The Invocations


Product Details

$20.99  $19.52
Nancy Paulsen Books
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.25 X 0.75 inches | 1.09 pounds

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About the Author

Krystal Sutherland is the New York Times and indie bestselling author of House of Hollow, A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares and Our Chemical Hearts, which was adapted into a film by Amazon Studios. Her books have been published in more than twenty countries and nominated for the Carnegie Medal and YA Book Prize, among others. Originally from Australia, she has lived on four continents and currently calls London home.


A January/February 2024 Kids' Indie Next Pick!

Praise for The Invocations
★ "Sutherland (House of Hollow) pits three teens against a monstrous evil in this devilishly bewitching novel steeped in dark academia and set in a fantasy London where only women wield magic. Vivid descriptions, mellifluous prose, expert pacing, and a slow-burning romance keep the tension high and the pages turning while intimately written character arcs probe themes of misogyny, grief, and dynamics of gender and power...the twisty, haunting tale unveils the chilling social inequities that disempower women." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"An empowering story about women fighting back against the violence of men and making the choice to forge one's own path in a hostile world, in addition to a grotesque murder mystery
sprinkled with demonic deals. Readers hungry for their next dark, witchy, feminist read will have plenty to feast on here." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Three young women team up to track down a serial killer who's targeting witches... Sutherland expertly weaves together their lives in intricate and fascinating ways. Filled with feminist rage and a sprinkle of queer romance, this lushly written tale methodically builds to a heart-pounding confrontation...The evocative body horror, distinct and compelling leads, and twisty plot will keep readers immersed in this grisly story. A thrilling and exquisitely grotesque showcase of young women taking charge." --Kirkus Reviews

"A gorgeously twisted modern fairy tale that shimmers with magic and mystery, The Invocations is thrilling, irresistible, and unforgettable." --Karen M. McManus, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying

"The Invocations is stunning. Perfectly plotted, gorgeously written, with a heart-pounding finale that will leave readers gasping. An intricate, twisty, brilliant book that pulls you in from the very first line and refuses to let go until the final page. I loved it." --Katherine Webber, bestselling author of Twin Crowns

"Lyrical, grotesque and pulsing with feminist rage, this is sapphic horror at its very finest. Sutherland is a luminous (albeit slightly terrifying) talent." --Laura Steven, author of The Society for Soulless Girls

"Sutherland's Invocations has been one of my favorite reads of the year. This story is exceptionally crafted. Equal parts visceral and haunting, its twists and turns will lure readers in, and its compulsive plot will keep them engrossed until the end." --Ayana Gray, New York Times bestselling author of the Beasts of Prey trilogy