The Outside (Hardcover)

By Laura Bickle

Houghton Mifflin, 9780544000131, 320pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2013



After a plague of vampires was unleashed in the world, Katie was kicked out of the safe haven of her Amish community for her refusal to adhere to the new rules of survival. She enters an outside world of unspeakable violence with only her two friends and a horse by her side.
And yet through this darkness come the shining ones: luminescent men and women with the power to deflect vampires and survive the night. But can they be trusted, and are they even people at all?
In this sequel to The Hallowed Ones, it's up to one Amish girl to save her family, her community, and the boy she loves . . . but what will she be asked to sacrifice in return?

About the Author

Laura Bickle has worked in criminal justice and library science. When she's not patrolling the stacks, she's dreaming up stories about monsters under the stairs. She is author of four fantasy novels for adults, and "The Hallowed Ones "was her first teen novel. She lives with her husband in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her website at