I was delighted to be included in the article GIRLS GROW UP TOO: 10 FEMALE COMING-OF-AGE HORROR BOOKS over on Nightfire where the article starts with this:
Coming-of-age horror is my favorite. I could list at least a dozen or more books in this genre off the top of my head, books that I adore, but there’s only one issue I have with these beloved books: the protagonists coming-of-age stories are mostly boys.
(We see you, Beverly Marsh! We love you!)
Don’t get me wrong, I love reading about young male protagonists growing up and becoming men. I especially love it when they also have to endure hardships, fight cosmic horror, or capture a serial killer. But I was once a twelve-year-old girl and let me tell you, girls can do all of this and more! So here are my recommendations for coming-of-age horror with female protagonists, because girls rule.
It then goes on to list the 10 books, including my own Wilted Lilies
This is the story of young Lily May Holloway, sitting in an interrogation room, giving testimony as to what happened to her while she was missing for quite some time.
What I love: This is character-driven, supernatural horror at its absolute best. Readers will not be able guard their hearts and will fall helplessly in love with Lily May. Thank goodness this is book one and there is more to follow! (Spoiler: I’ve read book two, Passages, and it’s just as amazing!)
Check out the rest of the article here, and see who else you should be reading in this sub-genre!
Thoughts? Tell me what you think...