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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Demitria Lunetta  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: Chicago

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Lunetta is a Chicago native.

Biographical and Professional Information

Demitria Lunetta writes young adult science fiction and fantasy. She holds a BA in Human Ecology and is the author of the Young Adult Sci-fi books, ''In the After'' and ''In the End.'' She is also one of twelve other authors who contributed to the 2015 anthology, ''Among the Shadows: Thirteen Stories of Darkness and Light.''


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Titles At Your Library

In the End (In the After)
ISBN: 0062105485

HarperTeen. 2014

The thrilling conclusion to the survival story In the After, set in a near future where Earth has been overrun by vicious, predatory creatures.

It's been three months since Amy escaped New Hope, and she's been surviving on her own, like she did in the After. Then one day, her former fellow Guardian's voice rings out in her earpiece. And in a desperate tone, Kay utters the four words Amy had hoped she would never hear: Dr. Reynolds has Baby. Now it's a race against time. In order to save Baby, Amy must make her way to Fort Black, a prison turned survivor colony, where she will need to find Ken, Kay's brother. He alone holds the key to Baby's survival.

But one small slipup could set off a downward spiral that would not only cost Baby and Amy their lives, but threaten the very survival of the people in the After.

In the After
ISBN: 0062105450

HarperTeen. 2013

In debut author Demitria Lunetta's heart-pounding thriller, one girl must fight for her survival in a world overrun by violent, deadly creatures. Perfect for fans of New York Times bestsellers like The 5th Wave and Across the Universe.

Amy Harris's life changed forever when They took over. Her parents—vanished. The government—obsolete. Societal structure—nonexistent. No one knows where They came from, but these vicious creatures have been rapidly devouring mankind since They appeared. With fierce survivor instincts, Amy manages to stay alive—and even rescues "Baby," a toddler who was left behind. After years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope. On the surface, it appears to be a safe haven for survivors. But there are dark and twisted secrets lurking beneath that could have Amy and Baby paying with not only their freedom . . . but also their lives.

Bad Blood
ISBN: 1101938056

Delacorte Press. 2017

“A story that will both

warm your heart, and chill you to the bone."—KENDARE BLAKE, New York Times bestselling author of

Three Dark Crowns

“Dark and complex and wickedly romantic.”—GRETCHEN MCNEIL, author of Ten



A girl discovers a family secret and a past full of magic that could both save her and put her in mortal danger in this suspenseful novel that's perfect for fans of Katie Alender and Natasha Preston.

All sixteen-year-old Heather MacNair wants is to feel normal, to shed the intense paranoia she’s worn all year like a scratchy sweater. After her compulsion to self-harm came to light, Heather was kept under her doctor’s watchful eye. Her family thinks she’s better—and there’s nothing she wants more than for that to be true. She still can’t believe she’s allowed to spend her summer vacation as she always does: at her aunt’s home in Scotland, where she has lots of happy memories. Far away from all her problems save one: she can’t stop carving the Celtic knot that haunts her dreams into her skin.

Good friends and boys with Scottish accents can cure almost anything . . . except nightmares. Heather can’t stop dreaming about two sisters from centuries ago, twins Prudence and Primrose, who somehow seem tied to her own life. Their presence lurks just beneath the surface of her consciousness, sending ripples through what should be a peaceful summer. The twins might hold the key to putting Heather’s soul at rest . . . or they could slice her future deeper than any knife.


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“An eerie blend of mystery and magic amid the Scottish highlands.”—MINDY MCGINNIS, author of A Madness So Discreet and The Female of the Species

“A haunting and mysterious page turner.”—KATE KARYUS QUINN, author of Another Little Piece

"A chilling gothic thriller

. . .

fans of Katie Alender’s

Bad

Girls Don’t Die

series will appreciate this work and its spine-chilling twists."--SLJ

“A thoroughly enjoyable contemporary Gothic.”—Kirkus

“A perfect choice for fans of chilling supernatural reads.”—Booklist

A YALSA 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection



Awards

-- '''''In the After''''' -- *American Booksellers Association 2013 ABC Best Books for Children

-- *Amazon Top Twenty Teen Book for 2013

-- *2015 ILLINOIS READS Book