Four high-school friends are bullied every day. When they accidentally open a portal to another dimension, terrifying creatures invade their town and endow them with strange superpowers. Naming themselves “Freaks,” the friends fight to save their town and to evade a secret government task force bent on capturing them.
“A great spin on the superhero story, told with genuine depth.”—Mark Waid, best-selling author of History of the Marvel Universe, Doctor Strange, and Superman Birthright
“With Freaks, Brett Riley has accomplished something very few YA authors have: freakishly good writing, freakishly relatable characters, freakishly awesome premise — all making for a freakishly great read.”—M. P. Kozlowsky, author of Frost and Rose Coffin
“Freaks begins at top speed and never lets up until the final page. Like some fascinating blend of Stranger Things and X-Men, Brett Riley’s novel explores what power means and how it is best wielded, making the book both timely and timeless. A fantastic read!”—Kevin Waltman, author of Nowhere Fast, Learning the Game, and Next