In Arkham, Massachusetts, the line between the haves and the have-nots is steeped in colonial tradition that stretches back over four hundred years. The Daughters of Arkham, a secret society of wealthy women, stand at the center of it all. On the surface, their power is assured by blood and money. Beneath it, they hold pacts with strange entities beyond the understanding of mortals. Fifteen-year-old Abigail Thorndike learned many unsettling things about herself and her town in the past year. The strangest, perhaps, was discovering the existence of the Croatan, a monstrous species that has disguised themselves as humans for centuries. Some Croatan serve the sinister Daughters of Arkham. Others seek to overthrow their human masters. Abby's favorite teacher, Mr. Harris, is one of the good ones--or so Abby believed until Mr. Harris and the enigmatic Captain Virginia abducted Abby's newborn child for some alien purpose. Abby and her friends will stop at nothing to get the child back.
Much like film noir, Justin Robinson was born and raised in Los Angeles. He splits his time between editing comic books, writing prose and wondering what that disgusting smell is. Degrees in Anthropology and History prepared him for unemployment, but an obsession with horror fiction and a laundry list of phobias provided a more attractive option.
Love these books. A perfect balance of adolescent coming of age in a Lovcraft world. Just really enjoyed every moment of this sequel that picks up right where book one left off. Looking forward to book 3!
This is the 2nd in a trilogy and it's better then the first one. Abby is trying to find her baby that was taken from her through a betrayal. Her friends try to help as much as possible but all of them are dealing with a lot of drama on the side. Captain Virginia is more powerful then anyone realized as she inadvertently starts a war with the plans she has made for Abby's baby. Will Abby get her baby back or will the upcoming war bring them all closer to death? Start with the first book and continue with the story, for you will not be disappointed. Very addictive!