"If you see a beast, and you have the shot, don't hesitate. Kill it."
For seventeen years, fees have lived separate from beasts. The division of the sexes has kept their world peaceful. Glori Rhodes is like most other fees her age. She adores her neighborhood's abandoned Costco, can bench her body weight, and she knew twenty-seven beast counterattack moves by the time she was seven. She has never questioned the separation of the sexes or the rules that keep her post-nuclear hometown safe. But when her mother secretly gives birth to a baby beast, Glori grows to love the child and can't help wondering: What really is the difference between us and them?
When her brother, at the age of five, is snatched in a vicious raid, Glori and her best friend, Su, do the unthinkable - covertly infiltrate the City of Beasts to get him back. What's meant to be a smash-and-grab job quickly becomes the adventure of a lifetime as the fees team up with a fast-talking, T-shirt cannon-wielding beast named Sway, and Glori starts to see that there's more to males, and her own history, than she's been taught.
Glori, Sway, and a motley cohort of friends will go to the ends of the earth to find her little brother. And maybe save their divided world while they're at it.
Kyla Cheng doesn’t expect you to like her. For the record, she doesn’t need you to. On track to be the valedictorian, she’s president of her community club, a debate team champ, plus the yummy Mackenzie Rodriguez has firmly attached himself to her hip. She and her three high-powered best friends don’t just own their senior year at their exclusive Park Slope, Brooklyn high school, they practically define the hated species Popular. Kyla’s even managed to make it through high school completely unscathed.
A week before college applications are due, an alarmingly realistic and ruinous video of Kyla is uploaded to her school’s website. It instantly goes viral, and only Kyla knows that’s it’s a fake. With time running out, Kyla delves into a world of hackers, haters and creepy stalkers in an attempt to do the impossible - take something off the internet - all while dealing with the fallout from her own karmic footprint. Set in near-future Brooklyn, where privacy is a bygone luxury and every perfect profile masks damning secrets, The Takedown is a stylish, propulsive, and feministy whodunit, asking who would you rely on if your tech turned against you?
"If you're looking for an edgy mind-bender of a mystery, this is it. Corrie Wang had best write more novels ASAP!" — Sarah Shepard, NYTimes best-selling author of Pretty Little Liars
"Wang's storytelling is as stylish as the future she portrays. If smart, savvy girls and edge-of-the-seat suspense is your thing, don't let this book pass you by!" — Ryan Graudin, author of Wolf By Wolf
"Wang brilliantly balances the complexity of lives lived online, teenage relationships and insecurities, and the double standard of slut shaming." — Kirkus
Corrie and her husband, Shuai, own Jackrabbit Filly, a friendly neighborhood restaurant in Park Circle, North Charleston. Named after her and her husband’s Chinese zodiac animals, Jackrabbit Filly proudly serves heritage driven New Chinese American cuisine in a restaurant that feels like home.
Previously, the couple owned and operated the beloved Short Grain food truck — named one of Bon Appetit magazine’s Top 50 Best New Restaurants 2016 and a 2017 semi-finalist for a James Beard Award.
While running a restaurant and being an author means Corrie does not breathe, beach, or sleep as much as she'd like, it does mean she always has a good story to tell.
To really see what’s going on in her life, follow her on insta @jackrabbitfilly or online at jackrabbitfilly.com
Sunday, September 1 Decatur Book Festival
Friday/ Saturday, September 13-14 SIBA in Spartanburg
Tuesday, September 17 CITY OF BEASTS Release (More info soon!)
Saturday, September 21 Signing and chat Rust Belt Books, Buffalo, NY @ 5pm
Monday, September 23 Signing and reading Talking Leaves Books, Buffalo, NY @ 7pm
Wednesday, September 25 Signing and reading Scuppernong Books, Greensboro NC @ 5pm
Friday/Saturday, October 18-19 Read Up Greenville
DISH, Jackrabbit Filly’s Corrie Wang on opening their first restaurant, August 2019
Restaurant Research, Expert Picks: Shuai and Corrie Wang, Local Palate, August/September 2019