28 October 2016

Friday #56, #18 Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke

The Friday #56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's VoiceJoin in every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you've been reading. Here are the rules:

  • Grab a book 
  • Turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader
  • Find any sentence (or a few, don't spoil it) 

**Be sure to post the links to your Friday #56 below!

Happy Reading!

Okay so this week I decided to go with a Halloween based books since it's right around the corner. The book I'm currently reading in addition to a million others is Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke. This book is a compilation of short YA short stories written by a host of authors including Stefan Bachman, Kendare Blake, Jay Kristoff, Jonathan Maberry, Carrie Ryan, Nova Ren Suma, April Genevieve Tucholke, Leigh Bardugo, A.G. Howard, Marie Lu, Danielle Paige, Megan Shepherd, McCormick Templeman, and Cat Winters. So far I've read about 50% of the stories in this and some of them are amazing....others not so much. So in this Friday 56 you'll get part of a short story. I hope you enjoy! 

"The girls had begun to decay, taking on a sickly smell that reached deeper and deeper into the forest with the passage of time. Where in the beginning their skin had been ugly shades of brown and pink splotched with swaths of purple where the blood had initially settled, now their bodies swelled and stretched." 
This quote came from the short story "In the Forest Dark and Deep." It actually is one of my favorites of the entire book and is inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Other a bit gory at times I loved how creepy the story was. If you haven't read this book before definitely give it a try.

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


  1. Sounds perfect for the season! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  2. Sounds like my kind of read!! :-) Happy weekend!

  3. Oh, I have seen this book but didn't buy it. Drats.

  4. I've not heard of this book but it sounds a perfect Hallowe'en read. Am off to look for it straight away :-)

  5. That was appropriately descriptive. I may have to pick this one up for some readers I know who are into the Halloween type read. Happy reading!

  6. Sounds like a perfect Halloween choice! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me