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September 8, 2012

From the TBR Pile: Hickey of the Beast

Hickey of the Beast by Isabel Kunkle
Connie thought freshman year might suck. She never thought it'd be literal.

Bad dreams? No big deal. After all, Connie Perez is starting her first year in the prep school her mom runs. Anyone would be a little stressed, right? When she starts dreaming about strange creatures and places that don't make sense, she doesn't think much about it: there's other stuff on her mind. Then she starts noticing that the people she dreams about get sick right afterwards.

Then everything gets weird.

There's something bad on the campus of Springden Academy. Something that feeds on students and warps their minds. And, as Connie and her friends try to figure out what's going on, it starts to look like she's the only one who can stop it.

Freshman year was hard enough without having to fight evil after class.

Hickey of the Beast is a hilarious look at coming of age in a school where there are no secrets, but plenty of mysteries, and where supernatural studies take on a whole new meaning. It's a story about all the things that make growing up hell: boys, history class, annoying little brothers, and saving the world from evil. When the supernatural comes to school, it's no field day - and that's before you factor in homework. From Goodreads.com
Published March 2011 by Candlemark & Gleam
ebook
Goodreads, IndieBound, Amazon

About the Author:

Isabel Kunkle lives and works in Boston, where the winters have yet to kill her. She's been the headmaster's kid at a number of prep schools and attended Phillips Academy Andover herself, but has yet to develop mystic powers, unless you count the ability to eat nearly anything. When she has a moment, she likes reading, roleplaying, ballroom dancing, and watching bad TV from the Eighties. From freado.com
 
Praise for Hickey of the Beast:

"super fresh and cute young adult book" ~ Lisa at Adventures 2.0 at Goodreads
"a surprisingly quick and engaging little YA book" ~ John, Dreaming in Books

Connect with the author:
Facebook: Isabel Kunkle 
 

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