Stefan Bachmann

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

About Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

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.

 

PRAISE

For Slasher Girls and 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

“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.”

Horn Book Review

“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