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Scream meets Clueless in this YA horror from Adam Sass in which two gay teen BFFs find their friendship tested when a serial killer starts targeting their school’s Queer Club. Perfect for fans of Blumhouse horror movies, Ellie Marney's None Shall Sleep, and Stephanie Perkins's There's Someone Inside Your House.

Dearie and Cole are two popular (but sort of hated) queen bee boys of Stone Grove High School. But when the famed Mr. Sandman (a serial killer from the seventies) returns to their town—killing a fellow member of Queer Club and brutally hurting another—their whole lives change.

And when suspicion falls on Cole, Dearie and Cole will have to do whatever it takes to uncover the real killer, before they and the rest of Queer Club are hunted down. But they’re not getting away from the killer without a fight. 

Along the way, their investigation leads them to face the deeper forces trying to tear their friendship apart, and the dark truth of Dearie’s relationship with his ex. When the world is stacked against them, and everyone is a possible suspect, can Dearie and Cole take down Mr. Sandman before it’s too late?

"Filled with high jinks both terrorizing and hilarious, Your Lonely Nights Are Over is the ultimate modern take on Scream but somehow gayer. Adam Sass combines a cutting teen voice with a grimly funny slasher that’s somehow still heart-felt and touching. This book will have you laughing and hiding under the covers!"--Aiden Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Cemetery Boys and The Sunbearer Trials

“Twisted, hysterical perfection — Adam Sass has a voice so sharp it’s between your ribs before you know it. I couldn’t read fast enough to outrun this killer thriller.”-Ryan La Sala, bestselling author of The Honeys

“Hilarifying! This twisty and subversive thriller will keep you guessing to the very last page. Your sleepless nights are just beginning…”--Caleb Roehrig, author of White Rabbit and Blood in the Water

“Suspenseful, heartfelt, and hilarious in equal measure, YOUR LONELY NIGHTS ARE OVER is a whip-smart queer YA thriller that manages to be both a note perfect window into contemporary teen culture and a loving homage to the golden age of slasher horror."--Tom Ryan, award-winning author of Keep This to Yourself and I Hope You’re Listening

"Your Lonely Nights Are Over is a delightfully devious Slasher. A Queer Scream with a Mean Girls twist, Sass delivers an expertly crafted, unforgettable story, as bloody as it is heartfelt and timely, about the importance of protecting and honoring the intimacy of genuine friendships and the dangers of emotional abuse. Your Lonely Nights Are Over is undeniably my most anticipated young adult thriller of 2023.”Terry J. Benton-Walker, author of Blood Debts

"Like Surrender Your Sons, Your Lonely Nights Are Over is a smart, propulsive thriller with laugh-out-loud humor and a killer cast. This novel deftly explores queer friendship, romance, trauma, and fury. An homage to slashers past and an exciting new entry in the horror canon, it is both a bloodcurdling scream and rallying cry of a book."--Aaron H. Aceves, author of This Is Why They Hate Us

"Full of jump scares, gripping mystery, and true creeps, this is the queer slasher novel you've been waiting for! Sass had me hooked from the first chapter, but thankfully not with barbed wire!"--Jason June, New York Times best-selling author of Out of the Blue and Jay's Gay Agenda

“Nerve-peeling slasher, snarky queer club drama, and a brutal dissection of gaslighting, in a fiery mix only Adam Sass can deliver! If you want to know what Scream would look like if it focused on the hottest gays in school, Your Lonely Nights Are Over is the answer.”--Simeon Tsanev, bookseller at Unabridged Bookstore - Chicago

"We all love a Final Girl, but with Adam Sass's Your Lonely Nights Are Over it's time for the rise of the Final Gay. Sass takes all the humor and nail biting suspense of a great slasher and uses that framework to tell a story about queer survival and friendship."-John McDougall, bookseller at Murder By the Book - Houston, TX

  • Pages: 368 Pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Imprint: Viking Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 9780593526583
Penguin Teen