Author(s): Jodi McAlister
Pearl Linford is stuck. Her best friend won't talk to her. She's promised never to lie to her siblings again, so she's not exactly talking to them. And she's waiting for the right moment to forgive Finn Blacklin, but she doesn't know when that is. In Ironheart, the follow-up novel to Valentine, Pearl and Finn face a new threat. The Unseelie fairies have infiltrated their town, and they've unleashed a new horror on them - a bunch of wild, uncontrollable, angry supernatural hunters. On top of all this, Pearl has to a) win her best friend Phil back, b) deal with the fact that her brother is marrying his awful girlfriend, c) do something about the fact that Julian might want to kill her, d) somehow convince the internet she's not a murderer, e) maintain a presence on the Haylesford indie music scene, f) try and get over her new phobia of water, g) find time for her new job at OverWrought, and h) attend high school.Oh, and i) pencil in time to go on an actual proper date with Finn. If she can manage that without evil fairies trying to kill them.And you know what? This is a lot for one seventeen-year-old girl to handle. No wonder Pearl is so full of rage all the time . . . but that rage might be drawing the attention of some very dangerous people.
Jodi is an author and academic from Kiama, a seaside holiday town on the south coast of New South Wales. She is a literary historian, and her PhD was awarded by Macquarie University in 2015. She is currently a lecturer in English at the University of Tasmania. Her academic work focuses on the history of love, sex, women and girls, popular culture and literatures. It means that reading romance novels and watching The Bachelor is technically work for her. You can find Jodi on Twitter at @JodiMcA, where she tweets regularly about her research, her writing, cool things she finds interesting, her hero worship of Kate Bush, and rainbows outside her office window.