It Looks Like Us (Hardcover)
It Looks Like Us provides a horrifying tale set in Antarctica. I loved the remote setting and how it factors into the isolation of the characters as they fight against the monster stalking them. The monster concept was intriguing and led to a number of thrilling and engaging scenes. There's a great cast of characters and I loved how their relationships developed through their fight to survive. A fun read and one horror fans will enjoy with these five teens on their arctic expedition. -- Josh C., Book Buyer— From Staff Picks
From the author of To Break a Covenant comes an edge-of-your-seat read that will leave your heart pounding.
One week ago, Riley Kowalski joined a team of four other teens for an internship on climate change research in the Antarctic, sponsored by one of the world's largest tech companies. It was just the opportunity she had been searching for—an escape from the ridicule she'd received after a panic attack at school, a fresh start.
But their small team isn't alone in the remote, frozen reaches of the polar south.
In the eerie haze of evening sunlight, Riley sees something out of the corner of her eye—something that's watching them. She writes it off as the effects of her anxiety, but when their expedition leader begins to change—her limbs elongating, her body contorting—and grow violent, Riley knows the danger she feels is real. Something is stalking them, infecting them, and slowly infiltrating the team.
There is more to this research trip than any of them bargained for, and if they aren't careful, none of them will make it out alive.
"This edge-of-your-seat, action-packed story is perfect for teens looking for a scary winter read. [...] Highly recommended for horror fans."
—School Library Journal, starred review
"An homage to John Carpenter's The Thing, [...] Ames' second novel is delightfully gruesome and truly scary. A must-read for horror fans."
"The unforgiving setting is automatically fascinating, and the monster is a good, gory, bone-cracking invention [...] fans of horror will find a lot to enjoy."
"Readers looking for a full-on creature feature won't be disappointed [...] [T]he dynamic cast and their complex relationships propel this frightful adventure toward a bloody conclusion."
"Eerie, unsettling, and absolutely captivating, It Looks Like Us hooked me on the first page and never let me go. Ames has crafted a chilling eco horror novel that will keep you reading late into the night, engrossed by its shape-shifting horrors."
—Erica Waters, author of The River Has Teeth
"Ames has truly hit her stride in this bone-chilling story of isolation, resilience, and the monstrous nature of man. Be sure to lock your doors, because this book is as creeping and deadly as the Antarctic cold, and just as unforgiving."
—Courtney Gould, author of The Dead and the Dark