How We Became Wicked


A plague, called the Wickedness, is pulsing through the world; and in its wake, it’s dividing the population into thirds:

The WICKED: Already infected by the droves of Singers, the ultraviolet mosquito-like insects who carry the plague, the Wicked roam the world freely. They don’t want for much—only to maim and dismember you. But don’t worry: They always ask politely first.

The TRUE: The True live in contained, isolated communities. They’re the lucky ones; they found safety from the Singers. And while the threat of the Wicked may not be eliminated, for the True, the threat has certainly been contained…

The VEXED: The Vexed are the truly fortunate ones—they survived the sting of the Singers, leaving them immune. But they’re far from safe. The Vexed hold the key to a cure, and there are those who will do anything to get it.

Written by award-winning novelist Alexander Yates, How We Became Wicked is coming July 23, 2019, from Atheneum/Caitlyn Dloughy Books. Audio Book to be released by Brilliance Audio. On this site you can also find more information about his perviously published young adult fiction, and literary fiction.


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© 2019 by Alexander Yates