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YA Horror picks to prepare for Halloween! AND the return of Dawn Kurtagich

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We're getting spooky on today's episode as Adam first chats with Andrea and Christina in the office about their YA Horror recommendations before calling the queen of YA Horror, Dawn Kurtagich, to get her picks. Adam and Dawn also chat about Halloween traditions and what Dawn has been working on since we last spoke.

Books Mentioned in this episode

Odd & True by Cat Winters

The Merciless by Danielle Vega

Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics

The Ravenous by Amy Lukavics

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Brother by Ania Ahlborn

Doll Bones by Holly Black

The Uninvited by Cat Winters

Juliet, Immortal by Stacey Jay

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

House of Ash by Hope Cook

Stalking Jack the Ripper & Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M Boughan

The Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan

Devil in Ohio by Daria Polatin

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

Dawn Kurtagich's YA Horror picks

Such Small Hands by Andres Barba

Thornhill by Pam Smy

The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín

Spellbook of the Lost and Foun by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

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