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Brittany recently received her PhD in Sociology and also works in health policy/research in addition to being a bookseller at Charis. She is passionate about queer activism, sex worker rights, and prison abolitionism. A Capricorn Sun, Aries ascendant, and moon in Pisces. She enjoys horror movies, gritty queer novels, and reading poetry to her plants. 

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YA Horror Books | For the adult goth in your life | For the boot-scootin' country queer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reluctant Immortals By Gwendolyn Kiste Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982172350
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 23rd, 2022

For fans of Mexican Gothic, from three-time Bram Stoker Award–winning author Gwendolyn Kiste comes a novel inspired by the untold stories of forgotten women in classic literature—from Lucy Westnera, a victim of Stoker’s Dracula, and Bertha Mason, Mr.


X: A Novel By Davey Davis Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220939
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Published: Catapult - June 28th, 2022

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

A thrilling portrait of political terror and the violent pleasures found in warehouses, bathrooms, and dungeons across New York City, X is a novel that delves into the psyches of characters on the margins


Dark Matter Presents Human Monsters: A Horror Anthology By Sadie Hartmann (Editor), Ashley Saywers (Editor), Christopher Golden (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Sadie Hartmann (Editor), Ashley Saywers (Editor), Christopher Golden (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781958598009
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Published: Dark Matter Ink - October 18th, 2022

35 BRAND NEW TALES OF TERROR



Who Is Wellness For?: An Examination of Wellness Culture and Who It Leaves Behind By Fariha Roisin Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063077089
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Published: Harper Wave - June 14th, 2022

The multi-disciplinary artist and author of Like a Bird and How to Cure a Ghost explores the commodification and appropriation of wellness through the lens of social justice, providing resources to help anyone participate in self-care, regardless of race, identity, socioeconomic status or able-bodiedness.


It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror By Joe Vallese (Editor), Carmen Maria Machado (Contribution by), Bruce Owens Grimm (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Joe Vallese (Editor), Carmen Maria Machado (Contribution by), Bruce Owens Grimm (Contribution by)
$25.95
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ISBN: 9781952177798
Published: Feminist Press - October 4th, 2022

Through the lens of horror--from Halloween to Hereditary--queer and trans writers consider the films that deepened, amplified, and illuminated their own experiences.Horror movies hold a complicated space in the hearts of the queer community: historically misogynist, and often homo- and transphobic, the genre has also been inadvertently feminist and open to subversive readings.


Such Sharp Teeth By Rachel Harrison Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593545829
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Published: Berkley - October 4th, 2022

A young woman in need of a transformation finds herself in touch with the animal inside in this gripping, incisive novel from the author of Cackle and The Return.


Mestiza Blood By V. Castro Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781787586161
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Published: Flame Tree Press - January 25th, 2022

A short story collection of nightmares, dreams, desire and visions centered around the Chicana experience. The stunning, star-reviewed V.


Acts of Service: A Novel By Lillian Fishman Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593243763
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Published: Hogarth - May 3rd, 2022

A “bold and unflinchingly sexy” (Vogue) debut novel about a young woman who follows her desires into a world of pleasure, decadence, and privilege, unraveling everything she thought she knew about sex . . . and herself.
 


Nightbitch: A Novel By Rachel Yoder Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593312148
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Published: Anchor - July 5th, 2022

In this blazingly smart and voracious debut novel, an artist turned stay-at-home mom becomes convinced she's turning into a dog. • "A must-read for anyone who can’t get enough of the ever-blurring line between the psychological and supernatural that Yellowjackets exemplifies." —Vulture


Manhunt By Gretchen Felker-Martin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250794642
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Published: Tor Nightfire - February 22nd, 2022

“A modern horror masterpiece.” —Carmen Maria Machado, author of In the Dream House

Gretchen Felker-Martin's Manhunt is an explosive post-apocalyptic novel that follows trans women and trans men on a grotesque journey of survival.


Reverse Cowgirl (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) By McKenzie Wark Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781635901184
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Published: Semiotext(e) - February 18th, 2020

McKenzie Wark invents a new genre for another gender: not a memoir but an auto-ethnography of the opacity of the self.

Another genre for another gender.


The Hacienda By Isabel Cañas Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593436691
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Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2022

Mexican Gothic meets Rebecca in this debut supernatural suspense novel, set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence, about a remote house, a sinister haunting, and the woman pulled into their clutches...


We Do What We Do in the Dark: A Novel By Michelle Hart Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593329672
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 3rd, 2022

"Hart’s novel does something exceptional that few pieces of fiction have done successfully….[H]as flashes of Sally Rooney’s Conversations With Friends." New York Times

“An unforgettable account of a forbidden romance.”
– Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Patsy


Body Shocks: Extreme Tales of Body Horror By Ellen Datlow (Editor), Nathan Ballingrud (Contribution by), Simon Bestwick (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Ellen Datlow (Editor), Nathan Ballingrud (Contribution by), Simon Bestwick (Contribution by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616963606
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Published: Tachyon Publications - October 19th, 2021

2022 Splatterpunk Award Winner

STARRED REVIEW] "Hugo Award-winning editor Datlow (Edited By) brings together 29 spine-tingling tales of body horror to terrify even the most seasoned horror reader.
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Publishers Weekly


Please Miss: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Penis By Grace Lavery Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781541620650
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Published: Seal Press - February 8th, 2022

“The queer memoir you’ve been waiting for”—Carmen Maria Machado

Grace Lavery is a reformed druggie, an unreformed omnisexual chaos Muppet, and 100 percent, all-natural, synthetic female hormone monster.


Milk Fed: A Novel By Melissa Broder Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982142506
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Published: Scribner - August 3rd, 2021

Named a Best Book of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Time, Esquire, BookPage, and more

This darkly hilarious and “delicious new novel that ravishes with sex and food” (The Boston Globe) from the acclaimed author of The Pisces an


100 Boyfriends By Brontez Purnell Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374538989
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - February 2nd, 2021

Winner of the 2022 Lambda Literary Award in Gay Fiction. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Longlisted for the 2022 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award and the 2021 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize. One of Buzzfeed's Best LGBTQ+ Books of 2021, NBC's 10 Most Notable LGBTQ Books of 2021, and Pink News' Best LGBTQ Books of 2021.


Sarahland By Sam Cohen Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781538735077
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 8th, 2022

"Queer, dirty, insightful, and so funny" (Andrea Lawlor), this coyly revolutionary debut story collection imagines new origins and futures for its cast of unforgettable protagonists—almost all of whom are named Sarah.

NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2021 BY THE MILLIONS * OPRAH MAGAZINE * LAMBDA LITERARY * ELECTRIC LITERATURE * REFINERY29 * COSMO * THE ADVOCATE * ALM