Friday, March 15, 2019

Five genre-bending YA novels

Astrid Scholte's new novel is Four Dead Queens.

At she tagged five favorite genre-bending YA novels, including:
Stalking Jack the Ripper Series by Kerri Maniscalco

Genres: Historical and Murder Mystery. The three books in this series are some of my favorite books from the last few years (and there’s a fourth book on the way). They’re packed full of fascinating historical details and settings that are paired with an enthralling whodunnit. The first book explores the events of the Jack the Ripper case and places our heroine, Audrey Rose Wadsworth, into the action as she seeks to uncover the identity of the infamous murderer. By building the first book around the hunt for an elusive real-life killer, as opposed to a fictional villain, the author raises the stakes and draws the reader into the mystery quickly and irrevocably. Part of Stalking Jack the Ripper’s appeal (and the eventual satisfaction to be found in its conclusion) is that Maniscalco provides a fictional resolution to one of history’s most infamous unsolved criminal cases.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue