The Waking Dark


Author: Wasserman, Robin
ISBN: 9780375868771 Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The Waking Dark is Òa horror story worthy of Stephen KingÓ (Booklist) and Òa book you wonÕt soon forgetÓ (Cassandra Clare, author of the Mortal Instruments series)Ñperfect for readers of Gillian Flynn and Rick Yancey.

They called it the killing day. Twelve people murdered, in the space of a few hours, their killers also all dead by their own hand . . . except one. And that one has no answers to offer the shattered town.

Something is waking in the sleepy town of Oleander, KansasÑsomething dark and hungry that lives in the flat earth and the open sky, in the vengeful hearts of its upstanding citizens. As the town begins a descent into blood and madness, five survivors of the killing day are the only ones who can stop Oleander from destroying itself.

They have nothing in common. They have nothing left to lose. And they have no way out. Which means they have no choice but to stand and fight, to face the darkness in their townÑand in themselves.

ÒSuspense, chills, gaspsÑall that and a gem-like writing style that will make you shiver with beauty and horror. A book you wonÕt soon forget.Ó ÑCassandra Clare, author of the bestselling Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices trilogy

ÒTwisted, pulse-pounding, shocking, and very, very scary. With The Waking Dark, Robin Wasserman conjures vintage Stephen King as she peers into the dark heart of a nightmare America, where violence and evil lurk behind the golden glow of small-town life, and new terrors arrive by the hour. A superb horror story that is by turns visceral and lyrical, heartrending and heart-stopping.Ó ÑLibba Bray, bestselling author of the Gemma Doyle trilogy and the Diviners series

ÒThis book has the combination of mystery and fright that I love. So many twists and shocks, I nearly jumped out of my chair several times! Trust meÑthis is a true chiller. Not to be missed!Ó ÑR. L. Stine

ÒA thriller dark and beautiful andÑyesÑachingly romantic at every unexpected twist and turn. Astounding.Ó ÑLauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of The Infinite Moment of Us and Bliss

ÒWild, nihilistic madness that will get true horror fans raising their pitchforks and torches in frenzied glee. Wasserman writes as if hooked up to IVs of Stephen King and John Carpenter's spiked blood.Ó ÑDaniel Kraus, author of Rotters and Scowler

"Great dialogue and intriguing subplots add to the action-packed story . . . the suspense doesnÕt let up until the final pages." ÑSchool Library Journal, Starred Review

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