Devils unto dust /

by Berquist, Emma [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.Edition: First Edition.Description: 488 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780062642783; 0062642782.Subject(s): Survival -- Juvenile fiction | Diseases -- Juvenile fiction | Deserts -- Juvenile fiction | Horror tales | Texas -- Juvenile fiction | Survival -- Fiction | Diseases -- Fiction | Deserts -- Fiction | Horror stories | Texas -- Fiction | Young adult fiction | Action and adventure fiction | Alternative histories (Fiction) | Science fiction | Fantasy fiction | Horror fiction | Young adult fiction | Alternative histories (Fiction) | Science fiction | Fantasy fiction | Horror fiction | Alternative histories (Fiction) | Science fiction | Fantasy fiction | Horror fiction | Fiction | Action and adventure fiction | Horror tales | Young adult fiction | Alternative histories (Fiction.)Summary: To protect her family, a young woman must brave the desert and a terrifying infected population in this gripping adventure that blends 'True Grit' with '28 Days Later.'Summary: "Keep together. Keep your eyes open. Keep your wits about you. The desert is unkind in the best of times. And the decade since the Civil War has been anything but the best of times for Daisy Wilcox-- call her Willie-- and her family. This tense, heart-pounding alternate history about a young woman fighting to survive the unthinkable will keep fans of 'Westworld' and 'The Walking Dead' reading late into the night. A horrifying sickness has spread across the West Texas desert. Infected people-- shakes-- attack the living, and the surviving towns are only as safe as their perimeter walls are strong. The state is all but quarantined from the rest of the country. Glory, Texas, is a near ghost town. Still, seventeen-year-old Willie has managed to keep her siblings safe, even after the sickness took their mother. But then her good-for-nothing father steals a fortune from one of the most merciless shake hunters in town, and Willie is left on the hook for his debt. With two young hunters as guides, Willie sets out across the desert to find her father. And the desert holds more dangers than just shakes. This riveting debut novel blends 'True Grit' with '28 Days Later' for an unforgettable journey."--Amazon.com.
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<p>Keep together. Keep your eyes open. Keep your wits about you.</p> <p>The desert is unkind in the best of times. And the decade since the Civil War has been anything but the best of times for Daisy Wilcox--call her Willie--and her family. This tense, heart-pounding alternate history about a young woman fighting to survive the unthinkable will keep fans of Westworld and The Walking Dead reading late into the night.</p> <p>A horrifying sickness has spread across the West Texas desert. Infected people--shakes--attack the living, and the surviving towns are only as safe as their perimeter walls are strong. The state is all but quarantined from the rest of the country. Glory, Texas, is a near ghost town. Still, seventeen-year-old Willie has managed to keep her siblings safe, even after the sickness took their mother. But then her good-for-nothing father steals a fortune from one of the most merciless shake hunters in town, and Willie is left on the hook for his debt. With two young hunters as guides, Willie sets out across the desert to find her father. And the desert holds more dangers than just shakes.</p> <p>This riveting debut novel blends True Grit with 28 Days Later for an unforgettable journey.</p>

"The desert claims everything in the end"--Dust jacket.

To protect her family, a young woman must brave the desert and a terrifying infected population in this gripping adventure that blends 'True Grit' with '28 Days Later.'

"Keep together. Keep your eyes open. Keep your wits about you. The desert is unkind in the best of times. And the decade since the Civil War has been anything but the best of times for Daisy Wilcox-- call her Willie-- and her family. This tense, heart-pounding alternate history about a young woman fighting to survive the unthinkable will keep fans of 'Westworld' and 'The Walking Dead' reading late into the night. A horrifying sickness has spread across the West Texas desert. Infected people-- shakes-- attack the living, and the surviving towns are only as safe as their perimeter walls are strong. The state is all but quarantined from the rest of the country. Glory, Texas, is a near ghost town. Still, seventeen-year-old Willie has managed to keep her siblings safe, even after the sickness took their mother. But then her good-for-nothing father steals a fortune from one of the most merciless shake hunters in town, and Willie is left on the hook for his debt. With two young hunters as guides, Willie sets out across the desert to find her father. And the desert holds more dangers than just shakes. This riveting debut novel blends 'True Grit' with '28 Days Later' for an unforgettable journey."--Amazon.com.

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In 1877 Glory, Texas, teen Willie Wilcox does her best to look after her three younger siblings. When their deadbeat drunk of a dad absconds with some stolen money, Willie is held responsible for the debt. She must track her father through the dangerous desert in order to bring him to justice. Berquists debut novel seems like a pretty straightforward, gritty Western plot--but this postCivil War United States is crawling with bloodthirsty, disease-infected humans called shakes (reminiscent of the baddies in Dread Nation, rev. 5/18, but not undead). Willie navigates the desert with two shakes-hunter brothers, but the shakes are not the only--or even the greatest--threat that Willie faces. Short chapters keep things moving as Berquist strikes an appealing balance between the Western and infected genres. Although the shakes make only a few appearances, their ever-imminent presence not only fuels dramatic tension but also helps define Berquists unfamiliar history as well as the disturbingly familiar fear and corruption in the face of an epidemic. Genre fans may predict a major twist, but all sorts of readers should be drawn in to this absorbing hybrid tale in which the people are far more monstrous than the monsters. anastasia m. Collins (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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