Sawkill Girls by Claire LeGrand
To Be Published: October 2, 2018
by Katherine Tegen Books
Who are the Sawkill Girls?
Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.
Zoey: the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.
Val: the queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives, a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.
Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires.
Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight… until now. [summary from Goodreads]
After reading Furyborn earlier this year, I fell in love with Claire LeGrand’s storytelling. Furyborn was the first fantasy I finished since reading Graceling in 2012, so LOVING a fantasy novel as much as I loved Furyborn is a pretty big deal for me. Two Claire LeGrand books in one year is SUCH a treat.
Although her first novel of the year was high fantasy, Sawkill Girls is a contemporary thriller — one of my favorite (and underappreciated) genres! I’m really looking forward to seeing how LeGrand weaves together the tales of three girls who live on Sawkill Island, an island where girls have been going missing for years, their bodies never to be found. This sounds like the perfect atmospheric fall read, and it comes out just a few weeks before Halloween.
Pre-ordering REALLY helps authors by creating demand for their work and increasing their first week sales. I really encourage you to pre-order if this sounds like something you want to read! To be perfectly honest, while I absolutely love supporting indie bookstores, I usually pre-order from Amazon because they guarantee that you will get the lowest price the book hits between the date you pre-order and the release date. Plus, they don’t charge you until the item ships, making it super easy to support the author without spending a bunch of money upfront!