I can only hope that this expansion continues and never stops. As any horror fan is aware, the possibilities for the genre stretch over such a very wide range of sub-genres and beyond. There is so much more room to be filled, so many bases to be covered, so many literary punches to be packed within the lines of these terrifying tales.
Likewise, even more exciting is the idea of horror stories being held up to the same standards as fiction that is looked down upon less often. Such ideas are usually considered wishful thinking when it comes to genre fiction, but any success in the YA world is a success for the entire community—writers, bloggers, librarians, booksellers, and readers alike. Kids and teens have always enjoyed creepy stories, and they always will. There are important messages to be heard, thoughts to be unlocked, and inspiration to be had.
So keep on keepin' on with the face-melting terrors, authors--both published and aspiring. The world of YA needs you!