Published: August 18, 2015
A host of the smartest young adult authors come together in this collection of scary stories and psychological thrillers curated by Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’s April Genevieve Tucholke.
Each story draws from a classic tale or two—sometimes of the horror genre, sometimes not—to inspire something new and fresh and terrifying. There are no superficial scares here; these are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat. From bloody horror to supernatural creatures to unsettling, all-too-possible realism, this collection has something for any reader looking for a thrill.
Fans of TV’s The Walking Dead, True Blood, and American Horror Story will tear through tales by these talented authors:
A. G. Howard
Nova Ren Suma
April Genevieve Tucholke
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys is an anthology of fourteen horror stories by many of my favorite YA authors. Here is a list of the stories included:
The Birds on Azalea Street – Black birds take care of a creepy pervert of an old man by murder.
In the Forest Dark and Deep – It reminded me of Stephen King’s IT with a White Rabbit instead of a clown.
Emmeline – About a dead girl in France in 1918 who lures soldiers to her bed.
Verse, Chorus, Verse – . A teen celebrity’s rehab is much more than her mother paid for.
Hide and Seek – Annie plays a game with Crow Cullom, death’s harbinger, after her stepdad nearly kills her.
The Dark, Scary Parts and All – A dreams-come-true romance between “Marnie Monster” and the perfect boy becomes sinister.
The Flicker, the Finger, the Beat and Sigh – a couple’s perfect future is jeopardized when a joyride turns nightmarish on a rainy night.
The Girl Without a Face -About a Harvard boy with a dark past who’s haunted by a vengeful ghost.
A Girl Who Dreamed of Snow -A group of boys from a plague-stricken community seek salvation in a shaman girl they’ve captured.
Sleepless – Like PYSCHO with an on-line twist.
Stitches -A girl dismembers her “sinful” father, selling his “offensive” body parts to “The Collector” and replacing them with a “good person’s” cadaver pieces.
On the I-5 – a murdered girl seeks revenge.
If you like Stephen King or spooky stories this book is for you.