By Ann Aguirre
(Feiwel & Friends, Hardcover, 9781250024640, 384pp.)
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
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Revenge is a dish best served cold.
In Ann Aguirre's Mortal Danger, Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn’t imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has the power to make the bullies pay. She’s not supposed to think about Kian once the deal is done, but devastating pain burns behind his unearthly beauty, and he’s impossible to forget.
In one short summer, her entire life changes and she sweeps through Blackbriar, prepped to take the beautiful people down from the inside. A whisper here, a look there, and suddenly . . . bad things are happening. It’s a head rush, seeing her tormentors get what they deserve, but things that seem too good to be true usually are, and soon, the pranks and payback turns from delicious to deadly. Edie is alone in a world teeming with secrets and fiends lurking in the shadows. In this murky morass of devil’s bargains, she isn’t sure who—or what—she can trust. Not even her own mind.
Ann Aguirre is the author of the New York Times– and USA Today–bestselling Razorland Trilogy (Enclave, Outpost, and Horde). She lives in Mexico with her family.
Praise for Mortal Danger:
"Bullied and humiliated, Edie is set to exit this life when Kian, a preternaturally attractive stranger, appears with an offer that is more appealing than jumping off a bridge . . . her inner dialogue keeps readers on track with her persisting insecurities, ensuring that readers will be fully on board as she prepares to do battle in the promised sequel." - BCCB
"This will be a popular, fun, and fast-read series that can encourage discussion about true beauty, friendship, popularity, loyalty, and choices." - VOYA
"Aguirre has crafted a sophisticated novel that combines science, horror, and romance amid the realities of high-school cultures. Readers will eagerly anticipate sequels to this frightening, exciting, and erudite celebration of smart teens." - Booklist
*"The story has a freshness and intelligence that puts it at the top of the grenre . . . A standout trilogy opener." - Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
"An interesting premise . . . For teens with a penchant for fantasy/horror mash-ups." - School Library Journal
Praise for Enclave:
“[Enclave] is a young adult dystopian novel and has been compared to the hit series The Hunger Games. To say we’re excited is a major understatement…” —ElleGirl.com
“In her first young adult novel, Aguirre (the Sirantha Jax series) has created a gritty and highly competent heroine, an equally deadly sidekick/love interest, and a fascinating if unpleasant civilization. This series is likely to hold considerable appeal for fans of The Hunger Games.” — Publishers Weekly
“Enclave is dark and thrilling, fast-paced and intense. With some graphic and gross imagery and a hard look at a post-apocalyptic world, Aguirre has taken themes from Scott Westerfeld and an assortment of zombie literature and created something that is very much her own — and a very engaging read.” —RT Book Reviews
“This well-paced zombie-esque adventure in an urban wasteland will keep fans happy.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Aguirre’s young adult debut is a gripping survival story set in an apocalyptic future. . . This is a tense, action-packed dystopia with intriguingly gray characters. . . ” —Booklist
“Deuce’s passion for life, even in her bleakest moments, is contagious, and that passion exemplifies the nebulous force that has driven all of these individuals to persist in the face of awful options.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books