My interest was peaked by the cover, intensified by the first lines and once I started this book there was no way I was going to stop. There is so much to love in this book. A mostly female cast of characters, each unique, strong in their own way, and representative of diversity in many forms. Claire Legrand does a wonderful job of creating the world that these characters exist in and the mythologies that terrorize and control their lives. And most importantly for me was the expert rendering of visceral and gut twisting horror. Even if you’ve seen the things described here in a movie, reading it is a new and horrifying experience. I’ve never read anything quite like this, but I would be happy to keep reading about these characters and this world.— Kaitlyn
"Reader, hang on for dear life. Sawkill Girls is a wild, gorgeous, and rich coming-of-age story about complicity, female camaraderie, and power." --Sarah Gailey, author of River of Teeth
"An eerie, atmospheric assertion of female strength." --Mindy McGinnis, author of The Female of the Species
FIVE STARRED REVIEWS
NAMED ONE OF YALSA'S 2019 BEST FICTION FOR YOUNG ADULTS
A BRAM STOKER AWARD NOMINEE
From the New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn comes a breathtaking and spine-tingling novel about three teenage girls who face off against an insidious monster that preys upon young women. Perfect for fans of Victoria Schwab and Stranger Things.
Who are the Sawkill Girls?
Marion: The newbie. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she's sure she'll never find.
Zoey: The pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she's broken--or maybe everyone else is.
Val: The queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives; a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.
Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires. Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight...until now.