Ten years ago, a horrifying disease began spreading across the West Texas desert. Infected people—shakes—attacked the living and created havoc and destruction. No one has ever survived the infection. Daisy Wilcox, known as Willie, has been protecting her siblings within the relatively safe walls of Glory, Texas. When Willie’s good-for-nothing father steals a fortune from one of the most dangerous shake-hunters in town, she finds herself on the hook for his debt. With two hunters, including the gruff and handsome Ben, to accompany her, she sets out across the desert in search of her father. But the desert is not kind to travelers, and not everyone will pass through alive.
Western meets horror for this riveting story about survival, family, and inner strength. Tense, short chapters propel readers from one action-packed scene to the next, while Willie’s distinctive, introspective voice deepens the emotional stakes with every turn of the page. High concept and character-driven, Emma Berquist’s debut will satisfy fans of The Magnificent Seven, Rae Carson’s Walk on Earth a Stranger, and HBO’s Westworld.'
Hardcover, 496 pages
Expected publication: April 10th 2018 by GreenwillowPre-Order here and here
This cover is so so lovely. The book sounds so awesome; reminds me a lot of Walk on Earth a Stranger, which is a series that I love. Hoping this will be a book I will end up loving too :D I have it via Edelweiss, just need to make myself start it. Ack. Very soon, I think. I'm pretty curious about this very gorgeous book.
What are you waiting for on this desert Wednesday?