The Hidden Twin
St. Martin's Press: March 22, 2016
For eighteen years, Redwing has lived in hiding in a city of hissing pipes and curving temples perched on the side of Mol, the great volcano. Her father hoped she would grow up to be a real human girl and not a wicked creature out of mythology, so he secretly spared her life as an infant.
But when two priests track her down and attack, she calls forth fire to protect herself, and her secret is out. Redwing soon catches the attention of a cult with a thousand year-old grudge, a group of underground rebels, and the son of the Empress. And when Redwing’s sister goes missing, she uncovers a greater plot to awaken Mol and bring his lava down upon them all.
Now, Redwing must draw a line between myth and history and prove herself more than a monster if she is to save both her sister and her home.
"Rule uses sharp, lyrical prose to describe a culture with its own gods and monsters, mixing ancient worlds and new technology... Rule delivers a funny, exciting adventure for readers ready to move on from doe-eyed heroines swooning over rugged heroes." -- Kirkus Reviews
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Strange Sweet Song
St. Martin's Press
Music flows in Sing Da Navelli's blood. When she enrolls at a prestigious conservatory, her first opera audition is for the role of her dreams. But this leading role is the last Sing's mother ever sang, before her controversial career, and her life, were cut tragically short.
As Sing struggles to escape her mother's shadow and prove her own worth, she is drawn to the conservatory's icy forest, a place steeped in history, magic, and danger. She soon realizes there is more to her new school than the artistry and politics of classical music.
With the help of a dark-eyed apprentice who has secrets of his own, Sing must unravel the story of the conservatory's dark forest and the strange creature who lives there -- and find her own voice.
"A stunning debut, fresh, original, and utterly mesmerizing." -- Jenna Black, author of the Faeriewalker series
"Like an enchanting melody, Strange Sweet Song slipped into my soul and colored my thoughts long after the final phrase." -- Jodi Meadows, author of Incarnate
"A lushly woven melody of grief, arrogance, and hope. Beautifully written." -- Jana Oliver, author of the Demon Trappers series
"Strange Sweet Song possesses a fairy tale quality that is irresistible . . . Be careful of looking up from the page, because the dark forest is all around, and creatures with frightening appetites and old associations are circling nearer. Adi Rule dazzles in her first novel. Read it and report back if you’re still breathing!" -- Joseph Monninger, author of Finding Somewhere and Wish
"Strange Sweet Song is as musical as its name. Lush, compelling, and atmospheric, it soars like the voice of a soprano." -- Sarah Beth Durst, author of Conjured and Vessel
"Boarding school drama and paranormal romance collide in this promising debut…Compelling." -- Kirkus
"What really makes this book stand out, though, is the Gothic and slightly dark feel to it… I definitely recommend this!" -- USA Today’s "Happily Ever After" blog
"Music buffs will relate to Sing’s passion and insecurities, and readers who enjoy a good melodrama will be captivated." -- Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books
"Rule’s promising writing hits the right note. There’s an opening for a second book, and it has the potential to be as sweet and strange as the first." -- Booklist