Whatever genre an author debuts with definitely impacts their image. Now, there are many things responsible for the success of any book. YA has come a long way in that a good guy facing off the bad guy isn’t limited to the darker genres anymore. However, I can’t help but notice that there are only a handful of young adult horror authors and that its subgenres are much more popular (re: zombies and dark fantasy). So while we definitely need more young adult horror, here’s a list of thirteen authors who delved into the genre.
What’s next? An anthology and the conclusion to her Parasitology series titled Chimera are set to release in 2015. And oh, a standalone book titled Rewind set in the same world as Newsflesh is coming out in 2016.
What’s next? A middle grade urban fantasy series starting with The Orphan’s Army releasing in June 2015 along with an untitled horror novel that will be released in 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin.
What’s next? An as-of-yet untitled book that will probably release in 2016.
Have you read any of these? What are your favorites? Looking forward to any creepy, scary titles by any of the thirteen?
THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST!!!!! I wish more people would read it. I LOVE that series!I Hunt Killers, Imaginary Girls, Rot & Ruin and Anna Dressed In Blood are great books too!
I wish there would be more books like those! There really aren't a lot and only have of them worked for me. I wish those authors whose horror books I loved would keep writing horror books.
*half of them
What a great list of authors. I liked Anna dressed in Blood and I can't wait to read more from Blake. I absolutely love The forest of hands and teeth, my first zombie book and therefor a special series for me. Mira Grant's Parasite blew me away, I'm curious about Feed. I was really surprised by Miss Peregrine. I heard some mixed things about it, but I fell in love with his story building.
Jon G. says
I love Anna, I Hunt Killers, Miss P's and the Forest Of Hands And Teeth! This is such a great list, I'm always on the lookout for more YA horror so I'm extremely thankful to you for making this!!!
-Jon from Bookish Antics!
Jess @myreadingdress says
I steer far away from zombies but I love a bit of horror. I've been looking at picking up 17 & Gone because the premise just sounds amazing. And Anna Dressed in Black has been on my TBR for yonks. There'll come a day when I get there. I promise…
natalie kate says
I haven't read any of these but Anna Dressed in Blood has been on my TBR for god knows how long. Hopefully I'll get to venture into YA horror soon!
Danielle Cox says
What a cool post! Thanks for sharing! I don't read a lot of horror, but I did enjoy Brenna Yovanoff's Paper Valentine, and her upcoming book sounds amazing. 😀