by Maurissa Guibord
Released: January 11, 2011 from Delacorte Press (that's right, it just came out!)
Tessa doesn't believe in magic. Or Fate. But there's something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry she discovers in a box of old books. She finds the creature woven within it compelling and frightening. After the tapestry comes into her possession, Tessa experiences dreams of the past and scenes from a brutal hunt that she herself participated in. When she accidentally pulls a thread from the tapestry, Tessa releases a terrible centuries old secret. She also meets William de Chaucy, an irresistible 16th-century nobleman. His fate is as inextricably tied to the tapestry as Tessa's own. Together, they must correct the wrongs of the past. But then the Fates step in, making a tangled mess of Tessa's life. Now everyone she loves will be destroyed unless Tessa does their bidding and defeats a cruel and crafty ancient enemy.
Pretty, isn't it? I feel like, as the leader of Team Unicorn, I have to read this. I also have this weird thing for stories about weaving and tapestries: Anahita's Woven Riddle, The Lady and the Unicorn, A Curse Dark as Gold, Daughter of the Forest -- I love me some warp and weft, what can I say. So definitely going to be checking into this one, if only for that. Oh, and the pretty, of course. The delicious, delicious pretty.
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