I just finished reading The Child Thief and I absolutely loved it. I plan on checking out Brom's other works, but does anyone have any recommendations for books that are similar to The Child Thief? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Check out Gregory McGuire's work for some dark fairy tale retellings for adults: Wicked (NOTHING like the musical of the same name), Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and Mirror, Mirror Also Neil Gaiman's books. He writes for adults and children and even his children's books (Coraline, The Graveyard Book, etc) tend to be very frightening and dark
Try the "Book of Lost Things" by John Connolly. It has the same dark twist on classic fairy tales, and deals particularly with the monsters in our minds. The plot is compelling, the characters captivating, and the message hits remarkly close to home. Read it. Love it. Preach it obnoxiously. I do. The Book of Lost Things
That's precisely what I did with Child Thief; I hope I can do it with this book as well.
Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I look forward to checking these books out. I'd also like to amend my previous question somewhat: I'd love any dark (and I don't care how creepy or demented) fantasy books - retelling of a fairy tale or no - with MALE protaganists. Female protaganists can get... annoying, putting it delicately.