We’re delighted to ring in the new year with this gripping, atmospheric debut YA by Kali Wallace, published today by Katherine Tegen Books.
When Breezy Lin wakes up in a shallow grave one year after her death, she doesn’t remember who killed her or why. All she knows is that she’s somehow conscious—and not only that, she’s able to sense who around her is hiding a murderous past. In life, Breezy was always drawn to the elegance of the universe and the mystery of the stars. Now she must set out to find answers and discover what is to become of her in the gritty, dangerous underworld to which she now belongs—where monsters lurk at the fringes, killers hide in plain sight, and a sinister cult is hunting for strange creatures like her.
Fans of Holly Black and Nova Ren Suma will love getting wrapped up in the complex world of SHALLOW GRAVES.
A fast-paced story with an interesting hook, and a thoughtful look at what it means to be human versus what it means to be a monster. The end result is a superbly crafted debut bound to entrance.”—Booklist, Starred Review
Kali Wallace has created a world that’s both natural and unsettling … and reminds us with Breezy’s story that true terror is not a monster, but what lurks in the dark corners of human nature.”—Madeleine Roux, New York Times bestselling author of the Asylum series
Constantly entertaining, intriguing, and suspenseful.”—Kirkus Reviews
A fast-paced ride through a dark, imaginative world.”—Mindy McGinnis, author of Not a Drop to Drink and A Madness So Discreet
A phenomenally written, spine-chilling story … sure to keep you up all night.”—Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finder series
Writing in Breezy’s pragmatic and engaging voice, Wallace weaves an unsettling tale that explores Breezy’s strange existence, while also thoughtfully examining a life cut short … her struggle to reconcile what she has become with the human she used to be forms the heart of this bittersweet story.”—Publishers Weekly