Belladonna

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By Adalyn Grace

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The New York Times bestselling author of All the Stars and Teeth brings to life a highly romantic, Gothic-infused world of wealth, desire, and betrayal. ​

Orphaned as a baby, nineteen-year-old Signa has been raised by a string of guardians, each one more interested in her wealth than her well-being—and each has met an untimely end. Her remaining relatives are the elusive Hawthornes, an eccentric family living at Thorn Grove, an estate both glittering and gloomy. Its patriarch mourns his late wife through wild parties, while his son grapples for control of the family’s waning reputation, and his daughter suffers from a mysterious illness. But when their mother’s restless spirit appears claiming she was poisoned, Signa realizes that the family she depends on could be in grave danger and enlists the help of a surly stable boy to hunt down the killer.
 
However, Signa’s best chance of uncovering the murderer is an alliance with Death himself, a fascinating, dangerous shadow who has never been far from her side. Though he’s made her life a living hell, Death shows Signa that their growing connection may be more powerful—and more irresistible—than she ever dared imagine.

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  • A New York Times Bestseller 
    A USA Today Bestseller

    An IndieBound Bestseller
    An Amazon Best Book of 2022

    A Goodreads Choice Awards 2022 Nominee
    A Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Selection
    A Kids Indie Next List Pick
    An Amazon Best Book of September
    A Seventeen Magazine Open Book Pick of the Fall
    A South Carolina Book Awards Nominee
    An Illinois Teen Readers’ Choice Award Nominee
  • “A deliciously deadly gothic romance. Full of poisonous deeds, spectacular secrets, and dark mysteries. Belladonna is a hauntingly atmospheric read, with an absolutely fantastic ending that will leave readers begging for more.”
    Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Once Upon a Broken Heart
  • “Decadently atmospheric. This gothic romance is filled with desire, betrayal, and of course, Death.”
    Kerri Maniscalco, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Kingdom of the Wicked series
  • “Darkly twisted and deliciously gothic, Belladonna is the kind of wicked fairy tale I've loved for most of my life. Grace's world is vivid and sexy. The romance and the relationships are pitch perfect, and I fully expect readers to fall headfirst into Signa's morally complex world, just as I did."
    Renée Ahdieh, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath & the Dawn and Flame in the Mist
  • “In Belladonna, Adalyn Grace has crafted a darkly romantic tale that will sweep readers away. This decadent world and forbidden love story are a perfect, addicting escape.”
    Adrienne Young, New York Times bestselling author of Fable
  • Belladonna effortlessly weaves mystery, magic, and romance together into a gothic-infused masterpiece sure to become YA’s new obsession. Every page drips with atmosphere and will leave readers wishing that they, too, could roam the halls of haunted Thorn Grove. Utterly original and completely addictive, Belladonna is a fantasy to die for.”
    Rachel Griffin, New York Times bestselling author of The Nature of Witches
  • “Adalyn Grace spins a gothic tale immersing the reader in a world of secrets, curses, mystery, romance, and Death! She takes us on a journey with Signa that has you sighing from rich details, gasping from exciting twists and turns, and swooning from romance. This book is a true pleasure to read from beginning to end…and it all begins ‘with the cry of a baby."
    Jennifer L. Armentrout, New York Times bestselling author of From Blood & Ash
  • “Delicious and haunting, Belladonna is the type of story that sinks its teeth into your soul. With addictive, atmospheric prose and an absolutely spellbinding mix of mystery and romance, this is YA fantasy at its finest. It’s dark, it’s sexy. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
    Jessica Olson, author of A Forgery of Roses
  • “A darkly gothic tale that is equal parts sensuous and sinister, Belladonna breathes new life into YA paranormal romance. Readers are sure to want more of Signa’s tantalizing dance with Death.”
    Astrid Scholte, author of Four Dead Queens
  • “With exquisite pacing, luscious details, and impeccable prose, Grace’s latest is a standout.”
    Buzzfeed
  • "The Gothic novel of your 'Bridgerton' and 'Jane Eyre' dreams.”
    Teen Vogue
  • "Signa’s burgeoning attraction to both Death and Sylas lends heady romance to the ethereal read."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "Belladonna is the gripping story full of wealth, desire, and betrayal that will sweep readers up in its haunting tale from the very beginning!"
    B&N Reads
  • “This highly imaginative and excitingly original premise is supported by lush evocative writing, magical world-building and a gripping, well-crafted storyline. Meshing multiple genres with ease, Belladonna will enchant readers who enjoy romantic fantasy, gothic vibes and murder mysteries. An addictive and atmospheric dark upper YA novel, this is fair warning to you all not to start reading late at night unless you want to be up past dawn turning the last page!
    The Nerd Daily
  • “With Adalyn Grace’s trademark atmospheric writing, the irresistible romance we came to love in her previous book and a glimmer of Hades mythology, this might be one of the most anticipated releases of the summer.”
    The Young Folks
  • “In the 19th century, a young woman who can’t seem to die falls in love with her lifelong protector—death himself—as they work together to solve a murder. I don’t see how you could need anything more than the previous sentence to want to read this book.
    Literary Hub
  • "Alluring.... suspenseful.... Put into the hands of readers looking for a dark fantasy with a hint of mysterious intrigue."
    School Library Journal
  • "An immersive, romantic atmosphere with dangerous secrets about inherited wealth, death, love, and danger embedded in every page."
    Booklist
  • “Full of ghosts, poisons & house parties, Belladonna is a gothic, romantic mystery with Death as a major player. It's everything I needed it to be—now if only I didn't have to wait forever for the next book.”
    Powell’s Books (Portland, OR)
  • “I loved everything about this book! Wonderful characters, a new take on the concept of Death as a sentient being, great writing, and a slow-burn romance. I think this would make a perfect autumn read!”
    Arts & Letters Bookstore (Granbury, TX)
  • "Kristin Atherton narrates this gothic mystery with a distinct accent and tone for each character.... Atherton seamlessly delivers each character’s dialogue—from the dulcet, seductive voice of Death to the common parlance of the household help, the high-pitched snobbery of Signa’s friends, and the bass voices of all the male characters."
    AudioFile Magazine

On Sale
Aug 30, 2022
Page Count
416 pages
ISBN-13
9780316158237

About the Author

NOVL - Headshot photo of Adalyn Grace

Adalyn Grace is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of Belladonna and the All the Stars and Teeth duology. Prior to becoming a writer, Adalyn studied storytelling as an intern on Nickelodeon Animation’s popular series The Legend of Korra. Local to San Diego, she spends her nonwriting days watching too much anime and playing video games with her two dorky dogs. She invites you to visit her on Instagram @authoradalyngrace or her website, AdalynGraceAuthor.com.

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From NOVL Nation

“Gothic vibes? Check. Death personified? Check. Supernatural love story? Check!! I was obsessed with this entire story, and I loved the romance between Signa and Death and her ghostly abilities. The prologue and the epilogue were two of my favorite parts of this, especially the latter, because it was just so brilliant. I’m still thinking about what a fantastic ending that turned out to be and I need a sequel ASAP!”

– Briana, Briana’s Book Nook

“Belladonna is the PERFECT fall read! There is a haunted mansion, a mystery to solve, and a dark and mysterious male. What more could you want for spooky season?”

– Sarah, thebeautyandthebooks

“Belladonna is tinged with poison, dripping in gothic splendor. It’s a book that revels in painstakingly revealing it’s layers, twisting around haunted ghosts and abandoned gardens and manors full of secrets.”

– Kaya, A Fictional Bookworm

“The romance, the mystery, a murderer on the loose, and the tension was EVERYTHING! ALL FOR IT!!!”

– Carla, ___magnus_chase___ 

“The ending was fantastic and one of those Yeesss screaming and doing a happy dance so satisfying endings. It definitely makes me want more and I cannot wait for the next book Foxglove. Bring on more deaths and mysteries!”

–Elle, @bookish.reader.elle

“I absolutely loved this book. I had heard great things about it and it lived up to the hype… plot twists, murder, attempted murder, and scandal worthy of social gossip.”

–Lacey, @laceysoliving_books

“Belladonna capitalizes on a well-developed magic system and atmospheric prose to deliver both a satisfying mystery and romance.”

–Emma, @missprint_

“Belladonna is such a dreamy and dark gothic fantasy romance. I was hooked from the very first page of this book and did not want to put it down. It has the perfect mixture of magic, murder, ghosts, and twists and turns. The banter and progression of Signa and Death’s relationship were phenomenal.”

–Elise, @theword_wanderer

“Please read this book. Then come talk me. Especially after you the masterpiece that is chapter 43. Complete and literal jaw drop.”

–Katie, @niftyreads

“I enjoyed this read so much, and that epilogue?? Uhm, ma’am. When can I get my hands on Foxglove??”

–Taylor, @25thavenuewest

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Adalyn Grace

About the Author

Adalyn Grace is the #1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of Belladonna, Foxglove, and the All the Stars and Teeth duology. Prior to becoming a writer, Adalyn studied storytelling as an intern on Nickelodeon Animation's popular series The Legend of Korra. Local to San Diego, she spends her nonwriting days watching too much anime and playing video games with her two dorky dogs. She invites you to visit her on Instagram @authoradalyngrace or her website, AdalynGraceAuthor.com.

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