Peternelle van Arsdale

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Peternelle van Arsdale is a young adult novelist, essayist, and short story writer. Her first novel, THE BEAST IS AN ANIMAL, is being developed for a feature film by Amazon Studios, produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free and directed by Bert & Bertie. Her second novel, THE COLD IS IN HER BONES has been described as a "dark, magic-infused story lit by bravery and hope." (Booklist) She lives in Brooklyn, where she is at work on her third novel. Visit her at http://peternellevanarsdale.com.
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Peternelle van Arsdale Hi Christina, thanks for asking. THE BEAST IS AN ANIMAL is intended to be a standalone, and I'm now at work on my second novel, which is also a dark f…moreHi Christina, thanks for asking. THE BEAST IS AN ANIMAL is intended to be a standalone, and I'm now at work on my second novel, which is also a dark fairy tale.(less)
Peternelle van Arsdale Hi there, thank you for reading and for asking this question, I appreciate your interest! I'm currently at work on my third novel...stay tuned!
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The Beast Is An Animal

3.55 avg rating — 3,040 ratings — published 2017 — 23 editions
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The Cold Is in Her Bones

3.45 avg rating — 1,381 ratings — published 2019 — 10 editions
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Peternelle answered J Tedore's question: Peternelle van Arsdale
So far, yes, but we'll see what I do in the future. I do love darkness and creepiness and intense plots and tortured protagonists. :) I don't know how many books I'll write after this--I'll keep writing as long as I have ideas! I'm working on my thir See Full Answer
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So far I would say both of my novels have had scary elements, yes, but we'll see what I do in the future. The novel I'm working on right now is definitely intense. I guess that's what I'm drawn to. I get inspiration from everything, and it's not alwa See Full Answer
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The Brink of Darkness by Jeff  Giles
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I loved the first book in this duology, THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING, and THE BRINK OF DARKNESS fulfills the promise of that book and more. Zoe and X become only more compelling in this novel, and Giles manages to deepen their love story while also filling ...more
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The Shadows We Know by Heart by Jennifer Park
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This is a tender and page-turning novel with an original premise and a rich and believable sister-brother relationship at its center.
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To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough
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Very enjoyable mystery with fun forensic elements and a vulnerable, relatable protagonist who has overcome real tragedy in her life.
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City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
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Peternelle and 78 other people liked Cindy ✩☽♔'s review of Gilded Cage:
Gilded Cage by Vic James
"Rating 4.5ish

This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it.

This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well.

The story takes place in an alternate version of Britain. It is the " Read more of this review »
Peternelle and 135 other people liked Sh3lly's review of Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts #1):
Gilded Cage by Vic James
"Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018

$1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017:


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One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it!

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More of Peternelle's books…
“Perhaps this was one of the things that had made her so different all along---that she saw the truth of things. That beauty could sometimes be ugly, and that you didn't always find good and evil where you expected to---or where you'd been told to find them.”
Peternelle van Arsdale, The Beast Is An Animal

“It looked evil but It seemed good.”
Peternelle van Arsdale, The Beast Is An Animal

“Every day she felt like a monster walking among the innocent, felt as if she were trapped on the other side of a locked door”
Peternelle van Arsdale, The Beast Is An Animal




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