Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

April Genevieve Tucholke
For fans of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Lois Duncan, and Daphne Du Maurier comes a powerhouse anthology featuring some of the best writers of YA thrillers and horror 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:Stefan BachmannLeigh BardugoKendare BlakeA. G. HowardJay KristoffMarie LuJonathan MaberryDanielle PaigeCarrie RyanMegan ShepherdNova Ren SumaMcCormick TemplemanApril Genevieve TucholkeCat Winters


Reviewed: 2017-01-31

The Birds of Azalea Street 2/5 stars

Even though it had some great lines, it wasn’t scary or thrilling.


In the Forest Dark and Deep 4.5/5 stars

Dark, creepy, and bloody. I’m officially afraid of Alice in Wonderland and rabbits after reading this.


Emmeline 1/5 stars

I thought this story was lame and I didn’t like that there was a romance aspect in this story. 


Verse Chorus Verse 4/5 stars

Creepy, messed up, not okay, and suspenseful. I did get a tad confused at times and wished that we got more of Jaycee’s story and why she was where she was at. 


Hide-and-Seek 2/5 stars

I liked the concept this story had going but was let down by the lack of thriller and horror.


The Dark, Scary Parts and All 4/5 stars

The ending was nasty and messed up and this story reminded me of The Merciless.


The Flicker, the Fingers, the Beat, the Sigh 4/5 stars

I enjoyed this story; not scary or thrilling as the others but I enjoyed it. 


Fat Girl with a Knife 3.5/5 stars

I loved the title and was excited to see where this story would go. This piece was inspired by the movie Zombieland and I could clearly see those similarities.


Sleepless 5/5 stars

I thought this story was absolutely awesome! I loved how weird and strange this story became and this story was a favorite of mine from this collection. 


M 2/5 stars

I liked the mini-songs throughout the piece, but I didn’t connect with this story.


The Girl Without a Face 4/5 stars

Great story! I liked how things came back to haunt those who did bad to others. 


A Girl Who Dreamed of Snow 1/5 stars

I thought this story was stupid and I did not care for any of the plot or characters at all. This was my least liked story from the entire collection. 


Stitches 4/5 stars

Even though this story freaked me out and was gross I still wanted more! 


On the I-5 4.5/5 stars

This story was weird, brutal, messed up and made me never want to step near a truck stop again or be around dumpsters at a truck stop.

*Side note most of these stories had southern accents. 

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