by Marcus Sedgwick
Ages 12 and up
Seven stories of passion and love separated by centuries but mysteriously intertwined-this is a tale of horror and beauty, tenderness and sacrifice.
An archaeologist who unearths a mysterious artifact, an airman who finds himself far from home, a painter, a ghost, a vampire, and a Viking: the seven stories in this compelling novel all take place on the remote Scandinavian island of Blessed where a curiously powerful plant that resembles a dragon grows. What binds these stories together? What secrets lurk beneath the surface of this idyllic countryside? And what might be powerful enough to break the cycle of midwinterblood? This is a book about passion and preservation and ultimately an exploration of the bounds of love.
Personal note: This book was amazing! It took my breath away and left me thinking about it long after I finished reading! 2014 Michael L. Printz Award