Till We Become Monsters (Paperback)
"With her debut novel, Till We Become Monsters, Amanda Headlee raises the genre to a chilling new level. I recommend reading this one with all the lights on." —Phil Giunta, author of Like Mother, Like Daughters
Monsters exist and Korin Perrin knew this as truth because his grandmother told him so. Korin, raised in the shadow of his older brother Davis, is an imaginative child who believes his brother is a monster. After the death of their grandmother, seven-year-old Korin, blaming Davis for her demise, tries to kill him. Sixteen years following the attempt on Davis' life, racked with guilt, Korin comes to terms with the fact that Davis may not be the one who is the monster after all.
Past wrongs needing to be righted, Korin agrees to a hunting trip with his brother and father. But they, along with two friends, never make it to their destination. An accident along the way separates the hunters in the dark forests of Minnesota during the threat of an oncoming blizzard. As the stranded hunters search for each other and safety, an ancient evil wakes.
"As with any good story, I was pulled from the comfort of my chair into the dark world of changelings, wendigo, and bears–oh my!" —Catherine Jordan, author of Seeking Samiel
"Not all is what it seems in this dark and imaginative debut novel, but one thing is clear—Amanda Headlee is an exciting new voice in the horror genre." —Martin Lastrapes, author of Inside the Outside and Dolph the Unicorn Killer & Other Stories
"Someone—or something—is wreaking havoc, and there’s nobody around to save them. Headlee blends different mythologies and legends to showcase the brothers’ troubling personalities and pasts..." —Verónica N. Rodríguez, Booklist