The Avengers as a Western
Steve is the Sheriff. Clint is his deputy. Tony is the Blacksmith. Natasha runs the Saloon. Bruce is the physician with a split personality and Thor gets into a hell of a lot of tavern brawls.
Together, however, they manage to bring order to the once corrupt town of Triskelion.
Remember The Avengers as a 70s Cop Drama? A Western might be cooler.
Wolverine as the rancher who is a retired gunslinger.
We need this. We need this so much.
Both our Adult Services Manager, Amanda, and our Reference Librarian, Donna got Asylum, by Madeleine Roux! Which horror novel are you?
Reposting because it’s October 1st!!! Get ready for a month of terrifying reads!
As many of you know, horror novels in YA can be tough to find. And they can be even harder to classify - is this bloody horror or is this mess-with-your-mind-cause-there’s-something-in-my-closet horror?
So we gave it a shot.
And we really did try to get a little bit of everything on here, even for those who aren’t horror fans at all but still might like a zombie novel or two, or a dash of necromancy/humor.
Whether you’re a seasoned horror fan or just getting your start, we hope you find a few chills and thrills within. Here are the books featured (and remember, like all of our genre/theme booklists, we don’t leave any title out on purpose.) You can also find this booklist on Pinterest, if you want to view it in full-size browser glory.
- Ashes by Ilsa Bick
- The Enemy by Charlie Higson
- Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
- Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
- The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
- Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
- Eat, Brains, Love by Jeff Hart
- Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
- Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
- This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
- Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
- You Are So Undead To Me by Stacey Jay
- Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashbury
- Rotters by Daniel Kraus
- The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
- The Twelve-Fingered Boy by John Hornor Jacobs
- Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
- Man-Made Boy by John Skovron
- Project Cain by Geoffrey Girard
- The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman
- Scowler by Daniel Kraus
- I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
- The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
- This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
- The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupeco
- Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff
- Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
- Amity by Micol Ostow
- Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz
- MARY: The Summoning by Hilary Monahan
- The Fall by Bethan Griffin
- Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman
- Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
- Creed by Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie
"7 Questions to Make Sure Your Plot Has Believable Consequences" by Joan Y. Edwards A great plot in your fiction novel must have believable consequences in the world you create there. Otherwise, yo…
We are so pleased to welcome New York Times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer to the Penguin Teen Author Spotlight today! You may know Meg from her brilliant, beloved adult novel The Interestings, which pubbed to great acclaim last year, or from her many other wonderful books, and she’s back today with a new YA that will make you think, make you feel, and make you wonder. Belzhar has already received a rave review from the New York Times, an A- from Entertainment Weekly, and early praise from advanced readers! We could go on, but we know you’d rather hear about Belzhar straight from Meg, so let’s get to it!
Name: Meg Wolitzer
Who’s your favorite author, living or dead?
Virginia Woolf, who wrote Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, neither of which I appreciated until I was in college, but then it was like a light had been turned on in me.
What’s your favorite thing about your book?
Being able to be there as my main character Jam finally comes to terms with what’s happened in her past. (How’s that for deliberate vagueness and lack of spoilers?) I was so invested in her history, even though I had created it.
If you could spend one year on a deserted island with one character from literature, who would you choose?
Harriet the Spy would be a good companion. (Though she’d probably write about me.)
Where do you write?
On my bed, on my couch, in coffee shops, in airports when I travel. My favorite place would have to be hotel rooms.
Who is your favorite hero or heroine of history?
Do you tweet? What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever tweeted?
I am a reluctant tweeter. (Hey, that sounds like a title.) Though I once tweeted a photo of my dog’s black and white tail on the birthday of a writer whose hair looked very similar.
What is your favorite season?
Fall. I still feel like I’m about to start school, and there’s a hopeful feeling that seems to include beginnings, and the smell of pencils, and the possibility of new friendships.
If you could teleport anywhere in the known universe right now, where would you go?
I think maybe I’m supposed to answer a planet, but the truth is: Italy.
Do you have any writing rituals?
Yes, I drink a lot of Japanese iced green tea when I work. And play online Scrabble as a reward for being productive. Excuse me now while I start a game…
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
A great writing day, followed by a wonderful dinner with friends and family. It’s pretty simple, really, and yet absolutely happy.
What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?
Prince sang at a party I once went to. That was cool.
What are you currently working on?
A new novel, naturally. (Bring on the green tea and the online Scrabble…)
Yay, thanks Meg! We know we’ll love the next book as much as we adore Belzhar. Want to know more about Belzhar? Visit our Belzhar Tumblr to see all the cool fan art and photos early readers have submitted, and tell us your own secret. What will you discover in Belzhar? There’s only one way to find out.
Yes, read this!