Young Adult and Middle Grade Horror Spotlight
YA and MG Horror

YA/MG Horror Spotlight April 2020

The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is putting a spotlight on Young Adult and Middle Grade horror each month. Below we are featuring the books that were released in April as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing.

New Releases

Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy #2) by Emily A. Duncan

Darkness never works alone…

Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who–and what–he’s become.

As their group is continually torn apart, the girl, the prince, and the monster find their fates irrevocably intertwined. They’re pieces on a board, being orchestrated by someone… or something. The voices that Serefin hears in the darkness, the ones that Nadya believes are her gods, the ones that Malachiasz is desperate to meet—those voices want a stake in the world, and they refuse to stay quiet any longer.

Published April 7th 2020 by Macmillan | Amazon | Goodreads

Girls Save the World in This One by Ash Parsons

June’s whole life has been leading up to this: ZombieCon, the fan convention celebrating all things zombies. She and her two best friends plan on hitting all the panels, photo ops, and meeting the heartthrob lead of their favorite zombie apocalypse show Human Wasteland.

And when they arrive everything seems perfect, though June has to shrug off some weirdness from other fans—people shambling a little too much, and someone actually biting a cast member. Then all hell breaks loose and June and her friends discover the truth: real zombies are taking over the con. Now June must do whatever it takes to survive a horde of actual brain-eating zombies—and save the world.

Published April 14th 2020 by Philomel Books | Amazon | Goodreads

Young Adult Books Reviewed

Girls Save the World in This One by Ash Parsons

This month Jen read and reviewed Ash Parson’s new release Girls Save the World in This One. Be sure to check out Jen’s full review (“While there are flesh eating zombies, Girls Save the World in This One is still a great book for those who don’t care much for horror. The zombies are an awesome backdrop to a story of friendship and fandom.“)

Currently Reading

Jen is having a blast reading the Lumberjanes comic book series right now. Lumberjanes features a group of girls “spending summer at a scout camp, and the strange creatures and supernatural phenomena they encounter there.”

Upcoming Reviews

Rules for Vanishing

This month Jen also read and absolutely loved Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall. Stay tuned for an upcoming review!!


Have you read any of the books we read or reviewed this month? Let us know what YA or MG books you have read recently!

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