafts an opulent world of
masks and mythical beings that is constantly fraught with
peril. It's impossible not to get sucked into her vibrant
world as we see fairies both frolicking and plotting while
humans fall prey to their whims. Finn is the perfect heroine
for Harbour's eerie setting as she tries to adjust to a
world very unlike her San Francisco home.
THORN JACK is a dark look at the magical world of fairies.
Katherine Harbour immerses the reader into an alluring world
where nothing is quite as it seems and everyone hides behind
a mask of some sort. I didn't want THORN JACK to end as the
beauty of the world captivated me and leaves me hungry for
the next book in the series. THORN JACK is highly
recommended, particularly for those who like their fairy
tales dark, enthralling, and even a wee bit disturbing.
Katherine Harbour's storytelling is nothing short of
Combining the sorcery of The Night Circus with
malefic suspense of A Secret History, Thorn Jack
a spectacular, modern retelling of the ancient Scottish
ballad, Tam Linâ€”a beguiling fusion of love, fantasy, and
myth that echoes the imaginative artistry of the works of
Neil Gaiman, Cassandra Clare, and Melissa Marr.
wake of her older sisterâ€™s suicide, Finn Sullivan and her
father move to a quaint town in upstate New York.
with socialites, hippies, and dramatic artists, every
of this new place holds bright possibilitiesâ€”and dark
enigmas, including the devastatingly attractive Jack
scion of one of the townâ€™s most powerful families.
she begins to settle in, Finn discovers that beneath its
pretty, placid surface, the town and its denizensâ€”
the Fata familyâ€”wield an irresistible charm and dangerous
power, a tempting and terrifying blend of good and evil,
magic and mystery, that holds dangerous consequences for
innocent and curious girl like Finn.
and save her beloved Jack, Finn must confront the
Fata family . . . a battle that will lead to shocking
secrets about her sisterâ€™s death.