An urban legend in the Bronx turns out to be all too real (and all too evil) for a group of friends forced to play the deadly Echo Game in Vincent Tirado's Burn Down, Rise Up. Following its hardcover release earlier this year, Burn Down, Rise Up is coming out in paperback on April 4th, 2023, from Sourcebooks Fire, and we have an exclusive look at the new cover art!

Below, you can check out our eerie reveal of the Burn Down, Rise Up paperback cover, which was created by Mike Heath at Magnus Creative!

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Synopsis: Mysterious disappearances. An urban legend rumored to be responsible. And one group of friends determined to save their city at any cost. Stranger Things meets Jordan Peele in this utterly original debut from an incredible new voice.

For over a year, the Bronx has been plagued by sudden disappearances that no one can explain. Sixteen-year-old Raquel does her best to ignore it. After all, the police only look for the white kids. But when her crush Charlize's cousin goes missing, Raquel starts to pay attention—especially when her own mom comes down with a mysterious illness that seems linked to the disappearances.

Raquel and Charlize team up to investigate, but they soon discover that everything is tied to a terrifying urban legend called the Echo Game. The game is rumored to trap people in a sinister world underneath the city, and the rules are based on a particularly dark chapter in New York's past. And if the friends want to save their home and everyone they love, they will have to play the game and destroy the evil at its heart—or die trying.

The paperback will be on sale April 4, 2023.

Author Bio:

Vincent Tirado is a nonbinary Afro-Latine born and raised in the Bronx. A lover of all things horror and sci-fi, they've been published in FIYAH Magazine and Desert Rose Lit Mag. They also have been known to write for podcasts with credits in Mnemosyne and Cry Havoc. In their free time, Vincent spends time with their cat and sews their own cosplay for Comic Con. Their second book We Don’t Swim Here goes on sale May 2, 2023.

  • Derek Anderson
    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.