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August 2019 Young Adult Fiction

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Here There Are Monsters
By (author): Amelinda Berube
9781492671015 Paperback , Trade English Young adult: Interest age, years 14 - 18 Aug 06, 2019
$15.50 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.94 in | 360 gr 352 pages Sourcebooks Sourcebooks Fire
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Horror

A bone-chilling read about creating monsters, sisterhood turned toxic, and secrets that won't stay buried, perfect for fans of The Night She Disappeared, Wilder Girls, and The Blair Witch Project.

Sixteen-year-old Skye is doneplaying the knight in shining armor for her insufferable younger sister, Deirdre. And moving across the country seems like the perfect chance to start over as someone different.

In their isolated new neighborhood, Skye manages to fit in, but Deirdre withdraws from everyone, becoming fixated on the swampy woods behind their house and building monstrous sculptures out of sticks and bones.

Then Deirdre disappears.

And when something awful comes scratchingat Skye's window in the middle of the night, claiming Skye's the only one who can save Deirdre, Skye knows she will stop at nothing to bring her sister home.

A great buy for readers who want:

  • young adult horror books
  • the teen girl book best sellers of 2018
  • creepy stories

Praise for Here There Are Monsters:
"Thick with atmosphere and tension, Here There Are Monsters does what fairy tales do: it edifies as it terrifies."—Foreword *STARRED REVIEW*
"Seamlessly executed... an intricate, subtle, and deeply unsettling read."—Kirkus
"Dark and eerie with just the right amount of creepiness...perfect for any fan of young adult horror."—School Library Journal
"Everything and everyone reeks of malice while nothing and no one can be trusted—perfect conditions for a compelling YA horror."—Shelf Awareness
"The horror of this creepy tale rests upon an increasing sense of inevitability and powerlessness against the spirit entities that inhabit thewoods."—BCCB

Also by Amelinda Bérubé:
The Dark Beneath the Ice

Amelinda Berube has been a writer and editor with a small department in the Canadian public service. She holds a bachelor of humanities from Carleton University and a master of arts from McGill. Amelinda is also the author of The Dark Beneath the Ice and can be found on Twitter @metuiteme. Visit amelindaberube.com.

- Canadian author, Amelinda Berube lives in Ottawa
- Kirkus review
- Publishers Weekly review
- book launch on August 18 at Books at Beechwood
- review in CM Magazine

"Seamlessly executed... an intricate, subtle, and deeply unsettling read." - Kirkus Reviews

"The horror of this creepy tale rests upon an increasing sense of inevitability and powerlessness against the spirit entities that inhabit the woods." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Bérubé (The Dark Beneath the Ice) adeptly chronicles Skye's self-destructive quest, infusing her story with a sense of claustrophobia, foreboding, and hopelessness." - Publishers Weekly

"Everything and everyone reeks of malice while nothing and no one can be trusted--perfect conditions for a compelling YA horror." - Shelf Awareness

"Dark and eerie with just the right amount of creepiness...perfect for any fan of young adult horror." - School Library Journal

"Bérubé has written a horror story that is part demented Bridge to Terabithia and part folktale the Pear Drum. Readers will never see the end coming." - Booklist

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