Holly Horror #1 (Hardcover)

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This is book number 1 in the Holly Horror series.


"Playmate, come and play with me..."

A beloved classic reimagined with a dark twist.

After her parents' painful divorce, Evie Archer hopes that moving to Ravenglass, Massachusetts, is the fresh start that her family needs. But Evie quickly realizes that her new home—known by locals as the Horror House—carries its own dark past after learning about Holly Hobbie, who mysteriously vanished in her bedroom one night.

But traces of Holly linger in the Horror House and slowly begin to take over Evie's life. A strange shadow follows her everywhere she goes, and Evie starts to lose sight of what's real and what isn't the more she learns about The Lost Girl.

Can Evie find out what happened the night of Holly's disappearance? Or is history doomed to repeat itself in the Horror House?

About the Author

Michelle Jabès Corpora is a writer, editor, community organizer, and martial artist. In addition to working in the publishing industry for more than a dozen years as an editor and concept developer, she has ghostwritten five novels in a long-running middle-grade mystery series. American Horse Tales: The Dust Bowl was Michelle's first novel under her own name. Her second novel, The Fog of War: Martha Gellhorn at the D-Day Landings (Pushkin Press), published in 2021.

Benjamin Dawe is an Artist and Creative Director with a lifelong love of both comic books and the horror genre. With a degree in Design and Interactive Media, Benjamin has worked as a Designer and Creative Director with such companies as Def Jam Japan, Village Roadshow, and Electronic Arts, where he worked on such franchises as Need for Speed, The Sims, and Plants vs Zombies.

Aside from developing the illustrations and concept for Holly Horror, recent projects for Benjamin include an art collaboration with Mattel celebrating 40 years of Masters of the Universe, posters commissioned by Horror streaming platform Shudder and a merchandise line for the 2020 Horror Comedy feature "Psycho Goreman."

He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his partner, two children, and two cats.

Praise For…

“Its myriad twists will keep readers riveted all the way to the satisfying climax...Bursting with dark history, ghoulish ghosts, and high-stakes secrets."—Publisher's Weekly

"Energetic and colorfully descriptive."—Kirkus Reviews

“Holly Horror is an absolute blast! Full of thrills, chills, and lacy frills, readers will have fearful fun with every page. I didn’t want it to end!”—Sara Farizan, award-winning author of Dead Flip

“This book should come with a warning label: Do Not Read At Home Alone! With chilling twists and turns, a supremely creepy haunting, and moments of psychological terror that would make Shirley Jackson proud, HOLLY HORROR is that rarest of treats: a genuinely scary ghost story. A must-read for all YA horror fans. I loved it!”—Rob Costello, contributing editor of QUEER BEASTIES: 15 Weird & Wondrous Monster Tales and author of THE DANCING BEARS: Queer Fables for the End Times

“Michelle Corpora has taken the country cute gingham of Holly Hobbie, and reimagined a fabulous patchwork of nightmares. You’ll never look at that bonneted silhouette the same way again!”—Ann Dávila Cardinal, author of BREAKUP FROM HELL and contributing author of OUR SHADOWS HAVE CLAWS: 15 Latin American Monster Stories

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593386217
ISBN-10: 0593386213
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: August 15th, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Holly Horror