Breakup from Hell (Hardcover)

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Breakup from Hell (Hardcover)


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2024 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

Fans of Undead Girl Gang and The Babysitters Coven will love Breakup from Hell, a witty YA rom-com with a supernatural twist, starring horror-novel-obsessed Mica Angeles, who discovers the guy she fell for comes straight out of one of her beloved books.

Miguela Angeles is tired. Tired of her abuela keeping secrets, especially about her heritage. Tired of her small Vermont town and hanging out at the same places with the same friends she’s known forever. So when another boring Sunday trip to church turns into a run-in with Sam, a mysterious hottie in town on vacation, Mica seizes the opportunity to get closer to him.

It’s not long before she is under Sam’s spell and doing things she’s never done before, like winning all her martial arts sparring matches—and lying to her favorite people. The more time Mica spends with Sam, the more weird things start to happen, too. Like terrifying-visions-of-the-world-ending weird.

Mica’s gut instincts keep telling her something is off, yet Sam is the most exciting guy she’s ever met. But when Mica discovers his family’s roots, she realizes that instead of being in the typical high school relationship, she’s living in a horror novel.

She has to leave Sam, but will ending their relationship also bring an end to everything she knows and everyone she loves?

Clever, hilarious, and steeped in supernatural suspense, Breakup from Hell will keep you hooked until the last page.

Ann Dávila Cardinal is a writer and director of student recruitment for Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she earned her MFA in writing. Her young adult horror novels include Breakup from Hell and Five Midnights and its sequel, Category Five, and she also writes screenplays and podcasts with her son, Carlos Victor Cardinal. Ann lives with her family just north of Stowe, Vermont, and is always on the lookout for shadow demons. Visit her online at

Product Details ISBN: 9780063045309
ISBN-10: 0063045303
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English

“A fast-paced and darkly comic novel for fans of Pretty Little Liars and Lucifer. This book is perfect for anyone who has ever needed to cut the bad boy loose—and find their power again.” — Dawn Kurtagich, award-winning author of The Dead House

“Buffy with a demonic twist, Breakup from Hell is a refreshing, fun, funny and (emotionally) warm romp filled with monsters, boyfriends, and...monstrous boyfriends.” — Adam Cesare, Bram Stoker award-winning author of Clown in a Cornfield 

“Terrifying, electric, and swoonworthy all at the same time, Breakup from Hell is the apocalyptic romcom we all need!” — Lily Anderson, author of Undead Girl Gang

“A page-turning otherworldly adventure.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Cleverly subverts lore via a magnetic protagonist whose complex connection with her heritage and developing relationships, elevate this imaginative supernatural adventure.” — Publishers Weekly

"Fast-paced fantasy for readers looking for supernatural romance and strong friendship." — School Library Journal