Justin Cronin bombarded the summer of 2010 with vicious, limb-tearing vampires that were the catastrophic result of biomedical research in his novel, The Passage—the first book of a planned post-apocalyptic trilogy. Named one of the 10 best novels of the year by Time, the book was an international bestseller. The author of The Summer Guest and Mary and O’Neil—which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane prize—Cronin is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Whiting Writers’ Award. Second in the trilogy, The Twelve surges a century into the future as the man-made apocalypse rages on, and a new cast of characters join those familiar from The Passage in a classic horror hunt for the original 12 viral agents.
Bestselling children’s author R.L. Stine has finally written a novel for adult fans of horror: Red Rain, a deviously sinister account about a small town revolt that began with the adoption of mysterious twin boys. A master of the horror genre, R.L. Stine’s New York Times bestselling series include Fear Street, Mostly Ghostly, Nightmare Hour, and Goosebumps, which Fox adapted in the 1990s into a number one kids’ TV show. The force behind a transformation of many reluctant students into avid readers, Stine’s books for young audiences have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide and earned him numerous accolades, including the Thriller Writers of America Silver Bullet Award, and landed him on bestseller lists from USA Today to the Guinness Book of World Records.