A Junior Library Guild Selection
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A LOCUS Recommended Reading Title
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
Enter the murky world of the undead in ten original stories by M.T. Anderson, Holly Black, Libba Bray, Herbie Brennan, Nancy Etchemendy, Annette Curtis Klause, Kelly Link, Deborah Noyes, Marcus Sedgwick, and Chris Wooding.
"Terrifying stories from some of the most well-known authors writing for teens . . . From vampires to vindictive ghosts, this diverse anthology has it all, and then some . . . Many readers who may typically avoid short story collections will grab this one . . . Highly recommended, and not just for reluctant readers." -- Booklist (starred review)
"The Restless Dead does exactly what a collection of short horror stories should do: it goes in, offers a scare, and slides out again with the precision of a surgeon's scalpel. It's the rare collection that offers 'something for everyone,' but this one excels at being just that.... you could do a lot worse than to pick up The Restless Dead for a night of chills and thrills... and I doubt you could do much better." -- Brian Farrey, www.teenreads.com
"This terrific follow-up to Noyes's Gothic! offers ten deliciously spooky tales of the undead. The compilation is balanced in tone and style, the entries ranging from eerie to grisly to occasionally funny....A strong current of real emotion runs beneath all the supernatural activity....But thrill-seekers be assured: these suspenseful horror stories provide plenty of chills and dark delights." -- The Horn Book
"This impressive anthology presents original short stories spotlighting the work of ten masters of dark fantasy.... this potent mix... with its literary touches that range from the humorous to the horrific, will attract readers with its promising title and keep them riveted to these splendid tales." -- Kirkus Reviews
"A broad range of stories sure to interest and terrify a teenage audience... Each suspenseful tale is expertly told creating a collection of short stories much greater than the sum of its parts." -- Alan Review
"Noyes has strung together ten tales to curl your toes. It's a wonderfully macabre journey for those too old to trick or treat....Just be sure to read this collection with the jack-o-lanterns lit." -- The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"In Deborah Noyes' latest horror anthology, the dead not only won't stay put, they're hanging out at dance clubs and visiting the local 7-11! Noyes, whose first collection, Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales, knocked my socks off, has assembled another winner with The Restless Dead.... Give yourself some goose bumps... with this gorgeously ghoulish collection!" -- Jennifer Hubert Swan, Reading Rants, "Out of the Ordinary Teen Book Lists"
For more information about The Restless Dead, visit Candlewick Press.
See also: Gothic!, Sideshow, and Deb's interview on Cynsations. Cynthia's website, by the way, is a treasure trove of information and resources for writers, readers, and advocates of children's and young adult literature. Seek there and you will find...