Their Vicious Games

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Simon & Schuster
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5.9 X 8.3 X 1.4 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
Joelle Wellington grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where her childhood was spent wandering the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Her love of the written word led her to a BA in creative writing and international studies. When she isn't writing, she's reading and when she's not doing that, she's attempting to bake bread with varying degrees of success or strengthening her encyclopedia-like pop culture knowledge. Their Vicious Games is her first young adult novel.
"Fiendishly thrilling. Joelle Wellington's debut will shake you up and rock you to the core." --Kit Frick, author of I Killed Zoe Spanos and The Reunion
"A fresh and daring debut with quick-witted prose, wild plot twists, and unflinching insights on power and privilege. An absolute thrill!" --Jessica Goodman, New York Times bestselling author of They Wish They Were Us
"Wellington pens a brutally honest and haunting cautionary tale of what it means to survive in a world that wasn't built for you, exposing the lie that is meritocracy and the unrelenting toll that being a final girl takes. A bloody tale spun masterfully, Their Vicious Games is a dark delight." --Faridah Abike-Iyimide, New York Times bestselling author of Ace of Spades
"Elegant prose and complex characters spin us through the lavish maze of the Remington Estate--a breeding ground of secrets, lies, and competition--in a richly woven thriller that explores the lengths one girl will go to succeed in a world of classism and corruption."--Ryan Douglass, New York Times bestselling author of The Taking of Jake Livingston
"In this debut thriller that calls to mind the Japanese dystopian film Battle Royale (2000) and the American horror film Ready or Not (2019)....Readers are rewarded with heart-stopping reveals. A twisty chronicle, filled with equal parts glory and gore, of an outlier who transforms into a modern "final girl."--Kirkus Reviews "May 15, 2023"
"A lethal thrill ride that will seduce you to the very end."--Jarrod Shusterman and Sofía Lapuente, authors of Retro
"Debut author Wellington delivers a spine-chilling thriller."--Publisher's Weekly "June 5, 2023"
"Wellington doesn't hold back in this explosive debut novel....Anyone desperate for a Hunger Games-esque adventure will devour this debut."--Booklist "July 2023"
* "A genre-bender that is part thriller, part horror, and part contemporary fiction with a splash of romance, this is a truly unique and creative story that teens will be unable to put down. The characters are nuanced and grow throughout the story, and the fast-paced action will keep teens guessing at what new horror might be just around the corner. But it's the commentary on extreme wealth alongside subtle and outright racism and classism, that ensure that this story is not only relevant and timely but also one that will stick with readers long after the book's dramatic final confrontation."--School Library Journal, starred review "September 1, 2023"