Beware The WildPaperback - 2016
Southern Gothic gets a whole new twist in Beware the Wild, now in paperback. Sure to appeal to fans of the bestselling Beautiful Creatures series, New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White called Beware the Wild "American myth at its very best."
The swamp in Sterling's small Louisiana town proves to have a power over its inhabitants when her brother disappears and no one but Sterling even remembers that he existed. Now Sterling, with the help of brooding loner Heath, who's had his own creepy experience with the swamp, must fight back and reclaim what--and who--the swamp has taken.
Beware the Wild is a riveting and atmospheric page-turner readers will want to devour. And don't miss Behold the Bones, a companion to Beware the Wild!
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Sterling's brother wanders into the swamp, and the sister she never had returns. Part of a series.
Have you ever known that something wasn't right, but no one else believed you? That is what happened to Sterling. There's a swamp that everyone in town knows to avoid, but her brother walks in, and a strange girl walks out... and it seems that only Sterling knows that it's wrong. But what happene... Read More »
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A regular swamp in the south can kill you in 100 different ways. Dangerous things lurk in the mud between the cypress knees and beneath the surface of the brackish water; gators, bears, stinging plants and poisonous cottonmouths. But the swamp outside Sticks, Louisiana was something else, it was much, much worse.
Sterling’s grandfather built a fence around the swamp that bordered their home to keep the swamp’s magic on one side, and Sterling and her brother Phin on the other. They too were a brother and sister looking for an escape, from an abusive father, from southern gossips and small town minds. Phin was the brave one, when he crossed the fence into the swamp, Sterling, scare to enter the swamp, waited for him to return…but he never did. Phin walked in, a girl named Lenora May climbed out, over the fence and into Sterling’s life, taking Phin’s place as her sibling.
Everyone has forgotten Phin, instead they remember the family with two daughters living on the edge of the swamp. Sterling herself even has false memories of growing up with Lenora May and has to struggle to remember Phin. She is determined to unwind the magic of the swamp and rescue Phin and send Lenora May back where she came from.
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