Synopses & Reviews
This year at Suburban High School is just as troubling as the last. A curly-haired girl ghost is disrupting lives with dreaded “kiss notes,” and students are inexplicably sinking into depression. Bruno—the new kid on the block—finds himself at the center of the mystery when he discovers his natural map-reading abilities are actually supernatural. When the reluctant hero isnt engaged in cosmic battles against evil, Bruno is swooning over the mesmerizing Celia (from The Suburban Strange) and navigating the goth sensibilities and musical obsessions of the Rosary, her über-chic clique. A hypnotic coming-of-age novel that chills and thrills.
"Readers who enjoy paranormal stories that include a bit of mystery will appreciate this first novel as they will be caught up in the suspense. . . . References to alternative rock music, art, and literature add a touch of sophistication."
—School Library Journal
"Readers who enjoyed The Suburban Strange
will love to reconnect with the Rosary and see Celia and Bruno grow as they develop their powers together, and may find it hard waiting for the next installment to The Suburban Strange series."
—VOYA, 4Q 4P J S
"The entire book emanates a creepy and strange undertone, which serves to draw readers in and get them questioning everything about Bruno, the Rosary, and Whiterose."
A supernatural coming of age novel—the first book in a dynamic and dramatic new series—about the shy Celia Balaustine and a mysterious group of misfits at her new high school, Suburban High.
Shy Celia Balaustine is befriended by a mysterious group of outliers called The Rosary at her new school, Suburban High. The Rosary exposes Celia to new experiences and ideas that help her break out of her shell. Soon though, Celia discovers something is not quite right at Suburban. Girls at the school begin having near fatal accidents on the eve of their sixteenth birthdays. Who is causing the accidents and why? Celia's own sixteenth birthday is fast approaching and she is inexorably drawn into an underground conflict between good and evil—the Kind and the Unkind—that is bubbling beneath Suburban High.
Shy Celia Balaustine is new to Suburban High, but a mysterious clique of students called the Rosary has befriended her. Celia soon discovers something is not quite right at Suburban. Girls at the school begin having near-fatal accidents on the eve of their sixteenth birthdays. As Celias own birthday approaches, she is drawn into an underground conflict between the Kind and the Unkind that bubbles beneath Suburban High. References to music, art, and intriguing underworld mythology make this series debut a page-turner.
In this much-anticipated sequel to The Suburban Strange brothers, Bruno and Sylvio transfer to Suburban High and find themselves entangled in its otherworldly mysteries and the uber chic clique known as the Rosary.
About the Author
Nathan Koteckis paranormal thriller The Suburban Strange was his first teen novel. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. Visit his website at www.thesuburbanstrange.com.