This paranormal/supernatural story idea slithered into my head last night and now I am absolutely obsessed with it. However, the story involves abduction, murder, rape, and maybe a sprinkling of incest. The story wouldn't be for the faint of heart and it is more-so for older young adult (16+). It's a morbid retelling of Persephone and Hades. Rape is something that no one should be comfortable with. However, will it ever be appropriate to explore in YA PNR? I've read a few rape-themed YA novels, but all of them were realistic. Is there any novels out there in the PNR general with a rape element?
Or should I just remove this element?