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Tellulah Darling

Tellulah Darling writes YA & New Adult romantic comedy because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.

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Gaiman delivers delicious creepiness with Ocean

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel - Neil Gaiman

What I really enjoy when Gaiman gets spooky, is that it's not full blown horror but a delicious creepiness that slithers under my skin and gets me prickly with tense anticipation of the unsettling next bit to come. Was this on par for me with Neverwhere? No. But I enjoyed the sense of nostalgia, the exploration of childhood memory - what gets buried and what we take with us into adulthood. I liked the sense of helplessness that the young protagonist felt - in the face of the supernatural dangers, in the face of his own family. I find that Gaiman always roots his stories in an essential truth and familiarity, which allows the "scary" to stand out in that much more of a contrast.