Fifteen top voices in
speculative fiction explore the intersection of fear and love in a haunting, at
times hilarious, darkly imaginative volume.
Predatory kraken that sing with—and for—their kin; band
members and betrayed friends who happen to be demonic; harpies as likely to
attract as repel. Welcome to a world where humans live side by side with
monsters, from vampires both nostalgic and bumbling to an eight-legged alien
who makes tea. Here you’ll find mercurial forms that burrow into warm fat,
spectral boy toys, a Maori force of nature, a land form that claims lives, and
an architect of hell on earth. Through these and a few monsters that defy
categorization, some of today’s top young-adult authors explore ambition and
sacrifice, loneliness and rage, love requited and avenged, and the boundless
potential for connection, even across extreme borders. Download and start listening now!