The Fell of Dark (Hardcover)
What's a boy to do—in Caleb Roehrig's YA paranormal romance The Fell of Dark—when his crush is a hot vampire with a mystery to solve?
The only thing August Pfeiffer hates more than algebra is living in a vampire town.
Located at a nexus of mystical energy fields, Fulton Heights is practically an electromagnet for supernatural drama. And when a mysterious (and annoyingly hot) vampire boy arrives with a cryptic warning, Auggie suddenly finds himself at the center of it.
An ancient and terrible power is returning to the earthly realm, and somehow Auggie seems to be the only one who can stop it.
About the Author
Caleb Roehrig's debut YA thriller, Last Seen Leaving, was called one of the Best YA Novels of 2016 by Buzzfeed.com. Caleb lives with his husband in Los Angeles.
"Fulton Heights, Illinois. It's just a little too far from Chicago to be fun, and a little too close to a nexus of magical energy to be boring—making it a known hotspot for vampires. For August, an artistic high-school junior suffering through Algebra I, vampires, who only kill three people a year on average, are less of a concern than finding someone to make out with in a place that doesn't have any other out gay guys. But that's before a (disturbingly attractive) vampire named Jude shows up with a (disturbingly ominous) message about rival vampire cults, an ancient and mysterious evil being, and most worryingly, Auggie himself. As nearly everyone in his life turns out to have secrets, Auggie struggles with some life-changing revelations and the fact that he might lose control of his body and his future. Roehrig (Death Prefers Blondes, 2019) both pays homage to teen vampire tropes and revitalizes them in a tale that's by turns sexy, scary, and filled with ideas about choice that will resonate with readers learning about the impact of theirs. A little bit M. T. Anderson's Thirsty, a little bit Buffy, this is a vampire story for a new generation of teens entering a world that they have no reason to be optimistic about. Snappy dialogue and irreverent humor makes it all the wilder a ride."-- Booklist, starred review
A masterfully spun tale weaving together multiple voices in a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin that delves into the cost versus value of love, family, and power. Fans of a more nuanced fantasy and Novik's Uprooted will appreciate the amazing character development and detailed world. - Jessica