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FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR: Horror Books to Make Your Skin Crawl

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Slasher girls & monster boys

TEEN SLASHER

"Inspired by classic tales and films, a collection of fourteen short stories ranging from bloody horror, to psychological thrillers, to supernatural creatures, to unsettling, all-too-possible realism, by acclaimed YA authors of every genre"--

Also available as an Overdrive eBook and Overdrive eAudio.


From bad to cursed

Alender, Katie.

TEEN ALENDER

After taking an oath to a seemingly benevolent spirit, a high school girl finds herself changing in frightening ways.


iDrakula

Black, Bekka.

TEEN BLACK

An updated version of Dracula told through a series of text messages, instant messages, e-mails, and Web browser images. Eighteen-year-old Jonathan Harker comes down with a rare blood disorder after meeting mysterious Count in Romania. His girlfriend Mina and pre-med student Abraham Van Helsing investigate the source of the disease, learning that the Count is a vampire.


The dead boys

Buckingham, Royce.

J BUCKING

Timid twelve-year-old Teddy Mathews and his mother move to a small, remote desert town in eastern Washington, where the tree next door, mutated by nuclear waste, eats children and the friends Teddy makes turn out to be dead.


Unthinkable

Duke, Shirley Smith.

TEEN DUKE

Omar Phillips is Bridgewater High's favorite local teen author. His Facebook fans can't wait for his next horror story. Lately, though, Omar's imagination has turned against him, presenting him with horrifying visions of death and destruction. The only way to stop the visions is to write them down, until they start coming true. Sophie Minax, the mysterious Goth girl who's been following Omar at school, tells him how to end the visions, but the only thing worse than Sophie's cure may be what happens if he ignores it.


Coraline

Gaiman, Neil.

J GAIMAN

Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.


Unbreakable

Garcia, Kami.

TEEN GARCIA

"Seventeen-year-old Kennedy Waters discovers she is a member of an ancient secret society formed to protect the world from a powerful demon determined to find a way out of his dimension and into ours. She joins the Legion on a mission to find a weapon that can defeat the demon"--


The fall

Griffin, Bethany, author.

TEEN GRIFFIN

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.


172 hours on the moon : a novel

Harstad, Johan, 1979-

TEEN HARSTAD

In 2019, teens Mia, Antoine, and Midori are selected by lottery to join experienced astronauts on a NASA mission to the once top-secret moon base, DARLAH 2, while in a Florida nursing home, a former astronaut struggles to warn someone of the terrible danger there.

Also available as an Overdrive eBook and Overdrive eAudio.


The enemy

Higson, Charles, 1958-

TEEN HIGSON

After a disease turns everyone over sixteen into brainless, decomposing, flesh-eating creatures, a group of teenagers leave their shelter and set out of a harrowing journey across London to the safe haven of Buckingham Palace.

Also available as an Overdrive eBook.


Rotters

Kraus, Daniel, 1975-

TEEN KRAUS

Sixteen-year-old Joey's life takes a very strange turn when his mother's tragic death forces him to move from Chicago to rural Iowa with the father he has never known, and who is the town pariah.


The house

Lauren, Christina.

TEEN LAUREN

Told in their separate voices, Gavin, a loner outcast, and Delilah, back in small-town Kansas after years at a Massachusetts boarding school, reconnect their senior year, but as their relationship deepens, it is clear that the eerie house Gavin dwells in will do anything to keep the two apart.

Also available as an Overdrive eBook.


Rot & ruin

Maberry, Jonathan.

TEEN MABERRY

In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.


Hold me closer, necromancer

McBride, Lish.

TEEN MCBRIDE

Sam LaCroix, a Seattle fast-food worker and college dropout, discovers that he is a necromancer, part of a world of harbingers, werewolves, satyrs, and one particular necromancer who sees Sam as a threat to his lucrative business of raising the dead.


Cryer's Cross

McMann, Lisa.

TEEN MCMANN

Seventeen-year-old Kendall, who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, lives with her parents on a potato farm in a tiny community in Montana, where two teenagers go missing within months of each other, with no explanation.


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Riggs, Ransom.

TEEN RIGGS

After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.


The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Ryan, Carrie.

TEEN RYAN

Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.


Dare to be scared. 4, Thirteen more tales of terror

San Souci, Robert D.

J SAN SOU

In Dare to Be Scared 4, the stories range from "Fairy Godmother" to "A Really Scary Story" that should bear a label warning: Books can be dangerous! In "Snow Day," Connor soon discovers that you can't make big magic without paying for it big time. It's best to have a flashlight for under-the-covers story-reading that reveals what's really behind the closed doors of the "Principal's Office," on the railroad tracks at dusk in "Heading Home," and the eerie fate of 13-year-old Peter in "Moonrise."


The Marbury lens

Smith, Andrew (Andrew Anselmo), 1959-

TEEN SMITH

After being kidnapped and barely escaping, sixteen-year-old Jack goes to London with his best friend Connor, where someone gives him a pair of glasses that send him to an alternate universe where war is raging, he is responsible for the survival of two younger boys, and Connor is trying to kill them all.


Don't stay up late

Stine, R. L., author.

TEEN STINE

Ever since a car accident killed her father and gave her a severe concussion, high school junior Lisa's been plagued by nightmares and hallucinations, and when she accepts a babysitting job in hopes it will banish the disturbing images, she faces new terror as she begins to question exactly who--or what--she's babysitting.


Dracula

Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912.

FIC STOKER

A popular bestseller in Victorian England, Stoker's hypnotic tale of the bloodthirsty Count Dracula, whose nocturnal atrocities are symbolic of an evil ages old yet forever new, endures as the quintessential story of suspense and horror. The unbridled lusts and desires, the diabolical cravings that Stoker dramatized with such mythical force, render Dracula resonant and unsettling a century later.


The bargaining

West, Carly Anne.

TEEN WEST

Grieving and guilty over a friend's death, Penny is not surprised when her mother sends her to live with her father and stepmother, April, but when April takes her to help restore an old house in a dense forest, weird occurrences connected to missing children threaten Penny's safety and fragile mental health.


Silver

Wooding, Chris, 1977- author.

TEEN WOODING

When the students at Mortingham Boarding Academy find a group of strange, silvery beetles on school grounds they are excited, but when the beetles attack them and a mysterious virus starts spreading, a group of mismatched students must work together to survive.


The monstrumologist

Yancey, Richard.

TEEN YANCEY

In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.


The replacement

Yovanoff, Brenna.

TEEN YOVANOF

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.


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