Publication Date: 18/08/2022 ISBN: 9780702316098 Category:

The Honeys

Ryan La Sala

Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: 18/08/2022 ISBN: 9780702316098 Category:
Paperback / Softback




A twisted and tantalizing horror novel set amidst the splendour
of a secluded summer retreat.

‘Gripping… the narrative’s lush prose crafts both deliciously
creepy horror scenes and a nuanced, self-assured protagonist consumed
by grief and longing for acceptance.’ Publishers Weekly

When Mars Matthias loses his sister Caroline under horrific circumstances,
it propels him to learn all he can about the once-inseparable
sibling who’d grown tragically distant.

Mars’s gender-fluidity means he’s often excluded from the traditions
– and expectations – of his politically-connected family,
including attendance at the prestigious Aspen Conservancy Summer
Academy where his sister devoted so much of her time. But with his
grief still fresh, he insists on attending in her place.

The setting may be pristine and sun-drenched, but there’s an undercurrent
of tension buzzing ominously. Mars seeks out his sister’s
old friends: a group of girls dubbed the Honeys, named for the
beehives they maintain behind their cabin. They are beautiful
and terrifying – and Mars is certain they’re connected to Caroline’s
death. But the longer he stays at Aspen, the more the sweet mountain
breezes give way to hints of decay. Mars’s memories begin
to falter, bleached beneath the relentless summer sun. Something
is hunting him in broad daylight, toying with his mind. If Mars
can’t find it soon, it will eat him alive…

Heathers meets Midsommar, exploring the corruption
that lies just under the surface of the perfect lives of
the uber-rich

Perfect for fans of Kathryn Foxfield and Ace of Spades

Highly original, brilliantly written, queer YA horror

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