Julia Lynn Rubin (Author)
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"Like a queer version of The Wicker Man, Julia Lynn Rubin's Primal Animals is a wonderfully-creepy mystery set under sunshine and fresh air, where nothing is what it seems and no one is what you expect. Keep your eyes open, watch your back, and beware of the flies." --Emma Berquist, author of Missing, Presumed Dead
The Female of the Species meets Midsommar for fans of Yellowjackets
At an elite summer program, a teen girl gets sucked into a secret society, with deadly consequences.
May 24, 2022
5.79 X 8.6 X 1.05 inches | 0.81 pounds
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About the Author
JULIA LYNN RUBIN received her MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from The New School in 2017. A lover of film, psychology, and literature, Julia has been writing creatively since first grade, and her short stories have appeared in publications such as the North American Review. She currently lives in Brooklyn, where she is freelancing while working on her next book. Julia is the author of Burro Hills and Trouble Girls.
Buzzfeed, New LGBTQIA+ YA Novels You Need This Spring"Primal Animals is a relentless thrill ride, offering a summer camp with danger at every turn, staggering twists, and a deeply human heroine." --Courtney Gould, author of The Dead and the Dark "Bold, fresh, remorseless, Primal Animals will sink its teeth into your throat on the first page and hang tight until the devastating finish." --Hannah Capin, author of Golden Boys Beware "Like a queer version of the Wicker Man, a wonderfully-creepy mystery set under sunshine and fresh air, where nothing is what it seems and no one is what you expect. Keep your eyes open, watch your back, and beware of the flies." --Emma Berquist, author of Missing, Presumed Dead "A spine-tingling descent into the darkness of the mind, Primal Animals is terrifying and beautiful in all the best ways." --Sophie Gonzales, author of Only Mostly Devastated and Perfect on Paper "Raw and unnerving, Primal Animals gets under your skin and doesn't let you go until the very last page." --Laurie Devore, author of How to Break a Boy and A Better Bad Idea Rubin shatters the heteronormative boundaries of the horror genre and creates an eerie and unsettling atmosphere of taboos without room for any bigoted notions about race, gender, class, or sexuality. - INTO Not for the faint of heart, Rubin crafts a tense horror story where the deepest terror lies in the truths it reveals about whose lives hold value and how far those with power will go to protect themselves. --Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books "Wonderfully creepy.... A consistently unsettling, atmospheric read." --Publishers Weekly "Low-level suspense gives way to clear horror.... [A] chilling revelation...proves sufficiently terrifying." --Kirkus "A disturbing psychological horror for readers who like to savor a gripping yet slow-burning, sinister story, and who don't shy away from the gruesome." - School Library Journal