Danielle Vega—YA’s answer to Stephen King—once again brings major scares in the spine-tingling sequel to horror hit The Merciless, which MTV calls “Mean Girls meets The Exorcist.”
Sofia is still processing the horrific truth of what happened when she and three friends performed an exorcism that spiraled horribly out of control. Ever since that night, Sofia has been haunted by bloody and demonic visions. Her therapist says they’re all in her head, but to Sofia they feel chillingly real. She just wants to get out of town, start fresh someplace else . . . until her mother dies suddenly, and Sofia gets her wish.
Sofia is sent to St. Mary’s, a creepy Catholic boarding school in Mississippi. There, seemingly everyone is doing penance for something, most of all the mysterious Jude, for whom Sofia can’t help feeling an unshakeable attraction. But when Sofia and Jude confide in each other about their pasts, something flips in him. He becomes convinced that Sofia is possessed by the devil. . . . Is an exorcism the only way to save her eternal soul?
Readers won’t be able to look away from this terrifying read full of twists and turns that will leave them wondering, Is there evil in all of us?
About the Author
Danielle Vega spent her childhood hiding under the covers while her mother retold tales from the pages of Stephen King novels. Now an adult, she can count on one hand the number of times in her life she's been afraid. Danielle is also the author of The Merciless and Survive the Night. Follow her @dvegabooks.
“With strong, well-developed supporting characters…this pulse-pounding follow-up to Vega’s Merciless…is a terrifying delight of a read. Hard to put down, this scary novel is a must-read for teenage fans of fright.” —School Library Journal
“Gripping, intense horror for teens with strong stomachs.” —Booklist
"Turning to a classic Stephen King–style horror plot that relies on an isolated setting as much as bloodied bodies and hellishly inventive violence, Vega’s grisly second installment rips into biblical platitudes to lay bare the notions of deliverance and redemption." —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for The Merciless:
“Sick. Wicked. Twisted. This is my kinda fun.” —Marlene King, executive producer of Pretty Little Liars
"Chilling—think 'Mean Girls' meets 'The Exorcist'...a fast-paced thrill-ride."—MTV.com
“Pretty Little Liars fans, get a sneak peek at your new favorite book The Merciless…a nail biting thriller.”—Seventeen Magazine