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Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey creates a wonderful, stand-alone dark fantasy
After her father's funeral, Zoe moved to the big city with her mother to start over. But change always brings trials, and life in the city is not so easy. Money is tight, and Zoe's only escape, as has always been the case, is in her dreams—a world apart from her troubled real life where she can spend time with her closest companion: her lost brother, Valentine.
But something or someone has entered their dreamworld uninvited. And a chance encounter at a used record store, where the vinyl holds not music but lost souls, has opened up a portal to the world of the restless dead. It's here that the shop's strange proprietor offers Zoe the chance to commune with her dead father. The price? A lock of hair. Then a tooth. Then . . .
An excellent YA novel that doesn't pull any punches or coddle the reader at all, and provides a relatable female protagonist who is not unrealistically spunky and spends zero time... Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Perrine
I've read everything by this author, with the exception of two stories. Two I plan on reading soon. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Pipeline
This was a pretty good story. I liked the references to ancient gods and the plucky heroine. I enjoy Kadrey's writings.Published 3 months ago by A
Kadrey is a remarkable writer for this kind of novel, I put him right up there with the author of the "Dresden Files" series. Read morePublished 5 months ago by sfobear
There are about 300 pages in Dead Set. The first 100 are five star. No doubt about it. It felt creepy and dark, like I was reading a horror book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jaguargenie
I won this book in a giveaway awhile back and sort of shelved it and (oh, I feel terrible even typing this, but I'll confess!) forgot about it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Shelly Hammond