Back cover copy:
In the dark, nothing—and nowhere— is off-limits, and anything can happen. Saundra Mitchell presents original stories of the dangers, possibilities, and hopes born of darkness by . . .
Sarah Rees Brennan
The seventeen original stories in Defy the Dark, an eerie, mind-bending YA anthology, could only take place in darkness.
Open the pages and discover: A creepy guy who stares too long. The secrets of the core of the earth. Dreams of other people’s lives. A girl who goes mad in the darkness. Monsters in Bavaria. A generational spaceship where night doesn’t exist. And other mysteries and oddities.
The contributors to the enthralling collection are: Sarah Rees Brennan, Tessa Gratton, Rachel Hawkins, Christine Johnson, Valerie Kemp, Malinda Lo, Myra McEntire, Saundra Mitchell, Sarah Ockler, Jackson Pearce, Aprilynne Pike, Dia Reeves, Beth Revis, Carrie Ryan, Jon Skovron, Courtney Summers, and Kate Espy, winner of the Defy the Dark new author contest.
The collection’s range of genres, from science fiction to vampire stories to realism, gives it broad appeal.
The menace of darkness in these stories is...more campfire shivers than real danger, but that’s precisely the appeal.
With contributions that range from frightening to romantic, action-driven to lyrical, there should be something here for everyone.