The Dust of 100 Dogs chronicles the story of Emer, a 17th Century teen who, through a strange set of circumstances, becomes a notorious pirate. After tangling with a nasty Frenchman, she finds herself cursed to die - and to live the lives of 100 dogs before she can return to human form - but not before she hides her booty in the sands of Jamaica.
Reclaiming her humanness as Saffron, the daughter of born-to-lose parents in contemporary America, Emer/Saffron carries with her the memories of not only her pirate life, but also the 100 dog lives she's lived. Now a complex teenager, all she wants is to graduate high school, hop a flight to Jamaica, and recover the treasure she buried there hundreds of years ago.
The Dust of 100 Dogs is a page-turning adventure and a star-crossed romance, all bundled into one of the most fantastic stories I've ever read. It's billed as Young Adult (YA), but I could not. stop. reading.
Fun fact about the author, A.S. King: I "met" her on IndieBound.org, where I use the handle jarethamarie. At the time, I knew she had a book coming out "sometime," but rather forgot about it until The Dust of 100 Dogs came across my library counter. You can follow her on Twitter here.
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