Dark Horses by Cecily Von Ziegesar

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

unrated

Synopsis

From the internationally bestselling author of Gossip Girl comes a dark, psychologically complex update of Black Beauty replete with jealousy, romance, mystery, and redemption.

Merritt Wenner has been self-destructing ever since the tragic deaths of her grandmother and her horse, and after an epic all-night bender she walks out of the SAT and disappears. Her parents, looking for a quick fix, ship her off to a residential equine therapy program.

At Good Fences, Merritt meets Red—a failed racehorse and a terror in the barn. Red has never bonded with anyone, but Merritt is not afraid of him, which makes all the difference. Soon they’re sneaking rides after curfew, which catches the attention of Red’s owner. Recognizing their potential, he funds their launch into the competitive hunter/jumper circuit.

Against the cutthroat backdrop of competitive riding, Merritt and their groom, Beatrice, develop an attraction. Merritt also finds herself drawn to Carvin, a rival rider. But in Red’s mind, Merritt belongs to him alone. Anyone else poses a threat. And Merritt can’t foresee what he’ll do to keep her to himself.
 

About Cecily Von Ziegesar

See more books from this Author
Cecily von Ziegesar has always lived in New York City. This is her third Gossip Girl novel, although she's written lots of things about lots of people. She's already working on her next book, so be careful what you do or say and who you're seen with...
 
Published September 13, 2016 by Soho Teen. 336 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Dark Horses

Gr 8 Up—Von Ziegesar, best known for the "Gossip Girl" series, makes a solid return to the world of privileged and troubled teens. Merritt Wenner has been struggling with just about everything since the death of her beloved grandmother and her grandmother's horse. When she crosses the line, her p...

Jul 01 2016 | Read Full Review of Dark Horses

Rate this book!

Add Review
×