Blind the Eyes

Blind the Eyes

by K.A. Wiggins

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In a city where dreams are deadly, only one girl has the power to end the nightmare. Too bad the monsters got to her first.

When the Mara come, they take everything: hope, desire, the ability to feel . . . the will to defy. Haunted teen Cole's earliest memories are of learning to wield isolation as a shield, repress emotions, surrender doubts, and, above all, obey without question.

But all the training in the Towers of Refuge wasn't enough to save Cadence, the mischievous child who now haunts her-and it won't be enough to save Cole when the Mara come for her.

Because Cole has a secret-and she's not the only one.

Ghosts. Rebels. Dreamwalkers. Cole's boring, sheltered world will never be the same again-and neither will she.

With enforcers in pursuit and the dead invading her dreams, she'll have to find her way from the dazzling, forbidden heights of the tower to the glittering menace of the underground club lurking below the surface of the floodwaters in a desperate bid to stop the dying before the nightmares eat her alive.

Claim your fears. Own your failure. Keep fighting.

A not-quite-alive girl and her not-quite-dead ghost discover trusted authorities lie, allies have their own agendas and even the monsters wear masks in a journey of betrayal, revenge, and finding the power to fight back. Page Turner Award shortlisted YA dystopian dark fantasy for ages 14 and up with echoes of This Savage Song, Places No One Knows, and The Masque of the Red Death for fans of Brenna Yovanoff, Laini Taylor, Victoria Schwab, and Melissa Marr.

Perfect for those who love:

  • ghosts, paranormal/supernatural powers & creatures of myth
  • monsters & magic
  • deeply unreliable narrators
  • prickly outcasts and loners
  • devious & dazzling revolutionaries
  • repressive dystopian regimes & glittering gothic excess for futuristic ecopunk urban fantasy like you've never seen before
  • girls finding their voices & taking back their choices
  • all the gore

Read this Halloween-ready atmospheric and twisty YA gothic-dystopian fantasy hit named a Barnes & Noble Press "20 Favorite Indie Books of 2018" title today!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Editorial Comments:

Why we loved it:

A unique twist on the YA-dystopian genre, Wiggins weaves a complex tale that unfolds like a dream itself -- mystical, and sometimes odd, but always captivating.

(Barnes & Noble Press, 20 Favorite Indie Books of 2018)

I have to say that Cole is a smartly crafted character. The author has done a good job of bringing the characters to life and I really loved the supernatural aspects of the story.

A solid science fiction plot and a well-edited novel make this one a pleasure for anyone to read. The author is quite adept at world building and has the perfect voice and writing style for the genre.

I think this book will be highly appealing to the intended audience. It's just so nice to read a well-edited book with strong writing for a change ... Thanks for sharing your world with us.

(Writers Digest, Judge's Commentary)

Featured as:

A 2018 KWL cover contest, SciFi/Fantasy category shortlist.

A NetGalley Most Requested fantasy read.

A B&N Press pick for 20 Favorite Indie Books of 2018

A B&N Press pick for 25 Beach Reads for Your Summer Holiday

Handpicked as a Summer 2018 B&N Press Presents title.

Praise from NetGalley:

Wiggins is a truly unique writer that can transport a story into not only a fantasy world, but one that is real in its essence and darkly satisfying at the same time. (...) I can't wait to read the next installment! (Ashley B.)

Blind the Eyes is a unique, twisted dystopian fantasy that had my undivided attention from start to finish. Right from the beginning, I was taken in by dark tones and rich characters. If you are looking for something that is not boring and typical, then this is the novel for you! I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a deep and intricate story line. (Amy M.)

I read this book in one sitting and the writing and story line were spectacular. Wiggins weaves words together to create stunning imagery, characters, and creatures. When you finish this book you will feel like you just woke up from a fantastical dream. I can't wait for the next book. (Gracie S.)

YAAAAAAAASSSSS! This was everything I could hope for. (...) The adventure, mystery and on the edge of your seat anxiety just made this book shine for me. (Kassi H.)

I absolutely loved this riveting thrill ride from beginning to end! I have been looking for a new dystopia to sweep me off my feet and Blind The Eyes has done so effortlessly. I'm obsessed! (Amanda L.)

The plot drew me in right away, I wanted to know more about the world of this novel. I really enjoyed reading it! (A. D.)

Cole has tremendous character development and learns to find her own strength, which I enjoyed as well as the interesting concepts the author dreamed up. Will be excited to read the sequel. (Gregory P.)

This the first book by this author that I have read and it will not be the last one. There is just something mystical and a well woven story. The author tells this tale like she weaving right around the reader. I did not realize that I was almost done with the book until some called for me and I looked up from my kindle app and saw there were only a few pages left. That is lost I have become in Cole's story. There is so much I want to say about this tale but I don't want to give away anything about this wonderful and magical tale. So just grab a copy and read it for yourself. (Destiny B.)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781775162797
Publisher: Snowmelt & Stumps
Publication date: 08/17/2020
Series: Threads of Dreams , #1
Edition description: 2020 Cover Redesign
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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