HORROR

Non-Fiction

Meg Cabot[et al.]
Prom Nights From Hell
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The exterminator's daughter / Meg Cabot -- The corsage / Lauren Myracle -- Madison Avery and the dim reaper / Kim Harrison -- Kiss and tell / Michele Jaffe -- Hell on Earth / Stephenie Meyer. 2007.

Noyes, Deborah (editor)
The Restless Dead: Ten Original Stories of the Supernatural
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Vampire romantics, grave stalkers, prankster devil worshippers, and others in the world of the undead are featured in a
collection of ten spooky tales for young adults written by diverse authors, including Holly Black and Marcus Sedgwick. 2007.

 

Noyes, Deborah
Gothic: Ten Original Dark Tales
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Drawing on dark fantasy and the fairy tale as well as horror and wild humor, ten acclaimed authors pay homage to the gothic tale in wide-ranging stories of the supernatural and surreal.  2006

Kulpa, Kathryn
White Knuckles: Thrillers and Other Stories by American Teen Writers
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The New York Public Library selected this book for its venerable list, Books for the Teen Age in 1996. The emphasis here is on tension, chills, and wild plot twists, rather than blood and gore. 1995.

Lovecraft, H.P.
Graphic Classics: H.P. Lovecraft
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Ten tales by the master of horror and the supernatural are presented in an illustrated format by prominent artists working in the fields of comics, book illustration, and fine arts. 2002.

 

 

Fiction

 


Anderson, M. T.
Thirsty 
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From the moment he knows that he is destined to be a vampire, Chris thirsts for the blood of people around him while also struggling to remain human. 1997.

Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
Hawksong
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In a land that has been at war so long that no one remembers the reason for fighting, the shapeshifters who rule the two factions agree to marry in the hope of bringing peace, despite deep-seated fear and distrust of each other. 2003.

 

Auxier, Jonathan
The Night Gardener
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Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.  2014.

 

Bradbury, Ray
Something Wicked This Way Comes 
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When the carnival comes to town, two boys unearth the terrifying and horrible secrets that lurk within Cooger & Dark's
Pandemonium Shadow Show and learn the consequences of wishes, as a sinister and evil force is at work in Green Town, Illinois. 1962.

 


Burgess, Melvin
The Ghost Behind the Wall 
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Twelve-year-old David sneaks through the ventilation shafts in his London apartment building pulling pranks on his neighbors, which awakens the ghost of a boy with a grudge against the lonely, senile old man who lives upstairs. 2000.

 

Compestine, Ying Chang
A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts: A Collection of Deliciously Frightening Tales
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Presents and eight-course banquet of ghost stories centering around Chinese cooking and culture. Each story is followed
by a recipe and historical notes. 2009.


Cooney, Caroline B.
The Perfume
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Despite her aversion to its horrendous name and scent, Dove feels compelled to purchase a bottle of Venom, and soon she realizes that the perfume has released her evil unborn twin into the world. 1992.


Drvenkar, Zoran
Tell Me What You See 
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After eating a mysterious plant she found in the crypt of a young child, Alissa experiences visions and fevers, and worries
if this magic plant has taken over her soul. 2005.

Fleischman, Paul
A Fate Totally Worse Than Death 
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An outrageously wicked parody of the typical teenage horror novel evokes screams of terror and hilarity as it chronicles the fortunes of Cliffside High when the cruel clique, the Huns, get their comeuppance from Helga, the Norwegian exchange student. 1995.

Gantos, Jack
The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs
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When she makes a shocking discovery in the basement of the Rumbaugh pharmacy, Ivy exposes the strange lives of Abner and Adolph Rumbaugh, who harbor a powerful and twisted love for their dead mother, and their family curse, which profoundly,and strangely,impacts Ivy and her own mother.

 

Garcia, Kami
Dangerous Creatures
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Ridley Duchannes is Dark Caster, a Siren. She can make you do things. Anything. And she'll be the first to tell you to stay away-- especially if you're going to do something as stupid as fall in love with her. Wesley "Link" Lincoln doesn't care if Rid's no good for him, and he takes her along when he leaves small-town Gatlin to follow his rock-star dream. He teams up with a ragtag group of Dark Casters, and when the band scores a gig at a hot Underground club, it looks like all of Link's dreams are about to come true. But New York City is a dangerous place for both Casters and Mortals.  2014.

 

Gray, Claudia
Evernight
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Sixteen-year-old Bianca, a new girl at the sinister Evernight boarding school, finds herself drawn to another outsider, Lucas, but dark forces threaten to tear them apart and destroy Bianca's entire world. 2008.

 

Griffin, Bethany
The Fall
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A retelling of Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher' in which Madeline and her twin brother, Roderick, suffer from the Usher family illness but she hears the House talking to her, filling her dreams, controlling her actions, and ensuring she never leaves the property.  2014.

 

Hardinge, Frances
Cuckoo Song
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In post-World War I England, eleven-year-old Triss nearly drowns in a millpond known as "The Grimmer" and emerges with memory gaps, aware that something's terribly wrong, and to try to set things right, she must meet a twisted architect who has designs on her family.  2015.


Horowitz, Anthony
More Horowitz Horror
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The hitchhiker -- The sound of murder -- Burned -- Flight 715 -- Howard's end -- The elevator -- The phone goes dead -- Twist cottage -- The shortest horror story ever written. 2000.

Jones, Diana Wynne
The Time of the Ghost
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The only thing she can remember is that she has four sisters and parents who run a boarding house, but she cannot remember how she actually came to be a ghost and begins a search for answers to her very important questions. 1996.

King, Stephen
The Eyes of the Dragon 
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After Flagg, the evil court magician, sees a mouse chance upon a grain of dragon sand behind Prince Peter's shelves and die--as did the king--in fire and smoke, he plots to imprison Peter in the Needle and seize control of the kingdom. 1984.

Klause, Annette Curtis
Blood and Chocolate  
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The story of sixteen-year-old Vivian Gandillon, the daughter of a family of werewolves, follows her struggle to find a place in two very different worlds. By the author of The Silver Kiss. 1997.

 

Lettrick, Robert
Frenzy
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Chaos ensues at Camp Harmony when a virus turns the animals in the surrounding wilderness into raging, foam-spewing predators.  2014.

 

McKenzie, Paige
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
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Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Sunshine Griffith and her mother Kat move from sunny Austin, Texas, to the rain-drenched town of Ridgemont, Washington. Though Sunshine is adopted, she and her mother have always been close, sharing a special bond filled with laughter and inside jokes. But from the moment they arrive, Sunshine feels her world darken with an eeriness she cannot place. And even if Kat doesn't recognize it, Sunshine knows that something about their new house is just ... creepy.  2015.

 

Meyer, Stephenie
Twilight
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Bored with her new life in a rainy Washington town, Isabella Swan finds her situation transforming into one of thrills and terror when she becomes involved with alluring vampire Edward Cullen, who struggles to keep his identity a secret. 2005.

 

Monahan, Hillary
Mary: The Summoning
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Teens Jess, Shauna, Kitty, and Anna follow all the rules, but when their summoning circle is broken the vengeful spirit of Bloody Mary slips through, and as the girls struggle to escape Mary's wrath, loyalties are questioned, friendships torn apart, and lives changed forever.  2014.

 

Park, Ruth
Things in Corners
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Five stories deal with the strange inhabitant of an elevator, a fateful decision, the vision of a half-demented man, and a
strange old house. 1989.

Poe, Edgar Allen
The Tales of Edgar Allen Poe 
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An illustrated collection of stories by the well-known horror author, including The Gold Bug, The Tell-tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher, and The Pit and the Pendulum 1991.

Priest, Cherie
Four and Twenty Blackbirds
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Watched over by a mysterious trio of ghostly women, Eden Moore searches for clues about their identity in a Georgia antebellum mansion and a nineteenth-century hospital while struggling to avoid being killed by a fanatical assassin. 2003.

 

Roux, Madeleine
Asylum
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"Three teens at a summer program for gifted students uncover shocking secets in the sanatorium-turned-dorm where they're staying--secrets that link them all to the asylum's dark past"-- Provided by publisher.  2013.

 


Sedgwick, Marcus
My Swordhand is Singing
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In the dangerous dark of winter in an Eastern European village during the early seventeenth century, Peter learns from a gypsy girl that the Shadow Queen is behind the recent murders and reanimations, and his father's secret past may hold the key to stopping her. 2006.


Shan, Darren
Cirque du Freak  
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Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices. 2001.

 

Shan, Darren
Lord Loss (Demonata bk 1)
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Presumably the only witness to the horrific and bloody murder of his entire family, a teenage boy must outwit not only the mental health professionals determined to cure his delusion, but also the demonic forces only he can see.  2005


Sleator, William
Hell Phone
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Seventeen-year-old Nick buys a used cell phone only to call his girlfriend, but strange and desperate people keep calling--one of them a denizen of Hell--begging for or demanding his help. 2006.

 

Smith, Alexander Gorden
Fury
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To defend themselves, a ragtag group of teens bands together at an abandoned amusement park after one day when, without warning, the entire human race turns against them.  2013.

 

Smith, Alexander Gorden
Lockdown (Escape from Furnace bk 1)
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When fourteen-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary, where brutal inmates and sadistic guards reign, boys who disappear in the middle of the night sometimes return weirdly altered, and escape might just be possible.  2009.

 

Smith, L J
The Divide (A Secret Circle Novel)
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A first installment in a new spin-off story arc finds Cassie relocating to New Salem, pursuing a romance with Adam, and assuming joint leadership over an elite coven of witches whose loyalty is tested as Cassie prepares to confront a latest evil force.  2012.

 
Stine, R. L.
Dangerous Girls
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After sixteen-year-old Destiny and her twin sister Livvy are turned into partial vampires at a summer camp, they try to find the "Restorer," someone who can return them to normal. 2003.

 

Tucholke, April Genevieve
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
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Violet is in love with River, a mysterious seventeen-year-old stranger renting the guest house behind the rotting seaside mansion where Violet lives, but when eerie, grim events begin to happen, Violet recalls her grandmother's frequent warnings about the devil and wonders if River is evil.  2013.

 

West, Carly Anne
The Murmurings
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After her older sister dies from an apparent suicide and her body is found hanging upside down by one toe from a tree, sixteen-year-old Sophie starts to hear the same voices that drove her sister to a psychotic break.  2013.

Westall, Robert
The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral
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Offered the job of repairing the weathercock on one of Muncaster Cathedral's spires, Steeplejack Joe Clarke soon realizes that the cathedral is in the grip of an evil power. 1993.

Westerfeld, Scott
The Last Days
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As an ancient evil stirs beneath the streets of New York City, infecting rats and people like a plague, five quirky teens come together to form a "New Sound" band whose music seems to have paranormal power.

Wooding, Chris
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray
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In a world similar to Victorian London, Thaniel, a seventeen-year-old hunter of deadly, demonic creatures called the wych-kin, takes in an lost, possessed girl, and becomes embroiled in a plot to unleash evil on the world. 2001.

 

Yancy, Rick
The Monstrumologist (The Monstrumologist bk. 1)
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In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a New England scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.  2010.

Yovanoff, Brenna
The Replacement
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Sixteen-year-old Mackie Doyle knows that he replaced a human child when he was just an infant, and when a friend's sister disappears he goes against his family's and town's deliberate denial of the problem to confront the beings that dwell under the town, tampering with human lives. 2010.