"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain."
~ Louisa May Alcott ~


A story of magic and love and destiny...that gets all tangled up

"By warp and weft I bind thee..."

rita award finalist warped

cover of warped
by Maurissa Guibord
ISBN-13 978-0385738910
ISBN-10 0385738919
January 11, 2011

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Tessa Brody doesn't believe in magic. Or Fate. But there is definitely something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry that she discovers in a box of old books. The wild, handsome creature woven within it draws Tessa, and frightens her too.

Soon after the tapestry comes into her possession strange things begin to happen. Tessa experiences vivid dreams of the past and scenes from a brutal hunt. When she accidentally pulls a thread from the tapestry, Tessa releases a terrible secret-one that has been contained for centuries. She also meets William de Chaucy, a young sixteenth-century nobleman with gorgeous eyes, an odd accent and haughty attitude to spare. His fate is as inextricably tied to the tapestry as Tessa's own. "His Lordship" is pretty hard to get along with but equally hard to resist.

Together with Will, Tessa must correct the wrongs of the past to defeat a cruel and crafty ancient enemy.

But what is she willing to sacrifice in order to do it?



"This absorbing and mesmerizing read has it all–fantasy, romance, witchcraft, life-threatening situations, detective work, chase scenes, and a smattering of violence. Imaginative and compelling, it’s impossible to put down."
-School Library Journal, starred review

"a charismatic heroine in a story that is suspenseful, romantic, and—in Will’s earnest reactions to twenty-first-century inventions and language—very funny."
-The Horn Book

"irresistible romance"
-The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Guibord's mastery of time-travel and romance is impeccable, her storytelling is a page-turning delight."
-Carrie Jones, NYT best-selling author of NEED


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