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Castle of the Cursed

The House is Always Hungry.

After losing her parents in a public tragedy, a grieving Estela moves overseas to live with an estranged aunt at their ancestral castle in Spain—but beneath its public facade, la Sombra harbors a trove of family secrets.

As the mysteries pile up, Estela begins to suspect her parents' deaths may be linked to their past . . . and their murderer is closer than she realized.

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A deliciously dark gothic romance from bestselling author Romina Garber!


After a mysterious attack claims the lives of her parents, all Estela has left is her determination to solve the case. Suffering from survivor's guilt so intense that she might be losing her grip on reality, she accepts an invitation to live overseas with an estranged aunt at their ancestral Spanish castle, la Sombra.

Beneath its gothic facade, la Sombra harbors a trove of family secrets, and Estela begins to suspect her parents' deaths may be linked to their past. Her investigation takes a supernatural turn when she crosses paths with a silver-eyed boy only she can see. Estela worries Sebastián is a hallucination, but he claims he's been trapped in the castle. They grudgingly team up to find answers and as the case ignites, so does a romance, mistrust twined with every caress.

As the mysteries pile up, it feels to Estela like everyone in the tiny town of Oscuro is lying and whoever was behind the attack has followed her to Spain. The deeper she ventures into la Sombra's secrets, the more certain she becomes that the suspect she's chasing has already found her . . . and they're closer than she ever realized.


Deliciously atmospheric and darkly romantic, Castle of the Cursed was one of my favourite novels of the year. I absolutely loved it.

— Melissa Marr, NYT Bestselling Author

Elements of Dracula meet 'Beauty and the Beast' to create a dark, engaging atmosphere . . . the intriguing setting and its well-wrought details will keep readers engaged. A brooding romance with a compelling, gothic setting.

— Kirkus Reviews

Paranormal romance readers will fall for this bloody Spanish gothic novel.

— —Booklist


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