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A thrilling new series from the team that brought you Vampire Academy.

Dad? Zombie.
Mom? Long gone.
Me? Well, that's the scary part.

The Real World is a frightening place. Just ask sixteen-year-old orphan Dru Anderson, a tough girl who has taken down her fair share of bad guys. She's armed, dangerous, and ready to kill first and ask questions later. So it's gonna take her a while to figure out who she can trust . . .

Dru Anderson has been 'strange' for as long as she can remember, travelling from town to town with her father to hunt the things that go bump in the night. It's a weird life, but a good one – until it all explodes in an icy, broken-down Dakota town, when a hungry zombie busts through her kitchen door. Alone, terrified, and trapped, Dru's going to need every inch of her wit and training to stay alive. The monsters have decided to hunt back – and this time, Dru's on their menu. Chances of survival? Slim to none.

If she can't last until sunup, it's game over . . .


'The book grabs readers by the throat, sets hearts beating loudly and never lets go. The first in a series, it will be all too hard to wait for the next.' Kirkus Reviews


'St. Crow's first YA novel delivers a tough heroine who knows how to kick a little otherworldly butt... suspenseful and action-packed.' Booklist


'St. Crow... creates with masterful prose a vivid and dark world that will mesmerize readers. Dru's mix of strength and vulnerability... make her a fully relatable character, and teens will dig the Buffy-like blend of supernatural action and wit.' Publishers Weekly


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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    June 4, 2009

    Razorbill (AU Adult)

    302 pages

    RRP $19.99

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