Pitch Dark (Hardcover)
From Courtney Alameda, the author of Shutter, this thrilling, sci-fi horror and space adventure will be sure to stay with readers long after the last pages.
Lost to time, Tuck Morgan and his crew have slept in stasis aboard the USS John Muir for centuries. Their ship harbors a chunk of Earth, which unbeknownst to them, is the last hope for the failing human race.
Laura Cruz is a shipraider searching the galaxy for the history that was scattered to the stars. Once her family locates the John Muir and its precious cargo, they are certain human civilization is saved.
When Tuck's and Laura’s worlds collide—literally—the two teens must outwit their enemies, evade brutal monsters that kill with sound, and work together to save the John Muir . . . and the whole human race.
About the Author
Courtney Alameda is a veteran bookseller and librarian. She holds a degree in English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Brigham Young University. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the author of Pitch Dark.
"Before humans made Earth completely unlivable, the Exodus project was launched, sending out manned spacecrafts to begin the process of planetary colonization. Among them, the USS John Muir carried the soil and plant life needed for terraforming. The ships were lost; now, finding them is the last hope for human survival ... A must-have sci-fi read that teens won’t be able to put down."--School Library Journal
"Teens who like their science fiction served with a large dose of suspense and horror, and a bit of a love story tossed in, will eagerly devour this title."--VOYA
Praise for Courtney Alameda
“Alameda excels at creating hideous creatures that are the stuff of nightmares. The rapid pacing, advanced technology, and limitless weapons just add appeal for readers seeking a supernatural thriller.” —Booklist on Shutter
“Alameda makes a strong debut with this fast-paced urban fantasy/horror novel. Alameda's worldbuilding is strong . . . and her characters evoke shows like Buffy and Supernatural.” —Publishers Weekly on Shutter