The Hallowed Ones

Laura Bickle (Author)
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Description

Katie is on the verge of her Rumspringa, the time in Amish life when teenagers can get a taste of the real world. But the real world comes to her in this dystopian tale with a philosophical bent. Rumors of massive unrest on the "Outside" abound. Something murderous is out there. Amish elders make a rule: No one goes outside, and no outsiders come in. But when Katie finds a gravely injured young man, she can't leave him to die. She smuggles him into her family's barn--at what cost to her community? The suspense of this vividly told, truly horrific thriller will keep the pages turning.

Product Details

Price: $8.99
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Published Date: September 25, 2012
Pages: 311
Dimensions: 5.4 X 0.9 X 8.2 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9780547859262

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About the Author

Laura Bickle is the author of four fantasy novels for adults. The Hallowed Ones is her first novel for teens. She works in a public library and lives with her husband in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her website at www.laurabickle.com.

Reviews

Praise for The Hallowed Ones

"This is a book to make you fear the shadows--a horrifying and gruesome tale of faith, and things that blink red eyes in the night. I began reading in the daylight, and read on into the late hours, leaning close, biting my lip. I could not look away; I was obsessed. Katie is an unbreakable soul."
--Lauren DeStefano, New York Times Bestselling author of the Chemical Garden Trilogy

"What an eerily believable, unique story! I can't stop thinking about it--or shivering."
--Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely Books

"Tight pacing, suspenseful scenes, Wow! moments of tension, and exposure into a world I knew little about, The Hallowed Ones is an exciting, terse read. . . . Laura Bickle's debut novel for young adults has quickly become my favorite dystopian novel of 2012. . . . It left me wanting more, so much more."
--readergirlsblog.com

"Readers will find it hard to put down this suspenseful, scary, compulsively readable adventure."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Katie's an original character, and her thoughtful rebellion makes her an interesting addition to supernatural fictions's gallery of strong heroines."
--Bulletin

Praise for The Outside

* "Top-notch. . . . A horror story with heart and soul."
--Kirkus, starred review

"At once horrifying, hopeful, and hauntingly beautiful, this gorgeous read with its rich textures and spine-tingling suspense kept me glued to the pages in utter fascination. Laura Bickle is a master storyteller. Brava! Just superbly done!"
--Darynda Jones, New York Times Bestselling author of Third Grave Dead Ahead and The Darklight Series