Slasher Girls & Monster Boys (Paperback)

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For fans of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, American Horror Story and The Walking Dead comes a powerhouse anthology featuring some of the best thriller and horror writers in YA

Stefan Bachmann, Leigh Bardugo, Kendare Blake, A. G. Howard, Jay Kristoff, Marie Lu, Jonathan Maberry, Danielle Paige, Carrie Ryan, Megan Shepherd, Nova Ren Suma, McCormick Templeman, April Genevieve Tucholke, Cat Winters

A host of the sharpest young adult authors come together in this collection of terrifying tales and psychological thrillers. Each author draws from a mix of literature, film, television, and music to create something new and fresh and unsettling. Clever readers will love teasing out the references and can satisfy their curiosity at the end of each tale, where the inspiration is revealed. 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 blood horror, to the supernatural, to unsettling, all-too-possible realism, this collection has something for anyone looking for an absolute thrill.

About the Author

April Genevieve Tucholke is the author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue SeaBetween the Spark and the Burn; and Wink Poppy Midnight. She lives in Oregon.

Praise For…

Praise for Slasher Girls & Monster Boys:

"If your idea of an excellent summer night is telling ghost stories around the campfire, you'll be jumping for (horrific) joy over Slasher Girls & Monster Boys."—Bustle

“Terrifying and new . . . There’s nary a clunker in the collection—this is satisfying, disturbing horror for the modern YA audience.” —Publishers Weekly

“Murderous neighbors, creepy bathtubs, and lots of blood . . . Full of thrills and chills [and] gross, creepy fun.” —Kirkus Reviews

"This killer collection will satisfy any thriller junkie."—Booklist Online

"Satisfyingly diverse and compelling. . . . The majority of the protagonists are female [but] not one is a helpless victim. Many contributors subvert and complicate the roles of protagonist and antagonist, keeping readers on their toes . . . After encountering the horrors here, variously supernatural and disturbingly human, readers may want to leave the lights on.—The Horn Book

“Will scare, thrill, and terrify."—VOYA

“A ton of terrifying mini thrillers that take inspiration from classic stories. There’s a bit of supernatural in here, some gore-filled-horror, terrifying creatures . . . something for everybody.”—Book Riot

Praise for the authors:

April Tucholke's Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea:
"Deliciously creepy."—
* “A stunning debut with complex characters, an atmospheric setting, and a distinct voice . . . Tucholke has real talent.”—VOYA, starred review

Stefan Bachmann's The Peculiar:
“Richly realized . . . accomplished . . . This is a story young fantasy buffs are sure to enjoy.”—New York Times Book Review

Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone:
“Mesmerizing . . . Bardugo’s set up is shiver-inducing, of the delicious variety. This is what fantasy is for.”—New York Times

Kendare Blake's Anna Dressed in Blood:
* "Abundantly original, marvelously inventive and enormous fun, this can stand alongside the best horror fiction out there. We demand sequels."—Kirkus, starred review

Marie Lu's The Young Elites:
* “Lu pivots from the ‘coming of age via romance’ formula to pry apart the many emotions that pass under the rubric of love . . . there are no safe places where the pressures of betrayal, death threats, and rejection aren’t felt.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
* “Readers should prepare to be captivated.”—Booklist, starred review
* “A must for fans of . . . totally immersive fantasies.”—Kirkus, starred review

Marie Lu's Legend trilogy:
New York Times Bestsellers
"Legend doesn’t merely survive the hype, it deserves it.”—New York Times

Megan Shepherd's The Madman's Daughter:
* “The fast-paced book is rife with excitement, romance, and intrigue.”—SLJ, starred review

Nova Ren Suma's The Walls Around Us

“[An] Intricately plotted psychological horror story.” —New York Times Book Review

“[A] supernatural page-turner . . . This stark character classification isn’t a flaw, but rather, a demonstration of Suma’s fantastic writing. Her images, even the horrible ones, linger like dust and glitter after an epic stage performance.” —The Boston Globe

Cat Winters's In the Shadow of Blackbirds:
* "A story of the breaking point between sanity and madness, delivered in a straightforward and welcoming teen voice."—Booklist, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780147514080
ISBN-10: 0147514088
Publisher: Speak
Publication Date: September 6th, 2016
Pages: 400
Language: English