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About the Author
Claire Legrand is the New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn, the first book in the Empirium Trilogy. She is also the author of several other titles for children and teens, most notably The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, Winterspell, and the Edgar Award-nominated Some Kind of Happiness. Sawkill Girls is her seventh novel. Claire lives in central New Jersey, where she works as a librarian.
★"Legrand's lush and pensive prose matches the murky, dangerous, and beautiful island setting.... Rich and earthy horror."--School Library Journal (starred review)
★"This atmospheric, Gothic-flavored chiller, which mingles elements of dark fairy tales and outright horror... includes an asexual character and a beautifully wrought queer romance, [and] focuses on the power of female friendship and what it means to pit women against one another in fiction and in life."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
★"Legrand accomplishes the kind of slow-building tension and mounting horror that will give readers night terrors. Read this book, then lock it in the freezer."--Shelf Awareness (starred review)
"Part spine-chilling horror story and part coming-of-age lesbian romance... If you are looking for something to scare you awake at night, this is the book for you."--Kirkus Reviews
"Claire Legrand tells an eerie, feminist horror story that's perfect for reading close to Halloween."--Bustle
"Reader, hang on for dear life. Sawkill Girls is a wild, gorgeous, and rich coming-of-age story about complicity, female camaraderie, and power."--Sarah Gailey, author of River of Teeth
"An eerie, atmospheric assertion of female strength."--Mindy McGinnis, author of The Female of the Species
"Old-school horror meets fresh, female-forward fury. Claire Legrand masterfully paints this island world of terror with a blood-soaked brush."--Elana K. Arnold, author of National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of
★"Cinematically, gorgeously creepy and horrific, sliding between breathlessly suspenseful and disturbingly grotesque."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)
"With prose as fierce and uncompromising as its three main characters, SAWKILL GIRLS is a fresh and unflinching exploration of female friendship wrapped in a spine-tingling page-turner. Claire Legrand doesn't hold back--and you won't be able to put this book down."
--- Courtney Summers, New York Times bestselling author of Sadie