“An urban fantasy that could rival some of Holly Black’s most imaginative and creepy fare” (BCCB).
A year ago, Hurricane Josephine swept through Savannah, Georgia, leaving behind nothing but death and destruction—and taking the life of Dovey’s best friend, Carly. Since that night, Dovey has been in a medicated haze, numb to everything around her.
But recently she’s started to believe she’s seeing things that can’t be real…including Carly at their favorite café. Determined to learn the truth, Dovey stops taking her pills. And the world that opens up to her is unlike anything she could have imagined.
As Dovey slips deeper into the shadowy corners of Savannah—where the dark and horrifying secrets lurk—she learns that the storm that destroyed her city and stole her friend was much more than a force of nature. And now the sinister beings truly responsible are out to finish what they started.
Delilah S. Dawson is the author of Hit, Servants of the Storm, Strike, the Blud series, Star Wars novels and short stories, a variety of short stories, comics, and essays, andthe Shadow series as Lila Bowen. She lives in Georgia with her family and a fat mutt named Merle. Find her online at WhimsyDark.com.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 5, 2014)
Length: 384 pages
Grades: 9 and up
Ages: 14 - 99
Lexile ® HL810L
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Dawson's Savannah is beautiful and haunting. . . . Right away, Dawson serves up atmosphere, humor and scares, balancing it all deftly. Turning the page felt like peeking around a corner; I wanted to know more but I was afraid of what might come next. It's gorgeous Southern Gothic with a swift kick.
– Madeleine Roux, author of the New York Times Bestseller Asylum