Now, Conjurers

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$19.99  $18.59
Union Square & Co.
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6.35 X 9.24 X 1.32 inches | 1.54 pounds

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About the Author
Freddie Kölsch is a connoisseur and crafter of frightful fiction (with a dash of hope) for teens and former teens. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her high school sweetheart-turned-wife, a handful of cats, a houseful of art, and a mind's eye full of ghosts. Now, Conjurers is her first novel.

"This novel is an easy-to-read occult thriller inspired by '90s cult classics with a likable cast of cool, queer, Wiccan goth heroes. Kölsch holistically integrates serious issues, such as grief, neurological differences, religion and faith, parental abuse, and a variety of intersectional queer identities, with a deft touch that keeps the book both eerie and light in pleasantly equal measure . . . . A rollicking and thoughtful take on the be-careful-what-you-wish-for trope."--Kirkus, STARRED Review

"Kölsch debuts with a supernatural thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. A first purchase for YA ­collections."--School Library Journal, STARRED Review

"[T]his supernatural thriller takes characters and readers alike on an emotional roller coaster of shocking revelations, culminating in a cathartic, action-packed climax . . . . Kölsch spins together a web of hidden agendas, secret histories, a terrifying otherworldly antagonist, and real-world horrors of child abuse and homophobia into a dark and chilling debut."--Publishers Weekly

"This bloodcurdling debut horror novel full of gay goth teens, creepy rituals, and found family is an utterly original celebration of queer love and the lengths we will go to protect one another."--Booklist

"This book is CHARM ITSELF. It's a high-octane high-camp horror funfair that is so smart and so edgy and funny and heartfelt and loving that I think teens who love it now will still pull it off the shelf when they are 40. Now, Conjurers is an evening with a movie from Blockbuster that's rated slightly too high for you to have legally rented it and the biggest, trashiest bag of popcorn, staying up until 3 AM with your friends and then having really savage nightmares afterwards for a week." --Tamsyn Muir, author of Gideon the Ninth

"I love it when I've no idea where a story is going to take me, and Now, Conjurers took me to some dark places, but I knew that I was in sure hands with Freddie's writing. This was an absolutely wild ride, full of scares and horror as well as love and friendship. I adored Nesbit and Bastion." --Sally Green, author of Half Bad

"A wildly charming, deliciously gruesome, and deeply tender love letter to queer found family, dirtbag magic, and 1999. North Coven is bound to steal your heart." --Sarah McCarry, author of All Our Pretty Songs

"Now, Conjurers is a dark, slick, and intoxicating ride that'll make you wish you were part of North Coven. The twisted love child of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Stephen King's It with a healthy 90's hit of nostalgia, I absolutely inhaled it (and had nightmares about red gloves for weeks)." --David Fenne, author of Overemotional