The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in Gretchen McNeil’s witty and suspenseful novel about four disparate girls who join forces to take revenge on high school bullies and create dangerous enemies for themselves in the process. Perfect for fans of E. Lockhart, Karen M. McManus, and Maureen Johnson.
Bree Deringer, Olivia Hayes, Kitty Wei, and Margot Mejia have nothing in common. At least that’s what they’d like the students and administrators of their elite private school to think.
The girls have different goals, different friends, and different lives, but they share one very big secret: They’re all members of Don’t Get Mad, a secret society that anonymously takes revenge on the school’s bullies, mean girls, and tyrannical teachers.
But when their latest target ends up dead with a blood-soaked “DGM” card in his hands, the girls realize that they’re not as anonymous as they thought—and that someone now wants revenge on them.
As the unlikely group searches for the killer, they also uncover secrets and lies that rock their tenuous friendship to the core. Soon the clues are piling up, the police are closing in . . . and everyone has something to lose.
About the Author
Gretchen McNeil is a trained opera singer, former circus performer and voice-over artist, and current writer. She is the author of several YA suspense novels, including Get Even, Get Dirty, 3:59, Possess, and the award-winning Ten (now a Lifetime movie). She is also the author of the YA comedy I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl and the horror/comedy novels #MurderTrending, #MurderFunding, and #NoEscape. You can visit her online at www.gretchenmcneil.com.
“GET EVEN expertly mixes suspense and snark, proving once again that Gretchen McNeil is a master of the teen thriller.” — Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, founders of Go Fug Yourself
“Don’t get mad, get reading this wild ride filled with twists and turns, revenge and romance, suspense and Shakespeare. I can’t wait to see what Gretchen McNeil comes up with next.” — Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality
“A revenge story with murder, mayhem, and Gretchen McNeil’s signature snark? Yes please! Gretchen proves once and for all that revenge is a dish best served deadly. Readers will be immediately sucked into the dangerously intriguing world of DGM and by the end they’ll be dying for the sequel.” — Jessica Brody, bestselling author of The Unremembered Trilogy and The Karma Club
“GET EVEN is an edge-of-your-seat, sink-your-teeth-into-it mystery -- filled with vivid, intriguing characters, set against the ruthless landscape of a modern high school. I’m dying for the next book!” — Katie Alender, author of the Bad Girls Don't Die series
“This suspenseful whodunit…is sure to appeal to a broad audience and engage reluctant readers.” — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“If you’re a Pretty Little Liars fan, it’s safe to say you’ll love Get Even” — Bustle.com
“Will engage readers.” — Romantic Times
“Ever-enjoyable…McNeil has a screenwriter’s instincts.” — Booklist
“The suspense that McNeil (Ten) builds should keep readers curious to discover what happens next.” — Publishers Weekly
Praise for 3:59: “This book is scientifically action-packed, complete with monsters and drama. Teens who are fans of the ever-popular Dr. Who television series will love this book.”—VOYA — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
Praise for 3:59: “McNeil’s movie-quick setup speed and humorously inventive language...make her a very welcoming author who succeeds at injecting fresh verve into some stalwart sci-fi concepts.” — Booklist
Praise for TEN: “A breathless read.” — Kirkus Reviews
Praise for TEN: “In the esteemed tradition of teen horror fiction, TEN hits all the high notes: a stormy night, illicit liaisons, cut phone lines, suspicious disappearances, double-crosses, secret histories, and plenty of twists.” — Booklist
Praise for TEN: “Agatha Christie meets Gossip Girl in McNeil’s throwback to old-school thrillers.” — Publishers Weekly
Praise for TEN: “A quick-paced thriller full of half-facts and red herrings that take readers through the twists and turns of a deadly weekend.” — School Library Journal
Praise for TEN: “Gretchen McNeil’s TEN is my new number one! I jumped at every creaking floorboard in my house and on the page. This is sure to be a teen thriller classic!” — Nancy Holder, Bram Stoker Award winning author of THE SCREAMING SEASON
Praise for TEN: “TEN is a real page turner! Gretchen McNeil knows how to plot a thriller: Her setup is flawless and the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat.” — Christopher Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the THIRST series and REMEMBER ME
Praise for POSSESS: “A fantastic YA debut …. the humor and occasional twists will keep fans of the genre hooked and wanting to finish this book in one sitting.” — School Library Journal
Praise for POSSESS: “McNeil strikes a fine balance between outright scares and sarcastic humor…[a] light, entertaining read.” — ALA Booklist
Praise for POSSESS: “With demons, secrets, and a butt-kicking heroine, POSSESS is a whole lotta dark and twisted fun!” — Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finder series
Praise for POSSESS: “A dark, unique, and intelligent novel with frightening twists around every corner that left me breathless.” — Courtney Allison Moulton, author of ANGELFIRE