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“A thrilling, I-can’t-stop-reading page-turner. If Infested doesn’t make your skin crawl, check your pulse.” —Paul Tremblay, bestselling author of The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts

There’s something in the dark…watching…waiting…in this pulse-pounding young adult horror novel set in a luxury condo building haunted by a ghost with a power unlike you’ve ever seen.

Manny Rivera has just moved from Texas to the Bronx in New York. The summer before senior year should be all about hanging with his friends and making some spending money, but instead, Manny is forced to do menial tasks in his new home, a luxury condo his stepdad is managing.

Thankfully, he meets Sasha, a girl his age. Sure, she’s protesting the building, but she still turns out to be really cool. And he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Mr. Mueller, the building’s exterminator. Maybe life in the Bronx won’t be so bad.

Then the nightmares begin. And Manny swears there are cockroaches crawling everywhere…even under his skin. When building contractors start to go missing, Manny and Sasha come to the terrifying realization that Mr. Mueller is not who he says he is. Or rather, he is, but he died decades ago in a fire exactly where Manny’s new building is located. A fire that Mueller set.

Now, in a race against time, Manny must rescue his family from a deranged ghost determined to set the Bronx ablaze once again.

About The Author


Angel Luis Colón is the Derringer Award– and Anthony Award–nominated author of Hell Chose Me, the Blacky Jaguar series of novellas, No Happy Endings, and the short story collection Meat City on Fire and Other Assorted Debacles. His work has also appeared in multiple web and print publications including ThuglitLiterary Orphans, and Great Jones StreetInfested is his debut young adult novel. For more information, visit him at

Product Details

  • Publisher: MTV Books (July 25, 2023)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665928434
  • Ages: 14 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

Swiftly moving prose peppered with quippy, multilingual dialogue propels debut author Colón’s tightly paced paranormal thriller.

– Publishers Weekly

Colón weaves a frightening tale of possession in his young adult debut….Creepy-crawly body horror with a dash of social commentary.

– Kirkus

“Disturbing, hopeful, and exciting, Infested is a love letter to the Bronx, New York, that doesn’t shy away from the issues that need to be addressed. It’s as if Clive Barker’s The Thief of Always took the 6 Train.”—S.A. Cosby, author of the New York Times bestselling Razorblade Tears and All the Sinners Bleed

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