Curious about gothic YA fiction? Seeking some gothic horror to read this month or recommend to other readers?
Dig in to our genre guide, including definitions, resources, and a massive reading list to all things gothic YA.
(Librarians!) ‘All the Rage’ Advance Reader’s Copies Available Now
LIBRARIANS, especially those who work with teens:
You can request an ARC of All The Rage and you should.
My favorite book of 2015 and one of my favorite YA books, period. Powerful, haunting, and important.
A confession: It took me a long time to like other ladies, much less being a lady myself.
I was “that girl” in high school — the one that is exactly like all the other girls who “aren’t like other girls.” I confused wanting to beat the boys with wanting to be the boys, and ended up mostly beating up on myself for being unsuccessful at both. Test scores, toughness, tequila shots — you name it, I wanted to win it (and instead fell victim to my lesser math skills and body weight).
A Smugglerific Cover: Hunting Monsters by S. L. Huang
Today we unveiled the cover of Book Smugglers Publishing’s very first short story!
Both of us were blown away upon our first read of Hunting Monsters. A story that combines elements of popular fables such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “Red Riding Hood”, S.L. Huang’s version cleverly subverts these classic fairy tales by integrating an unexpected love story, a powerful mother-daughter relationship, and a rich historical fantasy setting.
We eventually chose to publish Hunting Monsters because it’s a powerful coming of age story of a young girl grappling with the fact that her mothers have secret lives and a history of their own. Also, because it’s a story about monsters – the different faces they assume and the complications in dealing with them.
S.L. Huang wrote an incredibly beautiful, raw story that resonates powerfully with us every time we read it. We are honored to publish Hunting Monsters… and we hope you will enjoy it, too.
More about the story, pre-order links and publishing date HERE.
I LOVE that the Book Smugglers are expanding into publishing short stories. This not only sounds awesome, but the cover is so appealing. Can’t wait to read these!