Down with the Shine (Hardcover)
HarperTeen, 9780062356048, 368pp.
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
Think twice before you make a wish in this imaginative, twisted, and witty new novel from the author of Another Little Piece.
When Lennie brings a few jars of her uncles’ moonshine to Michaela Gordon’s house party, she has everyone who drinks it make a wish. It’s tradition. So is the toast her uncles taught her: “May all your wishes come true, or at least just this one.”
The thing is, those words aren’t just a tradition. The next morning, every wish—no matter how crazy—comes true. And most of them turn out bad. But once granted, a wish can’t be unmade . . .
Praise For Down with the Shine…
“Sharp, funny, and amiable, Lennie’s narration feels a lot like a modern-day Scout’s. Contemporary fiction with a touch of magic and a hint of horror, Quinn’s latest defies traditional labels and offers readers a different sort of fictitious escape.”
“Successfully blends thriller and fantasy elements for a high-stakes, careful-what-you-wish-for story. A unique, often clever take on family legacies and high school desires with wide appeal.”
“A darkly intelligent novel for readers who prefer flawed heroines and ambiguous endings that aren’t tied up in a pretty little ‘they all lived happily ever after’ bow.”
“Quinn’s previous titles have involved dark, labyrinthine plots, but here she moves into black humor, doing so with revelry and aplomb.”
PRAISE FOR KATE KARYUS QUINN: “Quinn is a gifted writer. Understanding the rules of Gardnerville is like deciphering an intricate puzzle or being locked in a dream.”
“A distinctive, supernatural read.”
“Quinn’s newest mystery is a complicated thriller with lots of twists, turns, and a large dose of fantasy.”
“Fans of Nova Ren Suma’s Imaginary Girls (Dutton, 2011) will enjoy this dark and magical surrealism.”
“Quinn blends eloquent prose and startling imagery to create a truly creepy small town. Will find an audience among fans of Brenna Yovanoff (The Replacement) and Dia Reeves (Bleeding Violet).”
“A gripping ride. Quinn skillfully occupies the mind of a young woman who turns out to be a monster—yet one who’s not beyond redemption.”
“Stunning in its raw emotion. A taut, terrifying supernatural thriller.”