Friday, March 15, 2019

Five top genre-bending YA novels

Astrid Scholte's new novel is Four Dead Queens.

At she tagged five favorite genre-bending YA novels, including:
The Dark Days Club (A Lady Helen Novel) by Alison Goodman

Genres: Paranormal and Historical. Goodman’s research into the Regency era is absolutely exquisite in its detail. You can see, touch, and taste the world—it’s a fully transformative experience. There is no other book I’ve read where I’ve felt so completely swept into the past. The prim and proper Regency era setting of Goodman’s Lady Helen novels provides a contrast to the vicious paranormal elements of the ghastly, soul-sucking Deceivers, and only the Reclaimers—including the titular Lady Helen—stand in the way of their total domination. The blend between the details of the Regency era and the brashness of the paranormal creates a wonderfully otherworldly reading experience. I’m currently reading the final book in the trilogy and I never want it to end…
Read about another entry on the list.

The Dark Days Club is among Jenny Kawecki's top five YA novels in which every action has an equal but opposite reaction—especially magic.

--Marshal Zeringue