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Solstice

Solstice

A Tropical Horror Comedy

Lorence Alison

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"Part teen drama, part horror story... Readers will want to finish in one sitting." —Kirkus Reviews

A music fest goes wrong in Lorence Alison's comic YA thriller Solstice as selfie-mad concert-goers wake up to realize their tropical island fantasy is a deadly nightmare.


When Adri is offered an all-expenses-paid trip to the exclusive Solstice Festival, she throws caution, her prestigious summer internship, and her parents goodwill to the wind. She just wants to live a little before the first day of the rest of her life, planned and scheduled in accordance with her parents’ law school dreams.

But when she and a horde of affluent, entitled teen partiers arrive at the island paradise, it looks nothing like the luxury vacation they were promised. There’s barely any food, nowhere to stay, and not nearly enough porta-potties. Pretty soon, the festival is trending on social media for all the wrong reasons, and the music acts are cancelling left and right.

And then the first dead body washes up on the beach.

Adri has a front-row seat as everything devolves into chaos—and she's in a prime position to put together the clues to who—or what—is killing off the helpless attendees. But even if she finds the killer, how can she hope to stop them?

Check your privilege at the door—before it gets you killed. This is one vacation you can’t escape.

An Imprint Book

"Topical, tropical—and terrifying! A fast-paced read that will have you on the edge of your seat."
—Caleb Roehrig, author of Death Prefers Blond… More…

"Part teen drama, part horror story... Readers will want to finish in one sitting." —Kirkus Reviews

A music fest goes wrong in Lorence Alison's comic YA thriller Solstice as selfie-mad concert-goers wake up to realize their tropical island fantasy is a deadly nightmare.


When Adri is offered an all-expenses-paid trip to the exclusive Solstice Festival, she throws caution, her prestigious summer internship, and her parents goodwill to the wind. She just wants to live a little before the first day of the rest of her life, planned and scheduled in accordance with her parents’ law school dreams.

But when she and a horde of affluent, entitled teen partiers arrive at the island paradise, it looks nothing like the luxury vacation they were promised. There’s barely any food, nowhere to stay, and not nearly enough porta-potties. Pretty soon, the festival is trending on social media for all the wrong reasons, and the music acts are cancelling left and right.

And then the first dead body washes up on the beach.

Adri has a front-row seat as everything devolves into chaos—and she's in a prime position to put together the clues to who—or what—is killing off the helpless attendees. But even if she finds the killer, how can she hope to stop them?

Check your privilege at the door—before it gets you killed. This is one vacation you can’t escape.

An Imprint Book

"Topical, tropical—and terrifying! A fast-paced read that will have you on the edge of your seat."
—Caleb Roehrig, author of Death Prefers Blondes

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I WISH I COULD SAY that table nine was grateful when I set down the heavy tray of eggs, pancakes, Belgian waffles, and other random brunch items at their booth, but that would be a lie. Everyone at the table—they were college...

Praise for Solstice

"Part teen drama, part horror story, this is a delightful novel that readers will want to finish in one sitting... An appealing choice for younger teens and reluctant readers." —Kirkus Reviews

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Lorence Alison

Lorence Alison is the author of Solstice and a lover of writing, traveling, music, dogs, video games, and music festivals. She has attended many Lollapalooza and Coachella festivals, but luckily none of them ended in disaster. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.

Lorence Alison