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Author: April Genevieve Tucholke, various authors Narrator: Emma Bering, Jorjeana Marie, Julia Whelan, MacLeod Andrews, Robbie Daymond, Nora Hunter, various narrators Publisher: Listening Library (Audio) Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2015 ISBN: 9781101917459
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For fans of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Lois Duncan, and Daphne Du Maurier comes a powerhouse anthology featuring some of the best writers of YA thrillers and horror A host of the smartest young adult authors come together in this collection of scary stories and psychological thrillers curated by Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’s April Genevieve Tucholke. Each story draws from a classic tale or two—sometimes of the horror genre, sometimes not—to inspire something new and fresh and terrifying. There are no superficial scares here; these are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat. From bloody horror to supernatural creatures to unsettling, all-too-possible realism, this collection has something for any reader looking for a thrill. Fans of TV’s The Walking Dead, True Blood, and American Horror Story will tear through tales by these talented authors: Stefan Bachmann Leigh Bardugo Kendare Blake A. G. Howard Jay Kristoff Marie Lu Jonathan Maberry Danielle Paige Carrie Ryan Megan Shepherd Nova Ren Suma McCormick Templeman April Genevieve Tucholke Cat Winters Read by a full cast, including Robbie Daymond, Emma Bering, Nora Hunter, Jorjeana Marie, Julia Whelan, and MacLeod Andrews. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Terrifying and new…There’s nary a clunker in the collection—this is satisfying, disturbing horror for the modern YA audience.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Murderous neighbors, creepy bathtubs, and lots of blood…Full of thrills and chills [and] gross, creepy fun.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
  • If your idea of an excellent summer night is telling ghost stories around the campfire, you'll be jumping for (horrific) joy over Slasher Girls & Monster Boys. Bustle
  • Terrifying and new . . . There’s nary a clunker in the collection—this is satisfying, disturbing horror for the modern YA audience. Publishers Weekly
  • Murderous neighbors, creepy bathtubs, and lots of blood . . . Full of thrills and chills [and] gross, creepy fun. Kirkus Reviews
  • "This killer collection will satisfy any thriller junkie. Booklist Online
  • Satisfyingly diverse and compelling. . . . The majority of the protagonists are female [but] not one is a helpless victim. Many contributors subvert and complicate the roles of protagonist and antagonist, keeping readers on their toes . . . After encountering the horrors here, variously supernatural and disturbingly human, readers may want to leave the lights on.—The Horn Book
  • “Will scare, thrill, and terrify. VOYA
  • A ton of terrifying mini thrillers that take inspiration from classic stories. There’s a bit of supernatural in here, some gore-filled-horror, terrifying creatures . . . something for everybody. Book Riot
  • April Tucholke's Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea:
  • Deliciously creepy. TheAtlanticWire.com
    * “A stunning debut with complex characters, an atmospheric setting, and a distinct voice . . . Tucholke has real talent.
  • Stefan Bachmann's The Peculiar:
  • Richly realized . . . accomplished . . . This is a story young fantasy buffs are sure to enjoy. New York Times Book Review
  • Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone:
  • Mesmerizing . . . Bardugo’s set up is shiver-inducing, of the delicious variety. This is what fantasy is for. New York Times
  • Kendare Blake's Anna Dressed in Blood:
    * "Abundantly original, marvelously inventive and enormous fun, this can stand alongside the best horror fiction out there. We demand sequels.
    Kirkus, starred review
  • Marie Lu's The Young Elites:
    * “Lu pivots from the ‘coming of age via romance’ formula to pry apart the many emotions that pass under the rubric of love . . . there are no safe places where the pressures of betrayal, death threats, and rejection aren’t felt.
    Publishers Weekly, starred review
    * “Readers should prepare to be captivated.
  • Marie Lu's Legend trilogy:
    New York Times Bestsellers
  • Legend doesn’t merely survive the hype, it deserves it. New York Times
  • Megan Shepherd's The Madman's Daughter:
    * “The fast-paced book is rife with excitement, romance, and intrigue.
    SLJ, starred review
  • Nova Ren Suma's 17 & Gone:
    * “This is ingeniously crafted.
    BCCB, starred review
  • Cat Winters's In the Shadow of Blackbirds:
    * "A story of the breaking point between sanity and madness, delivered in a straightforward and welcoming teen voice.
    Booklist, starred review

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About the Author

April Genevieve Tucholke is the author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. She digs classic movies, redheaded villains, big kitchens, and discussing murder at the dinner table. She and her husband—a librarian, former rare-book dealer, and journalist—live in Oregon.

About the Narrators

Emma Bering is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator whose readings include The Second Empress by Michelle Moran, Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers, and A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper, among many others.

Jorjeana Marie has worked extensively as an actress, comedian, writer, and audiobook narrator. Her narrations have earned her several Earphones Awards. She has performed in hundreds of commercials and starred in the pilot Listen to Grandpa, Andy Ling with Elliott Gould. She is a stand-up comic who has opened for Richard Lewis, Louie Anderson, and Kathleen Madigan. Her video game credits include Final Fantasy, Crackdown 2, and Star Guardians. She loves reading so much it gets her into trouble.

Julia Whelan, winner of numerous Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013 and has also been a finalist for an Audie Award in other years. She was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of 2010, and two of her audio narrations were shortlisted for the American Library Association’s notable recordings of 2010. Her narration of Jandy Nelson’s The Sky Is Everywhere earned a place in the first round of 2011 Grammy nominations for Best Spoken Word Album. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows, most notably ABC’s Once and Again. After receiving her college degree, she returned to the film industry and is also a writer.

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator who earned the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018. He has starred in a number of independent short and feature films and is a member of the Rising Phoenix Repertory Company in New York City.

Robbie Daymond is an actor, voice talent, and four-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award. He graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with a master’s degree in acting and works primarily in theater but has made several forays into television, video games, and film.

Nora Hunter has narrated several audiobooks, including The Ballad of Aramei by J. A. Redmerski and Beyond This Point Are Monsters by Margaret Miller. Her reading of One for the Murphys won her an AudioFile Earphones Award.

Chris Widener is a successful businessman, author, speaker, and television host. He has authored over 450 articles and numerous books; he has also produced many CDs and DVDs on leadership, motivation, and success. Widener was previously the host of the national interview show Made for Success and cohost of True Performance with Zig Ziglar. As a public speaker, he has presented to organizations such as General Electric, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, and the Harvard School of Business.