August #MidnightBooks: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Midnight Book Club focuses on recent releases, so we can stay up-to-date on the latest writing in YA horror, but every once in a while, it's nice to shake things up. Last month, I wrote about gothic fiction's legacy. In Danse Macabre, Stephen King cites three texts as formative to the horror genre: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (the monster story), Dracula by Bram Stoker (the vampire story), and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (the shifter story). Because I may be challenging readers who prefer to read contemporary work, let's[...]


July #MidnightBooks: Survive the Night by Danielle Vega

On July 7th, Danielle Vega releases Survive the Night. Subway horror? Yes, please. Synopsis We're all gonna die down here. . . . Julie lies dead and disemboweled in a dank, black subway tunnel, red-eyed rats nibbling at her fingers. Her friends think she’s just off with some guy—no one could hear her getting torn apart over the sound of pulsing music. In a tunnel nearby, Casey regrets coming to Survive the Night, the all-night underground rave in the New York City subway. Her best friend Shana talked her into it, even though Casey just got out of rehab. Al[...]


April Book Club: The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer

Released on March 30th, The Cemetery Boys is the latest from New York Times Bestselling Author Heather Brewer, who wrote the The Chronicles of Vladmir Tod, among other things. Synopsis When Stephen is forced to move back to the nowhere town where his father grew up, he’s already sure he’s not going to like it. Spencer, Michigan, is like a town straight out of a Hitchcock movie, with old-fashioned people who see things only in black-and-white. But things start looking up when Stephen meets the mysterious twins Cara and Devon. They’re total punks–hardly th[...]