Martha Brockenbrough’s The Game of Love and Death lands on store shelves in April. I think you should read it, of course I do, but don’t take MY word for it.
Check out what Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly have to say:
Brockenbrough never sugarcoats the obstacles facing Henry and Flora’s love — whether human prejudices or supernatural manipulations — in this inventive and affecting novel, and the ending in which Flora, who has seen too many people die, realizes how love and death intertwine, is beautiful.
– Publisher’s Weekly STARRED REVIEW
Race, class, fate and choice—they join Love and Death to play their parts in Brockenbrough’s haunting and masterfully orchestrated narrative.