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

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From bad to cursed Teen Book 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 Teen Book 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.




Anna dressed in blood Teen Book Anna dressed in blood

Blake, Kendare.
TEEN BLAKE

For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.




City of bones Teen Book City of bones

Clare, Cassandra.
TEEN CLARE

Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizzare world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.




Unthinkable Teen Book 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.




The graveyard book Teen Book The graveyard book

Gaiman, Neil.
TEEN GAIMAN

Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place-he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their timely ghostly teachings-like the ability to Fade. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are things like ghouls that aren't really one thing or the other.




Coraline Juvenile Book 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.




The enemy Teen Book 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.




The dead Teen Book The dead

Higson, Charles, 1958-
TEEN HIGSON

As a disease turns everyone over sixteen into brainless, decomposing, flesh-eating creatures, a group of teenagers head to London. Ed, Jack, Bam and the other students at Rowhurst School learn more about the Disaster, and meet an adult who seems to be immune to the disease.




Rotters Teen Book 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.




Pretty monsters : stories Teen Book Pretty monsters : stories

Link, Kelly.
TEEN LINK




Rot & ruin Teen Book 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.




Dust & decay Teen Book Dust & decay

Maberry, Jonathan.
TEEN MABERRY

In post-apocalyptic America, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura and his friends set out into the great Rot & Ruin hoping to find a better future but are soon pitted against zombies, wild animals, insane murderers, and the horrors of Gameland.




Hold me closer, necromancer Teen Book 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 Teen Book 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.




Bonechiller Teen Book Bonechiller

McNamee, Graham.
TEEN MCNAMEE

Four high school students face off against a soul-stealing beast that has been making young people disappear in their small Ontario, Canada, town for centuries.




Bliss Teen Book Bliss

Myracle, Lauren, 1969-
TEEN MYRACLE

Having grown up in a California commune, Bliss sees her aloof grandmother's Atlanta world as a foreign country, but she is determined to be nice as a freshman at an elite high school, which makes her the perfect target for Sandy, a girl obsessed with the occult.




Remember me Teen Book Remember me

Pike, Christopher, 1955-
TEEN PIKE

After her untimely death, eighteen-year-old Shari tries to prove that she did not commit suicide and to keep the person responsible from killing again.




Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Teen Book 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 Teen Book 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.




The dead-tossed waves Teen Book The dead-tossed waves

Ryan, Carrie.
TEEN RYAN

Gabry lives a quiet life in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, hemmed in by the dead who hunger for the living, but her mother Mary's secrets, a cult of religious zealots who worship the dead, and a stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry threaten to destroy her world.




The dark and hollow places Teen Book The dark and hollow places

Ryan, Carrie.
TEEN RYAN

Alone and listening to the moaning of the Dark City dying around her, Annah wants to find her way back home, to her sister and family and their village in the Forest of Hands and Teeth.




White crow Teen Book White crow

Sedgwick, Marcus.
TEEN SEDGWIC

Sixteen-year-old Rebecca moves with her father from London to a small, seaside village, where she befriends another motherless girl and they spend the summer together exploring the village's sinister history.




The boy who couldn't die Teen Book The boy who couldn't die

Sleator, William.
TEEN SLEATOR

When his best friend dies in a plane crash, sixteen-year-old Ken has a ritual performed that will make him invulnerable, but soon learns that he had good reason to be suspicious of the woman he paid to lock his soul away.




The Marbury lens Teen Book 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.




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