A girl accepts a mysterious invitation to play a deadly game in this suspense-filled thriller from the author of HEXED-- perfect for fans of NERVE by Jeanne Ryan and Lauren Oliver's PANIC .
You are cordially invited to participate in a game of thrills and dares.
A girl accepts a mysterious invitation to play a deadly game in this suspense-filled thriller from the author of HEXED--perfect for fans of NERVE by Jeanne Ryan and Lauren Oliver's PANIC.
You are cordially invited to participate in a game of thrills and dares. Tell no one, and come alone. If you dare.
Hope is sick of everyone treating her like she's breakable. Sure, she has cystic fibrosis (basically really bad lungs), but she's tired of being babied by her mom and her overprotective best friend, Ethan, not to mention worrying about paying for her expensive medication and how she's going to afford college.And she's bored with life in her run-down New Orleans suburb.
"Dark, twisty, and thrilling." --Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die "A delicious and fast-paced read This one kept me up way past my bedtime " --Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin' A 2017 YALSA Quick Pick
But the Society isn't all that it seems . . . and soon Hope finds that playing the game isn't a choice--it's a requirement.
- ISBN-13: 9780553508024
- ISBN-10: 0553508024
- Publisher: Delacorte Press
- Publish Date: November 2016
- Page Count: 304
- Reading Level: Ages 13-17
- Dimensions: 8.4 x 6 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-09-19
- Reviewer: Staff
In this absorbing standalone novel from Krys (Hexed), teenager Hope Callahan receives a mysterious invitation to play a secret game of thrills and dares. Hope, isolated due to complications from her cystic fibrosis, is desperate for company and excitement, so although she knows that its a bad idea to sneak off to an abandoned New Orleans warehouse in the middle of the night, she does so anyway. Upon arrival, she finds four other invited girls and instructions to complete a series of dares for a chance to win $100,000. As the dares grow more dangerous, and Hope realizes that quitting isnt an option, she begins to fear that shes not competing for money but fighting for her life. This swiftly paced blend of mystery and psychological suspense uses vividly sketched characters with complex backstories to argue against stereotyping and in favor of tolerance and empathy. Creepy set pieces add tension and texture, and the burgeoning relationship between Hope and her best friend Ethan provides a dose of romance. Ages 12up. Agent: Adriann Ranta, Foundry Literary + Media. (Nov.)