Audience:Children: Age (years) 8 - 12, Grade (US) 3 - 7
Dimensions:8.56in x 5.75 x 0.9 in | 0.8 lb
Page Count:256 pages
KIERSTEN WHITE DOES MG: There is strong love & in-house support for this mega-talented New York Times bestselling author, and we are excited for that to continue as she explores middle grade; she also will publish her first adult novel with Del Ray, Hide, a horror novel that’s a modern-day retelling of the Minotaur myth.
IT’S A MYSTERY SET IN A SPOOKY WATERPARK! This high-concept series is funny and quirky and playful, while still being slightly scary and unsettling. The main characters are twins who have been banished for the summer to live with their extremely odd aunt, setting them up for the weirdest vacations ever, starting with a Gothic Waterpark.
Praise for Wretched Waterpark:
A JLG selection!
“Like a big waterslide that you scream all the way down, only to laugh in relief and get right back on, this book is gothically hilarious and an absolute delight. If I have to die in a waterpark, I want to die in this one.”—Holly Black, #1 NYT-bestselling author of The Folk of the Air series
“If you like stories about mostly perfectly nice children in imperfectly spooky situations, you’ll adore Kiersten White’s Wretched Waterpark! It’s both give-you-the-chills-creepy and laugh-in-a-room-by-yourself-funny. Full of heart and bravery and the most wonderful weirdness.”—Lora Senf, author of The Clackity
“A timeless and charming romp of mysterious gothic delight for fans of Neil Gaiman, The Mysterious Benedict Society, and Hotel Transylvania. I want to live in this world!”—Delilah S. Dawson, NYT bestselling author of the Minecraft Mob Squad series and Mine
“Everything I want in a creepy middle grade book: wonderfully odd characters, mystery and humor, a murderous gothic waterpark. Dangerously delightful.”—Jacqueline West, NYT-bestselling author of The Books of Elsewhere and Long Lost
”The creepy gothic setting, the relationships between the siblings, the cast of unusual characters, and the teasers that this episode is just one part of a much larger puzzle will keep readers hooked. Young goths will be all-in for the trippy mysteries.“—Kirkus Reviews
”Packed with wordplay and mock-gothic mystery, this first title in the Sinister Summer series is perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket, Edward Gorey and Roald Dahl.“—Shelf Awareness
”Readers who enjoy quirky mysteries will fall in love with the clever and relatable Sinister-Winterbottom twins, who will solve the mystery before their aunt shuffles them off to their next adventure.“—Booklist
”Witty prose, droll humor, literary allusions, and unexpected details make this a delightfully middle grade Gothic read."—The Bulletin