Friday, March 02, 2018

Seven YA novels set in spooky small towns

At the BN Teen Blog, Nicole Hill tagged seven top YA books set in spooky small towns, including:
Beware the Wild, by Natalie C. Parker

Southern Gothic centered on a haunted swamp. What more do you need to know? The residents of Sticks, Louisiana, know to fear the swamp that squats on the outskirts of town—and for good reason, it seems. After an argument, Sterling’s brother, Phin, runs off to that accursed place and disappears into its murky mystery. Instead of Phin, a girl named Lenora May emerges—and only Sterling seems to remember she had a brother, not a sister. Bonus: companion novel Behold the Bones digs even deeper into the supernatural story of the swamp, through the eyes of Candy Pickens, whose family is intimately tied to the local folklore.
Read about another entry on the list.

Beware the Wild is among Nicole Hill's fourteen top YA gothic novels, Jennifer Mathieu's six best books for introverts, and Dahlia Adler's five great southern gothic Young Adult novels.

The Page 69 Test: Beware the Wild.

My Book, The Movie: Beware the Wild.

--Marshal Zeringue