Happy Saturday, YAngelists! I don't know how the rest of the country is feeling, but here in Austin, TX, things are preeeetty great. The sun is out, the breeze is gentle and the margaritas are flowing. It didn't seem possible for this perfect day to get more perfect, but the folks at Little, Brown just proved me wrong. They sent us present! And while we could hoard it at FYA HQ, we've decided to share it with you. Because margaritas make us nicer people.
Today, we're giving you an exclusive first look at Barry Lyga's new thriller, I Hunt Killers! And this thing looks INTENSITY IN TEN CITIES, Y'ALL! After the jump, find out more about the book and download an extended preview with a bonus original short story, "Career Day."
So, that title isn't trying to be clever. It really is a book about a dude who hunts killers. Check it:
Jazz is a typical teenager. Likeable, charming, and yes---he's the son of the world's most infamous serial killer.
Brought up in a world where "take your child to work day" took on a whole new meaning, Jazz has been witness to crime scenes the way cops wish they could---from the criminal's point of view. So when bodies start piling up in his hometown of Lobo's Nod (again), Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer, in part to clear his name and also to prove to himself that nature is stronger than nurture when it comes to his conscience.
I have a feeling I'll need a bottle of whiskey to get my pansy ass through this book. And if that description doesn't sell you, look at what HRH Libba Bray has to say:
I Hunt Killers is a dark carnival ride through twisty questions of good and evil, nature and nurture, with a deliciously demented teen as your guide. Buckle up and keep your hands inside the ride at all times.
So, are you ready to pee yr pants? Right click (and save) here to download the first ten chapters of the book for free! But don't blame us if you don't get a wink of sleep tonight.
Barry Lyga's I Hunt Killers will be released on April 3.