Lamar Pye has escaped from Oklahoma State Penitentiary, accompanied by his idiot cousin and a vicious but cowardly artist. To have stayed in prison was certain death, but his chances on the outside are not much greater: his excesses know no bounds - one killing follows another. But one murder brings his nemesis upon him: Bud Pewtie of the Highway Patrol loses his partner in a blood-soaked shoot-out with Lamar, and from that moment on, nothing will stop him from getting even.
"This book is fantastic"
Josh Rondell is 12 years old and known as the "living dead boy" due to his rampant love of all things zombie. As the head of the Zombie Hunters Club, he's obsessed with preparing for the zombocalypse. Though no one around him really believes that zombies will one day rise to devour the living, Josh is convinced it just might happen. When zombies do shamble into his schoolyard, Josh finds himself the leader of the dwindling band of zombie hunters, and he is charged with protecting them all. Josh's baby brother, his closest friends, and the love of his young life try to survive as the undead take over their town.
"Please never let me hear this Narrator again!"
A host of the smartest young adult authors come together in this collection of scary stories and psychological thrillers curated by Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea's April Genevieve Tucholke. Each story draws from a classic tale or two - sometimes of the horror genre, sometimes not - to inspire something new and fresh and terrifying. There are no superficial scares here; these are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat.
"Monster Girls and Slasher Boys"
It was like a fairy tale. A handsome misunderstood prince with more money than he knew what to do with, and he wanted her. A plain bookworm with a penchant for numbers. She should be happy, right? Then why couldn't she get that cocky grin out of her head and her heart?
Up until last week, everything in life had come easily for the high school quarterback - football, girls, friends. So what if he was a little rough on Kevin, the gay guy in his class? Isn't every jock supposed to pick on "queers"? Now Wade is learning his lesson the hard way. Ever since Kevin got his hands on that video, Wade has been at Kevin's mercy...and at his service.
Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899) was the author of over 100 adventure books, many focusing on a poor boy's struggle to overcome poverty and adversity. Alger's books are fast-paced page-turners that have enjoyed immense popularity while advocating generosity, honesty, industry, thrift, temperance, education and bravery. Mark the Match Boy recounts the adventures of a boy ill suited to life on the streets of New York and his fortunate association with Richard Hunter.
He enjoyed the typical simple pleasures of a boy growing up in the country: camping, hunting, and fishing with family and friends. But he also enjoyed brutally murdering women, and he would become one of the youngest serial killers in Canadian history.
"NARRATOR KILLS THE STORY"
Three inmates break out of a maximum-security prison and go on a killing spree that soaks Oklahoma in blood. Bud Pewtie, a tough, cool-headed veteran detective, sets off on their trail. But when the three killers threaten the lives of his teenage son and the woman he loves, Bud's determination to trap them becomes personal. Narrated by Will Patton (Silkwood, The Client), this thriller reaches a climax that's guaranteed to leave you breathless.
"not a chick story"
Martin Jarvis performs two full-length William stories, "The Lost Tourist" and "The Leopard Hunter", recorded live on stage at the Cheltenham Festival in 2003. Described by the Daily Telegraph as "the wizard of the talking book", Martin Jarvis has made the voices of William and his gang of outlaws his own.