I Can’t Wait For…Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White

Posted 6th October 2021 by Siavahda in Can't-Wait Wednesday / 4 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about but haven’t yet read. Most of the time they’re books that have yet to be released, but not always. It’s based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme, which was originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

This week my Can’t-Wait-For is Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White!

Hell Followed with Us by Andrew Joseph White
Published on: 7th June 2022
Genres: Queer Protagonists, Sci Fi
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Sixteen-year-old trans boy Benji is on the run from the cult that raised him—the fundamentalist sect that unleashed Armageddon and decimated the world’s population. Desperately, he searches for a place where the cult can’t get their hands on him, or more importantly, on the bioweapon they infected him with.

But when cornered by monsters born from the destruction, Benji is rescued by a group of teens from the local Acheson LGBTQ+ Center, affectionately known as the ALC. The ALC’s leader, Nick, is gorgeous, autistic, and a deadly shot, and he knows Benji’s darkest secret: the cult’s bioweapon is mutating him into a monster deadly enough to wipe humanity from the earth once and for all.

Still, Nick offers Benji shelter among his ragtag group of queer teens, as long as Benji can control the monster and use its power to defend the ALC. Eager to belong, Benji accepts Nick’s terms…until he discovers the ALC’s mysterious leader has a hidden agenda, and more than a few secrets of his own.

This was firmly on my radar before, but any lingering doubts I had were blown away after checking out White’s social media and seeing how he talks about the book.

HELL FOLLOWED WITH US is a trans horror with bodies growing through the church walls, religious mutilation in the name of cleansing sin, and a boy broken into the shape of a rotting angel.

SANCTIFY THE BLOOD, AND MAKE HOLY THE BONES.

Hi excuse me this is everything I ever wanted??? An autistic sharpshooter, a trans boy ‘broken into the shape of a rotting angel’, fucked-up religious fanatics, queer found-family in the midst of the apocalypse??? ALL THE YES!

But Sia! I hear you say. You don’t read horror!

I have a confession to make: I do, in fact, read horror. Sometimes. If it’s exactly the right blend of dark and queer and monster-glory, then I will pick it up – and Hell Followed With Us sounds absolutely perfect. The kind of book I’ve wanted since, oh, forever!

And a gorgeous, deadly-with-a-gun autistic love interest??? Are you kidding me? Gimme!

You’d better believe I have this preordered already. I can’t wait!

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