Helga (Hardcover)

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Helga (Hardcover)


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Helga is not the obedient science experiment her father intended. And though she has only just awoken, he leaves her in the care of his lab assistant Penny to go on a business trip.

Bursting with curiosity, Helga quickly escapes from the well-meaning Penny and heads into Amaris City. There Helga finds she is as untamable as the invasive blackberry vines overtaking the island. And because of the misdeeds of her father’s scientific community, the natural world grows more volatile.

Helga soon discovers the night market, rowdy clubs, delicious food, and cute boys. Enamored with city life, she’ll do anything to find love—but she has only two weeks until her father gets back, and besides there are ominous rumblings from the volcanic island that could put her dating schemes, and even her own life, in grave peril.

Catherine Yu writes dark speculative fiction. She is the author of Direwood, and her story “Balloon Girl” was published in the horror anthology Death in the Mouth. She was born in Nanjing and is now based in New York.
Product Details ISBN: 9798890039514
Publisher: Page Street YA
Publication Date: August 20th, 2024
Pages: 352
Language: English

"A delightfully counter-culture, charmingly grotesque romp of meat and stitches and torn fishnet stockings! Helga is the perfect mash-up of Frankenstein and all the girls finding their place in this bizarre, messy world."
—Andrew Joseph White, New York Times bestselling author of Hell Followed with Us

"Yu is a master of atmospheric, angsty horror. Helga is a vibrant retelling about finding your power and true acceptance."
—Adrianna Cuevas, author of The Ghosts of Rancho Espanto

“Catherine Yu has truly outdone herself in creating a Frankenstein retelling that takes all the horror of its predecessor while revamping it with the neon lights, bubbling humor, and punk sensibilities of the 21st century. Helga is a laugh-out-loud horror comedy romp that's bursting at the sutures with teenage excitement, island whimsy, and a healthy dose of existential fear drenched in sopping gore. This book is an absolute bloody delight.”
— Kayla Cottingham, New York Times bestselling author of My Dearest Darkest and This Delicious Death