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Hell Week [Kindle Edition]

Rosemary Clement-Moore
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Bloodred nails, flashing white teeth, gleaming scarlet lips--Maggie Quinn has battled an ancient demon, faced down psychotic cheerleaders, and saved her best friend from certain death, but nothing can match this. Formal sorority recruitment, otherwise known as rush. Being that close to so many professional blowouts is enough to make a girl's hair stand on end. Ionic hair dryer not required.
   But Maggie is determined to make her mark as a journalist. The only problem? The Ranger Report--the college newspaper--does not take freshmen on staff. Rules are rules.
   But when has that ever stopped Maggie?
   After facing hellfire, infiltrating sorority rush should be easy. It’s no Woodward and Bernstein, but going undercover as the Phantom Pledge will allow her to write her exposé. Then she can make a stealth exit before initiation. But when she finds a group of girls who are after way more than “sisterhood,” all her instincts say there’s something rotten on Greek Row. And when Hell Week rolls around, there may be no turning back.
   If there is such a thing as a sorority from hell, you can bet that Maggie Quinn will be the one to stumble into it.

"Teens who like social commentary and witty comebacks with their horror will devour Hellweek."--School Library Journal

“Maggie’s snarky humor and quirky personality keep this novel’s first half light, but the second takes a dark, page-turning twist as Maggie is forced to figure out and destroy the ancient source of the sisters’ power.”—Kirkus Reviews

"When you need a Buffy fix, grab a copy of Hell Week. From danger to humor, romance to mystery, this book has it covered!"--Melissa Marr, author of the bestselling novel Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange


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About the Author

Rosemary Clement-Moore lives in Texas with her husband and too many pets. Hell Week is her second book for young readers. You can visit her online at www.readrosemary.com.

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Bright teeth flashed; I fought the instinct to recoil. Perfectly white, perfectly even, possibly once human. Coral pink lips pulled back all the way to the gums, giving the smile an unfortunate equine quality. “Soooo . . . ?” The owner of the teeth and lips drew out the word and flipped it up at the end in a question. “What’s your major?”

“English.” An untruth. I don’t tell them, as a rule, but I’d been asked this question five times in the last hour, and the lie rolled off my tongue now with ease.

“Gosh, you must have to read a lot, huh?” Another blinding smile; I hoped my squint passed for an answer. “So, Maggie. What made you decide to go through Rush?”

She pronounced it with a capital R. Five rounds of the cattle call officially known as Sorority Formal Recruitment had run together in my banality-numbed brain, and I couldn’t remember where I was. I glanced around the crowded room for a clue. The noise was formidable, the chatter of a hundred or more coiffed and groomed girls like purebred dogs at a show, their yelping echoing from the walls.

Just like every other sorority house I’d been to in this first series of parties. Here, though, the décor was Cotton Candy Pink and Tampax Box Blue. Verily, I had reached the lair of the Delta Delta Gammas.

“Well, Ashley . . .” My slightly breathless drawl mim- icked hers. “I thought Rush would be fun. Get to know people, you know.”

She laughed, her eyes squinched up in two half-moons of insincerity. “Soooo? Which dorm are you in, Maggie?”

She kept checking my name tag. At every house, the girls had used my name exhaustively, making me feel as though I’d wandered onto a used car lot.

“I’m living at home.” This much was certainly true. “I grew up here in Avalon.”

“Oh.” Her smile, and I use the word loosely, was forced. “Well, at least you know your way around. You probably have a car, too. What kind is it?”

Her segues could really use a little polish. “It’s vintage.”

“Oh, really?” She raised her brows with renewed interest.

“Yeah. A Ford Pinto.”

“Really.” Beneath her carefully applied self-tanner, the corners of her mouth were white with strain. “Your parents live here in Avalon?”

It would be hard to live at home and go to school here if they didn’t. But smart-ass wasn’t my persona here at the International House of Snobcakes, so I merely answered enthusiastically, “My dad works here at Bedivere University. He’s an engineer.”

“Is he really? Mechanical or civil?”

“Custodial.”

“O-kay.” She glanced at her watch, then searched the room for rescue, or maybe just an avenue of escape. “Well, it’s been real nice meeting you, Maggie. I need to go . . . um . . . talk to these girls over here.”

She took off; I knew from my research that leaving a rushee standing alone was a big fat no-no. Unless, of course, you’d rather invite a chimpanzee to join your sisterhood. And no one in the Delta Delta Gamma house looked like Jane Goodall to me.

But since I’d been deserted, I reached into my purse and turned off my microrecorder. No sense in wasting megabytes.

Product Details

  • File Size: 259 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (August 26, 2008)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001EL6R1K
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too August 26, 2008
Format:Hardcover
Maggie wants to be a reporter for the college newspaper. When the professor turns her down because she's just a lowly freshman, she goes undercover for a behind-the-scenes look at sororities and Rush.

Soon, she's making friends and enemies among the other pledges and asking questions that could seem suspicious. When Maggie finally decides on one house, she comes to realize that there's more to the sisterhood than meets the eye.

When the leaders of the sorority make it clear that they like her power, Maggie realizes that there's something supernatural going on behind closed doors. Maggie's curiosity leads her into trouble time and time again, especially now that there are secrets spilling.

Can Maggie figure out what's going on and stop it before people get hurt, or will her undercover act be blown wide open?

HELL WEEK picks up shortly after PROM DATES FROM HELL. Maggie gets her Nancy Drew on and the suspense adds great tension to the novel. Add in a dash of romance and it's the perfect teen book.

Reviewed by: Jennifer Rummel
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series for teens March 30, 2009
Format:Hardcover
Another awesome adventure of Maggie Quinn, a girl with a special talent for sensing evil. Maggie is now a freshman in college and looking to score herself a spot on the newspaper. She decides to write a series of exposes on what really goes down when you pledge a sorority. But, of course, she discovers a sinister plot brewing at the Sigma Alpha Xi house so she pledges them and tries to find out what kind of evil they are stirring up. This book is a bit more serious than the last- people die and Maggie finds herself in more mature situations, but her wit and humor still take center stage. I love this series of books and recommend it to pretty much any girl 14 and older, especially those who like the paranormal and mysteries.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting Review: Hell Week October 14, 2008
Format:Hardcover
HELL WEEK
ROSEMARY CLEMENT-MOORE
Paranormal Young Adult
Delacorte Press

Rating: 4 Enchantments

In HELL WEEK, the second book in Ms. Clement-Moore's Maggie Quinn: Girl vs. Evil series, Maggie's now a freshman at Bedivere University and doing her best to get a job on the school paper, The Ranger Report, even though they don't usually allow freshman on the paper. Hence, The Phantom Pledge is born. The sorority rush isn't her biggest problem, yet, it seems her sight is gaining in strength as she's getting visions while wide awake. Now she's being recruited by the SAXis', a bit of a mysterious sorority on campus, if she pledges, she could get her biggest story so far, that is, if her cover as the Phantom Pledge isn't blown...

HELL WEEK is a great follow up to Prom Dates From Hell. Maggie is still the same enjoyable character, still dealing with accepting her newfound abilities and struggling to deal with the latest addition as well, the visions that aren't just sticking to dreams anymore. Things at school are going well, except for the fact she's pledged herself into a sorority that if she wasn't the Phantom Pledge, wouldn't have been her first choice. But there's something odd, almost - about the SAXis' and Maggie's determined to get to the bottom of it, even if it means bringing a whole new definition to `Hell Week'. Maggie's a really great character, with a Buffy-like wit that makes her fun to follow as she tries to unravel the mystery that is the SAXis and keep up with her schoolwork as her social life goes on an unexpected upturn, Justin might even have a little competition in the potential boyfriend department.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another entertaining book in this series July 25, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Hell Week is an excellent sequel to Prom Dates from Hell. Heroine Maggie Quinn has graduated high school and moved on to college. She's trying to navigate the social maze of college and explore her psychic abilities while keeping the world safe from evil.

Hoping to score a spot on the college newspaper, Maggie goes undercover for sorority rush. It's just for a series of articles at first, and she has no intention of actually pledging a sorority, but when she starts to believe there's something very strange going on at one of the houses, she decides to continue her charade as a pledge.

Hell Week is a bit darker than its predecessor, but it has all the humor that made the first book so enjoyable. The stakes are a bit higher this time. Maggie is learning once again just how dangerous the world of demons and evil can be. She's got some personal issues as well. She's living at home so she can be near her parents, who are unexpectedly expecting another child. And Justin, her love interest from the last book, has been gone for the summer and now that he's back, he seems uninterested in picking up where they left off.

Maggie is a smart, funny, likable heroine, and Hell Week is an engaging, fast-paced read. I highly recommend it. You may want to read Prom Dates from Hell first, but it's not strictly necessary.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Veronica Mars meets Bufy... January 20, 2009
By Mali
Format:Hardcover
This is the first book in the series I have read although it's book #2 in the story. I saw it several times, but never got it because it's a hard-cover and I didn't know if I'd like it. (My copy came from the library)
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time, while compared to "Buffy", I thought it was more like Veronica Mars fights demons.
Maggie is a reporter in her first year of college and looking for someone to give her an anonymous column on the expose of sorority life from the inside, and therefore must go undercover to get the dirt. She also happens to have some psychic powers, which draws a particularly dangerous sorority to her, and she needs to survive long enough to expose the ridiculousness of it all. Helping her is her "almost" boyfriend and her best friend who is away at college in another state learning witchcraft.
Very well written, comparisons are modern but not trying to hard.
Highly recommended. I'll edit this and write a better review soon.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Sarcastic and funny
I love this book!!! It's usually hard for sarcasm to translate in a book but the author did an amazing job at it. She is not your typical girl because of what she can do. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Emma
4.0 out of 5 stars I am hooked
I am so glad I came across this writer , she is delight to read... Maggie shows true courage under duress!
Published 4 months ago by Felicia HAwkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sequel
I had a blast with this book, even more fun than I did with the first one. Maggie is back and starting to take her psychic powers a bit more seriously, and these sorority girls... Read more
Published 23 months ago by D. Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars Maggie vs. Evil
In Clement-Moore's last book Maggie Quinn barely survived her senior prom from hell. Now she's a college freshman going through the motions of joining a sorority. Read more
Published on June 8, 2012 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Evil sorority ahead so look out!
I always knew sororities were Evil and this book proves it. Maggie finds herself going undercover to write a story on sororities and their rush practices. Read more
Published on February 24, 2012 by A. Perry
4.0 out of 5 stars Witty and entertaining
Great fun read. You can't help but like Maggie. And who can resist a novel about evil sororities?
Published on July 23, 2009 by R. Loren
4.0 out of 5 stars Heck of a Story
I haven't read Prom Dates from Hell, Rosemary Clement-Moore's first book in this series, but that didn't make this book any less enjoyable. Read more
Published on July 14, 2009 by upfront_reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to YA collection
Maggie Quinn has certainly charmed me! I ordered both the first and second book in the series and preordered the third and can't wait to get my hands on it. Read more
Published on February 23, 2009 by CeeCee
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Fantastic Story From Maggic
If you liked the first book - Prom Dates From Hell - then you'll love this installment. This time, Maggie finds herself immersed in Rush Week and strange goings-on at the sorority... Read more
Published on February 20, 2009 by Michelle
4.0 out of 5 stars I loved this YA book
Hell Week is the second book in this series - this is a mixture of Supernatural and Nancy Drew meet up!!! Read more
Published on November 22, 2008 by Tina
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Rosemary Clement-Moore is the author of Prom Dates from Hell and Hell Week (which you can find together in Brimstone), Highway to Hell, The Splendor Falls, Texas Gothic, and Spirit and Dust. She grew up on a ranch in south Texas and lives and writes in Fort Worth, Texas. She loves dogs, horses, sailing, vintage fashion, history, old movies, Gilbert and Sullivan, Guitar Hero, BBC America, and books. Lots and lots of books. You can visit her at readrosemary.com.

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