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LOHF Award for Best Young Adult

The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Young Adult.

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.

Published July 9th 2019 by Delacorte Press | Amazon | Goodreads

To learn more about Rory Power, visit her profile in the LOHF Directory.

Congratulations to Rory Power and the 2019 nominees for Best Young Adult:

Five Midnights, Ann Dávila Cardinal
House of Salt and Sorrows,
Erin A. Craig
Rules for Vanishing, Kate Alice Marshall


We reached out to Rory for a few words, and here is what she had to say!

Thank you so much for this award! Ladies of Horror Fiction is so tireless and generous in its support – I’m so grateful to have been recognized by this organization. It’s an honor to share this nomination with Ann, Erin, and Kate, and this genre with so many incredible writers of marginalized genders who are contributing such fresh and powerful work. I can’t wait to read what’s next. Thank you again!


Congratulations to all of the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction award recipients!

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