Hell Followed with Us

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Publisher Description

A furious, queer debut novel about embracing the monster within and unleashing its power against your oppressors.

“A long, sustained scream to the various strains of anti-transgender legislation multiplying around the world like, well, a virus." —The New York Times


Sixteen-year-old trans boy Benji is on the run from the cult that raised him—the fundamentalist sect that unleashed Armageddon and decimated the world’s population. Desperately, he searches for a place where the cult can’t get their hands on him, or more importantly, on the bioweapon they infected him with.
But when cornered by monsters born from the destruction, Benji is rescued by a group of teens from the local Acheson LGBTQ+ Center, affectionately known as the ALC. The ALC’s leader, Nick, is gorgeous, autistic, and a deadly shot, and he knows Benji’s darkest secret: the cult’s bioweapon is mutating him into a monster deadly enough to wipe humanity from the earth once and for all.    
Still, Nick offers Benji shelter among his ragtag group of queer teens, as long as Benji can control the monster and use its power to defend the ALC. Eager to belong, Benji accepts Nick’s terms…until he discovers the ALC’s mysterious leader has a hidden agenda, and more than a few secrets of his own. Perfect for fans of Gideon the Ninth and Annihilation.

A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

"A defining voice of our generation." –H.E. Edgmon, author of The Witch King
"Hands down the best YA horror book I've read." ­–Aden Polydoros, author of The City Beautiful
"A chimera of horror, romance, and something stranger." –Rose Szabo, author of What Big Teeth
"A timely and riveting tale." –Ray Stoeve, author of Between Perfect and Real

Young Adult
June 7
Holiday House
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

KittyVLDraws ,

Incredible… just incredible!

I finished this book in a day and a half—it was that good! I definitely recommend this book for teens and young adults who like the post-apocalyptic approach to storytelling (with switching perspectives of characters). All around I’d rate it a 5 out of 5 stars!

QuesoCaseo ,

Everything I didn't know I needed

This book helped heal me in all the ways growing up surrounded by the white evangelical church crushed me. Thank you so much. This is the first book that I have finished in years. I am sorry for the suffering you have to have been through to even conceptualize this book, but thank you so much for surviving, healing, and doing it. It means the world

remdev456 ,

A really great book in a lot of ways

There’s really a lot to like about this book. It’s like the perfect mix of sci fi, dystopian, and romantic fiction. I described it to a friend as “what if the umbrella corporation from resident evil was just a bunch of Christian ecofascists” and that seems to sell them. Great descriptions of body horror mixed with genuine horror and humor and romance, and a really great read all around. If you love the underdog coming from terrible odds to change the world for better and a story about what it means to find out who you are I can’t recommend this book enough

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