Evolt Sale: Feral Curse & Diabolical for $1.99

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

Spooky fantastic news! E-book editions of Diabolical and Feral Curse (both Candlewick) are on sale this monthly only; see E-volt for more information.


When “slipped” angel Zachary and his werewolf pal, Kieren, are summoned under suspicious circumstances to a mysterious New England boarding school, they quickly find themselves in a hellish lockdown with an intriguing assortment of secretive, hand-picked “students.”

Plagued by demon dogs, hallucinatory wall decor, a sadistic instructor, and a legendary fire-breathing monster, will they somehow manage to escape? Or will the devil have his due?

Best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith offers a fascinating cast of characters for a suspenseful, action-packed clash between the forces of heaven and hell.

“…full force on the fires of hell 
and the sword power of heaven.”
—The Horn Book
“A blend of romance, action and horror, 
this distinguishes itself from the crowd of paranormal teen fare 
with the employ of plenty of camp and a healthy dose of dry humor.”
—Kirkus Reviews

See excerpt and media kit.

Through the Ashes

Feral Curse


New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith’s thrilling Feral series delivers danger, romance, and suspense in an all new action-packed adventure.

The adopted daughter of two respectable human parents, Kayla is a werecat in the closet. All she knows is the human world.

When she comes out to her boyfriend, tragedy ensues, and her
determination to know and embrace her heritage grows. 

Help appears in
the lithe form of sexy male werecat Yoshi, backed up by Aimee and Clyde,
as the four set out to solve the mystery of a possessed antique
carousel while fielding miscast magic, obsessive strangers, and mounting
species intolerance.

Fans will go wild for this rousing Feral adventure.

“Campy humor is paired with themes of social
in this fast-paced…volume….
A neat, smart middle novel that clearly sets the stage for an
epic showdown 

between those who champion the rights of shifters and
those blind to their humanity.”

-Kirkus Reviews

“…as kooky a
cast of supernatural characters as ever…

but they’re all relatable in
various ways and easy to root for.

Debut character Kayla—level-headed,

but also quietly proud of her shifter nature—holds her own, 
nicely complementing Yoshi’s swagger,

Wild Card shifter Clyde’s newfound confidence, 
and human Aimee’s resourcefulness.”

-The Horn Book