Night of the Living Queers: 13 Tales of Terror & Delight

Night of the Living Queers: 13 Tales of Terror & Delight
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August 29, 2023
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Night of the Living Queers is a YA horror anthology that explores a night when anything is possible, exclusively featuring queer authors of color putting fresh spins on classic horror tropes and tales.

No matter its name or occasion, Halloween is more than a Hallmark holiday, it’s a symbol of transformation. NIGHT OF THE LIVING QUEERS is a YA horror anthology that explores how Halloween can be more than just candies and frights, but a night where anything is possible. Each short story is told through the lens of a different BIPOC teen and the Halloween night that changes their lives forever. Creative, creepy, and queer, this collection brings fresh terror, heart, and humor to young adult literature.

Contributors include editors Alex Brown and Shelly Page, Kalynn Bayron, Ryan Douglass, Sara Farizan, Maya Gittelman, Kosoko Jackson, Em Liu, Vanessa Montalban, Ayida Shonibar, Tara Sim, Trang Thanh Tran, and Rebecca Kim Wells.

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haunting and riveting short story collection
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This collection of YA horror short stories is enthralling and highly entertaining. Featuring stories by some truly talented and recognizable authors, it includes Halloween tales of LGBT and BIPOC teens, each with their own unique spin on this general prompt.

This was a really engaging and spooky collection by some really talented writers. Each story pulls the reader in quickly to the characters and their lives with a glimpse into a unique type of horror. My particularly favorite was "Guested," which I could easily have read a whole novel about, but there were so many good and haunting stories in this collection that it was hard to choose a favorite! There were also a few that made me want to turn on all the lights and stuck with me after reading - a truly haunting and riveting collection!

Overall, this is a fantastically curated collection of YA horror short stories that I would highly recommend picking up around spooky season!
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