Horror

Books that go bump in the night...
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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Holly Black (YA BLACK)
Tana travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a strange vampire boy in tow. (Grade 9+)
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The Diviners [Series]
Libba Bray (YA BRAY)
Evie uses her secret ability to read people’s past to hunt down a serial killer, encountering dead bodies at every turn. (Grade 10+)
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Through the Woods
Emily Carroll (YA CARROLL)
A collection of five spine-tingling short stories. (Grade 8+)
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Breaker
Kat Ellis (YA ELLIS)
Kyle tries to start a new life after his serial killer father is executed, but when a daughter of one of his father’s victims shows up at his school, his past catches up with him. (Grade 8+)
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Beautiful Creatures [Series]
Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (YA GARCIA)
Gatlin is your typical unassuming Southern town. But there’s a dark secret involving voodoo and a labyrinth of underground passages. (Grade 9+)
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Messenger of Fear [Series]
Michael Grant (YA GRANT)
The messenger wants to play a game—the victors can escape, the losers forfeit their minds. (Grade 9+)
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The Lie Tree
Frances Hardinge (YA HARDINGE)
Victorian England. Faith investigates the mysterious death of her father and discovers a tree that feeds on lies but gives out truth visons to those that eat its fruit. (Grade 7+)
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The Enemy [Series]
Charlie Higson (YA HIGSON)
Everyone above the age of 16 is dead...or, even worse, a zombie hungry for flesh. A band of kids holed up in a supermarket struggles for survival. (Grade 9+)
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Conversion
Katherine Howe (YA HOWE)
At an elite boarding school, the students begin to develop mysterious symptoms. According to the media, it’s a larger health epidemic... (Grade 9+)
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Attack on Titan [Graphic Novel Series]
Hajime Isayama (YA GN ISAYAMA)
Giant creatures known as titans have taken over the world, determined to stomp humans into paste. In a sheltered enclave, the last of humanity fights back. (Grade 9+)
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The May Queen Murders
Sarah Jude (YA JUDE)
Ivy's favorite cousin goes missing in a mysterious and creepy woods in the Ozarks. (Grade 10+)
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Carrie
Stephen King (YA KING)
Carrie is an alienated teenager gifted with some interesting psychic powers. She hasn’t stooped to violence...until now. And you thought YOUR prom was a nightmare! (Grade 10+)
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In the After
Demitria Lunetta (YA LUNETTA)
The world doesn’t end in a nuclear war, but in a human-eating alien attack. Amy lives in the ruins of the world. When she discovers an abandoned baby, she decides to raise it as her own. (Grade 8+)
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I Hunt Killers [Trilogy]
Barry Lyga (YA LYGA)
Jazz’s dad, a notorious serial killer, expects him to follow in his footsteps, but Jazz fights it by helping the police apprehend the latest murderer. (Grade 9+)
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A Monster Calls
Patrick Ness (YA NESS)
Life is hard for Conor—his waking life is consumed by bullies and his mother’s struggle with cancer, while terrible monsters haunt his dreams. These worlds will cross and become indistinguishable from each other. (Grade 8+)
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Amity
Micol Ostow (YA OSTOW)
The house in Amityville is legendary as the scene of gruesome murders and bloodcurdling hauntings. (Grades 9+)

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [Trilogy]
Ransom Riggs (YA RIGGS)
After a family member’s gruesome death,15 year-old Jacob looks for answers by visiting an abandoned orphanage, where stories of children with “peculiar” abilities lurk. (Grade 8+)
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Burning
Danielle Rollins (YA ROLLINS)
Angela is in juvenile detention when 10-year-old Jessica arrives in shackles and is placed in solitary confinement. Soon it becomes apparent why she is considered so dangerous. (Grade 9+)
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Asylum [Series]
Madeleine Roux (YA ROUX)
Going away for summer college prep should be a thrilling time. But it’s extra thrilling when your dorm was formerly a creepy asylum. First, Dan just has nightmares and finds records of the patients...then come the murders. (Grade 9+)
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The Forest of Hands and Teeth [Series]
Carrie Ryan (YA RYAN)
In Mary’s world, there are two types of people—humans, and the flesh-eating undead. (Grade 9+)
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Zom-B [Series]
Darren Shan (YA SHAN)
A zombie outbreak strikes Ireland, but at first B’s dad just laughs off all of the strange news reports. But when B’s school comes under siege by zombie hordes, he must learn to fight with everything he’s got. (Grade 8+)
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Harmony House
Nic Sheff (YA SHEFF)
Jen moves to Harmony House with her religious zealot father after her mother’s death. There she discovers a mysterious power that gives her visions of the home’s evil past. (Grade 8+)
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Everlost [Trilogy]
Neal Shusterman (YA SHUSTERMAN)
Nick and Allie are souls trapped in limbo—a world filled with more horrors than our own… (Grade 8+)
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Scythe
Neal Shusterman (YA SHUSTERMAN)
Disease has been eliminated so the only way to die is to be professionally killed by scythes. Two teens must compete to the death to become the next scythe. (Grade 8+)
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Shallow Graves
Kali Wallace (YA WALLACE)
After waking in a shallow grave, Breezy, a high school senior, seeks answers about her death and resurrection, discovering supernatural creatures along the way. (Grade 7+)
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The Waking Dark
Robin Wasserman (YA WASSERMAN)
A town turns violent after a series of murder-suicides and a deadly storm. Only the five murder witnesses have level heads to try and save the town. (Grade 9+)
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In the Shadow of Blackbirds
Cat Winters (YA WINTERS)
It’s 1918, and modernization is speeding along merrily. Ghosts are a thing of folklore and superstition...but then Mary’s love, who died in World War I, returns in spirit form. (Grade 8+)
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The Monstrumologist [Trilogy]
Richard Yancey (YA YANCEY)
Gushing gore, oozing pus and lots of beasts going bump in the night greet young Monstrumologist’s assistant Will on his macabre, gooey adventures! (Grade 8+)