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 November as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing.
Young Adult New Releases
This Is Not a Ghost Story by Andrea Portes
I am not welcome. Somehow I know that. Something doesn’t want me here.
Whatever this is, it is saying to me in a voice that cannot be heard but only felt: Get out.
Daffodil Franklin has plans for a quiet summer before her freshman year at college, and luckily, she’s found the job that can give her just that: housesitting a mansion for a wealthy couple.
But as the summer progresses and shadows lengthen, Daffodil comes to realize the house is more than it appears. The spacious home seems to close in on her, and as she takes the long road into town, she feels eyes on her the entire way, and something tugging her back.
What Daffodil doesn’t yet realize is that her job comes with a steep price. The house has a long-ago grudge it needs to settle… and Daffodil is the key to settling it.
Young Adult Books Reviewed
This month Emily reviewed Swamp Thing: Twin Branches by Maggie Stiefvater. Be sure to check out her review (“I thought this was an interesting spin on Swamp Thing”).
Our November readalong selection was Horrid by Katrina Leno. You can check out Jen’s review (“I’m a fan of Katrina Leno’s writing, and I love how she was able to infuse that imaginative quality into Horrid.”)
Middle Grade Books Reviewed
Alex read and loved Hide and Seeker by Daka Hermon. Don’t miss his 5⭐ review (“This is Daka Hermon’s debut and all I can say is that if she continues to write (and I hope she does!) and her books are even half as great as this one then sign me up every single time – she blew me away with this book!”)
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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