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Peternelle van Arsdale


Peternelle van Arsdale

Peternelle van Arsdale is a book editor who never thought she’d write a book, until one day she had a glimmer of an idea that became THE BEAST IS AN ANIMAL. She lives in New York City, where she is at work on her second novel. Visit her at

Peternelle van Arsdale

Books by Peternelle van Arsdale

by Peternelle van Arsdale - Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Milla knows two things to be true: Demons are real, and fear will keep her safe. Milla’s whole world is her family’s farm, and when a girl named Iris comes to stay, Milla hopes her loneliness might finally be coming to an end. But Iris has a secret she’s forbidden to share: The village is cursed by a demon who possesses girls at random. Now, it seems, the demon has come for Iris. When Iris is captured and imprisoned with other possessed girls, Milla leaves home to rescue her and break the curse forever. Her only company on the journey is a terrible new secret of her own: Milla is changing, too, and may soon be a demon herself.

by Peternelle van Arsdale - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Alys was seven when the soul eaters came to her village. These soul eaters, twin sisters who were abandoned by their father and slowly morphed into something not quite human, devour human souls. Alys, and all the other children, were spared --- and they were sent to live in a neighboring village. There the devout people created a strict world where good and evil are as fundamental as the nursery rhymes children sing. Fear of the soul eaters --- and of the Beast they believe guides them --- rule village life. But the Beast is not what they think it is. And neither is Alys.