Saturday, August 27, 2011
Deviant by Adrian McKinty
Danny just wished he'd behaved himself at his old school because this new school he was attending was weird!
Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams, sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you). It will be published in October, so make a note on your TBR list under the category: Horror/Psychological Suspense.
Danny's misbehavior at school ends up with his parents moving and requiring him to attend a very rigid, strict school. The way this school teaches is different: chattering isn't allowed and the rules are followed to the letter. As in any new school, it takes a Danny a while to make friends. It didn't take him any time at all to make some enemies...
Someone is killing cats in Colorado Springs. The animals are left where their owners can find them. When the killer begins removing their hearts, it becomes an even stranger case. Danny and a girl he likes each have a cat, so he makes up his mind he's going to determine who's doing this terrible crime. He doesn't know exactly what he's walking into; the cats are only preparation for a larger sacrifice...
The story moves fast, there's a taste of occult in it, and the criminal in the story isn't disclosed until the last few pages. Danny works hard to find the truth but, when he does, will he survive?
If you would like my copy of this ARC, please leave a comment here on my blog and email me at info at bookfaerie.com with your name AND ADDRESS, telling me why you'd like to read it. I'll pick a winner in about a week.