Sunday, October 01, 2017

Six of the best scary YA novels

At the BN Teen Blog Elodie tagged six "YA novels ... sure to leave you feeling creeped out in the best possible way," including:
The Madman’s Daughter, by Megan Shepherd

Whenever I put down this book, I had to watch one or two episodes of something light-hearted and funny before I could relax enough to go sleep that night. If you’ve ever read The Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells, you know what you’re in for. And if you haven’t? Well, even better. Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau is a London maid still reeling from the scandal of her long-lost father’s twisted experiments. But when a childhood friend appears and tells Juliet that her father is actually still alive, they set out to find him. What they end up finding is a mad scientist completely consumed by his obsession on an island populated exclusively by his own creations—human-like animal hybrids. For Juliet, what began as a quest to finally get some answers becomes a life-or-death struggle to escape the island, stop her father, and come to terms with the madness that lies within her, too.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue