IS A PERFECTLY PLEASANT TOWN
Shadow Grove isn’t a typical town. Bad things happen here. Children disappear, one after the other, and nobody is doing anything about it. Parents don’t grieve, missing posters don’t line the streets, and the sheriff seems unconcerned.
Seventeen-year-old Rachel Cleary lives on the outskirts of Shadow Grove, next to the creepy forest everyone pretends doesn’t exist. Usually the forest is filled with an eerie calm, and unmistakable graveyard solemnity. But the trees have started whispering, forgotten creatures are stirring and the night feels darker than ever.
Something is stalking the residents of Shadow Grove, changing them into brain-dead caricatures of themselves. It’s up to Rachel to find a way to stop the devouring of her hometown before all is destroyed and everyone she loves is forever lost.
Original cover art by: Marcela Bolivar
“Snyman’s creative adoption of English folklore adds a unique twist, and satisfying frights abound. An enjoyable, frenetically paced fantasy.”
"Snyman’s storytelling takes readers down a road of fear, folklore and dark fantasy. Readers will take pleasure and have great fun."
A Bram Stoker Awards Nominee.
Formed in 1985, the Horror Writers Association (HWA) is home to the prestigious Bram Stoker Award® and the annual StokerCon™ horror convention. The HWA is the premier organization for writers of horror and dark fantasy. Named in honor of the author of the seminal horror novel Dracula, the Bram Stoker Awards® are presented annually for superior achievement in writing. Previous winners include Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates, and Neil Gaiman. The HWA is a nonprofit organization of writers and publishing professionals around the world, dedicated to promoting dark literature.
2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot Los Angeles, CA, February 23, 2019
Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
*Ireland, Justina - Dread Nation (Balzer + Bray)
*Legrand, Claire - Sawkill Girls (Katherine Tegen Books)
*Maberry, Jonathan - Broken Lands (Simon & Schuster)
*Snyman, Monique - The Night Weaver*
*White, Kiersten - The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (Delacorte Press)