Monday, August 25, 2014

Book List: YA Horror for Halloween

Book List: YA Horror for Halloween 
Current and upcoming YA titles that put the OoooOOooo in spooky!

I don't know what it is about autumn that makes readers reach for eerie novels, probably something to do with the colder days and longer nights, plus that weirdest of holidays: Halloween, but that time is right around the corner. In preparation, I've created a book list of teen novels and series starters that are either straight-up horror or just moderately creepy and are currently available or coming soon:

Ghost House, by Alexandra Adornetto (published 8/26/14)
Famous Last Words, by Katie Alender (9/30/14)
Bad Girls Don't Die, by Katie Alender (available now)
Anna Dressed in Blood, by Kendare Blake (available now)
“Move, hunt, kill. Like lather, rinse, and repeat.” ― Kendare BlakeAnna Dressed in Blood
The Diviners, by Libba Bray (available now)
Through the Woods, by Emily Carroll (7/15/14)
Servants of the Storm, by Delilah Dawson (8/5/14)

Of Metal and Wishes, by Sarah Fine (8/5/14)
Into the Grey, By Celine Kiernan (8/26/14)
I Hunt Killers, By Barry Lyga (available now)
“A river of images and thoughts and feelings, dirtied and polluted so that no one could drink from it without gagging.” 
― Barry LygaI Hunt Killers
Ten, by Gretchen McNeil (available now)
Mary: The Summoning, by Hillary Monahan (9/2/14)
Amity, by Micol Ostow (8/26/14)
Asylum, by Madeleine Roux (available now)
“It was a house for those who could not take care of themselves, for those who heard voices, who had strange thoughts and did strange things. The house was meant to keep them in. Once they came, they never left.” 
― Madeleine RouxAsylum
Feral, by Holly Schindler (8/26/14)
Party Games: A Fear Street Novel, by R. L. Stine (9/30/14)
Welcome to the Dark House, by Laurie Faria Stolarz (7/22/14)

Of Monsters and Madness, by Jessica Verday (9/9/14)
Fiendish, by Brenna Yovanoff (8/14/14)
The Replacement, by Brenna Yovanoff (available now)
“You presume to name those who have no name. We are pandemonium and disaster. We are the dancing, gibbering horror of the world.” 
― Brenna YovanoffThe Replacement

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