Japanese Horror in YA: The Suffering by Rin Chupeco

As I mentioned earlier in the month, it’s J-Horror (Japanese Horror) month here at the Midnight Society! Last week I posted about J-horror in young adult fiction.

My post featured the fabulous book called The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupeco and I thought it would be fun to continue with my feature! She has another amazing sequel and don’t you worry, I’m going to tell you allllllll about it.

J-Horror in YA

The Suffering by Rin Chupeco


Breathtaking and haunting, Rin Chupeco’s second novel is a chilling companion to her debut, The Girl from the Well.

The darkness will find you.

Seventeen-year-old Tark knows what it is to be powerless. But Okiku changed that. A restless spirit who ended life as a victim and started death as an avenger, she’s groomed Tark to destroy the wicked. But when darkness pulls them deep into Aokigahara, known as Japan’s suicide forest, Okiku’s justice becomes blurred, and Tark is the one who will pay the price…




I think that it’s fantastic that Chupeco is sharing some of the popular Japanese ghost stories with us and now, we discover a Okiku, an unfortunate servant maid story that is one of the best known Japanese ghost stories. Google it, trust me, you wont be disappointed.

Have you read The Suffering? Do you have a favorite J-Horror inspired book? Tell me in the comments below!

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