Ginger Nuts of Horror
BY TONY JONES
With Christmas fast approaching and the dread of all that Christmas shopping ahead of you, why don't you let Ginger Nuts of Horror take some of the pressure of you? With our four part guide to purchase horror books suitable for your precious ones.
Our Festive 50 is designed as a buying guide for parents who would love to introduce their younglings to the horror genre, but who might be a little concerned with exposing them to something that might distress them too much. The books featured here have all been vetted and deemed suitable for teenage readers.
And as a special treat for you stressed out parents there is a handy click to purchase from Amazon.com and Amazon UK feature at the end of each of these articles.
John Horner Jacobs - Twelve Fingered Boy Trilogy
This is one of my very favourite YA novels of the last couple of years from a versatile author who effortlessly moves around unique genres and from YA to adult. I first came across him after loving his adult horror debut “Southern Gods” and followed that with an entertaining zombie novel “This Dark Earth” and his fantasy series “The Incorruptibles” which moved more into fantasy and had a strong whiff of YA. I reckon this author could turn his hand to just about anything and this dark coming of age tale set in a juvie prison about a boy with special powers is hard to beat. Jacobs isn’t so well known in the UK, but such a great talent cannot go unnoticed forever. You heard about him first on the GNoH. Remember that and try and of his work, adult or YA.
Jonathan Maberry - Dead of Night Series