About DARK PARTIES
Dark Parties is my debut novel -- it's titled Neva in Germany and Poland. It won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Crystal Kite Award for Europe!
What's it all about...
Sixteen-year-old Neva was born and raised in an isolated nation ruled by fear, lies, and xenophobia. Hundreds of years ago, her country constructed an electrified dome to protect itself from the outside world. What once might have protected, now imprisons. Her country is decaying and its citizens are dying.
Neva and her friends dream of freedom.
A forbidden party leads to complications. Suddenly Neva’s falling for her best friend's boyfriend, uncovering secrets that threaten to destroy her friends, her family and her country -- and discovering the horrifying truth about what happens to The Missing. . .
Here's a list of discussion starters for book groups. (There are some spoilers so don't click the link unless you've read the book!)
What Others Are Saying...
‘Gripping from start to finish, the tension builds beautifully with each turn of the page.’ -- Tall Tales & Short Stories.
“A striking, timely tale, beautifully written and precisely observed. Neva is a stunning protagonist, a determined, idealistic, flawed young woman who brings light into the dark places of her world.” – Karen Healey, author of GUARDIAN OF THE DEAD and THE SHATTERING
"With vivid imagery and realistically portrayed teen angst and emotions, Grant creates a believable, if horrifying, world peopled with interesting and well developed characters...There are plenty of twists and turns. The conclusion is satisfying but leaves things open for a sequel, which should seriously be considered. Grant is a debut author to watch." -- Library Media Connection.
“I absolutely loved this book. I could not put it down for anything, and when I was not reading it, I was thinking about it. Grant creates a very believable world, and such strong characters.” – Books Complete Me
“Don't expect to get anything done while reading it because it's INTENSE! And fabulous. It's exactly the way any dystopian should be.” – Candace’s Book Blog
"Grant gives readers little gifts with each of her plot twists, many of which are not visible until they hit you in the face. And while I can’t wait to read more by this author, it’s
nice to have a story contained in one book. This is one book readers will want to revisit more than once." -- Cracking the Cover