Bad Moon Rising, by Luisa Colon

Bad Moon Rising, by Luisa Colon

  • Author: Luisa Colon
  • Artist: Kealan Patrick Burke
  • Page Count: 156
  • Pub. Date: August 2023
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-912-4
  • Status: In-Stock




About the Book:

In Gravesend, Brooklyn, sixteen-year-old Elodia is an outcast at school, at odds with her father, and longing for her mysteriously absent mother. Lonely and isolated, Elodia knows that something unspeakably terrible has happened to her—she just can't remember what.

Miles away in upstate New York, a young man named Gabriel occupies his time by killing sparrows and searching for his birth parents. Gabriel wants to show them what a good son he can be, well-behaved and helpful and no trouble at all—until a savage betrayal plants an ever-growing seed of revenge within him.

Desperate for the promise of their past lives and future dreams, both Elodia and Gabriel are broken and scarred, their lives shattered. Their wounds run deep—and that kind of damage is irrevocable. Unchangeable. Irreversible.

... Isn't it?

Published as a trade paperback:
• Printed on 60# acid-free paper
• Featuring full color cover artwork
• Retail price $16.99

Born and raised in New York City, Luisa began her career as a journalist and content producer at New York magazine in the late 90s. Over the past 20+ years, her work has appeared in numerous print and online publications including the New York Times, New York, Parents, Family Circle, BuzzFeed, Vulture, Latina, USA Today, Elle, and many more.

Her other creative work includes art such as drawing, illustration, and street art as well as a brief but successful foray into acting that was inspired by her fascination with the cinema. Luisa has also served as a consultant to Silverstein Properties, Inc. in their marketing department since 2019. Visit her at

"Twisty and disturbing, Bad Moon Rising is an ambitious, moody meditation on the cycles of familial trauma. Luisa Colon's impressive debut is sure to get under your skin."-Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts

"I DEVOURED this scary book in one sitting, It creeped me out. It broke my heart. It asked a lot of questions, but then answered them all. I can't believe it's a debut!" - Scary Reads Recs

"This was fraught with tension and unease and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. I couldn't put it down. A fantastic creepy read!" —The Vampire's Library

"What a gem. Luisa's debut novel is poignant, spooky, atmospheric, and absolutely gorgeous. Elodia and Gabriel are incredibly compelling, perfectly flawed characters, and I got a little teary at the end of the book when all the puzzle pieces came together to reveal the scope of what they’d been through. Bad Moon Rising will stay with me for a long time. It’s the perfect Halloween prefunk, and Luisa is a name you’re going to want to remember." — Noelle W. Ihli, author of Ask for Andrea

"Bad Moon Rising is a clever and compelling page-turner that packs one hell of an emotional punch. It's a poignant exploration of adolescent relationships, and it had me gripped from the first sentence to the superb ending. Luisa Colón is an exceptional new horror writer to watch!" —Jeremy Bates, author of Suicide Forest and The Sleep Experiment