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Roses and Rot

Kat Howard

Publishers Weekly Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Novel of Summer 2016 Imogen and her sister Marin escape their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists' retreat, but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, whether it be art or love in this haunting debut novel from "a remarkable young writer" (Neil Gaiman). What would you sacrifice for everything you ever dreamed of? Imogen has grown up reading fairy tales about mothers who die and make way for cruel stepmothers. As a child, she used to lie in bed wishing that her life would become one of these tragic fairy tales because she couldn't imagine how a stepmother could be worse than her mother now. As adults, Imogen and her sister Marin are accepted to an elite post-grad arts program-Imogen as a writer and Marin as a dancer. Soon enough, though, they realize that there's more to the school than meets the eye. Imogen might be living in the fairy tale she's dreamed about as a child, but it's one that will pit her against Marin if she decides to escape her past to find her heart's desire.

Publishers Weekly Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Novel of Summer 2016 Imogen and her sister Marin escape their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists' retreat, but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, whether it be art or love in this haunting debut novel from "a remarkable young writer" (Neil Gaiman). What would you sacrifice for everything you ever dreamed of? Imogen has grown up reading fairy tales about mothers who die and make way for cruel stepmothers. As a child, she used to lie in bed wishing that her life would become one of these tragic fairy tales because she couldn't imagine how a stepmother could be worse than her mother now. As adults, Imogen and her sister Marin are accepted to an elite post-grad arts program-Imogen as a writer and Marin as a dancer. Soon enough, though, they realize that there's more to the school than meets the eye. Imogen might be living in the fairy tale she's dreamed about as a child, but it's one that will pit her against Marin if she decides to escape her past to find her heart's desire.
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Publishers Weekly Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Novel of Summer 2016 Imogen and her sister Marin escape their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists' retreat, but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, whether it be art or love in this haunting debut novel from "a remarkable young writer" (Neil Gaiman). What would you sacrifice for everything you ever dreamed of? Imogen has grown up reading fairy tales about mothers who die and make way for cruel stepmothers. As a child, she used to lie in bed wishing that her life would become one of these tragic fairy tales because she couldn't imagine how a stepmother could be worse than her mother now. As adults, Imogen and her sister Marin are accepted to an elite post-grad arts program-Imogen as a writer and Marin as a dancer. Soon enough, though, they realize that there's more to the school than meets the eye. Imogen might be living in the fairy tale she's dreamed about as a child, but it's one that will pit her against Marin if she decides to escape her past to find her heart's desire.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Madeleine Maby

Length:

9h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:55

Introduction
Introduction

00:50


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

28:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:42