Tag Archive for YA Gothic Lit

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Secrets Blog Tour: Interview with Kelley Armstrong & Giveaway

I can’t believe how lucky I am to be able to interview her for YABookShelf.com, and I’m over the moon that one lucky U.S. or Canadian reader will win the Secrets 7-book box set through my blog. I hope that my questions and Kelley Armstrong’s thoughtful responses will get you excited to check out at least this book if not all of the books in the series. Read more →

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The Unquiet Past by Kelley Armstrong

This book’s description immediately drew me into the book with it’s mix of Gothic and contemporary themes. In addition, the creepy, illustrated cover with fingers scratching through the cover art made me want to know more, so when I was offered the chance to review the entire series for a magazine, I jumped at the chance. When this experience led to an opportunity to feature Armstrong on my blog as part of the official Secrets blog tour, I couldn’t pass it up. If you’ve read either Armstrong’s contribution to the series or any of the other six books written by Eric Walters, Teresa Toten, Vicki Grant, Marthe Jocelyn, Norah McClintock, and Kathy Kacer, you’ll understand why. Read more →

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Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday

As with most classic Gothic literature, Verday doesn’t set out to scare her readers. Even though the prologue presents a scene that is rather alarming and soaked in blood, you don’t need to worry about reading this book after lights out if you aren’t a fan of scary stories. Instead, it will make you ask questions about the nature of science and experimentation, especially when those experiments take on a dark life of their own. Read more →