I so happy to be part of the Dark YA Blogfest sponsered by YAtopia this month! Today we are supposed to blog about our favorite dark YA books.
OOHH!!! Love this. As I mentioned on Monday, I love to write psychological thrillers and dark stories. Well, guess what - I also like to read them.
I grew up reading Edgar Allen Poe, Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley. Their stories sent chills down my spine and made me jump at every unknown sound in the house. These authors clearly understood the power of exploring the abyss, not to mention the art of crafting suspense.
More recently, I have fallen in love with Gretchen McNeil, Mary Pearson, and Suzanne Collins to tempt with with their dark stories. While there stories don't necessarily involve monsters, they are dark. Each one of them forces the reader to confront the more base nature of humanity, and they do so with amazing artistry.
In particular, I loved POSSESS by Gretchen McNeil and the FOX INHERITANCE by Mary Pearson. Both stories were creeptastic in their own special way. And Gretchen's next book - TEN - is an amazing dark read!
And since we are talking about POSSESS and the FOX INHERITANCE, I think it's time to announce the winner of the SPOOKTACULAR Giveaway that ended on Monday -
CONGRATS! I will be sending out your books soon. Did I mention they were signed???
What are your favorite dark reads???