The Uncrossing

The Uncrossing


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Cross your heart and hope to live…

Luke can uncross almost any curse—they unravel themselves for him like no one else. So working for the Kovrovs, one of the families controlling all the magic in New York, is exciting and dangerous, especially when he encounters the first curse he can't break. And it involves Jeremy, the beloved, sheltered prince of the Kovrov family—the one boy he absolutely shouldn't be falling for.

Jeremy's been in love with cocky, talented Luke since they were kids. But from their first kiss, something's missing. Jeremy's family keeps generations of deadly secrets, forcing him to choose between love and loyalty. As Luke fights to break the curse, a magical, citywide war starts crackling, and it's tied to Jeremy.

This might be the one curse Luke can't uncross. If true love's kiss fails, what's left for him and Jeremy?

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"A lovely story that combines clever writing, treacherous magic, and a swoon-worthy, fairy tale romance." -Tara Sim, author of Timekeeper

"I fell in love with this book after the first ten pagesThat doesn't really happen to me, and the last book that gave me such a ride and the need to both slap and hug the characters was Nora Sakavic's The Foxhole Court. No other book has called my attention this way since then, and anyone who knows me knows exactly what that means." -Laly, I Am Never Lost And Never Found Tumblr

"A stunning debut with lovable characters, an enthralling plot, and one of the best romances I've read. (Plus, it's really gay.)" -Mark O'Brien, Mark O'Brien Writes

"Meet the book I've affectionately dubbed "the new Raven Cycle". [...] The point is, read The Uncrossing for magic and blood and kissing and bad jokes and worse decisions and family and angst and curses, because it's really, really good." -Abi, Knights Who Say Book

"I loved the characters and the setting, and while I can be a grumpy curmudgeon about this, I found their teenage awkwardness about falling in love utterly sweet and adorable while not being tooth achingly cute (which is to say it never got too much)." -Sophie, Goodreads Reviewer

"I realllllly enjoyed this. Unique, an amazing ship, and complex characters." -Mandy, Book Princess Reviews

"The Uncrossing is one of those books that just put you in a great mood. You love seeing Luke and Jeremy's push-and-pull; you root for them and want them to be happy and adorable together." -Danielle, Life of a Literary Nerd

"This book was just so damn adorable. Luke and Jeremy just made my heart all sorts of happy." -Lacy, A Ravenclaw Library

"The world-building in The Uncrossing was really creative and unusual. I found myself drawn into Melissa Eastlake's complicated magical world with its bargains and curses and relationship drama from the start." -Kat, Kat With the Hat

"The uncrossing is a unique and interesting story. It had me guessing right to the end." -Danielle, Chapters Through Life

"[T]his was amazing and cute as hell." -Laura, The BookCorps

"The Uncrossing is as much about magic as it is a slow-burn YA romance. [...] Eastlake has skillfully brought to life a unique and complex system of magic and an enchanting re-imagined New York City." -Jessica, Dreamer J's Book Reviews