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The Bright and the Lost

The Bright and the Lost

24K Reads 1.5K Votes 46 Part Story
EM Castellan By EMCastellan Completed

**A Wattpad Featured Story** DOWNTON ABBEY meets Libba Bray's THE DIVINERS in this YA Historical Fantasy set in 1922 England.

Unlike all the Debutantes she knows, eighteen-year-old Vita couldn't care less about her coming out ball. Trapped in her gloomy country estate, all she wants is to spend the summer dancing to jazzy numbers in East End clubs with her best friend Izzy. 

Freshly returned from a year abroad, Izzy is ready for the thrill of the London Season, with its endless whirl of balls, shopping sprees and horse races. Most importantly, she's counting on Vita to help her find the rich and handsome husband every high society girl deserves.

But when Vita is kidnapped and found barely alive in an East London alleyway, the carefree summer the girls had planned turns into something much stranger than they could ever have imagined. 

With flappers turning up dead all over the city, and Vita terrified of hybrid monsters she swears she can see lurking in Mayfair's marbled houses, Izzy can't help noticing that darkness is seeping into their lives.

As Vita starts to believe she's turning into a monster herself, Izzy suspects her friend's sanity is slipping away. Both girls have to find out what's happening before they lose their friendship and status, and their crowd of Bright Young Things becomes a thing of the past.

HIGHEST RANKING: # 25 on the Wattpad Historical Hot List

Cover designer: Amalia Chitulescu
Copyright © 2016. All works posted here are the property of EM Castellan. Please do not use without permission. Any duplication or reproduction of all or part of the work without explicit permission by the author is illegal.

IndieGantz IndieGantz May 28
Great Start! Very well written and paced. Looking fprward tp more!
I expected Archie to be not a nice guy, or an arranged marriage situation, but they seem to really like each other. And vita seems rebellious ;) like it!
Great first chapter! Although I'm sure that wasn't just a prank 😧
Reminds me of Jack the Ripper a bit. A historical-mystery sounds like a good read, I'm excited for this <3
IndieGantz IndieGantz May 28
I love it when you can tell the state of a relationship with one line.  Often times writers over explain everything, like they think readers cant keep up. I am a big fan of simplicity!
ArabiaFelix ArabiaFelix Jun 07
This seems to have such a unique twist to it. I'm excited to read it!