The Awesome


About The Book

Seventeen-year-old Maggie Cunningham is tough, smart, and sassy. She's also not like other girls her age, but then, who would be when the family business is monster hunting? Combat boots, ratty hooded sweatshirts, and hair worn short so nothing with claws can get a grip, Maggie's concerns in life slant more toward survival than fashion or boys. Which presents a problem when Maggie's mother informs Maggie that she can't get her journeyman's license for hunting until she loses her virginity.

Something about virgin blood turning vampires into pointy rage monsters. Blood and gore and insides being on the outside and all that.

Maggie's battled ghosts and goblins and her fair share of house brownies, but finding herself a boy - fitting in with her peers - proves a much more daunting task than any monster hunt. Did you know normal girls don't stuff their bras with holy water balloons? Nor do they carry wooden stakes in their waistbands. And they care about things like "matching" and "footwear." Of course, they also can't clean a gun blindfolded, shoot a crossbow, or exorcise ghosts from a house. Which means they're lame and Maggie's not. Because Maggie's awesome. The Awesome, in fact. Just ask her. She'd be more than happy to tell you.

After she finds herself a date.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Ravenstone (May 26, 2015)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781781083246
  • Grades: 10 and up
  • Ages: 15 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

“Maggie's profanity-laced, snarky, deeply loving, yet antagonisticrelationship with her mother is delightful.”

– – Kirkus Starred Review

“Hilarious and twisted, this is one bad-ass jump-kick of a book. Moveover Buffy, because monster hunter Maggie Cunningham is in town.”

– -Chuck Wendig, author of the, Miriam Black series

“Piercing and brutally funny—I wish I’d had Darrows to read when I was ateen.”

– – Lilith Saintcrow, author of the, Dante Valentine series

“Eva Darrow's THE AWESOME absolutely lives up to its name.”

– - James A. Moore author of the, Seven Forges series

“The best thing I can say is I wish I had this book when I was ateenager… THE AWESOME delivers exactly what the title promises. Buy it now.”

– – YA Asylum

“THE AWESOME is wickedly smart and horrific but hilarious… You all aregoing to LOVE this book. Seriously!”

– – Fangirlish

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