“Shannon Delany’s creations will show you how rich and fulfilling Young Adult Paranormal writing can be.”—Fresh Fiction “Definitely a smash hit!"—Teen Channel Reviews"A unique tale with a bright heroine and dark secrets.”—Maria V. Snyder, New York Times Bestselling Young Adult author “[Readers will] appreciate the virginal sexual tension, the snarled das and nyets, the testosterone-fueled feuds and the titillating glimpses of tragic history.”—Kirkus Reviews “New readers can dive in without reading the first book, and new fans won’t be long in arriving.”—Booklist "Delany spins an original story with great characters and a powerful plot that is full of twists and turns. It will leave fans waiting for the next installment."—School Library Journal "Delany effectively probes what makes a monster, how being too selfless can be damaging to the soul, and whether it's possible to rewrite a person's personality."—Publishers Weekly
Since she was a child, Shannon Delany has written stories, beginning writing in earnest when her grandmother fell unexpectedly ill. Previously a teacher and now a farmer raising heritage livestock, Shannon lives and writes in Upstate New York and enjoys traveling to talk to people about most anything.
A little more than a year ago
In a seemingly standard suburban sprawl outside the city of Farthington something has gone wrong. Sharp sidewalks and carefully clipped lawns hem in the town houses and flank the expected allotment of single homes. It's a quiet neighborhood, where everyone appears to know everyone else. But things are not always as they seem, and people are seldom only what their neighbors expect.