by Elizabeth Kilcoyne
2023 Honor Book
A dark horror fantasy about Laurel Early, a young woman who drops out of her first year of college to return to the rural Kentucky farm she grew up on, raised by her uncle after her mother's death when she was a baby. There is something haunting and monstrous in the land, looking for Laurel, who has her own magic connection. She and her friends must contend with their own complicated relationship with their home, and whether the darkness will overtake them or not.