Lady Macbeth: A Novel (Hardcover)

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ava Reid comes a reimagining of Lady Macbeth, Shakespeare’s most famous villainess, giving her a voice, a past, and a power that transforms the story men have written for her.

Lady Macbeth doesn’t retell Shakespeare so much as slice cleanly through it, revealing what was hidden beneath. I couldn't look away.”—Alix E. Harrow, New York Times bestselling author of Starling House

The Lady knows the stories: how her eyes induce madness in men.
The Lady knows she will be wed to the Scottish brute, who does not leave his warrior ways behind when he comes to the marriage bed.
The Lady knows his hostile, suspicious court will be a game of strategy, requiring all of her wiles and hidden witchcraft to survive. 

But the Lady does not know her husband has occult secrets of his own. She does not know that prophecy girds him like armor. She does not know that her magic is greater and more dangerous, and that it will threaten the order of the world. 

She does not know this yet. But she will.

About the Author

Ava Reid is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the gothic fantasies A Study in Drowning, Juniper & Thorn, and Lady Macbeth. She lives in California.

Praise For…

“A stunning, spellbinding, and exquisite tale that kept me riveted throughout the pages . . . Gorgeously written, haunting, and dark, Lady Macbeth is an unforgettable retelling will set your imagination alight.”—Sue Lynn Tan, USA Today bestselling author of Daughter of the Moon Goddess.

Lady Macbeth is a dark, elegant, heart-stirring novel, beautifully written, rich with the history of language and of medieval Scotland. This tale of a tortured, appealing, resourceful woman carves its own life from the Scottish play in a unique and powerful way. I loved every page.”—Louisa Morgan, author of The Ghosts of Beatrice Bird

“Hail, Queen! Ava Reid has done it again in this gothic, atmospheric reclamation of the story of Lady Macbeth. Scotland’s cold will seep into your bones, but the kernel of hope that burns in all of Reid’s stories will keep you warm . . .”—Vaishnavi Patel, New York Times bestselling author of Kaikeyi

“This is a darkly gorgeous feast of a book, rich with irony and invention. I was spellbound from the very first page.”—Freya Marske, internationally bestselling author of the Last Binding trilogy

“Ava Reid has composed a masterpiece of atmosphere and suspense. Lady Macbeth is a love letter to women whose magic and power will not stay silent. Reid’s prose, shimmeringly poetic as always, carries a story that will curl around your heart and linger in your bones.”—Victoria Lee, nationally bestselling author of A Lesson in Vengeance

“A familiar tale made fresh by Ava Reid’s skillful and deliberate pen, Lady Macbeth is a reinvention and a reclaiming of a literary figure we already think we know. . . . a surprising and highly satisfying read.”—Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series

Lady Macbeth is a knife of a book: bloodstained, sharply beautiful, and necessary. The novel doesn’t retell Shakespeare so much as it slices cleanly through, revealing what was hidden beneath. I couldn’t look away.”—Alix E. Harrow, New York Times bestselling author of Starling House

“A beautifully written, unexpected and utterly original take on the character of Lady Macbeth.”Sarah Underwood, New York Times and international bestselling author of Lies We Sing to the Sea

“As fierce and unrelenting as the Scottish wind, Reid paints a tender, wholly original portrait of one of Shakespeare’s most infamous characters. Fans of Circe will devour this story of a woman’s survival in a world that seeks to make her small. There’s one thing about Ava Reid; she doesn’t miss.”—Sasha Peyton Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Witch Haven

“Precise, unflinching, and soaringly ambitious, Lady Macbeth reimagines the story of Macbeth to perfection. Here, our Lady is endlessly, deservedly complex, and Reid's prose cuts to the bone.”—Grace D. Li, New York Times bestselling author of Portrait of a Thief

“Deftly told and richly imagined, Lady Macbeth is a gothic fever dream with sharpened teeth.”—Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author of The Foxglove King

Lady Macbeth is a novel etched with a scalpel touch, flawlessly delivering the darkest depths of human relationships as well as the emotional brilliance of catharsis. A triumph of a retelling.”—Shelley Parker-Chan, bestselling author of She Who Became the Sun

Lady Macbeth swept me away to a gothic Scotland, with danger, magic, and heartache at every turn of the page.”—Isabel Ibañez, #1 New York Times bestselling author of What the River Knows

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593722565
ISBN-10: 0593722566
Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: August 13th, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English