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The Agony House

The Agony House
 

A haunted old house, a killer ghost, and a long-lost comic come to life in another spectacular package of novel and comics from Cherie Priest, author of I Am Princess X.

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ISBN 9780545934299
Barcode 9780545934299
Published 25 September 2018 by Arthur A. Levine Books
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Priest, Cherie
Illustrated by O'Connor, Tara
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ISBN-13 9780545934299
ISBN-10 054593429X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Arthur A. Levine Books
Imprint Arthur A. Levine Books
Publication Date 25 September 2018
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Priest, Cherie
Illustrated by O'Connor, Tara
Category Horror & Ghost Stories, Chillers
Graphic / Comic Strip
Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress New Orleans (La.), Detective and mystery stories, Comic books, strips, etc, Mystery and detective stories, Murder
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 952833

Description of this Book

Denise Farber has just moved back to New Orleans with her mom and step-dad. They left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and have finally returned, wagering the last of their family's money on fixing up an old, rundown house and converting it to a bed and breakfast.Nothing seems to work around the place, which doesn't seem too weird to Denise. The unexplained noises are a little more out of the ordinary, but again, nothing too unusual. But when floors collapse, deadly objects rain down, and she hears creepy voices, it's clear to Denise that something more sinister lurks hidden here.Answers may lie in an old comic book Denise finds concealed in the attic: the lost, final project of a famous artist who disappeared in the 1950s. Denise isn't budging from her new home, so she must unravel the mystery-on the pages and off-if she and her family are to survive...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for I Am Princess X A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers* Priest's YA debut is an engrossing cyberthriller packed with a puzzling mystery, crackerjack detective work, and an eerie, atmospheric sense of place. Teens who roll their eyes at adults out of touch with Internet culture will eat this up. -- Booklist, starred review* An excellent book with loads of cross-genre and cross-format appeal. Highly recommended. -- School Library Journal, starred review* Fresh and contemporary, this hybrid novel/comic packs a lot of plot in a relatively short book, but its strongest suit may be Priest's keen understanding of the chasmic gap between the way teens and adults engage in the landscape of the Internet. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review Praise for I Am Princess X A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers* Priest's YA debut is an engrossing cyberthriller packed with a puzzling mystery, crackerjack detective work, and an eerie, atmospheric sense of place. Teens who roll their eyes at adults out of touch with Internet culture will eat this up. -- Booklist, starred review* An excellent book with loads of cross-genre and cross-format appeal. Highly recommended. -- School Library Journal, starred review* Fresh and contemporary, this hybrid novel/comic packs a lot of plot in a relatively short book, but its strongest suit may be Priest's keen understanding of the chasmic gap between the way teens and adults engage in the landscape of the Internet. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Author's Bio

Cherie Priest is the author of I Am Princess X, her debut young adult novel which earned three starred reviews and was a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. She is also the author of more than a dozen adult science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels, including Boneshaker, which won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. She lives in Seattle, Washington and can be found online at www.cheriepriest.com and @cmpriest. Tara O'Connor is a comic maker and illustrator currently residing in the New Jersey wilderness. When she's not drawing or teaching comics, she's probably working on an illustration of some sort. She is the author of Roots and The Altered History of Willow Sparks. You can find more of Tara's art online at www.taraocomics.com.

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