A Guide to the Dark by Meriam Metoui

A Guide to the Dark

Meriam Metoui

368 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction horror lgbtqia+ thriller young adult dark mysterious tense medium-paced


The Haunting of Hill House meets Nina LaCour in this spine-chilling horror YA about the ghosts we carry with us.Something is building, simmering just out of reach.The room is watching. But Mira and Layla don't know this yet. When the two best frie...

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Community Reviews Summary of 13 reviews


dark 100%
emotional 85%
mysterious 85%
sad 85%
tense 85%
adventurous 42%
hopeful 28%
funny 14%
reflective 14%


medium 57%
fast 42%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 42%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 28%

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