"A dark and enchanting tale about friendship, pain, revenge, and the power of love, The Cold Is in Her Bones is the perfect read for Greek mythology fans and YA readers alike."
“Fiercely written and beautifully feminist, The Cold is in Her Bones reminds us of the power of loyalty and love in the face of ignorance and fear. I loved this tale of dangerous girls with wild hair and tangled hearts.”
– Lisa Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Magician
“A fresh, eerily compelling tale of betrayal, revenge, and the ties that bind. When van Arsdale paints a world, you can feel the fog against your skin.”
– Elly Blake, New York Times bestselling author of The Frostblood Saga
"Written with compassion for the deplorable situation of girls in a strange world, The Cold is In Her Bones is very relevant and not so strange for young readers, who must contend with demons all the time in today's reality."
– Jack Zipes, author of The Irresistible Fairy Tale
"A dark, magic-infused story lit by bravery and hope."
"A cautionary tale that warns against ignorance and shines a spotlight on feminism."
– School Library Journal
"Lush with detail and symbolism and filled with strong characters who defy basic labels, the tale brings into sharp relief the experiences of the disenfranchised, the angry, and the powerless. Van Arsdale unrolls an artfully constructed series of events that will engage, frighten, and delight."
– Publishers Weekly
* "A dark, angry fairy tale."
– BCCB, STARRED REVIEW
"Unsettling and thought-provoking, this powerful novel confronts the stifling expectations placed on young women, the toxicity of patriarchal systems and internalized misogyny, and the damage caused by transgenerational trauma; in its exploration of the revolutionary power of women’s anger and the strength of sisterhood, it offers hope and beauty as well."
– Horn Book