A thrilling allegory about processing trauma. I totally heart Patrick Ness.
I came for the story of a mute girl with a partially severed tongue; I stayed for the story of an ostracized young woman who finally learns how to express herself.
Possibly the most horrifying YA book I have ever read. (That’s a good thing.)
A series of interconnected stories that will send you back to the beginning of the book to look for new connections.
If you miss reading creepy fairy tales, this book is for you.
Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta
The third of the Lumatere Chronicles. If you haven’t read them yet, get on it!
Yes, this year I like the book that everyone else likes. There’s a first time for everything.
I got suckered in by the Big Lebowski reference and was pleasantly surprised to find myself reading a really great book.
Are we finally ready for creepy, murdering vampires again? Holly Black says, “Yes!”
I didn’t want to read this because of the pink love cover, but guess what? It’s really good and not about pink love at all!
Another contemporary twist on a fairy tale (also see: Far Far Away), but this time it’s funny instead of creepy.
More good YA horror for 2013.