Burn Down, Rise Up
by Vincent Tirado
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 03 May 2022 | Archive Date 05 May 2022
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Stranger Things meets Jordan Peele in this thrilling and page-turning debut!
When people start disappearing in the Bronx, Raquel and her friends investigate a rumor of a monster in the subway tunnels, only to discover something far deadlier than they would’ve ever imagined.
For over a year, the Bronx has been plagued by sudden disappearances that no one can explain. Sixteen-year-old Raquel does her best to ignore it. After all, the police only look for the white kids. But when her crush Charlize’s cousin goes missing, Raquel starts to pay attention—especially when her own mom comes down with a mysterious illness that seems linked to the disappearances.
Raquel and Charlize team up to investigate, but they soon discover that everything is tied to a terrifying urban legend called the Echo Game. The game is rumored to trap people in a sinister world underneath the city, and the rules are based on a particularly dark chapter in New York’s past. And if the friends want to save their home and everyone they love, they will have to play the game and destroy the evil at its heart—or die trying.
*please note the author of this novel is nonbinary and goes by they/them pronouns