Emma Berquist

Emma Berquist grew up in Austin, Texas and sunburns easily. She currently lives in New Zealand and avoids the beach.

Find Emma Berquist on her website, or follow them on Twitter @eeberquist.

Bibliography

  • Standalone
    Missing, Presumed Dead
    Emma Berquist
  • Standalone
    Devils Unto Dust
    Emma Berquist
     

Reviews

Standalone

Missing, Presumed Dead
“A lonely teen must use her odd powers to track down a killer. . .Lexi and Jane’s tentative (and unusual) relationship is sweet. . .Berquist effectively tackles the destructive nature of grief and loneliness.”

Kirkus

“Horror meets mystery in this supernatural whodunit for lovers of mystery and suspense. . .A fun, fast-paced read for students looking for a thrill.”

School Library Journal

“Gritty and high-concept, this cross-genre murder mystery has plenty of appeal for horror and crime fiction fans, and the beginnings of a star-crossed f/f romance add depth.”

ALA Booklist

"This is the first young adult paranormal book I’ve read that actually focuses on the chronic stresses that come from bullying and having a "gift" that hurts the user. Coping with clinical depression, PTSD, and the human need for physical contact are themes running throughout the book. ... Highly recommended for high school and public library collections."

ALA Rainbow Round Table

"Missing, Presumed Dead is a compelling mystery with a dynamic determined heroine"

Locus

Devils Unto Dust
“Exploring the bonds of loyalty, friendship, and bravery in the face of impossible odds, Berquist cleverly riffs on the work of Cormac McCarthy, blending the excitement and harsh beauty of the frontier with a straight shot of zombie terror. This wild western will delight horror and adventure fans alike.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Dark and gritty, this ...novel doesn’t shy away from death or danger. Berquist wonderfully balances the pace of the plot. ...Full of surprising twists and turns, this is a story of determination and perseverance as well as survival in hard times. A great addition to any YA collection.”

School Library Journal

“A refreshing genre-bender.”

Kirkus

“A tale of survival as gritty as its desert setting. Stubbornness, strength and survival come head to head with blowing sands and creeping sickness in this feminist tale.”

Mindy McGinnis, author of the award-winning The Female of the Species

“Much like the undead Willie fights, once this story grabs you, it won’t let go. Prepare to be consumed.”

Ryan Graudin, award-winning author of Wolf by Wolf

Awards & Accolades

Standalone

Missing, Presumed Dead

Junior Library Guild selection

ALA Rainbow List selection

Devils Unto Dust

Scholastic Book Club selection