Slasher Girls & Monster Boys compiled by April Genevieve Tucholke is an engrossing spooky read. If you are craving something that will have your skin crawling before Halloween, then this is the perfect read. The book is a compilation of short stories from some amazing YA authors, such as Marie Lu, Danielle Paige, Carry Ryan, Jonathan Maberry, Leigh Bardugo just to name a few. Each author used a previously published story, movie, or song for inspiration and then re-imagines the tale. At the end they tell you what the inspiration was. Some tales were filled with bloody and disturbing details, but others were more psychological horror that really let your imagination go crazy. After I finished a story, I was excited to go on and see what new sinister creature was lurking around the next page.
The writing throughout is fantastic. Each author created complex characters in a short amount of time as well as really capturing the dark atmosphere. There were definitely times where my hair stood on edge. I really love how creepy this book is and that it is geared for YA readers. It just goes to show that some of the most haunting tales can exist without all of the graphic details.
My favorite short stories were In the “Forest Dark and Deep” by Carrie Ryan and “Hide-and-Seek” by Megan Shepard.
August 21st (7 PM)Fiction Book Club: Left Neglectby Lisa Genova
August 28th ( 7 PM)Mystery Book Club: The Expatsby Chris Pavone
FIERCE READS Party
Join us for our FIERCE READS party on August 17th at 4 PM. We will be chatting about the four books mention above and having raffles for for the following books with autographed nameplates: Of Triton by Anna Banks, Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo, and Unrememberedby Jessica Brody. We will also be raffling off tote bags with a selection of YA advance reads. Everyone is welcome to attend our fabulous event.