The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge
A stunning, breathtaking novel. This is a world you won’t want to leave.” -Richelle Mead, author of the bestselling Vampire Academy series
In Caitlin Kittredge’s first young adult novel set in the fictional city of Lovecraft, The Iron Thorn (2011) Aoife Grayson is trying to pretend the darkness that surround her life doesn’t exist. The Proctors rule while the Great Engine turns under the city. The shadows are haunted by the necrovirus, strange mad creatures who were once people.
Madness unfortunately runs in Aoife’s family, both her mother and her older brother Conrad went mad on their sixteenth birthdays, confining her mother to a mental hospital and her brother missing. Aoife is now nearing her own sixteenth year and is determined not be like the members of her family.