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This Delicious Death

By Kayla Cottingham
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Publisher Description

From the author of the New York Times bestselling My Dearest Darkest comes another incredible sapphic horror. When four best friends with a hunger for human flesh attend a music festival in the desert they discover a murderous plot to expose and vilify the girls and everyone like them. This summer is going to get gory.

Two years ago, a small percentage of population underwent a transformation known as the Hollowing. Those affected were only able to survive by consuming human flesh. The people who went without quickly became feral, turning on their friends and family. Luckily, scientists were able to create a synthetic version of human meat that would satisfy their hunger. As a result, humanity slowly began to return to normal.

Cut to Zoey, Celeste, Valeria, and Jasmine, four hollow girls living in Southern California. As a last hurrah before graduation they decide to attend a musical festival in the heart of the desert. They have a cooler filled with seltzer, vodka, and Synflesh… and are ready to party. 

But on the first night of the festival Val goes feral and ends up killing and eating a boy in one of the bands. As other festival guests start disappearing around them the girls soon discover someone is targeting people like them. And if they can't figure out how to stop it, and soon, no one at the festival is getting out alive.

59 Reviews

Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“This book was adorable. Very sapphic and queer positive. I giggled the whole way through with the very relatable moments of “gay panic”. I do suggest it for anyone looking for a light thriller w subtle romance. Non-sexual and very girl power. Will consider reading more from Kayla Cottingham!”
Diverse charactersEasy to readFast-pacedImmersive settingComing of ageRomanticAbuseSelf-harmTransphobiaViolence
Slightly Smiling Face“Even though it read very YA, this one had me LOLing from the first chapter. I love how fast paced it was and the flashbacks sprinkled in made it kind of more believable(if that’s the right word). I did not understand the motives of some of the characters and didn’t buy how everything wrapped up in the end. However, I loved reading this with the Women’s Wrongs Support Group and can’t wait for the discussion on 7/30 at 12:30pm est on YouTube @ brooklinslibrary 😀👍”
Diverse charactersEasy to readFast-pacedComical
Slightly Smiling Face“this was such an interesting story that i enjoyed reading. it wasn’t the most thought provoking story but the author added so much detail, it felt like i was watching what i was reading. and i loved the added backstory at the start of each chapter about the 4 main girls. there was a big twist i was not expecting and i loved that and the gore the most. i didn’t feel super attached to the characters or the romance because i was more interested in the plot.”
Diverse charactersDescriptive writingSuspensefulDark settingImmersive setting
Slightly Smiling Face“I don’t usually like to read YA, but I loved the mystery and romance in this one. I really liked that we got a ton of backstory on the hollowing and all the characters during that time too. Definitely a cute and gruesome summer read!!”
Likable charactersMulti-layered charactersEasy to readFunny writingTwisty
Slightly Smiling Face“I liked feeling the realness of the characters and relationships. It was nice to see queer characters in this setting.”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growColorful personalitiesRelatable charactersEasy to readOriginal writingWitty banterCreative setting

About Kayla Cottingham

Kayla Cottingham is a YA author and librarian. Her first book, My Dearest Darkest, was a New York Times and Publisher's Weekly bestseller. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Kayla lives in Boston where she loves to go hiking in the woods, play RPGs, and snuggle on the couch with her ridiculously large black cat, Squid.

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