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Publisher Description

Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Young People's Literature

A Publishers Weekly Best Young Adult Book of 2019

The best Teen Zombie Werewolf Witchy Faerie fantasy murder mystery you've ever readby debut author, Hal Schrieve.


Genderqueer fourteen-year-old Z Chilworth has to adjust quickly to their new status as a zombie after waking from death from a car crash that killed their parents and sisters. Always a talented witch, Z now can barely perform magic and is rapidly decaying. Faced with rejection from their remaining family members and old friends, Z moves in with their mother's friend, Mrs. Dunnigan, and befriends Aysel, a loud would-be-goth classmate who is, like Z, a loner. As Z struggles to find a way to repair the broken magical seal holding their body together, Aysel fears that her classmates will discover her status as an unregistered werewolf. When a local psychiatrist is murdered by what seems to be werewolves, the town of Salem, Oregon, becomes even more hostile to "monsters," and Z and Aysel are driven together in an attempt to survive a place where most people wish that neither of them existed.
     Rarely has a first-time author created characters of such immediacy and power as Z, Aysel, Tommy (suspected fey) and Elaine (also a werewolf), or a world that parallels our own so clearly and disturbingly.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2019
March 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
448
Pages
PUBLISHER
Seven Stories Press
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
1.6
MB