Synopses & Reviews
Carbon County, Wyoming is like a current running through Daphnes heart.
When life gets too tough to bear in Detroit, Daphne flees to her Uncle Floyds home, where she believes shell find solace in the silent hills of her childhood summers. But Daphnes Greyhound bus pulls over in downtown Carbon County and its not silence that welcomes her. Its the sound of trumpets.
Daphnes desire to start again in simple country comfort is instantly dashed as the townsfolk declare that the End Times are here. And incredible occurrences soon support their belief. Daphne does all she can to keep her head down and ignore the signs. She works a job at the local oil rig, helps around the house, hangs out with her pregnant cousin Janie and gets to know Owen, a mysterious motocross racer and fellow roustabout at the rig. But soon a startling discovery shatters her resolve and calls into question all her doubts and fears.
Daphne landed in Carbon County for a reason. She only has to read the signsand believe.
"In her first YA novel, Suma creates a surreal and dreamy world where magical thinking is carried to a chilling extreme. Fourteen-year-old Chloe idolizes her older sister, Ruby, a boy magnet who runs wild in their New York upstate town and is denied nothing. At a drunken party, Chloe accepts Ruby's challenge to swim across the local reservoir and finds a drifting rowboat holding the body of London, a girl from school. Afterward, Chloe is forced to move in with her father in another state; two years later, Ruby fetches Chloe back, and everything's different. Or nothing is. Chloe can't tell for sure. Ruby still has the run of the town, but there's London, alive and well. Chloe begins to recognize that things work differently in her sister's world; events bend to accommodate Ruby, and reality itself seems to take its shape from her desires. Suma (Dani Noir) uses the story's supernatural, horror movie ready elements in the best of ways; beneath all the strangeness lies beauty, along with a powerful statement about the devotion between sisters. Not your average paranormal novel. Ages 14 up. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Praise for End Times
“In her debut, Schumacher rounds out her third-person narrative with a varied cast of believable secondary characters and sets the stage for a compelling sequel. In an even greater feat, the author provides a fascinating reimagining of the rapture accessible to both religious and secular readers alike. This page-turner will leave readers eager for more.” --Kirkus
“…the story moves along at a relentless pace…” --School Library Journal
"Schumacher is a capable plotter and keeps the story moving quickly, pulling readers along. The ending comes just as the action is heating up, setting the stage for book two." --Booklist
"...an intriguing read...the allure of a hot romance, a smart pace that builds effectively, and epic scenes of good versus evil may be enough to keep readers engaged and ready for the next installment of this new series. " --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
will take you on an electrifying journey
as one downtrodden girl from Detroit fights for her family, their hometown of Carbon County, Wyoming and the good of the world.” -Pittacus Lore
, #1 New York Times
Bestselling author of the Lorien Legacies series
“I loved this book. Daphne Peyton arrives in a flourish of mysterious trumpets and Anna Schumachers gorgeous, rich prose never lets up. End Times is fearless and gripping, surprising and heartfelt. Schumacher takes us to the beginning of the end, and leaves us wanting more.” -Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die
“Explosive, electrifying, and charged with emotion. This skillfully woven story of the unhinged, mythical town of Carbon County, Wyoming, will take you to the edge and leave you dangling, desperate for the next installment. I swear my heart is still pounding.” —Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls and 17 and Gone
"A vivid and captivating read rife with religious fervor, family entanglements, profiteering and a dash of sparkle hula-hoops. Chronicling one girl's quest to find her place in the world, and set against the backdrop of a pious small town that's just struck oil, Anna Schumacher's Rapturous debut is sure to make every reader a believer."--Leah Konen, author of The After Girls
“Anna Schumacher's astonishing debut grabs you on the first page and doesn't let go as it drags you on a thrilling and unsettling ride headed straight for the Apocalypse. I just hope the End doesn't come before the sequel's out.” -Bennett Madison, author of The Blonde of the Joke and September Girls
"A gripping and compulsive read. A fresh new take on the apocalypse that marries sharp plotting with full-bodied characters. I loved this book!" -Micol Ostow, author of Family
“End Times is a captivating read that will leave you questioning good versus evil—and craving the next book in the series.” —Shani Petroff, author of the Bedeviled series
A beautiful and chilling story for fans of Lauren Oliver and Lisa McMann
Chloe's older sister, Ruby, is the girl everyone looks to and longs for, who can't be contained or caged. When a night with Ruby's friends goes horribly wrong and Chloe discovers the body of her classmate London Hayes left floating in the reservoir, Chloe is sent away from town and away from Ruby. But Ruby will do anything to get her sister back, and when Chloe returns to town two years later, deadly surprises await. As Chloe flirts with the truth that Ruby has deeply hidden away, the fragile line between life and death is redrawn by the complex bonds of sisterhood.
Chloe's older sister, Ruby, is the girl everyone looks to and longs for, who can't be captured or caged. When a night with Ruby's friends goes horribly wrong and Chloe discovers the dead body of her classmate London Hayes left floating in the reservoir, Chloe is sent away from town and away from Ruby.
But Ruby will do anything to get her sister back, and when Chloe returns to town two years later, deadly surprises await. As Chloe flirts with the truth that Ruby has hidden deeply away, the fragile line between life and death is redrawn by the complex bonds of sisterhood.
With palpable drama and delicious craft, Nova Ren Suma bursts onto the YA scene with the story that everyone will be talking about.
About the Author
"Eerie and gripping and told with lush and inviting scenes, Imaginary Girls
will haunt its readers. An intensely vivid portrayal of love and no-choice loyalty and power that has no easy answers." - Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
"A surreal little nightmare in book form. I just loved it. Nova Ren Suma's voice is unique and riveting, and so is the indelible Ruby, who dominates the reader from the very first page. It's the book everyone will be dying to talk about." - Nancy Werlin, author of Impossible and Extraordinary