"A glittering, gory page-turner, Gorgeous Gruesome Faces is your next obsession." ―Gina Chen, New York Times-bestselling author of Violet Made of Thorns
Yellowjackets meets She Is a Haunting in this spine-tingling sapphic thriller that follows a disgraced teen idol who comes face to face with the demons of her past in a glittering, cutthroat K-pop competition.
"So perfectly titled. Gorgeous Gruesome Faces has found the sweetest spot between horror and romance, hitting the mark in every manner." ―Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of These Violent Delights
You’ll love them to death . . .
Sunny Lee is on the top of the world. She’s one-third of Sweet Cadence, the hottest up-and-coming teen pop group, alongside her new BFFs, Candie and Mina. The three are inseparable as they ride their way to the top of the charts, even as Candie and Sunny fight to resist the growing spark between them. But when a shocking scandal breaks, the group is suddenly torn apart. Then the unthinkable – Mina dies tragically right before Sunny and Candie’s eyes. And Sunny suspects the dark and otherworldly secrets she and Candie were keeping may have had something to do with it . . .
For the past two years, Sunny has spent her days longing for her former life and her nights wondering just what happened the night Mina died. So when she discovers that Candie is attending a new K-pop workshop right in her hometown, Sunny has no choice but to follow her there. Candie might be chasing stardom again, but Sunny is only after one thing: answers.
At the workshop, the lines between nightmare and reality start to blur as Sunny is haunted by ghostly visions and her competitors' bodies turn up bizarrely maimed and mutilated. To survive the twisted carnage, Sunny will have to expose the ugly truth behind the workshop’s spotlights and the sinister forces swirling around Candie. Stitched with cutting commentary on the ugly side of stardom and impossible beauty standards, Linda Cheng’s mind-bending thriller will have listeners screaming and swooning for more.
A Macmillan Audio production from Roaring Brook Press.
Release date: November 7, 2023
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Print pages: 320
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