By Gretchen McNeil
(Balzer + Bray, Hardcover, 9780062118783, 304pp.)
Publication Date: September 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
Categories: Horror & Ghost Stories
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Don't spread the word! Three-day weekend. House party.
White Rock House on Henry Island.
You do not want to miss it.
It was supposed to be the weekend of their livesthree days on Henry Island at an exclusive house party. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their own reasons for wanting to be there, which involve their school's most eligible bachelor, T. J. Fletcher, and look forward to three glorious days of boys, bonding, and fun-filled luxury.
But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.
Suddenly, people are dying, and with a storm raging outside, the teens are cut off from the rest of the world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn't scheduled to return for three days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?
Gretchen McNeil is a former coloratura soprano and was the voice of Mary on G4's Code Monkeys, and she currently sings with the L.A.-based circus troupe Cirque Berzerk. She is a founding member of vlog group the YARebelswhere she can be seen as "Monday"and is an active member of the Enchanted Inkpot, a group blog of YA and middle-grade fantasy writers.
“In the esteemed tradition of teen horror fiction, TEN hits all the high notes: a stormy night, illicit liaisons, cut phone lines, suspicious disappearances, double-crosses, secret histories, and plenty of twists.”
“Agatha Christie meets Gossip Girl in McNeil’s throwback to old-school thrillers.”
“A quick-paced thriller full of half-facts and red herrings that take readers through the twists and turns of a deadly weekend.”
-School Library Journal
“Don’t expect to put it down once you’ve picked it up.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“A breathless read.”
“Gretchen McNeil’s TEN is my new number one! I jumped at every creaking floorboard in my house and on the page. This is sure to be a teen thriller classic!”
-Nancy Holder, Bram Stoker Award winning author of THE SCREAMING SEASON
“TEN is a real page turner! Gretchen McNeil knows how to plot a thriller: Her setup is flawless and the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat.”
-Christopher Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the THIRST series and REMEMBER ME
Praise for POSSESS: “With demons, secrets, and a butt-kicking heroine, POSSESS is a whole lotta dark and twisted fun!”
-Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finder series
Praise for POSSESS: “”A dark, unique, and intelligent novel with frightening twists around every corner that left me breathless.”
-Courtney Allison Moulton, author of ANGELFIRE
Praise for POSSESS: “McNeil strikes a fine balance between outright scares and sarcastic humor…[a] light, entertaining read.”