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Carolina "Nine" Livingston is a high school super-achiever destined for academic stardom, but a social loner by choice. That is, until the day she meets her new English teacher, Mr. Mann, and feels desperately drawn to him through his beauty, his dazzling exploration of the poetry of Emily Dickinson, and the way he talks to her as an equal. What begins as a friendship soon becomes so much more, as they tumble headlong into a passionate and dangerous romance. Will obsessive love lead Nine to a new heaven on earth, or will it end in her own destruction?

“Worthy of acclaim … previously unexplored” Kirkus • "Stellar writing … not to be missed” Voya • "Blew me away” Publishers Weekly Galley Talk • "Groundbreaking … a tornado of a book” Best of the Year • "Exhilarating and terrifying … vivid, hypnotic prose” Horn Book Newcomer’s Pick • "Highly recommended” BookSense Kid’s Picks • "Compelling” Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"A groundbreaking work in the world of YA fiction” Bookworm Reading Advocate “Prose on fire” Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book “The first chapter alone is worth the price of the book” Miami Herald “Smart … mouth-hanging-open-catching-flies climax” Hip librarians Bookblog “Raw and dazzling” Holly Black, bestselling author • “Poetic and majestic … immensely difficult to put down” Hot Lava Reviews • “Mania and obsession expertly captured” Librianne “Wonderfully eloquent … wry humor … juicy and cautionary” School Library Journal “Nelson treads new territory here” Booklist

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Frances has a secret – the most terrifying secret in the world. A secret that has haunted her for eleven years: her birth mother, Afton Jelks, killed France's siblings and tried to kill Frances herself. Afton is the mother who laughed, sang, and made up stories for Frances and her three sisters when they lived in Fireless, a seemingly magical place of mystery and imagination. Until one horrific morning when the magic turned to madness and left three little girls dead. Now Afton is back to finish the job, and Frances's secret horror threatens to rip her happy world apart all over again.

“Incandescent writing” Kirkus “Entirely thrilling” School Library Journal “Will leave you stunned into silence” Karin’s Book Nook • "You’ll end up loving Frances” CosmoGIRL! “Gripped me until the end” Reading Junky “Absolutely amazing” •     • “Frightening” Starred Review “Will grip you until the startling conclusion”  “Captivating” Top Choice Award “Heart-pounding mystery”  “Can’t put it down … must read” Stiletto Storytime “One of the most exciting books I've read” Faerie Drink Review “Compelling … powerful” Night Owl Romance Top Pick “Will grab readers” Mean Old Library Teacher “Expect to lose your afternoon” Hannah Wolf Bowen “Ripped from the headlines” Random Reads “A beautiful and haunting story” Liz Gallagher “A gorgeous, poignant love story” “Haunting … the story captivates" Publishers Weekly

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A faith healer since he was struck by lightning at age 10, Ronald "Little Texas" Earl is now 16 and still on the road, spreading the word with his "family" of eccentric handlers. But Ronald's world is changing: he's sinfully entranced by the girls he meets on the tent revival circuit, afraid he might be in danger of losing his soul. Then one terrifying night a beautiful girl he thought he had saved with his healing touch comes back to haunt him, and Little Texas must deal with his raging feelings of terror and love – before he loses everything to whatever horror waits for him on Devil Hill.

“Chilling yet tender” Publishers Weekly  “Intense supernatural climax” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books  “Pace is rapid … affecting … marvelous … strong” School Library Journal “Downright scary … a spine-chilling experience” Bookpage

 “Thrilling ghostly encounters…a gripping page-turner” 

“Ghostly suspense” Parents's Choice Awards “Twisting tale … chilling Gothic … a rollicking read” San Antonio Express-News “Intense … will get readers thinking” Booklist “Huge evil force … the book is a wonder” The Goddess of YA Literature “Will surprise readers expecting a holy-roller experience” “Quite remarkable … highly unsettling … powerful” Family-Focused Reviews “Will have adults and teens staying up all night” News and Sentinel Best Books of the Year “Haunting … highly recommend” - flamingnet Young Adult Top Choice Award



A gifted athlete, Emma feels cursed by her epilepsy. After a violent seizure on the soccer field, she runs away into the darkright into the arms of a German vampire named Wirtz. When she wakes up in the hospital, weak from loss of blood, she is shocked to realize that a second grand mal seizure saved her, interrupting the monster's feeding. Now Emma has all the amazing powers of a vampire, without the need to drink blood or fear the sunlight. But soon Wirtz and his followers are after her again, and Emma is forced to flee her old world and fight for her life in a new one stranger than anything she has ever known.

“A real winner … five stars … powerful” Midwest Book Review “Fast paced … strikingly unconventional” Publishers Weekly “Gripping … a fresh take … heart-pounding” School Library Journal “Incredibly intelligent … a great book” Lytherus “Nelson has created a character unlike any other” New York Journal of Books “Will keep teens reading all night” Parent Magazine “Completely different … amazing” • “Strangely inventive … entertaining and exciting” Book Whisperer “Very original … Nelson's writing skills are unique” Dreaming in Books “Grabs readers … a doozy” Bookpage “Innovative … quite the kick for teen and adult audiences” Living Read Girl “Different … strong writing…captivating” A Backwards Story “Mind blowing” Read For Your Future “All too real” Stiletto Storytime “Highly unique” 25 Hour Books “Quite well written” • “Much deeper” Concord Carlisle Young Adult “Brilliant” Teens Read Too

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