• Imprint: Amulet Books
  • Publication Date: March 7, 2017
  • Price: $17.95
  • Trim Size: 5 12 x 8 14
  • ISBN: 1-4197-2368-5
  • EAN: 9781419723681
  • Page Count: 336
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World English
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Tourmaline Harris’s life hit pause at fifteen, when her mom went to prison because of Tourmaline’s unintentionally damning testimony. But at eighteen, her home life is stable, and she has a strong relationship with her father, the president of a local biker club known as the Wardens. Virginia Campbell’s life hit fast-forward at fifteen, when her mom “sold” her into the services of Hazard, a powerful attorney: a man for whom the law is merely a suggestion. When Hazard sets his sights on dismantling the Wardens, he sends in Virginia, who has every intention of selling out the club—and Tourmaline. But the two girls are stronger than the circumstances that brought them together, and their resilience defines the friendship at the heart of this powerful debut novel.

Praise

"Violence, deception, and crime are tempered with love and friendship as Virginia and Tourmaline help each other in their missions to survive the limits and dangers placed on them by the men in their lives... Readers will stand up and cheer for these mighty heroines."
Kirkus
"This gritty story is told through strikingly beautiful writing, and the Southern setting (West Virginia and Virginia) leaps off the page."
School Library Journal
"Debut author Lemon spins a complicated story of revenge, motorcycles, female friendship, and sexy bikers who appreciate and protect the strong women they fall for...the book is undeniably fun to read, with a satisfyingly hard-won happy ending."
Publishers Weekly
"This modern, edgy riff on Thelma & Louise will transport readers to the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains... Hand to fans of Sons of Anarchy and readers who like their YA gritty and raw."
Booklist
"That said, there is indeed power in a staunch friendship, and each girl finds strength in having an unexpected ally, defender, and support... this is at the core a friend novel about two girls who deserve way, way better than life has dealt them and who are finally gaining the tools they need to grab it rather than wait for it."
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

About the author

Sarah Nicole Lemon has butchered wild game, worked at a plastics factory, and earned her bachelor’s degree in pre-law—but she skipped over law school to wander the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains instead. Sarah lives on the Chesapeake Bay.