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Publisher's Summary

Secrets. Lies. Super-bad choices. Witchcraft. This is Our Crooked Hearts, a darkly gripping contemporary fantasy from Melissa Albert, the New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood

“A riveting story that grips you like a spell until you’re too deep to emerge unscathed.”—Angeline Boulley, author of Firekeeper’s Daughter

The suburbs, right now . . .

Seventeen-year-old Ivy’s summer break kicks off with an accident, a punishment, and a mystery: a stranger whose appearance in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night, heralds a string of increasingly unsettling events. As the days pass, Ivy grapples with eerie offerings, corroded memories, and a secret she’s always known—that there's more to her mother than meets the eye.

The city, back then . . .

Dana has always been perceptive. And the summer she turns sixteen, with the help of her best friend and an ambitious older girl, her gifts bloom into a heady fling with the supernatural. As the trio’s aspirations darken, they find themselves speeding toward a violent breaking point.

Years after it began, Ivy and Dana's shared story will come down to a reckoning among a daughter, a mother, and the dark forces they never should’ve messed with. 

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

©2022 Melissa Albert (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

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better sound needed

sorry was really good at first. At about half way thru it got a bit "young adulty" imo - that was unexpected and not in a good way. I guess I like the very serious style of Ann Rice. My biggest complaint was that the voice of Dana was so quiet. ! I had to keep adjusting the volume so I could hear what the hell she was saying only to have my ears blown out when another character spoke. Really annoying when there were scenes with Dana + other more excitable ( and loud ) characters.

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Hard to get past poor audio quality - Read instead

I’m a fan of Melissa Albert and was excited when this pre-order arrived in my library. I assumed this would be like her previous books and I'd happily finish it in a day or over a weekend; this was not the case for me with Our Crooked Hearts. I really struggled getting through this one because of the poor sound quality/editing. Every time Chloe Cannon read a chapter I was immediately pulled out of the story. The audio quality was so distracting with her voice being significantly lower and softer than Emma Galvin's that I was constantly trying to turn up my already maxed phone volume. Toward the end I just held my phone up so I could hear her better. I'm not sure what happened because when she voiced other characters during Dana’s chapters, she was clear and had emphasis.

Although I enjoyed the story, it wasn't as much fun for me because of the audio issues. I think I would have preferred to read this one instead of listening to it.

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Caught me!

Didn’t know how to feel at first, but at some point I became completely enthralled. I couldn’t stop listening. Kept finding ways to keep listening. It is a great read and so glad I found it!