Dark and Deepest Red

Dark and Deepest Red Book Summary

Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia and her family, and Lavinia may have to do the unimaginable to save herself and everyone she loves.

Five centuries later, a pair of red shoes seal to Rosella Oliva’s feet, making her dance uncontrollably. They draw her toward a boy who knows the dancing fever’s history better than anyone: Emil, whose family was blamed for the fever five hundred years ago. But there’s more to what happened in 1518 than even Emil knows, and discovering the truth may decide whether Rosella survives the red shoes.

With McLemore's signature lush prose, Dark and Deepest Red pairs the forbidding magic of a fairy tale with a modern story of passion and betrayal.

Title:Dark and Deepest Red
Edition Language:English



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    Dark and Deepest Red Reviews

  • Chaima ? ?????

    Full review now posted HERE on my blog Not my favorite McLemore book; I found it lacks the sort of alchemy that made their previous novels so winning for me. But it's still a lovely retelling of Ande...

  • Lala BooksandLala

    I've given every Anna-Marie McLemore 5 stars, so this is a bit of a surprise even to me! Trying to sort out my feelings is hard because the story telling I know and love was still there. Their vivid d...

  • Mackenzi

    This book has ruined all other books for me....

  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)

    Thanks to Edelweiss and Feiwel & Friends for having this book up for download! (Also thanks to my friend who sent it to me first after I was complaining about being rejected!)CW: transphobia, racism, ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    I’m so delighted by everything about this blurb. Anna-Marie I love you...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    update: Dec 3, 2019This was what Twitter chose for my November "pick it for me" read, and I was really stoked to pick it up, but sadly just wasn't in the right reading mood for it at all! Anna-Marie h...

  • Hollis

    I've had a few reasons to not rate books over the years. But sometimes the reason is simply because I honestly don't know what the book deserves. This here is one of those times.This is my first McLem...

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is

    DNF... I’m just not feeling it. I tried but I don’t find any of the character’s views interesting. The love sprung up out of nowhere since there’s an 11 years jump. All of a sudden Lala wanted...

  • Jonna Kristina

    ”a brutal fairy tale. the true medieval events that may have inspired it. two girls of color, 500 years apart. and the queerest ending I've ever written.” I CAN’T WAIT!!!...

  • ? TABI ?

    "We are more than what we've survived." I've realized that I cannot review a Anna-Marie McLemore book. Why?? Because she writes with such effortless magic that's it's nigh impossible to define the po...