Here There Are Monsters – Amelinda Bérubé

AMELINDA BÉRUBÉ has been a writer and editor with a small department in the Canadian public service since 2008. She holds a bachelor of humanities from Carleton University and a master of arts from McGill. 


The Blair Witch Project meets Imaginary Girls in this story of codependent sisterhood, the struggle to claim one’s own space, and the power of secrets

Sixteen-year-old Skye is done playing the knight in shining armor for her insufferable younger sister, Deirdre. Moving across the country seems like the perfect chance to start over.

In their isolated new neighborhood, Skye manages to fit in, but Deirdre withdraws from everyone, becoming fixated on the swampy woods behind their house and building monstrous sculptures out of sticks and bones.

Then Deirdre disappears.

And when something awful comes scratching at Skye’s window in the middle of the night, claiming she’s the only one who can save Deirdre, Skye knows she will stop at nothing to bring her sister home.


• Fantastic hook in a trending genre—high-scale horror movies and shows: Perfect for fans of IT and Stranger ThingsHere There Are Monsters asks the question: How far would you go to rescue a sibling from the supernatural?

• Wonderfully atmospheric: Chilling and haunting, Here There Are Monsters transports readers into the world the characters are experiencing

• Perfect follow-up for an author on the rise: The author’s debut, The Dark Beneath the Ice, received stellar reviews: “Fun frights and a well-constructed haunting… it’s Black Swan meets Carrie.” —Kirkus Reviews

On Sale Date: August 1, 2019 – Sourcebooks Fire

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