Review : Slasher Girls and Monster boys (Stories selected by April Genevieve Tucholke)

“A host of the sharpest young adult authors come together in this collection of terrifying tales and psychological thrillers. Each story draws from a mix of literature, film, television, or even music to offer something new and fresh and unsettling. Even better? After you’ve teased out each tale’s references, satisfy your curiosity at the end, where the inspiration is revealed. 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 the supernatural, to unnerving, all-too-possible realism, this collection has something for anyone looking for an absolute thrill.”

This is one of the best anthologies I’ve read in a while. It was fantastic, there is barely any dull moments in this book. I love how every story is inspired by a book/movie/song. It was fun trying to guess what was the inspiration for each story. 

Also, best title ever, right?! 

The Birds of Azalea Street – Nora Ren Suma : Great start to the book. strangely beautiful, dark and well-written – 4.5/5 

In the forest Dark and Deep – Carrie Ryan : Insteresting retelling of Alice in Wonderland. Brutal and gore. 3.5/5

Emmeline – Cat Winters : Very romantic and haunting. A dark story full of sadness, very enjoyable. Love the writing style!! 4/5

Verse Chorus Verse – Leigh Bardugo : that was a bit dissapointing. I didn’t really enjoy the dtory, but i do love Bardugo’s writing. The ending was a bit weird, but kind of creepy. 3/5

Hide and Seek – Megan Shepherd: my favorite so far. love the concept, The writing, the story, everything. I sinply adore Megan Shepherd. 5/5 

The Dark, scary parts and all – Danielle Paige : This was a fun and dark little story. not my favorite, but still very good! 4/5

The Flicker, the Fingerd, the beat, the sigh – April Genevieve Tucholke: very enjoyable, dark and interesting, love that we don’t really have a real answer at the end. 4/5

Fat girl with a knife – Jonathan Maberry : meh. didn’t like this one, boring, not scary, very dissapointing. 2/5

Sleepless – Jay Kristoff : oh so good! Was not expecting all those twists, I really enjoyed that one! It creeped me out so much! 4.5/5

M- Stefan Bachmann : creepy and interesting, i love the writing, the whole concept and the fact that we have a blind narrator, it really adds to the strange vibe of the story. good one! 4/5

The Girl without a face – Marie Lu : fantastic story. It was scary and clever and absolutely chilling. I love Marie Lu! 4.5/5

A girl who dream of snow – McCormick Templeman : i didn’t care much about this story. I have to say I kind of wanted to skip it at some part. 1.5/5

Stiches – A.G. Howard : love, love, loveee the writing style! this story was very graphic and it surprised me alot. an other fantastic one, i really want to check out more of Howard’s work. 4/5

On the I-5 – Kendare Blake : i really liked this story. it was full of sadness, but it was a bit less scary than the other in this book. Blake is such a good writer! 4/5 

Overall, this book was great! Dark. creepy and fun. I’m so glad I read it.

Slasher Girls and Monster Boys : 4/5


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