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Young Adult

  • Their Vicious Games, Joelle Wellington
    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781665922425, July 25, 2023 (Young Adult)

    “After Adina slips and risks her Ivy League chances by getting into a fight, she’s tapped to join the mysterious Finish to compete against other girls for a shot at the patronage of the Remingtons. Gripping from the first page to the last, Their Vicious Games is an absolutely thrilling read about female friendship, privilege, and just what we’re willing to do to get ahead.”

    —Abby Rice, Title IX: A Bookstore, Mystic, CT

    “Joelle Wellington’s Their Vicious Games, is a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride from start to finish.  What starts out as your ‘typical’ finishing school competition — where the winner gets to be even more privileged than before and gets to marry into a rich family — turns into a fight-for-your-life survival game. Adina is fierce and determined, but also incredibly loyal to her friends.  Her friendship with her roommate has some of the best moments as the two battle against the other girls as well and the host family’s racism.  If you are looking for a horror novel that has depth and substance but all the frights and actions, then this one’s for you.”

    —Jody Hardy, Mostly Books, Tucson, AZ

    “A page turning-thriller focusing on a group of female college students vying for a scholarship fund amid a private, secluded estate. What begins as a friendly competition of academics turns deadly as they are being hunted and forced to survive in this teen novel that combines The Hunger Games with The Inheritance Games.”

    —Gerard Villegas, Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane, WA

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