Sunday, November 01, 2015

Seven diverse YA horror novels

Sona Charaipotra is a New York City-based writer and editor with more than a decade’s worth of experience in print and online media. For the B & N Teen Blog she tagged seven top spine-tingling stories that draw on myth and lore from the whole world over and the great beyond, including:
Blood And Salt, by Kim Liggett

Right from the first few pages of Liggett’s debut, we know something’s not quite right in Ashlyn’s life. After all, she’s been seeing a dead girl—who shares her face—for as long as she can remember, and then she’s nearly pecked to death by a murder of crows. But that’s not the worst of it. When Ashlyn’s mom goes missing, leaving a note that she’s headed back to her hometown of Quivira, Ashlynn and twin bro Rhys head to the cornfields, too, and right into the heart of a cult. Seductive and sinister, Blood And Salt draws on Spanish and Native American lore, creating a rich, creepy story that’s only going to get darker with the sequel.
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--Marshal Zeringue