An American Booksellers Association INDIES INTRODUCE Winter/Spring 2022 Selection!
"With vivid prose and a mirror held up to the ugliest parts of ourselves, White is poised to become a defining voice of our generation." — H.E. Edgmon, author of The Witch King
“Hell Followed with Us is as beautiful as it is hard to read. This is what horror can and should be.” — Cliff Helm, Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO
“With its endearing cast, detailed worldbuilding, and breathtaking horror, this novel kept me at the edge of my seat. Hands down the best YA horror book I've read.” — Aden Polydoros, author of The City Beautiful
A furious debut novel from Andrew Joseph White about embracing the monster within and unleashing its power against your oppressors. Perfect for fans of Gideon the Ninth and Annihilation.
Sixteen-year-old trans boy Benji is on the run from the cult that raised him—the fundamentalist sect that unleashed Armageddon and decimated the world’s population. Desperately, he searches for a place where the cult can’t get their hands on him, or more importantly, on the bioweapon they infected him with.
But when cornered by monsters born from the destruction, Benji is rescued by a group of teens from the local Acheson LGBTQ+ Center, affectionately known as the ALC. The ALC’s leader, Nick, is gorgeous, autistic, and a deadly shot, and he knows Benji’s darkest secret: the cult’s bioweapon is mutating him into a monster deadly enough to wipe humanity from the earth once and for all.
Still, Nick offers Benji shelter among his ragtag group of queer teens, as long as Benji can control the monster and use its power to defend the ALC. Eager to belong, Benji accepts Nick’s terms…until he discovers the ALC’s mysterious leader has a hidden agenda, and more than a few secrets of his own.
Content warnings can be found here.
Designer: Melia Parsloe
Illustrator: Evangeline Gallagher
"Hell Followed With Us is a utopian model for queer community masquerading as a dystopian YA novel."
“Queer, trans author Andrew Joseph White is an up-and-coming voice in the YA community."
“...when I started writing this book I just snapped and said, ‘If they want to see us as monsters, fine, I’ll give you monsters.’”