The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

by Rin Chupeco
The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

by Rin Chupeco

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A stunning tropical island plagued by a mysterious curse sets the scene for The Sacrifice, a terrifying contemporary tale rooted in Filipino folklore. This fast-paced story fraught with twists and turns on every page is begging to be read in a single sitting.

An island oasis turns deadly when a terrifying legend threatens to kill off visitors one by one in this haunting novel from the highly acclaimed author of The Girl from the Well and the Bone Witch trilogy.

Pristine beaches, lush greenery, and perfect weather, the island of Kisapmata would be the vacation destination…if not for the curse. The Filipino locals speak of it in hushed voices and refuse to step foot on the island. They know the lives it has claimed. They won't be next.

A Hollywood film crew won't be dissuaded. Legend claims a Dreamer god sleeps, waiting to grant unimaginable powers in exchange for eight sacrifices. The producers are determined to document the evidence. And they convince Alon, a local teen, to be their guide.

Within minutes of their arrival, a giant sinkhole appears, revealing a giant balete tree with a mummified corpse entwined in its gnarled branches. And the crew start seeing strange visions. Alon knows they are falling victim to the island's curse. If Alon can't convince them to leave, there is no telling who will survive. Or how much the Dreamer god will destroy…

Creepy and suspenseful, The Sacrifice is perfect for readers looking for:

  • Spooky, scary books for young adults
  • Horror novels
  • Ghost story books for teens
  • East Asian folklore

Praise for The Girl from the Well

"Solidly scary and well worth the read."—Booklist

"Chupeco makes a powerful debut with this unsettling ghost story."—Publishers Weekly, STARRED review



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781728255910
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/27/2022
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 14,144
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Despite uncanny resemblances to Japanese revenants, Rin Chupeco has always maintained their sense of humor. Raised in Manila, Philippines, they keep four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. They’ve been a technical writer and a travel blogger but now make things up for a living. They are the author of The Girl from the Well, The Suffering, The Bone Witch trilogy, and the A Hundred Names for Magic trilogy. Connect with Rin at rinchupeco.com.

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