Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things by Martina McAteeChildren Shouldn't Play with Dead Things by Martina McAtee

Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

byMartina McAtee

Paperback | August 31, 2015

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17 year old Ember Denning has made an art of isolating herself. She prefers the dead. She spends her days skipping school in old cemeteries and her nights hiding from her alcoholic father at the funeral home where she works. When her own father dies, Ember learns her whole life is a lie. Standing in the cemetery that’s been her sanctuary, she’s threatened by the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and rescued by two people who claim to be her family. They say she’s special, that she has a supernatural gift like them…they just don’t know exactly what it is.

They take her to a small Florida town, where Ember’s life takes a turn for the weird. She’s living with her reaper cousins, an orphaned werewolf pack, a faery and a human genius. Ember’s powers are growing stronger, morphing into something bigger than anything anybody anticipated. Ember has questions but nobody has answers. Nobody knows what she is. They only know her mysterious magical gift is trying to kill them and that beautiful dangerous boy from the cemetery may be the only thing standing between her and death.

As Ember’s talents are revealed so are the secrets her father hid and those in power who would seek to destroy her. What’s worse, saving Ember has put her cousins in danger and turned her friend’s lives upside down. Ember must learn to embrace her magic or risk losing the family she’s pieced together.

Martina McAtee lives in Jupiter, Florida with her teenage daughter, her best friend, two attack chihuahua's and two shady looking cats. When she isn't creating worlds with reapers, zombies, werewolves and other supernatural creatures she's reading or watching shows that involve zombies, werewolves and other supernatural creatures.
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Title:Children Shouldn't Play with Dead ThingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:508 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.13 inPublished:August 31, 2015Publisher:Martina McAteeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944786953

ISBN - 13:9781944786953

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An excellent choice for fans of supernatural tales, featuring a tough but lovable heroine. - Kirkus ReviewMcAtee's tale is a cut above most attempts in the popular supernatural YA genre. Her characters are considerably more complex than the norm, which makes them far more believable, despite their superpowers. - Kirkus Review