Penguin books South Africa has just released the cover art and synopsis for Death of a Saint, the second book in the Mall Rats series and the follow-up to the Cape Town based YA zombie novel, Deadlands (reviewed here).
The new covers look great and are sure to appeal to the YA crowd, but I think they've lost that sense of horror which drew me to the first edition of Deadlands.
About the book
Secrets. Everyone has them. But what if your secret is something so unthinkable that you can't even admit it to yourself?
Exiled from the city enclave for crimes against the Resurrectionist State, teen rebels Lele, Ginger, Ash and Saint – aka the Mall Rats – are hiding out in the Deadlands, a once-prosperous area now swarming with the living dead. With the sinister Guardians breathing down their necks, the Mall Rats face a stark choice: return to the enclave and try to evade capture or leave Cape Town in search of other survivors. But what if the rest of South Africa is nothing but a zombie-infested wasteland?
Will Lele reveal the shocking truth as to why the dead leave the Mall Rats unscathed? And which other Mall Rat is harbouring a dangerous secret …
About the authors:
Lily Herne is the pseudonym of mother/daughter duo Sarah and Savannah Lotz. A fan of fake identities, Sarah also writes an urban horror series with author Louis Greenberg under the name SL Grey as well as various crime novels,internationally anthologised short stories and screenplays under her own name. Savannah, a die-hard fantasy fanatic,is currently in her second year studying screenwriting at the university of East Anglia.
Both Death of a Saint and the new edition of Deadlands will be published in April and it seems you can already order them from your favorite South African bookshop. So what are you waiting for?