Wilder Girls by Rory Power audiobook

Wilder Girls

By Rory Power
Read by Eileen Stevens  and Jesse Vilinsky

Blackstone Publishing 9780525645580


Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982601973

  • ISBN: 9781982601966

  • ISBN: 9781982601980

Runtime: 8.83 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English



A New York Times bestseller in Young Adult Hardcover Books

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of the Biggest and Best YA Books of the Summer

Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award

A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year for Teens

A Publishers Weekly Pick of Essential Pandemic Reads

A Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Pick

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2019 for Young Adults

A 2019 Locus Recommendation

An Amazon Best Book of the Month selection

A Booklist Top 10 YA Mysteries for Adults

A Lambda Literary Pick of the Month

An Electric Literature Pick of Books about Pandemics

A Bustle Pick Best Books to Get You through the Summer

A BookRiot Pick of 8 Best Horror Books of 2019 to Freak You Out

A Literary Hub Pick

A feminist Lord of the Flies about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears, this fresh new debut is a mind-bending novel unlike anything you’ve read before.

It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine, since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died, one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Wilder Girls is so sharp and packs so much emotion in such wise ways. I’m convinced we’re about to witness the emergence of a major new literary star.” Jeff VanderMeer, New York Times bestselling author
Wilder Girls is the bold, imaginative, emotionally wrenching horror novel of my dreams—one that celebrates the resilience of girls and the earthshaking power of their friendships.” Claire LeGrand, New York Times bestselling author
“This thrilling saga…is sure to be one of the season’s most talked-about books.” Entertainment Weekly
“Combines creeping, corrupting body horror with the intense bonds between teenage girls…A post-apocalypse story that’s fresh, horrible and beautiful.” NPR
“The perfect kind of story for our current era.” Hypable
“Narrators Eileen Stevens and Jesse Vilinsky tap into the current of desperation that runs throughout Rory Power’s stunning debut—part thriller, part queer romance, and part horror…Stevens and Vilinsky masterfully handle the complexities of the story, communicating the girls’ determination to survive in gritty voices. Tentative steps into new romance are tenderly conveyed, while encounters with nightmarish creatures are perfectly paced and gruesome. This fast-paced, utterly compelling audio will keep listeners riveted all the way to its exhilarating ending. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“This powerful debut novel…explores female empowerment, friendship and survival with tenacity and brilliance.” Shelf Awareness (starred review)
“Part survival thriller, part post-apocalyptic romance, and part ecocritical feminist manifesto, a staggering gut punch of a book.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Dark, surreal, and intense, this feminist-themed title will appeal to fans of science fiction, speculative fiction, and horror.” School Library Journal
“Power’s evocative, haunting, and occasionally gruesome debut will challenge readers to ignore its bewitching presence.” Booklist
“Brutal and beautiful, raw and unflinching. I adored this book.” Emily Suvada, author of This Mortal Coil




Author Bio: Rory Power

Author Bio: Rory Power

Rory Power grew up in the Boston area, where she lives and works as a crime fiction editor and story consultant for television adaptation. She received a master’s degree in prose fiction from the University of East Anglia, and thinks fondly of her time there, partly because she learned a lot, but mostly because there were a ton of bunnies on campus.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 8.83
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English