Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cover Reveal: Feral by Holly Schindler

I first heard the name Holly Schindler back in 2010, when the generous folks over at Flux sent me an ARC of her debut novel, A Blue So Dark.  The taut YA drama about a teen dealing with her mother's schizophrenia touched me, while convincing me that this author was one to watch.  Schindler's sophomore novel, Playing Hurt, also impressed me.  Tomorrow, I'm going to talk a little about her recently published middle grade novel, but today I'm excited to be a part of the cover reveal for Schindler's fourth novel, Feral:


Oooh, it's so mysterious and intriguing.  I love it!

And here's a plot summary for Feral, which will release from Harper Collins on August 26, 2014:

It’s too late for you. You’re dead.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Those words float through Claire Cain’s head as she lies broken and barely alive after a brutal beating. And the words continue to haunt her months later, in the relentless, terrifying nightmares that plague her sleep. So when her father is offered a teaching sabbatical in another state, Claire is hopeful that getting out of Chicago, away from the things that remind her of what she went through, will offer a way to start anew.                                                                                                                                                                                      
But when she arrives in Peculiar, Missouri, Claire quickly realizes something is wrong—the town is brimming with hidden dangers and overrun by feral cats. And her fears are confirmed when a popular high school girl, Serena Sims, is suddenly found dead in the icy woods behind the school. While everyone is quick to say Serena died in an accident, Claire knows there’s more to it—for she was the one who found Serena, battered and most certainly dead, surrounded by the town’s feral cats.                                                                                                                                       
Now Claire vows to learn the truth about what happened, but the closer she gets to uncovering the mystery, the closer she also gets to discovering a frightening reality about herself and the damage she truly sustained in that Chicago alley.                                                                                                                                                                                  
With an eerie setting and heart-stopping twists and turns, Holly Schindler weaves a gripping story that will make you question everything you think you know.

Sounds like a perfect Halloween read.  I don't know about you, but I can't wait.  I love the always versatile Holly Schindler and I'm anxious to see what she does with this newest book!

What do you think about the cover?  The plot?  Does it look and sound like something you might find interesting?

If it does, be sure to add it to your Goodreads bookshelf and pre-order yourself a copy from Amazon or your favorite bookstore.  

1 comment:

  1. Oooo! This one sounds very good indeed! I'm adding it to Goodreads right now...and for that matter, maybe some of her other books too!

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